Does your milk cow have a chapped udder? Would you like to know how to make a beehive in a mason jar? Maybe you’re more the weapons type of person and would like to know how to make a crossbow from a bicycle tire.

Regardless of what you want to learn, we’ve found an article that links you to 43 very different yet extremely useful (and cool!) survival hacks.

The scope of the piece is broad and the hacks are actually suggested by some top names in the survival and homesteading worlds so they‘ve been tried and tested before the tutorials were even created.

What we like most is the pictures – they show you the actual item in use so that if you’re a visual learner, you can practically figure most of them out just by looking at the picture. Some of them are a bit more detailed so you’ll need to read the directions but each one is accompanied by simple instructions that require little to no prior experience.

Did I mention yet that most of these hacks can be made with stuff you already have around the house? They’re easy, they’re cheap and they’re tested to actually work.Whether you need to make a lantern from a beer can or a raft from sticks and a tarp, check out this article. If nothing else, it’s a great place to find people who actually live the life and will tell you like it is.

Here’s the link: 43 Off the Grid Hacks.

If you have any other cool survival hacks, we can’t wait to tell us about ‘em in the comments section below!


This article has been written by Theresa Crouse for Survivopedia

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Theresa Crouse is a full-time writer currently living in central Florida. She was born and raised in the hills of West Virginia, where she learned to farm, hunt, fish, and live off the land from an early age. She prefers to live off the grid as much as possible and does her best to follow the “leave nothing behind but footprints” philosophy. For fun, she enjoys shooting, kayaking, tinkering on her car and motorcycle, and just about anything else that involves water, going fast, or the outdoors.

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