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16 Cool Homesteading DIY Projects For Preppers

Ready to take on some homesteading DIY projects of your own? You’re going to love these 16 cool homesteading projects for preppers.

16 Cool Homesteading DIY Projects For Preppers

Homesteading takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Living a self reliant and sustainable lifestyle is difficult but hugely rewarding for those with the motivation and know-how.

Homesteading may be hard, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Try out these cool projects for your homestead and survival preps for some productive fun!

1. Wax Cheese For Long Term Storage

You can wax all sorts of cheeses for long term storage. Whether it’s store bought or homemade, adding a wax seal to some of your favorite cheeses will keep them around for a good while.

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2. Create a DIY Greenhouse

You can quickly make this cheap and easy $50 hoop greenhouse for your off the grid gardening.

Instructions here. 

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3. Salt Cure Ham With Curing Salt

Storing meat without refrigeration can be difficult. Salt curing pork will keep it safe to eat and delicious for a long time without refrigeration.

Instructions here.

4. Build A Potato Gardening Box

With this easy box you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in a small area.

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5. Create This Food Storage Shelf

Build this handy shelf for efficient food storage. This shelf is perfect for storing all sorts of fruits and vegetables.

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Instructions here.

6. Make Your Own Beef Tallow

Tallow can be used for cooking and for skincare. Make some of this versatile stuff to keep around for all sorts of uses.

Instructions here.

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7. Make Homemade Vinegar

Vinegar is another super useful multi-tasker. Cleaning, home remedies, cooking, you name it, you can use vinegar for it. Learn how to make your own and never be without this great homesteading tool.

Instructions here.

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8. Build This Wind Powered Water Pump

This cool DIY project is a great way to increase your self reliance and SHTF prepping to the next level. Make a water pump that runs on wind out of bicycle parts!

Instructions here.

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9. Fashion Your Own Cheese Press

This simple and inexpensive cheese press will help you make your own cheese from home without any bulky, expensive equipment.

Instructions here.

10. Make Your Own Cooking Oils

With these instructions you’ll be able to create cooking oil for yourself and not rely on the store-bought stuff.

11. Preserve Tomatoes With Canning Jars

Be as creative as your heart desires with your tomato preserving. This is a recipe for stewed tomatoes, but there are all sorts of delicious recipes out there for tomatoes.

Instructions here.

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12. Build An Easy Outdoor Rocket Stove

This video will show you how to create a rocket stove for an alternative cooking source and easy outdoor food prep.

13. Make Your Own Canned Pickles

Instructions here.

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14. Learn To Bake Without an Oven

Learning to make baked items without an oven could be very helpful if you ever had to go off the grid. Check out these recipes and learn how to make the most out of your dutch oven.

Instructions here.

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15. Make This Delicious Scratch Biscuits Recipe

This cheap and easy recipe is a good go to for almost any meal. You can’t go wrong with a good biscuit recipe.

Instructions here.

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16. Make Homemade Goat Cheese

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Learn to make your own goat cheese – here

Which of these cool homesteading projects will you be making? Share with us in the comments.

Next Up: 43 Off The Grid Hacks

Originally posted on December 29, 2015 @ 2:12 AM

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