The two brothers (Krik & Stony) of Black Owl Outdoors, demo their DIY leather 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.
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
Talk about a great DIY prepper project: a hidden storage area inside your vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You need 4 items:
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