Any prepper or survivalist will tell you that the importance of having weapons can’t be stressed enough. It’s ingrained in each one of us; we must have one or a few (or a dozen) or else. When things get really ugly, we’re left to fend for ourselves. What would you do when there is no gun or ammo around? That’s when these essential homemade weapons come into play.
How to Craft These Essential Homemade Weapons
Although the chances of guns being banned in the future are remote to say the least, there might come a time when you have no firearms at home or you are trapped somewhere else when SHTF. That would be the time to conjure up your crafting skills and use all available tools to craft an improvised weapon.
The good thing about DIY weapons is that you can always improve them to make them better or more effective. Knowing how to use DIY weapons is also important. Take the time to learn the techniques. This will make the weapon safer and more useful.
In a survival situation, these essential homemade weapons can be as deadly as the guns you left or lost. Here are some ideas to guide and inspire you. Click the weapon’s name to see the tutorial for how to make it.
An important reminder from your friends here at Survival Life: these weapons are dangerous. Exercise caution when creating them to avoid harming others or yourself.
A knife is easy to make because of its size and shape. It’s also a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of tasks as well as self defense.
This mini combustion cannon is easy to make and only requires a few supplies.
3. Homemade Bow
You’ll never believe how easy it is to make your own DIY bow.
Just looking at this bad boy leaves you in awe of its destructive power.
Sure it’s medieval, but a sword has long reach and it is as lethal as ever.
A DIY flashbang is a great addition to your armory.
A slingshot is easy to make, has long range capability, and you can use a variety of ammunition.
No one, not even a zombie, would want to be on the receiving end of this slinger.
Compound bows are easier to pull than traditional bows and give you more time to take aim.
Now that you have your bow, it’s time you made a broadhead from a spoon.
Summon your inner ninja with these shurikens, just be careful in handling them.
This is a very interesting project that has great potential with some more research and development.
Scare away or burn away intruders or attackers with a homemade flamethrower.
14. Homemade Cane
This is probably one of the best innocent-looking weapons you can make.
It’s not as powerful as the real thing, but it’s enough to shock.
This homemade lunch-bomb…er, landmine, can use pellets or any material you want.
17. Homemade Bat
Making one is a breeze, but you can use that baseball bat too.
You can design your own, along with any attachments you want to use.
19. Homemade Staff
With the right technique, even a wooden staff is a formidable weapon.
This little dart gun is proof that even small weapons can be deadly.