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7 Badass Weapons You Can Make At Home

7 Badass Weapons You Can Make At Home
Want to make some awesome homemade weapons? In a SHTF situation, you’re likely going to need a way to protect yourself. Weapons, though very useful, are also a lot of fun, especially when you can make them yourself. With a multitude of DIY weapon techniques mastered and under your belt, you will never be without the ability to be armed or entertained. Check out our step by step instructions for 7 badass weapons you can make at home. Want even more badass weapons? Check out 7 REALLY Badass Weapons You Can Make At Home Click the links for full instructions! How to Make 7 Badass Weapons 1. This instructional video shows step by step how to make a compound bow from inexpensive, readily available materials. PVC Pipe Compound Bow Instruction Video 2. This is how to make a mini combustion cannon sized to fire airsoft pellets. Mini Cannon Instructional Video 3. With simple PVC pipe and baking soda and vinegar, these relatively harmless grenades are cheap and safe to use. 4. Pump Action Rocket Gun 5. 6. Related:  Survival, Camping, GunsSurvivalthings to check out

Art of Manliness Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent folks in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a number of situations where suspects used standard zip ties from the local hardware store to restrain their victims. We tried out all of these methods, and they all work. We even did it with the heavy duty variety, rated at 175 lbs. With a little bit of practice, it’s actually fairly easy to escape from zip ties, and you should be well-prepared should you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being illegally restrained by a home invader or other criminal with zip ties. The folks over at ITS Tactical have a great series of videos on how to escape from zip ties that, with their permission, we based this illustrated guide on. Illustrated by Ted Slampyak.

The 72 Plant Vertical Garden This instructable will cover the details of the Vertical Garden built for my "Hydroponic, Automated, Networking, Climate Controlled Greenhouse Project". The vertical garden is a space saving way to grow up to 72 small plants (such as lettuce, spinach, strawberries and lots of different herbs) all with the plant health benefits of hydroponics. The Vertical Garden is designed with modularity in mind, to be brought into the greenhouse and installed as a single unit, with only connection to the existing plumbing required before you're ready to grow. Other Instructables that cover elements of the "Hydroponic, Automated, Networking, Climate Controlled Greenhouse Project" are listed below with many more to come: Part 1: Construction of the GreenhousePart 2: The 72 Plant Vertical Garden As of this moment the greenhouse's skeleton is all that is completed. Each major section of this project should be it's own instructable and when it's all finished I'll compile it into a guide.

Survival Library 6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why – Now is a good time to go out and flag the following six trees before the leaves drop (except the pine). Revisit them in the winter and learn how to ID them by the bark alone. Then again in the Spring with the buds and new leaves. White birch is easy to identify with its distinctive, white, papery bark. White birch survival uses: Sweet drinkable sap that does not need purificationContainers can be fashioned from the bark (and even canoes – hence the name “canoe birch”)It’s papery bark makes some of the finest fire starting tender on the planet, which will light even when damp because of its resinous qualityA fine tea can be made from the small twigs at the end of a branch or by shaving the bark from new growth. The American basswood (also called American linden) is a very common tree – especially in the Eastern U.S. Basswood survival uses: Delicious edible leaves – especially in spring“Bass” comes from the word “bast,” which is an old word for rope. White pine survival uses:

Mosin-Nagant Speed bolt by Out kit is designed to accommodate the 9130 with the dovetail base exposed. There are two pins that have to be removed at the sight base. Some base units also have been silver-soldered, so heating the sight base unit to melt/loosen the rear sight base for removal may be required. For MN 38 and M44 units, as well as 9130 units Mosin Nagant Cossack ES - $340 The grip chassis can be requested in black or in raw aluminum. The unit can also be requested in white (additional $35). The Mosin Nagant 9130 has, under the rear sight base cover, a dovetail mounted to the barrel and suitable for mounting an 11mm pic rail for perfect barrel/optics alignment. All Cossack (and MNAR) units come with the barrel end prepped to accomodate the .575" NC Star Model APLS or ARLS laser unit and the Laser light pressure switch ALWS The grip trunnion we provide accomodates most AR type grips. MN Speedbolt Operations Function Mosin Nagant MNX Caliber - $293

DIY Cedar Smokehouse Do you like smoked meat? Smoking offers a lot of advantages. Not only do you get great tasting food, the smoking acts as a natural preservative. You’ll know that what you serve to your family and friends is delicious, healthy, and safe. DIY Cedar Smokehouse If you want to smoke your own meat, why not build yourself a smokehouse. The best part of building it on your own is that you can customize the size of the smokehouse, allowing you to fit it in your yard. By the way, have you tried smoking cheeses or mushrooms. Materials: 2 x 4 Cedar WoodBlack Stove PipeStove DoorConcrete BlocksClay BricksFire BricksFire ClayMortarBoltsDoor HingesDoor KnobBolt Lock2-1/2 inch Deck ScrewsWood Screws3 pieces 16 Gauge Steal PlatesMetal Mesh Tools: TrowelElectric DrillHandsawPower Drill/DriverLevel Click on any image to start lightbox display. Thanks to Smoking Meat Forums for this great project. If you liked this project, you will also like viewing these DIY outdoor space projects…

Survival Downloads and Handbooks Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Featured Articles, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading Kevin Hayden – If you find this material helpful, please consider donating $1 or $2 to the website! Thanks! Field Manuals & Military Handbooks (.pdf Format) *New* > Internment and Resettlement Operations FM 3-39.40 Psychological Operations (PsyOps) AFDD 2-5-3 CBR Shelters ETL 1110-3-498 Map Reading & Navigation FM 3-25-26 Terrain, Maps, and Direction *New* > Aircraft Recognition FM44.80 Nuclear, Biological & Chemical (NBC) Field Handbook FM 3-7 Nuclear, Biological & Chemical (NBC) Protection FM 34 Military Chemical & Biological Agents and Compounds FM 3-9 Counterinsurgency Operations FMI 3-07.22 Updated: Counter Insurgency Tactics FM3.24.2 Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape (SERE) AR350-30 US Army Ranger Handbook *New* > Special Operations – Using Pack Animals FM3.05.213 *New* > Special Operations – Caching Techniques TC.3129A Expeditionary Maneuver Warware

The Power of Pure Essential Oils As a user of essential oils for over 15 years, I am enthusiastic to teach others about their outstanding benefits. Essential oils offer people natural solutions for keeping balanced, despite the complex and challenging conditions we face daily. The properties of these oils have been valued around the world for centuries and are now steadily regaining popularity with the modern trend toward seeking 'everything natural '. Pure essential oils are powerful! They can detoxify and nourish our body cells to help us regain natural balance and vitality. As their once prominent role in healing processes is being restored, we are gaining access to the best natural solutions, and our knowledge of their far reaching properties and their most effective use is increasing. People often refer to the use of essential oils as aromatherapy, and there are definite physiological and emotional benefits from just smelling them. It is very important to learn about essential oil grades.

How To Make a Pocket Stove from a Soda Can Introduction: So I'm sure that all of you have seen some of the articles out there about making camping/hiking stoves out of a soda can. I look at them all the time, but they have one big flaw. Most of them don't have enough pictures, don't explain how the stove works, and have very vague directions. I am going to try to write an article that contains all of these things, and is easy to understand. The stove that I am going to show you to make can be used for camping, hiking, sitting around, making light, or just watching stuff burn.Instructions:Get two cans. Cut the bottom off of one of the cans. Do the same with the other can. On one of the cans, you should crimp the top. Put the two bottoms of the cans together. Use a thumbtack to place a small hole in the lip of the upper can. Repeat this every 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch all the way around the can. Place a small group of holes (I used seven) in the center of the can that you just poked the holes around.