DIY Home + Garden

Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Julie Finn


DIY Home + Garden: DIY Prepper Projects that You Can Use Now

DIY Prepper Projects (1 of 1)

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What can preppers teach us about sustainable crafting?

A lot!

If you’re thinking about living your life after nuclear war/government shutdown/killer plague/zombies, then you’re thinking about making use of a society’s very limited pre-existing resources. You’re making an igloo out of empty milk jugs, not browsing the aisles of Hobby Lobby for adorable Disney-themed scrapbooking stickers.

Now, some prepper projects are meant to be used only after society has gone to hell. You’re not whipping out your powdered egg and potato jarred meals and rehydrating them for dinner unless you really HAVE to, you know? But other prepper projects…

…Well, my chickens might actually like for me to make them that trampoline chicken coop this summer.

[repostus]Sustainability Hits the Fan: 15 DIY Projects from Preppers (via sustainablog)

I’ll be honest: for years, I never considered the survivalist/prepper crowds as target audiences. I mean, we’re on totally different ideological wavelengths, right? I’m not into shooting things, and they likely think I’m a touchy-feely hippie…

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About the Author

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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