It would be ideal if every time you thought of, read about or saw a survival material, supply or piece of equipment all you had to do was whip out some cash and make it yours.
Unfortunately, for many, that is not only not practical, it is not possible.
For those of us that fall into that category, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) as much as possible is the key – whether to make an item you saw or to make other items to save money to buy stuff you cannot make.
Fortunately, there are many survival materials, supplies and equipment you can make with just a modicum of effort.
These range from making your own soap to producing your own tools to repurposing materials you do have into stuff you need.
To see a list of easy DIY project you can do yourself to save money, check out the next page.