15 Great Homesteading Projects To Make Life Easier

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Homesteading projects are not only fun, they are rewarding when they can add another element of self-sufficiency to your arsenal.

DIY to Try has a collection of 15 homesteading project tutorials that are economical and add to the functionality of your homestead.

All of these projects can be done using reclaimed or re-purposed materials, which allows us to flex our improvising skills.

The tutorials are easy to follow, give precise instructions and tips for successful builds.

There are some great projects for prepping, like DIY oil lamps and a wind-powered water pump in the event that there’s a prolonged power outage. 

Other helpful tutorials include gardening projects like a watering grid made out of PVC pipe and a greenhouse that can keep a garden growing year-round. 

A particularly interesting project is the soda can solar heater-this is the perfect time of year to test one out!


These homesteading projects can be done using reclaimed or re-purposed materials, which allows us to flex our self-sufficiency skills!

Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food

Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.

Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.

Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.

Learn How to Make Pemmican

How To Make Pemmican: The Original Survival Food - If you're living through a disaster where you're on your feet a lot and don't have time to cook, one of the best foods you can eat is pemmican. It's packed full of fat and protein and can give you lots of steady energy throughout the day.

People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.

These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.


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