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DIY Leather Slingshot Holster

Slingshot Holster

The two brothers (Krik & Stony) of Black Owl Outdoors, demo their DIY leather slingshot holster.

dui leather holster

Making A Slingshot Holster

Using leather pieces (some hardened), a bungee cord, and some copper rivets, they’ve fashioned a very functional holster for a slingshot and possibly an axe.

I enjoy their videos because they not only share their good ideas, but also the mistakes they made in the do-it-yourself process …. and how they’ll make the item better the next time.

Using Hardened Leather

Krik mentions hardening the leather for the holster spine, but doesn’t say in the video how he does that. In the comment section he answers that question:

I soaked the leather in warm water for about a minute, then slowly dried it in the oven at 170 degrees. Or it will dry on its own in a day or so.

Watch the video below for additional details on this holster project.



Source & Image: Black Owl Outdoors

[Video] How To Build Secret Storage In Your Truck

Secret Storage Under the Seat

Talk about a great DIY prepper project: a hidden storage area inside your vehicle.

secret truck storage space

DIY Concealed Compartment

There are all kinds of items you want to store in your truck. You want them accessible, but not visible. Especially if it’s your bug out vehicle.

Now just sticking your truck stuff under the seat is not a secure option. So what do you do? You build a latched, hidden storage compartment.

Step-By-Step VIDEO On Page 2

[Video] DIY Budget Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag Contents For Under $85

Don of the Sensible Prepper puts together a starter bug out bag for under $85. The goal was to assemble a survival kit for as little money as possible.

Not the best gear but the cheapest. Why? Because it’s better than nothing.

19 Items For Under $85

19 Items For Under $85

If you don’t have any kind of get home, or bug out bag or survival kit, start with this list. As your budget allows, upgrade each item.

The item choices for this exercise is based on the Rule of 3’s priorities: survive 3 seconds without hope, 3 hours of harsh conditions, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food.

In addition, you must add first aid and personal protection/security. It’s also assumed that in an emergency, when you grab this prepacked bag, you’re already wearing appropriate clothing (think footwear), and your EDC.

Again, these are not the recommended products for your kit. They are the categories of equipment for your bag … at the cheapest price.

LIST (with prices) And VIDEO On Page 2

How To Make A “Fire Joint” FireStarter

A Firestarter By Another Name

Leo Hardesty of the Irish Zombie Nation demonstrates how to make a “fire joint” firestarter.

While squatting on the excellent PREPAREDMIND101 YouTube channel, Leo reminds me why I don’t like Vaseline covered cotton balls. And how he avoids using them to start his fires.

firejoint firestarter

Making A Fire Joint FireStarter

You need 4 items:

  1. A piece of newspaper,
  2. Some petroleum jelly,
  3. Cotton and dryer lint, and
  4. A spreading stick.

Assemble and store. That’s it. [The “fire joint” name comes from the assembly process.]

See how it’s all done in the video below.

Enjoy and Share.



Source & Image: PREPAREDMIND101 and Leo Hardesty