Homesteading takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Living a self reliant and sustainable lifestyle is difficult but hugely rewarding for those with the motivation and know-how.
Homesteading may be hard, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Try out these cool projects for your homestead and survival preps for some productive fun!
1. Wax Cheese For Long Term Storage
You can wax all sorts of cheeses for long term storage. Whether it’s store bought or homemade, adding a wax seal to some of your favorite cheeses will keep them around for a good while.
You can quickly make this cheap and easy $50 hoop greenhouse for your off the grid gardening.
3. Salt Cure Ham With Curing Salt
Storing meat without refrigeration can be difficult. Salt curing pork will keep it safe to eat and delicious for a long time without refrigeration.
With this easy box you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in a small area.
5. Create This Food Storage Shelf
Build this handy shelf for efficient food storage. This shelf is perfect for storing all sorts of fruits and vegetables.
6. Make Your Own Beef Tallow
Tallow can be used for cooking and for skincare. Make some of this versatile stuff to keep around for all sorts of uses.
7. Make Homemade Vinegar
Vinegar is another super useful multi-tasker. Cleaning, home remedies, cooking, you name it, you can use vinegar for it. Learn how to make your own and never be without this great homesteading tool.
8. Build This Wind Powered Water Pump
This cool DIY project is a great way to increase your self reliance and SHTF prepping to the next level. Make a water pump that runs on wind out of bicycle parts!
9. Fashion Your Own Cheese Press
This simple and inexpensive cheese press will help you make your own cheese from home without any bulky, expensive equipment.
10. Make Your Own Cooking Oils
With these instructions you’ll be able to create cooking oil for yourself and not rely on the store-bought stuff.
11. Preserve Tomatoes With Canning Jars
Be as creative as your heart desires with your tomato preserving. This is a recipe for stewed tomatoes, but there are all sorts of delicious recipes out there for tomatoes.
12. Build An Easy Outdoor Rocket Stove
This video will show you how to create a rocket stove for an alternative cooking source and easy outdoor food prep.
13. Make Your Own Canned Pickles
14. Learn To Bake Without an Oven
Learning to make baked items without an oven could be very helpful if you ever had to go off the grid. Check out these recipes and learn how to make the most out of your dutch oven.
15. Make This Delicious Scratch Biscuits Recipe
This cheap and easy recipe is a good go to for almost any meal. You can’t go wrong with a good biscuit recipe.
16. Make Homemade Goat Cheese