Easy Prepper Projects

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#13: Plan some emergency lunches.

Pull together a few shelf stable lunches together that don't
require heat. Below are some ideas to get you started...

  • Canned cheese and pilot crackers. Buy a few cans of Bega
    Canned cheese from Australia and a can of Mountain House
    pilot crackers and you have a hearty shelf-stable lunch or
    snack that doesn't require heating. Remember, you can
    always enhance this meal with soup if you can heat it up in
    an emergency.

It isn't always easy to be a prepper, but sometimes it is! While
we have a long and
popular Prepper TO DO list, and a bucket list
of
27 projects to do with five-gallon bucket, the list above will
get you started on some easy prepper projects.

There are lots prepper projects to make, build or create (five
minute prepper projects, DIY prepping and gardening projects).
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Now you have a handle on some easy prepping projects that even
a kid could do.

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#12: Grow tomatoes, make a dirt pizza!
Can't wait to grow tomotoes? Get started with this easy tip. Just
slice tomatoes and plant them like you're making a dirt pizza.
It's that easy to grow your own tomatoes!
Have fun using drinking straws to make mini survival kits.

#8: Get some bushcrafting skills under your belt.
It's relatively easy to make a tripod for your outdoor kitchen
using saplings. Again, Survival Sherpa show the materials, tools
and method to
make a bushcraft tripod!

#9: Read about prepping and survival.
Like they say, Knowledge is power and it weighs nothing. You
can spend next to nothing, or nothing at all reading survival
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#10: Try a new food storage item.
Food is a priority for preppers, but after a prepper has
accumulated the rice and beans, variety becomes important.
Try a new food storage item! Remember to buy what you eat,
but to try something new. Below are some ideas to get you
thinking...

How can yous use potato flakes?
Potato flakes in the prepper's pantry is a good thing if you know
how to use them. Tjey are good for so much more than making
mashed potatoes. Find out how to use them!

How can you use dried spinach flakes?
Sprinkle Augason Farms spinach flakes to boost nutrition, add
color and flavor to a variety of foods, recipes and side dishes:
  • artichoke dips (make an amazing spinach artichoke dip with
    Parmesan cheese, artichoke hearts, sour cream, cream
    cheese, and garlic).
  • breads, breadsticks, crackers
  • casseroles (lasagne, ricotta stuffed manicotti)
  • chicken Kiev
  • omelets, quiches and frittatas
  • meatloafs and meatballs
  • pastas (home made spinach noodles)
  • sauces (pesto sauce, spaghetti sauce, Florentine spinach
    and cheese)
  • salad dressings
  • smoothies
  • soups (great in minestrone)
  • stews
  • tortillas
  • vegetable dishes

#11: Save tomato seeds!
Start with organic produce or your finest tomato seeds and use
this video to know how to save your seeds:
Learn the right way to make a winter bedroll.

#7: Do a mini prepping project with straws!
Here are some easy things to make with a straw that are actually
useful in prepping for your
bugout bag. You'd be surprised what
can fit into an ordinary drinking straw:

  • Put together a sewing kit in a straw. Repair is an important
    part of survival, and yet you may not really have room for a
    mini sewing kit in your bugout bag. Or do you? Certainly you
    can make room for a straw. survivalsherpa.wordpress.com
    shows what you can put inside.



  • Want to see how it's done? Get out your BIC lighter and
    grab your drinking straws and you're ready to make a fire
    straw, add to your first aid kit, and more with Intense
    Angler, by watching the video below...
Above you can learn how to make a cheap and fast shelter.

#3: Check your fruit stockpile.
Here's a five minute project: check your stockpile of fruit. Many
preppers don't stock enough fruit or don't know how or what to
include in their pantry other than raisins or rollups. Here's our
list of suggestions for
getting more fruit into the prepper's
pantry.

#4: Swap skills with your other half.
No one wants to think about life lived without their other half
and yet it's a reality you may one day face. Often in a
relationship, a couple will get into a routine - one cooks, the
other shops; one takes care of the kids, the other the dog. Learn
to cook a favorite dinner recipe (cornbread and chili or a
breakfast casserole) if you're not the cook in the house. Of if you
both cook, swap favorite recipes. If you're not the one who goes
to the grocery store, tag along and see how to shop for food and
stick to a budget.

Here's a list of other skills to swap:
  • Change a car tire.
  • Do the laundry by hand.
  • Patch a bicycle tire.
  • Change a diaper.
  • Clean the roof gutters.
  • Sew a button and darn some socks.
  • Repair the roof.
  • Bake bread.
  • Refill the propane tank.
  • Braid hair.
  • Dig the drainage ditch.
  • Can some jam or jelly.
  • Keep the drains unclogged.

#5: Make a firebrick.
Turn your piles of newspapers, magazine, and cardboard into
easily created burnable fireplace bricks. You'll save on the high
cost of firewood for your fireplace, woodstove or patio fire pit by
using this simple technique to press biomass material. Give it a
try!
Survival Sherpa shows how to make a firebrick for free.

#6: Discover a cowboy bedroll and how to use it.
Another easy thing to make is a cowboy bedroll, but you need to
know how to use it.
Above, Crazy Russian Hacker shows you how to use the can openers. He's
always entertaining, though probably not a true survivalist.

In case you were thinking that a military can opener has just one
function, think again. You're limited only by your creativity. Here
are ten ways for how  you can use a military can opener:
  1. bartering (give me a can and I'll give you a can opener)!
  2. getting the gunk out of your finger nails
  3. gutting or scaling fish
  4. opening a box, a letter or a bottle
  5. prying stuff
  6. puncturing stuff
  7. scraping stuff
  8. sharpening knives crudely
  9. stripping wire
  10. using it like a screwdriver

#2: Create a five minute shelter project.
Another fairly straightforward project for most preppers is shelter
building. Usually preppers resort to a tarp of some sort at
minimum. It's good to know how to make a variety of shelters.
Here's a five dollar shelter project by Black Scout Survival. He
says it costs five bucks, but it's really a bit more. Still it's an
effective tube shelter for the low price and it's fun to make.

Below is how to make a tube shelter... You'll need the tube tent,
right, or a
55-gallon orange drum liner, duct tape, Mylar blanket,
and
paracord.
Easy Prepping Projects
Projects for preppers: easy weekend projects a kid could do!

Projects for preppers that are easy!
Are you new to prepping and want an easy project? Do you need
a few quick weekend prepping projects to keep you energized?
Are you looking for prepping projects so easy that a kid could do
it? Following is just such a list to get you started...

Easy Prepper Projects
Some of the projects below will take you less than five minutes,
others may get you started on longer journey in prepping, but the
difficulty level is easy.

#1: Learn how to use a P-38 or P-51 can opener.
Here's a five-minute prepping project: learn how to use a military
can opener. Watch the video below about how to use a P-38 or
P-51 can opener. Use the link above for an inexpensive set of
P-51 can openers. You'll be glad you did because you can tape
these to your #10 cans and have them ready to go in your food
storage. You can also put them on a keychain, stuff them in your
car glove compartment and bugout bag.

This classic military gear is very inexpensive, but you need to
know how to use them! Here's a quick tutorial:
6 cans Bega Cheese Deal
This works out to just $3.83
a can; single cans are
otherwise double the price.
Six cans Bega cheese deal
Bucket kit