Each step toward self-reliance is one less reason to be concerned about the future
The thing that I find encouraging about preparedness is the fact that you can do it a bit at a time and you can do it yourself. If you don’t have the money go to out and buy a years worth of food, you can begin with $5 a week. You don’t need to go raid the sporting goods store, you can make preparedness items yourself, often for quite a bit less than buying it.
Each step toward self-reliance is one less reason to be concerned about the future.
Why DIY Preparedness?
- It makes financial sense to purchase and make things a little at a time
- It gives you the chance to practice skills you might need to learn or perfect.
- You can gain all the “book” knowledge in the world but, when the lights go out do you have what you need to stay warm and dry?
- Preparedness items make great gifts
- It’s fun!
You can get yourself ready by doing one DIY Preparedness project at a time.
Here are some of our favorite DIY preparedness projects to get you started. Pick one a week or one a month. While this might look overwhelming, it isn’t! You can do this at your own pace and in your spare time. Get the family involved for even more preparedness fun.
Make a DIY Emergency Kit:
There are all kinds of kits that will help you be prepared. Choose one that you don’t currently have and begin getting the items together to create it.
72-Hour Food Kits – What will you eat if you need to bug out?
Earthquake Bag – this one is easy and can accomplished in 30 minutes or less
Office Emergency Kits – if you work far from home this kit will come in handy during an emergency
Survival in a Bottle is a fun little kit to put together for your office or car
Pet survival kits – our furry friends need a plan and a kit too.
The Dollar Store Sewing Kit is a great addition to your 72 hour kit
DIY Preparedness For Kids:
These kits can be used by kids to keep them safe during an emergency. Getting kids involved in creating their own kits (when age appropriate) can give them a sense of ownership and comfort during stressful times..
72 Hour Kits for Children with Autism – find out about the special items that children with autism may need
Prepared Diaper Bag – what does a mom need to carry
Infant 72 Hour Kits – create a bag especially for newborns
The Prepared Purse – A Mom Survival Kit
72 hour Entertainment Kits – for travel, bug out, or no power days
DIY Preparedness Ideas
Sometimes we just need a little help getting small preparedness items together. These projects are designed to be easy to do, cost conscious, and are guaranteed to be fun to make.
DIY Herbal Remedies & Gardening
Another important part of being prepared is learning to garden and grow herbs. Once you’ve go the growing part down, you need to know how to use them. Here are some DIY Herbal and Garden preparations to try.
The Wonders of Witch Hazel
Black Walnut Salve for Athletes Foot & Herpes
The Gardener’s Arsenal – Natural Garden Pest Control
Lemon Verbena Glycerine Tincture
Make Manure Tea a natural fertilizer
Make Willow Water for Natural Rooting Hormone
Mason Jar Soil Test
Mini Compost Bin
25 Uses for Epsom Salts
Mini Greenhouses from Milk Jugs
Toilet Paper Seed Starters
Herbal Cold Remedies
DIY Herbal Shampoo
PLUS – We created a DIY Preparedness Pinterest Board with more creative preparedness things found around the internet. Take some time and see what fantastic things are to be found, then pick a project to start today. You will be DIY Prepared in no time!
Resources & Review of products to get you DIY Preparedness Ready:
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