Survival Girl Series: Make Your Own!

One of the most rewarding things in life is the ability create things. As a Prepper, I really enjoy “Do It Yourself” projects that help me to discover new ways for my family to become more self sufficient. One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is scour through my folder of “How To” articles and pick out a family project to get involved in.

Here I’ve compiled this list with some of my favorite guides to get you started:



Beef Jerky

Survival Food Bars






Sports Drink





Hygiene Products

Dental Products



Lip Gloss

Shaving Cream

Bug Repellant

Organic Baby Wipes

Feminine Hygiene Pads

Health and Nutrition


Apple Cider Vinegar


Nut Milk


Survival Gear

Survival Gear

Glow Sticks

Fishing Bait

Turkey Calls

Solar Energy

Log Splitter


Bow and Arrow


Household Items


Floor Cleaner

Carpet Cleaner

Air Conditioner


Laundry Detergent

Thermal Shades

Bottle Cutter

Please let me know if you have any good resources I might have missed!

***This article was contributed by Chrystle Poss a.k.a. “Survival Girl”, Owner of this Survival Blog and devoted Prepper. She has been writing articles on survival and emergency preparedness since 2006. You can find her work on various websites and publications.***

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13 Responses

  1. JaniceEast

    You should also do one for kids there are TONS of articles out there with free DIY projects for kids. When my kids get bored I just tell them to go pick a project to do. The only catch is they have to clean up all the mess when they're done! ;-)

  2. NewMom26

    Survival Girl I used that ACV recipe before and it works perfectly. I love that stuff! Have you tried any of these before?

  3. swtsurvivalgurl

    Hey thanks so much for the feedback! This was a fun article to write and I'm glad to see it's well received. Thanks for the support guys! :)

  4. Dee Snider

    CHECK THIS OUT!! can be used to repair or make almost anything. And it is reasonable $9 + $2 s&h.
    It is a rubber/plastic gunk that can be shaped and cures without heating. The uses on the site are brilliant.

  5. Seriously?

    Alcoholic drinks don't help at all then thirsty, in fact they make you even more thirsty, its simply idiotic that a survival person would carry them around when needing to survive. Coffee is useless aswell, it does nothing to help you wake up, if you drink it a lot you get addicted and so when you dont drink it you get drowsy and tired, which is why it has the 'effect' of waking you up. It's just plain stupid that someone would carry make-up (lip gloss) when there are things walking about eating eachother. Why didn't she have a toothbrush and toothpaste ans yet had lip gloss? And why have food that expires extremely easily like yogurt, cheese and butter.

    • Constitutionalist

      One of the main reasons for packing high alcohol content drinks is for a morale boost in a horrible time. After a long day of trying not to die, one might actually have their spirits lifted with a quick shot of their favorite alcohol. Not to mention depending on what kind of drink it is it can be used to fuel a torch or get a fire started in wet conditions.

    • ernie

      u can all of these things for high prices in a world like this like u said people get addicted to this shit and if nothing else u can make an alcohol stove


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