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  • #5444
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Survivalist
    exprepper

    With following ox’s thread in the Preparedness forum.

    Please feel free to end your own creations from trash to treasure as most would put it. post photos even it’ll help others get a glimpse of what to do with it!!

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #5814
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Survivalist
    exprepper

    Here is our chalk board for the cabin. It was made from a door. The center is painted with Chalk board paint.
    We will be using it for schooling the children, along with it being used for the adults and tac stuff, such as night watch rounds and such.
    door

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #5817
    anika
    anika
    Survivalist
    rreallife

    Don’t throw out your aluminum foil – even the dirty stuff can be scrunched up and used as a free/one-time (ore more) disposable “scrubber” for your grill or pots/pans, and works really well to get caked-on stuff off.

    #6040
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    Brulen
    Survivalist
    member9

    Don’t throw out aluminum cans they can be melted down to make …..?

    #6042
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Survivalist
    exprepper

    Brulen…. or instead of melting them you can make one of these.

    solar heater

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #6058
    Tolik
    Tolik
    Survivalist
    member10

    Prepper sites start to get to be all the same after awhile ………..the real gold is where you see somebody doing something unexpected with things we are all familiar with .

    #6059
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    tweva
    Survivalist
    rreallife

    A big Yep to that Tolik….question is, really, what’s do be done about it?

    #6064
    Mr. Red
    Mr. Red
    Survivalist
    member7

    We’ve got to really learn how to think outside the box, how to improvise to the extreme, and be able to understand how things work. That being said, and somewhat ironically, I think a grid down/shtf event would bring out the creative engineer in all of us.

    If we can begin to immerse ourselves in the mindset of “building our way to a better existence” with this prepper/self reliant mindset we already have, then we wouldn’t be your average run of the mill prepper site. We would then become a gold mine of information and highly intelligent, highly capable minds who can tackle anything.

    With that said, how can we go about doing this? Obviously we still need to prep, but we should also be a bit more frugal. Get what you can for as cheap as possible. Yard/garage sales are cool, especially since a lot of older people who are passing have a lot of older tools and stuff, as well as older electronics (HAM radios, scanners, all that cool stuff). Even going and grabbing up stuff from dumps sites or junk yards.

    Everything can have a purpose, just takes the right mind and the right situation to realise the potential. It’s a lot harder to figure some of that stuff out while we still have the civilization we’re in. If we can start brainstorming some things, get some ideas flowing, we’ll be increasing our life expectancy should things go south and we have a real good knowledge base to fall back on.

    Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.

    #6492
    BobbyD
    BobbyD
    Survivalist
    member6

    Dumpsters at industrial sites and parks can be a treasure trove for reusable materials, and products that might need a bit of reworking to live again. Been a dumpster diver all my life. Never cease to be amazed at what people will toss. Biggest find was case after case of brand new 3M computer memory back-up tape cartridges. Selling new at $23. each. Found a buyer for 200 of them for $1,000. Helps pay for the things you really need.

    #6503
    BobbyD
    BobbyD
    Survivalist
    member6

    On Brulen’s “can heater”………………..
    Very novel, like it. Great illustration too.
    Does it add noticeable heat to living space?

    #6505
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Survivalist
    exprepper

    If you were to add a small solar fan inside to the outlet hole and on the outside a shortened piece of dryer vent tubing and vent yes its can. But its also depends on how big you make it as well for the size room you use it for. I use two for a 1979 motor home which is about 25 long. And ours are ten cans high by ten cans across.

    If you look them up on youtube you can see them in use as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pop+can+solar+panel

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #6506
    Darin Prentice
    Darin Prentice
    Survivalist
    member4

    heres a couple metal buckets, with thick tin can burner inside, stove piping exhaust, the intake curved up creates a draft down feeds the fire… just like a rocket stove, every piece scrounged and put together by axe. burns like a dam. an elbow at the exhaust can be added to pipe heat anywhere, heats up fast, we roast weiners on the exhaust. burns everything, weeds, grass, twigs, knots, stump pieces, wet things, burnable garbage…. makes great charcoal and easy adaptation for making birch oil. next project is to make a gasifier.

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    #6509
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Survivalist
    exprepper

    Darin if you do the gasifier, link me please. The hubby wants to build one, but everything we’ve seen is done with products we need brought in from the states.

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #6514
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    Pheonix
    Survivalist
    member5

    Here is a gasifier plan you can download:

    http://www.build-a-gasifier.com/FEMA-Gasifier-Plans.html

    #6519
    Darin Prentice
    Darin Prentice
    Survivalist
    member4

    i didnt build this, its a project of my partner. he took a back hoe arm, fitted it to a frame, used a gas honda motor to power hydrolics, gave it four removable independant tires, a ball hitch on the back so the bob cat can push or pull it around. i think the rams and motor were paid for, the rest are parts..works good for light duty, tending dich’s, road maint, his laydown yard is full of busses, trucks, trommels, sheds full of parts pieces..we try to build what we need.

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