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7 PVC Pipes Projects For Survival Uses



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You can repurpose PVC pipes into useful PVC pipe projects such as weapon and weapon accessories and even weather-proof storage spaces for all kinds of situations!

PVC pipe is mostly for plumbing – but it can be used for so much more than just bringing water to a kitchen sink. With that in mind, don’t forget to place one in your bug-out bag. You’ll never know when you’re going to need one.

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PVC Pipe Projects You’ll Need in Times of Survival

1. DIY PVC Blowgun

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Here’s an alternative to our hunting or fishing needs. I imagine myself stuck in a forest with wild animals lurking around and I thought a long-range weapon would be best suited for this environment.

What makes this PVC blowgun even better is that it’s light and handy.

2. PVC Bow and Arrow

It is very simple to create a DIY bow and arrow out of these plastic pipes. It doesn’t take long to build this useful weapon that you can also use for fishing or hunting, especially when you’re in the wild.

3. PVC Bow Stand

You can put together pipe fittings to build a PVC bow stand and arrow container. You just have to be creative and piece together PVC fitting pieces to build a stand for your bow or a stand for other purposes.

Purchasing storage places for your archery gear can be pretty costly. A gear stand made of PVC pipes is definitely good for extra savings.

4. PVC Fishing Rod

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A small piece is enough to create a fishing rod out of this plastic pipe. By drilling a small hole and attaching a small fishing line, you can have your own DIY fishing rod.

Just attach a hook and a bait at the end of the line and you’ll be able to catch a fish for dinner on your next outdoor trip. Enjoy fresh products with simple and creative equipment made from PVC pipes.

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5. PVC Container

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For storage purposes, you can either use a bigger pipe to store larger items or a thinner tube for smaller items. For smaller ones, you can use corks to close the ends.

Alternatively, you can also use PVC plastic caps to close off the pipes. For outdoor activities, this can be used to store or protect gadgets from getting wet as well.

It is also advisable to include first-aid kits and a flashlight should any unexpected incidents arise.

6. PVC Periscope

I remember building periscopes out of boxes as a project in school. It’s the same concept when you do it with PVC pipes. Just use elbows to create the corners and add mirrors to complete the project.

You can also use glue to put the pipes together and put the mirrors in place. This is extremely useful when surveying a hostile environment without exposing yourself.

7. PVC Water Container

Use caps to seal the ends of the pipe material and store some water supply. For safety purposes, don’t forget to clean the pipes thoroughly if you want to use them for drinking water.

You can drill one end and place a faucet so you can have water whenever you need one. Use a thread sealant when necessary to prevent water from leaking out of the pipe.


These PVC pipe projects are versatile equipment that can be used in many situations. It is important to learn these kinds of tricks as it can help if SHTF.

These pipes have so many uses that they can be repurposed for weapons, storage, and even help you when you go fishing.

Which of these PVC pipe projects have you tried before? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  1. Bass Hunter

    January 8, 2018 at 5:12 PM

    Go to your local hardware store to buy stuff to make some of this stupid shit. You will save a lot of money in more ways then 1. Like how much water would that hold but cost you like 20 bucks?? etc, etc and etc. People think when you read this stupid money making junk people are throwing at you.

    • Ray Marshall

      January 9, 2018 at 1:40 AM

      What are your so creative ideas, to accomplish these same concepts, that will save, both lives and money? Do you have any ideas of your own, and if so, I would be thrilled to read them.

      • Anonymous

        January 9, 2018 at 7:15 PM

        Being around the ocean the PVC water storage mounted to the off-road vehicle is a must for fresh water rinse after surfing or playing in the mud and sand. Mine hold Appx. 10 Gallons. Guess Bass just grabs a home depot bucket and fills while hoping it don’t slosh out on his Lexus? Pretty good stuff if you know what you’re doing.

  2. Reverend1

    January 8, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Bass Hunter is a nit wit..

  3. Butch Brodeur

    January 8, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    Most of this stuff is useless! I have used 4″ PVC pipe to make bear proof food caches and storing other things so this is about the only useful project! As far as a fishing rod, I have made a small portable fishing outfit from a soup can, some line and tackle for probably less than 5 bucks!

    • Ray Marshall

      January 9, 2018 at 1:20 AM

      You are nothing more than a troll. Think of useful things, in more positive ways. If something works, and it can save peoples lives, why knock it down? Look at all of these ideas, for what they present, and use your immense brain, to make them better.

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