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DIY Projects If You Are Stuck In The Wilderness

There are a lot of things that you can create if you ever find yourself stuck in the wilderness. If you find yourself without the supplies needed for survival, this article will teach you how to create your own homemade survival gear or do some DIY projects that can help get you through any emergency situation!

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DIY Fishing Hooks

Fishing hooks are a basic necessity to have for survival. If you find yourself beside a lake, river, or the sea, fishing is an excellent idea. Fishing hooks will allow you to catch food and can be used in other ways, such as making snares or spears. When you find yourself in a survival scenario, it’s probably not the first item you think of bringing with you, but fishing hooks should be included in your DIY survival kit. Also, many store-bought fishing hooks use lead wire that is harmful when ingested, so it’s best to make your own from scratch!

Temporary Shelter

If you find yourself in a survival situation, whether it be an emergency or if SHTF, one of your biggest concerns is finding shelter. During the day, the sun will heat up your environment and make conditions uncomfortable for sleeping at night when temperatures are lower. One great option is to create a temporary shelter using debris that can shield you from the sun. You can use large leaves, sticks, and rocks to create walls around your sleeping area that will provide you with cover during the day while also giving you a place to sleep at night.

Home Made Water Filter

Most water filters that you find in stores use large amounts of charcoal and other chemicals, so they’re very expensive. Even if you can afford to purchase these items at the store, it’s not ideal because this is something you don’t want to be adding chemical compounds into your body while trying to survive. With a little bit of time and effort, you can create a water filter that’s nearly as effective (if not more) than store-bought water filters. Water filtration can be a complicated process, but with the right materials and supplies, you’ll be able to make your own!

DIY Bow And Arrow

A bow and arrow are some of the best weapons to use in a survival situation. With this DIY project, you’ll learn how to make your own weapon that will allow you to hunt for food if it comes down to an emergency scenario where store-bought items are inaccessible or too expensive. You may construct a bow out of wood from a little tree and a knife, or you might use PVC piping, which is inexpensive and simple to work with.  Also, bows can be used as hunting tools and can be used to protect yourself against would-be attackers. A bow and arrow is definitely a good skill to know in case you find yourself without other options.

Fire Starter

Fire is one of the most important aspects of survival, whether it’s for warmth or cooking food. One easy way to create a fire starter that you can use to start fires in an emergency situation would be by using cotton balls and wax. Simply take some cotton balls (you may use q-tips as well) and cover them with petroleum jelly (Vaseline). Then, you can put them in a Ziploc bag and store the cotton balls until they’re needed. Firestarters like these are cheap to make and easy to keep with your supplies for emergencies or survival situations.

Woodcarved Utensils

If you find yourself in a survival situation, where food is scarce and water is hard to come by, one of the most important things that will make your life easier would be having utensils. When it comes down to it, not many people keep these items with them because they’re too bulky or heavy. However, if you know how to make these items on your own, you’ll be able to save yourself the trouble of carrying them around. Simply take a sturdy piece of wood (such as oak) and carve out forks, spoons, or knives that will help you eat food in an emergency survival situation when store-bought utensils are inaccessible or too expensive.

DIY Compass

In a survival situation, it’s likely that you may become lost. This can be especially dangerous because you’ll find yourself in an unknown environment with limited supplies and even less knowledge of the terrain or surroundings. In order to avoid this from happening, create your own compass using items that are found throughout most landscapes (besides deserts). You should be able to find a needle, cork, and some type of bowl. With these items, you can create your very own compass that will allow you to have a way to navigate the landscape if it becomes lost or disorienting.


So now that you know some of the best homemade survival gear and DIY projects, it’s time to start planning for your next adventure! Whether it be hiking or camping (or even if there is an emergency situation), these items will definitely help out. Even if you don’t plan on using them during a crisis, they can still come in handy when you’re out camping or hiking!