Have you collected or bookmarked of all the prepper DIY YouTube videos you’ve watched over the past couple of years? You have them all in one place, the same computer folder, right?
Well, after you watched these great preparedness “how-to” videos, you immediately tried these projects yourself. You built up an excellent set of do-it-yourself survival skills, correct?
You at least started a binder of detailed directions on how to to build a solar still, or how to prepare DIY MRE’s, or assemble a self-igniting fire starter, or how to build a belt pouch survival kit, or how to … ?
I hope you all did. I didn’t.
So I was glad to see Jim Cobb’s book Prepper’s Survival Hacks: 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving Gear, Gadgets and Kits.
Author of at least eight preparedness books, Cobb in this “Survival Hacks” book details 50 do-it-yourself survival projects: the materials you need, and easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
The book has seven sections:
It’s an excellent resource for both the novice and advanced prepper.
Want to know how to build a workplace emergency kit, fire straws, a brick rocket stove, or an osmosis water filter? Check out Jim Cobb’s book. Up your prepper game by acquiring these prepper skills.
First, you need a Red Bull® can. If there’s Red Bull in it, you’ve got to drink it. All of it. (A survival skill?)
She says she’s working on a natural oil solution for a future video. I’m guessing she’s also using a store bought cotton wick.
Enjoy the details.
Source & Image: Survival Lilly
Taylor Lewin has a YouTube channel titled How To Make Everything. It’s a series of videos on how he attempts to make ordinary, everyday items from scratch. For example,
In this short, compilation video, How To Make A Chicken Sandwich From Scratch, he grows and processes his own vegetables, makes his own salt from ocean water, milks a cow to make cheese, grinds his own flour from wheat, collects his own honey, and kills a chicken.
It’s a 6 month endeavor that cost $1,500.
The survival lesson? It’s simply that folks who aren’t prepping, who aren’t honing a variety of survival skills are probably going to starve if SHTF. Unless, of course, they can wait six months for a single chicken sandwich.[If you want more detail, watch for the ” Go To Episode …” links on the bottom left of the player for the different video chapters in this Make A Sandwich series.]
If you live near the coast, you have access to an essential mineral nutrient that’s necessary for both maintaining human health and for better tasting food. You have access to salt, of course.
And beyond taste, having a supply of salt allows for possible barter (some of my salt for some of your …), and for meat preservation with salt rubs.
The steps for making salt from seawater are straightforward:
If you want to add additional flavors (lemon, bourbon, or smoked), check this out.
Watch the video below for more details:
Source Inspiration: The very wise Tess Pennington, author of The Prepper’s Blueprint.