This is the ultimate forum for anything to help you survive.

Posted by VtexanV 8 years ago

How to Survive middle (or high, i dont know) school

That is it, the period from 13 year and ---year. i need a survival guide!

Posted by santy22 10 years ago

how do you survive in the...

With one instructable made of lego and nothing else in the desert some guy got with this in the lost in the desert once, never made it out alive. what would you do? by the way he didin't have a choice of instuctable, it was just the lego propeller or pee.

Posted by rde 10 years ago


This is the forum to ultimately talk about surviving,survival, and how to survive.

Posted by VtexanV 8 years ago

How to Survive School: A Never-ending thread of tips, tricks and (coff coff) comments

We all went to school sometime, right? I bet more than half of you are still in school. School School Schooooooooool. We all hate it. We all know it. And yet, we still go there. It's like death, but without dying right? Yeah. Actually, no. I went a bit over the top, but it's bad. I'd rather be here, making and sharing instructables than there, doing algebra. So, what I'm trying to say is: SCHOOL IS UNAVOIDABLE BUT IT CAN BE EASIER! That's our motto here and we're STICKIN' to it! (Unless someone comes up with a better one. >.>) So, thanks guys! I'll be posting the rules, guidelines and how to become a "School Basher". I'll let you know EVERYTHING. Thanks.

Posted by green donut 10 years ago

How long could you survive chained to a bunk bed with a Velociraptor?

I know this question comes up a lot in life but someone has been nice enough to help people answer it, only problem is last time I woke up cradled in the arms of a Raptor it survived about 35 seconds before I butchered and fried it... There's a club of such people, Chuck Norris is still working on the T-shirt.Anyway the quiz thinks 1 minute, 41 seconds... Link via Neatorama

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago

Survival Group

If anyone has any survival stuff you should add it to the survival groups!

Posted by Robot Lover 8 years ago

survival kit ideas

What should i include in my survival kit?

Posted by Redmonkey17 6 years ago

survival gear and tips

What do you guys think are good survival items to have and tips to learn

Posted by marumasa 5 years ago

Contest Idea: Survival

What about having a survival-themed contest? I suggest it in part because I would like to see more survival instructables. But mainly because I have a killer idea for an instructable!

Posted by Bindlestiff 7 years ago

Special hook for survival equipment


Posted by Andromeda30 3 years ago

survial kit ideas

Any ideas for survival gear, please post.

Posted by michoi 10 years ago

Altoids University Survival Kit Suggestions

Evening everybody, I am working on a altoid survival kit to send to a friend who just started university. I was thinking things like condoms, mints, pencil & pen. But Im kind of stuck now. What else should I throw into it do you think?

Posted by Stuartisnotsocool 9 years ago

Whos ready with me?

Anybody want to collaborate ideas about survival, self sufficiency.... tip for tip!!

Posted by FlatLinerMEDIC 5 years ago

how to survive a nuclear war

Anybodywant to collaborate on this ible im gunna start working on it again

Posted by goeon 9 years ago

Chip Bag Survival

Hello Everyone: This is my first post in this forum. I have a website on preparedness and survival. I have posted also my first instructable as well basted on this topic. So my challenge to everyone is to use only chip bags and duct tape to come up with something that could save your life. Other than the fact that potatoe chips are part of a well balanced diet. The bags can be used to make all sorts of things. Have fun. Like this one below. Robert (Survival Central editor)

Posted by SurvivalCentral 8 years ago

Eyewriter 2.0, Urban Survival Kit, Emergency Rescue Gun

The Eyewriter 2.0 Urban Survival Kit Emergency Rescue Gun 3D Paper Snowflake Magic Photo Cube Adjustable TV Oscilloscope Eggnog Recipe Schoolhouse Rocks Recycled Lumber Sidewalk Utensils for Kids Tricky Wine Bottle Puzzle Daily Gift Giveaways Featured Author: caitlinsdad Adult Johnny Jumper

Posted by randofo 7 years ago

Zombie Apocalypse!

Is there a Zombie Apocalypse coming, are you going to become zombie chow or a survivor? Where would be the best spot to live to survive? THE WORLD NEEDS YOU! What do you need to survive the zombie apocalypse?

Posted by Squaggadoodle 6 years ago

Road Trip Survival Kit

Hi everyone, Here's the deal. In a few weeks I'll be leading my church drama team on a road trip. Not just a small trip but 1300 MILES / or at least 21 hours. Me, one other adult, and 12 teens. I know I'm going to want some essential items in a road trip survival kit, but I'm taking suggestions. Pepto, Tylenol, Ibuprophen, duct tape. . . It's 12 against 2, help! (And if it's not coming across, I mean for the sanity sake. Altoid survival tins and a maintaince tool box will of course come.)

Posted by strods 9 years ago

Preparedness:: Survival:: Game for Kids/adults

The Girls Scouts are hosting an Earth Day event that is about preparedness and the skills needed to be a survivor.  I'm trying to create stations or booths with different skills for students and adults to try or learn.  For example, one station will be learning knots.  Another station will have simple materials for participants to make a makeshift shelter. I need ideas that are fairly simple to teach or show at that stations that can be done in less than 10 minutes. I'm also interested in a game. Thank you.

Posted by tillytoo9 2 years ago

Unable to add contest entry to the contest

My instructable id/Make-Great-Cordage-Out-Of-Grass/ was made sperecificaly to be entered into the survival challenge. Howevever some weird glitch will not allow me to enter it. Can an admin or anyone with the ability please please add it to the contest Survival Challenge. Thanks

Posted by nepheron 7 years ago


Someone show me how to make a bowie knife!!

Posted by shadow wave rider 6 years ago


Suggest your views and ideas on Eco- plastic and help to survive  

Posted by abeer thakkar 6 years ago

Need Altoids Tins

I just need some Altoids tins to make survival kits for my family i have all the other stuff I just need the Altoids tins if you want to send some just let me know and we will arrange the shipping!

Posted by I3uckwheat 7 years ago

Bachelor survival guide

Hey, guys! my boyfriend is moving away for a year and he'll be on his own for the first time, doing his PhD. I'd like to make him a funny and informative guide about things he should know... But... errr.... well, I have no idea where to start.  Anybody have ideas, suggestions?  Thanks!

Posted by TashaDax 6 years ago

Three things

If you were to be stuck in the wilderness, and needed to survive, what three things would you want to have? No cars, phones, complete survival kits, etc. those just make it less fun. Only put single, survival type things in your should be able to tell if it's "cheating" or not. If you choose food, don't be outrageous in energy bar, not a case of them from costco. Guns can count, but bullets are separate...maybe ten bullets if you choose to have them as one of your three things.Mine:knifeflintWater bottleAlso, what "Creature Comfort" would you want? This can be something like a book, harmonica, stuffed animal, etc. Pets are allowed, as long as it's not your hunting dog, or your giraffe who gathers coconuts for you.Mine is my dog, Buck. =]Have fun, and be creative!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago

zombie apocalypse

If you had time to prepare for the zombie apocalypse how would you get prepared?

Posted by abadfart 9 years ago

survival weapons

I would love to see a good spear for fishing and a sheild I have not seen many sheilds. If my message body is bad don't judge me i don't really know what to say this is my first time posting something like this and excuse my bad grammar please. Also I'm new here thats why I have not posted any instructables yet.  

Posted by crypticweasle 4 years ago

Join the crew !


Posted by hacksurvival 9 years ago

a few questions

A few questions.  What will robots do when we take over the world, and how will zombies survive the apocalypse?

Posted by elliot5445 4 years ago

What we want here!

I just want some instructables that would be useful to the people of LOST. Like outdoor/wilderness survival instructables and so on.

Posted by killajones 9 years ago

whos your favrite character.

whos your favorite.mine is master chief and the other person who survives with him at the last thing of halo.

Posted by nfk11 7 years ago

Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Old World Survival Manuals and more on DVD-ROM

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Posted by BrookeKilby 6 years ago

Metal Grinder that i can use

I need a metal grinder so that i can make my survival knife for my instructable.

Posted by reconchief 7 years ago

Sawzall Blade Survival Knife?

Hey Everybody! I've been looking around and I've found many people who have made knives out of hacksaw blades, but I was wondering if it could be done with a Sawzall blade too. If I used a woodcutting Sawzall blade, then the knife could probably go through a limb of a tree faster, and then I could sharpen up the other non-cutting side, and add a handle of some sort, maybe out of paracord or Sugru. Add a Kydex sheath, and its pure DIY-ed. What do you all think? Would the Sawzall blade be sharp enough to cut a piece of wood with your arm (as opposed to the rpm of a Sawzall motor)? Would the Sawzall blade take an edge on the back? Would this be worth my time? Thank you!!!

Posted by basementhacker 5 years ago

I need help on these issues

. Quiero saber si es legal para la fabricación de estas obras en nuestra casa, Favro alguien me ayude, gracias  

Posted by Andromeda30 4 years ago

Incorrect contest link on first page.

The link on the front page to the survival contest has an extra com/ in it. I've copied and pasted it below. Thanks.

Posted by Snibril 3 years ago

can't download instructions

I have signed up for the free pro membership but still cannot download the instructions on how to make the survival belt.  It sends me in a loop to sign up again.  Help. OmaB.

Posted by OmaB 3 years ago

[newsletter] Internet on TV, Survival Kit, Rock Band Mod...

July 24, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; }"/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Get published in the upcoming Instructables book by entering the Instructables Book Contest. Any Instructable, new or old, can be entered! You can also enter the Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest to win some sweet clothes from Horny Toad! Hide a projection screen with style by Fylke DIY 3D Controller by kylemcdonald Freestyle Snowshoe Boulder Jumping by joe Build a Softbox from an umbrella by sdhigbee Put the internet on your TV! by bradpowers Grow your own wheatgrass by itschrys Mod Your Rock Band Guitar by Sp4m Get A Free Haircut - Fashion Styling 2.0 by lamedust Take Cube Roots of 6-Digit Numbers by purduecer Build a kid's long- wheelbase low racer by homba DIY Compact Survival Kit by ledzeppie The Raven, high-pitched torture by Hungry_Myst Six ways to avoid the gas station Get published in the Instructables book! Answer our Burning Questions! How to Ride Your Bike in Style by caseyscieszka Stick it Up with a Poster Magnet Board by laboratory424 Embroidery 101! by jessyratfink Put Keys in Your Leatherman by pyro222 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; }"/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

The thumbnail image representing my instructable "survival fishing kit" is incorrect.

While creating my instructable I uploaded an unrelated image onto the introduction step.  I have since deleted this image but it remains the thumbnail that represents the project which stinks because people are going to get the wrong idea about what I made.  My instructable was recently featured on the home page and I hoped the issue would magically fix itself but it seems to still be the wrong photo.  The picture in question is of a circular brown wooden shape with a few fishing hooks in the middle, the picture that should represent the instructable is the one with the text survival fishing kit that shows the kit and the stuff that it holds.  Here is a link to the instructable; . The problem is easiest to view if you search the instructable or if you look at the featured instructables on the home page or in the outdoors section. Also I was wondering if the instructable could be refeatured on the home page with the correct picture so that can get a true sense of what the project is about.  I have this project entered in a contest and I feel that the bug has done me a disservice as people who may have potentially voted for my work might have missed it because the picture was misleading. Thanks for your time, and I look forward to your response. Best Regards, Matt

Posted by Matt Makes 4 years ago

Need to purchase small diameter metal tubing with screw-on flush endcaps?

Hello, I am looking for a supplier that sells metal tubing, steel, very small inner diameter with threading inside and end-caps that screw on to make it flush and appear as a solid metal rod (rubber O-ring if needed to keep dry).  I am attempting to make paracord survival key fobs.  I want to fit various tiny survival gear inside the tube, closed on both ends then weave the stitching around the rod.  When needed the user can unravel the paracord for use with what's inside the tube.  It must be tubing because one of my ideas is to put thermite inside a tube, wrap some magnesium ribbon around the outside, then stitch the fob around that.  Other ideas include other types of survival gear but that one will be my fire starter fob.  :)   The rods would be about 2-3 inches in length, wall diameter thin but sturdy, inner diameter maybe 1/4 - 1/2 inches.  Thanks for any help.  Rounded end caps would work fine as well as they would give me more room to stuff things in, but I need access to the suppliers for both the threaded tubing and end caps.  :)

Posted by lmiller31 5 years ago

20% Discount to is offering a 20% discount to Instructables authors through August 1st. Just enter code "instructablescontest22014" at check out. Feel free to buy some materials and enter the Outdoor Survival Contest!!!!

Posted by Carleyy 4 years ago

Unable to Edit Collection

I have a Windows Vista Computer, and am using the Firefox browser. For some reason I'm not able to edit the Survival themed collection I have published. When I click on the edit button on its page, I get the error screen. I also can't add instructables to it directly from the page of the instructable I want to add. It keeps giving me errors, and I've tried several different instructables with the same results. The funny thing is, All my other published collections are still working fine. Can you please help me with this?

Posted by Diamond Dragon 3 years ago

It said "cool wash"!

Who'd a thunk it?Climate change is making sheep shrink!Cold weather tends to select for larger-bodied mammals - polar bears, mammoths, walruses etc. Larger, stringer individuals are more likely to survive long enough to reproduce. The same is true for wild sheep.A new report in Science shows that Scotland's warming climate has allowed smaller-bodied, shorter-legged sheep to survive - a 5% change in only 22 years.The trend seems to be continuing, "But it's too early to say if, in 100 years, we will have chihuahuas herding pocket-sized sheep." BBC story

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

My Minecraft Server

Hey guys I have a minecraft server and if anybody wanted to play on it the ip is I'm the admin so I will give you stuff. Alomst forgot, its a PvP/Survival server :)

Posted by didexo 5 years ago

Profile Picture Problem

My profile picture suddenly turned black and when I try to upload the image again or other images, after they are uploaded, they display as black.  Anybody have any ideas?

Posted by Common Man Survival 1 year ago

would somebody send me old rusty files?

Can somebody please send me their old and unused files because i need them to make survival knifes, if you can please say so in the comments.

Posted by LegoSurvivor 9 months ago

Instructables in Japanese Advertising Magazine Kohkoku

Instructables, The Cart Bike, 5 Minute Chocolate Cake, The Inverted Bookshelf, and Survival Bracelet are all prominently featured in the April 2010 issue of Kohkoku, a Japanese advertising and lifestyle magazine.

Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago

The Survivor Library

I found a collection of downloadable books. Most of them are dated but some information might be useful. Check the Survivor Library. I am not a survivalist myself but some of the books are related to the arts and crafts. I hope some of you find these useful.

Posted by blkhawk 3 years ago

Who wants to play old style minecraft?

I have recently made a small, survival, old-style, server. But i need more players. This is open to ANYONE who has minecraft. The IP is: Hope to see you soon!

Posted by DontShoot262 6 years ago