This video shows the build of a Homemade Water Purifier is extremely effective and super easy to make.The “2 Stage” design purifies almost all water sources to 99.999%. This Starts to produce clean/clear (super hot) water within 20 seconds! uses no electricity.By the end, you should be left with clean water that is completely safe to drink.Great to have in a SHTF/Emergency situation or for everyday use.This setup also doubles as a water heater and stove burner .You can cook on top of the coil at the same time the water is heating.


The materials you need for this build are Cinderblocks And Bricks – Use these to elevate the water filters.Two Tin Cans – Use these to hold the water filter up and heat the water coil as it passes through.10 Foot Copper Pipe – The water will run through the pipe and come to a boil.Plastic Jar – This will collect the water after it has been purified.Empty 2 L Bottle – Used as a funnel for the unpurified water.Stone, Sand, and Activated Charcoal – Three stages for your filter.One Small Tin Cup – Used to hold alcohol.Alcohol – Ignite to heat up the water as it passes through

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If the modern solar water heater seems too costly and complex, give some thought to building a simplistic, inexpensive and effective device of your own using wood stove.This setup shows you how to build a wood stove water heating solution for the entire home using Thermosiphon process.This uses heat exchangers to transfer heat from the stove to the water.Water circulates through the exchanger whenever the fire is burning which relies on water rising as its heated.

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This video series shows the setup of a micro hydro system using a flume which is basically a water trough that carries water to some height so the water can fall.The water enters the screw at the top and the weight of the water pushes on the helical flights, allowing the water to fall to the lower level and causing the screw to rotate.This rotational energy can then be extracted by an electrical generator connected to the main shaft of the screw.

The materials you need to build this are Four decking boards – To serve as the floor in size to direct the water.
Two 2×4’s – These will be cut to provide support for the decking boards,Screws – To secure the boards in place.6” PVC Pipe – Used as the body casing,Flange Bering – To spin the turbine,PVC T-Joint – Serves as the opening to let water flow through it,Farm Auger – This will spin as the water flows through it.


Building the flume is a simple process, but it may take a lot of work depending on how far you need to take the water. We will show you how to build one section of the flume. From there, you can replicate this and make the flume as long as you need to.

Take your 2×4’s and cut out two pieces that are 22 inches long, two pieces that are 17 inches long, and four pieces that are 8 inches long. Start out by laying the three 22 inch pieces horizontally and place two decking boards on top of them. Take the other two decking boards and use them as the side barriers for the water. Attach the four 8 inch pieces on either side of the supports and use the 17-inch pieces as cross supports over top of the flume.

 

This is the completed section of the flume. Continue to replicate this and add to the flume as needed. You can attach stilts to the bottom of the flume to angle it downwards for the water to flow through it.

Building the Archimedes screw turbine is simple. To start, simply take your PVC pipe and attach the pieces together. Since this is only a four-piece setup, it is very straightforward to set up. Insert the auger and make sure it has room to spin without too much friction slowing it down.

Once the Archimedes screw turbine is put together, bring it to your flume and you can begin using it. Situate the flume so that it is creating a waterfall that you can position the screw turbine underneath. As water flows into the turbine, it will spin it. You can use this force to generate electricity.
One of the great things about this setup is that it never stops. For as long as you have running water in the area, you will be able to generate electricity with this setup.

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This video shows you step by step on how to build a Simple Water Wheel Electric Generator to generate power off the grid thereby save money on your electric bills.Not only you will no longer dependent on the power grid, but you’ll have electricity when SHTF and more important: absolutely FREE. Unlike solar panels, a water wheel electric generator can produce electricity 24/7. If you have a river or a brook nearby you may consider building a water wheel electric generator to power your home.

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This video shows you how to recycle scrap metal in the backyard, with a homemade, Mini Metal Foundry.Depending on where you get, or find, your materials the cost can range anywhere from $5-$25 per unit. With the materials I used, I was able to make 2 units for under $40 ($20 each).

Even on the high end, this is probably one of the cheapest, reliable, backyard foundries that can be made.I used mine to melt soda cans, and extract the aluminum for future metal casting projects. All the soda cans came from a local recycling depot.

The materials you need for this project are a mini metal foundry,Discarded metal cans,Barbeque briquettes,A crucible,A 1-inch steel pipe,Hair dryer,A pair of steel tongs,PVC pipe and a few 1-inch couplings.

The steps mentioned in the video are :

Take the foundry and fill the bottom with one layer of barbeque briquettes. When five or so briquettes are evenly spaced and added to the bottom, add a crucible. This is where the cans will be placed for faster melting.Now connect a 1-inch steel pipe through the air supply hole of the foundry.Take the air dryer and stick it with the PVC pipe using some of the couplings and a ton of duct tape so that there is no space left for the hot air to get out.

When placing the air dryer, put it at an elevated position with the steel pipe so that you don’t have to hold onto to it during the entire time the metal melts. This also lengthens the lifespan of the foundry walls.Now fill the foundry put till the top with the briquettes and light them up however way you like. Now turn on the hair dryer to “slow” setting for steady and even heating. Now put the lid on top of the foundry pit.


When the steel crucible starts to glow orange, remove the lid using the tongs. Be very careful not to burn yourself while doing this.Now just keep adding the cans and watch them being turned into liquid. Usually, it will take around 40 standard cans to produce one pound of aluminum.

After all of the aluminum is melted, carefully remove the crucible using the tongs and pour all of it in a steel casing. The gunk will stay behind and the liquid aluminum will come out.You can either keep the liquid aluminum in those casings or pour them in another casing. After they are comparatively cool, pick them up using the tongs and pour them in cold water.After this is done, cool the crucible and clean it out thoroughly for future use.

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This video shows the construction and Operating demonstration of a very easy and cheap to Build waste Oil powered space or shed heater.It can operate on Waste Vegetable oil, used engine oil or any other dry waste oil, even melted lard. The burner design allows for nearly any fuel to be used and will burn very cleanly with no visible emissions. Powered by Waste oil burner, this heater can put out an enormous amount of heat and costs nothing to run.The materials needed for this build are Waste oil, such as vegetable oil,A big tank,Tools for holes, like driller
A funnel,Bolts,Iron tabs.


Moreover, the simple heater, which you have set up, may work for almost twenty to twenty-five years, if you have maintained it properly. A completely clean heater is also able to function with better level of efficiency. However, it is to be noted that the heaters, which consumes new oil, may have higher possibility of deterioration.

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This video shows the build of a Simple Homemade Permanent Magnet Generator from scratch.A permanent magnet generator relies on the magnetic field generated by a permanent magnet to convert mechanical energy into electrical power.One of the biggest benefits of permanent magnet generators is that these do not require definite environmental conditions to work properly which allows them to be used for wind energy and water energy projects.

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This video series shows the step by step build of a simple Homemade Lumber mill. One of the best things about this design is it’s simplicity of course, but it’s also made from salvaged and re-purposed materials.With your own mill, you can cut local softwoods to frame buildings and you can saw up local hardwood logs for mantles, doors, paneling and other house trim, or to make into furniture.You have to at first make boards, taking the parts from trees. You may do it by using your chainsaw.You can make almost all types of board, by fitting the big devices to the bar of chainsaw.You need to use a pipe, some bolts and steel in order to construct a lumber maker. For making the mill, weld together a rectangular shaped short sized chainsaw bar.

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This video shows a DIY Mud Pump Water Well Drilling Setup utilizing a Portable Mud pit. A typical mud pump will put out 100 gallons per minute whereas two hoses are only good for about 12 to 15 gallons per minute.A mud pump allows you to employ a re-circulating system so you can use bentonite or other gelling material that will solidify the sandy, crumbly walls of your borehole long enough you can drill without worrying about your hole collapsing on your drill pipe.


The essential elements or materials mandatory for the construction of a water well are as A Guide tube, which is an essential element of the mud pit. It guides the cuttings into the mud pit. Both vertical and horizontal guide tubes are required, which will be joined by a T-section,A delicate and efficient mud pump,Lots of hosepipes for carrying the water,A tub of Gasoline,A portable mud pit,Fittings for the waterline,Several 2 inch PVC pipes and 2 inch couplings,A drill pipe and a drill head, which attaches to the top of the drill pipe.An electric screwdriver,• PVC primer and cement,Metal drill bit.

 

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This video shows a home-made outdoor wood burning boiler system used to heat a garage.The materials you need for this project are Pex crimper,Barrel stove kit,Pex tubing,Pex clamps,A windows fan,A regular car radiator,Coolant,A bucket,PVC polytube,Submersible pump.This uses an indoor car radiator and fan and some underground tubing to cycle the water through.Drill two holes in one corner of the wall in your garage. Remove the pol heater and fix the pipes up with a few pex crimpers.


You can even use hose clamps, since they are less expensive. Make sure that the pex pipes are well covered with dirt and soil underneath so that nobody trips on them. The part that attaches itself to the garage wall can also be covered with an insulator to prevent leeching.

 

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Being able to build your own make-do shelter out of the resources available in your immediate surroundings is a critical skill in bushcraft and outdoor living.

This multi part video series shows the build of a typical lean-to shelter first and then upgraded to a Kochanski super shelter, it gives you a good idea of the structure and how it works.This is a complete Bug out Camp Build Instruction series from start to finish.

The materials you’ll need to build this shelter are Rope – To secure the frame of your shelter together.Support Poles – These will serve as the skeleton of the shelter and bed frame,Large Tarp – To use as your roof.V-Shaped Branches – These will be used to raise your bed off the ground,Saw and Hatchet – For cutting the wood.

The steps mentioned in the video :

The first step to building your survivors shelter is to create the shelter itself. Start with a standing tree and use that as a support point for your shelter. Gather large support poles from fallen down trees to use as your frame for the shelter.

Rest two large support poles against the tree and secure them together using your rope. From there, begin adding cross support poles vertically and horizontally. When you are finished, you should be left with a rectangle that stands at a 45° angle from the ground to leaning against the tree.

You can also start by building the frame on the ground and looking it up to rest in against the tree at the end. Just make sure will be strong enough to do this if you are alone.


Once the frame of the shelter is complete, lay your tarp over it. If you don’t have a tarp, look for different types of debris that you can layer over top of it. Start with tree branches and pile on smaller debris to cover in all of the holes.

If you use the tarp, you may want to add debris on top of it to use as camouflage. The debris will also help keep heat in at night because it will make it more difficult for heat to escape through the top of it.

Next, it is time to build your bed. Start by finding V-shaped branches. You can usually find these types of branches on large tree limbs that have fallen off. Cut out four of these branches and push them into the ground. Take two large support poles and secure them on top of the V-shaped branches to create the frame of the raised bed. Next, begin laying smaller support branches perpendicular to the main support beams that you will lay on top of. Secure each beam with rope so that it does not move around when you lay on it.

These are the basics of creating your very own survival shelter. This is a great shelter to use when it gets cold at night. You can build a fire towards the opening of the shelter and the roof will reflect heat back towards you. It’s easy to build on your own and it is a great way to stay warm and off the ground when you sleep.

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This video shows the build of a river pump  that you can use to pump water from a nearby river or creek anywhere you want. It works by harnessing the flow of the river and creating air pressure to push the water further.It pushes water out from the river and up through your hose system, which you can direct where needed. To use a river pump, all you need is a nearby river or creek that has flowing water and a location that is deep enough to support your river pump. As long as you have that and the necessary supplies, you are good to go.


The materials you need for this project are River Or Creek – In order to use river pump, you need a nearby river or creek with flowing water,2”- 3” Reducer,3”- 4” Reducer,4” – 6” Reducer – These reducers will be used to connect the PVC tubing together,40’ of 3/8” tubing – Air pressure will build into the tubing, pushing the water out from the river,Hose Adapter – Use a swivel adapter to allow the fins to spin.

 

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This 3 part video series shows you how to safely build an Underground Survival Shelter from a 20ft shipping container.This is a great step-by-step example of how a 20 foot container can be buried, reinforced, and have utilities added to make a shelter that has everything you’d need in an emergency, and double as a cellar for food storage.Whether you’d like a cellar, prepper space, a ‘man cave’ or just an addition onto your home, shipping containers are quite a good start for above or below the ground shelters or rooms.

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