You can make your own greenhouse for $50. Growing food is essential for an off the grid homesteader/prepper. A greenhouse will extend your growing season so you can produce more food!
2. Build a Potatoe Gardening Box
Even if you live in a city and don’t have a lot of space, you will be able to grow 100 pounds of potatoes in only 4 square feet. Imagine how much food you could produce if you build several gardening boxes!
The homesteader multi-purpose product: health, household, pets, beauty, etc. Very easy to make and so useful. You just need some apples, water and a container. Learn how to make your own apple cider vinegar and how to use this awesome tool!
4. Build a Wind Powered Water Pump
Make a water pump that runs on wind out of bicycle parts! This project will increase your self-sufficiency. This pump can be used for your water supply or your garden!
5. Make Your Own Cooking Oil
Don’t rely on the grocery store and make your own cooking oil with these instructions.
6. Preserve Tomatoes with Canning Jars
Preserving tomatoes is the most simple canning you can do when you are a beginner. This is a recipe for stewed tomatoes, but there are all sorts of delicious recipes out there for tomatoes.
Canning 101 for beginners here.
You are not a real homesteader without chicken. You will get instructions to build all you need for raising chicken: chicken coop, feeders, waterers, nesting boxes. Get your chicken coop on a budget!
8. Build an Easy Outdoor Rocket Stove
Create an alternative cooking source with this simple rocket stove!
9. Make Your Own Canned Pickles
After harvesting your cucumbers from your garden, a great way to preserve them is making canned pickles. Grow in summer and eat in winter!
10. Get Food from Mother Nature
Our ancestors didn’t rely only on the food they produced. They also harvested wild plants, fruits and mushrooms. But they were also good hunters, fishers and trappers. Wild food is an extra source of supply that is free and can make you thrive in a SHTF situation.
11. Learn to Bake Without an Oven
Before the industrial age, many farmers didn’t have an oven because it was too expensive. A very good project is to cook your food with a Dutch oven!
12. Make Homemade Cheese
Learn to make goat cheese and mozzarella from fresh milk!