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7 PVC Pipes Projects For Survival Uses

You can repurpose PVC pipes into useful PVC pipe projects such as weapon and weapon accessories and even weather-proof storage spaces for all kinds of situations!

PVC pipe is mostly for plumbing – but it can be used for so much more than just bringing water to a kitchen sink. With that in mind, don’t forget to place one in your bug-out bag. You’ll never know when you’re going to need one.

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PVC Pipe Projects You’ll Need in Times of Survival

1. DIY PVC Blowgun

Here’s an alternative to our hunting or fishing needs. I imagine myself stuck in a forest with wild animals lurking around and I thought a long-range weapon would be best suited for this environment.

What makes this PVC blowgun even better is that it’s light and handy.

2. PVC Bow and Arrow

It is very simple to create a DIY bow and arrow out of these plastic pipes. It doesn’t take long to build this useful weapon that you can also use for fishing or hunting, especially when you’re in the wild.

3. PVC Bow Stand

You can put together pipe fittings to build a PVC bow stand and arrow container. You just have to be creative and piece together PVC fitting pieces to build a stand for your bow or a stand for other purposes.

Purchasing storage places for your archery gear can be pretty costly. A gear stand made of PVC pipes is definitely good for extra savings.

4. PVC Fishing Rod

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A small piece is enough to create a fishing rod out of this plastic pipe. By drilling a small hole and attaching a small fishing line, you can have your own DIY fishing rod.

Just attach a hook and a bait at the end of the line and you’ll be able to catch a fish for dinner on your next outdoor trip. Enjoy fresh products with simple and creative equipment made from PVC pipes.

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5. PVC Container

For storage purposes, you can either use a bigger pipe to store larger items or a thinner tube for smaller items. For smaller ones, you can use corks to close the ends.

Alternatively, you can also use PVC plastic caps to close off the pipes. For outdoor activities, this can be used to store or protect gadgets from getting wet as well.

It is also advisable to include first-aid kits and a flashlight should any unexpected incidents arise.

6. PVC Periscope

I remember building periscopes out of boxes as a project in school. It’s the same concept when you do it with PVC pipes. Just use elbows to create the corners and add mirrors to complete the project.

You can also use glue to put the pipes together and put the mirrors in place. This is extremely useful when surveying a hostile environment without exposing yourself.

7. PVC Water Container

Use caps to seal the ends of the pipe material and store some water supply. For safety purposes, don’t forget to clean the pipes thoroughly if you want to use them for drinking water.

You can drill one end and place a faucet so you can have water whenever you need one. Use a thread sealant when necessary to prevent water from leaking out of the pipe.

Watch this video by SensiblePrepper for more PVC pipe uses for survival situations:



These PVC pipe projects are versatile equipment that can be used in many situations. It is important to learn these kinds of tricks as it can help if SHTF.

These pipes have so many uses that it can be repurposed for weapons, storage, and even help you when you go fishing.

Which of these PVC pipe projects have you tried before? Share it with us in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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