As a matter of fact, if you’re a DIYer, chances are good you have some lying around from past projects. If not, no worries.
Just head down to your local home supply or hardware store and pick up what you need for these easy DIY projects for PVC pipe for your homestead!
1. PVC Pipe Bow Stand
Whether you need a place to store your bow or would like a lightweight rig to take with you to hunting camp, this bow stand is a piece of cake to make and won’t tip if you fill the bottom with sand or concrete.
Of course, concrete will make it much heavier so keep that in mind when you’re building it.
It has enough room for up to 4 bows and also has a couple of places to put your arrows so that the tips aren’t sticking out to hurt anybody.
2. PVC Pipe Canoe Dolly
Canoeing is a blast whether you’re going out for some peace and quiet by yourself or you’re taking the whole family out for some fun on the water.
Getting the canoe from the car to the water can be a struggle though, especially if you’re doing it yourself. Save your back for rowing by using this dolly with wheels.
All you need is some PVC pipe, pipe glue and a couple of bicycle tires that you can pick up for next to nothing at a yard sale or salvage yard.
3. PVC Pipe Snow Shoes
This is a great project to work on with the kids and if you live in an area where you get much snow, these can really come in handy, especially if you’re on the run when SHTF.
All you need is the PVC pipe, fittings, sandpaper, paracord, a measuring tape and some glue. Plus, the paracord can come in handy if you need it for something more serious than snow shoes.
4. PVC Storage Bin Organizer
Storage always seems to be an issue for preppers and this storage tote stand is great for providing a place to place your totes so that you have access to each of them without unstacking them. It would be a great way to store lightweight dried goods or medical supplies.
According to the source article, the connectors may get a bit pricey but if you’re handy, there’s surely a way around that.
5. PVC Pool Towel Rack
Though this is dubbed as a pool towel rack, the prepper brain took over and automatically started looking for more functional uses. It seems that it would be a great rack for drying herbs and laundry, too.
Still, living in Florida, a poolside towel rack is perfectly good enough to make us want to try it. All you need is PVC pipe, the fittings, a saw and PVC glue.
6. PVC Pipe Strawberry Planter Tower
Though this is shown being used with strawberries, you could use it as a plant stand for many different types of hanging or climbing plants.
Great if you’re trying to garden in a limited space or if you just want your plants close together for easy care and harvesting.
All you need for this project is PVC pipe, fittings, a saw and some PVC glue too.
7. PVC Pipe Hanging Planters
This project is crazy easy even if you’ve never built anything in your life. It’s a great homesteading project because it turns empty space into a hanging garden. You could grow everything from herbs to lettuce and peppers in here depending upon the size pipe you use. This is a great project for apartment gardeners, too.
All you need is some eye hooks, PVC Pipe and rope or chain to hang them from. For tools, a saw and a drill will get the job done. The best part is that the project is so simple that you don’t even need detailed instructions; all you need is the visual!
8. PVC Longbow
Bows are expensive and can break, but this PVC longbow is durable, easy to make and perfect for the person who needs a weapon in a hurry.
If you’re in a survival situation, you can make this weapon quickly and easily with no power. All you need is PVC pipe, some pipe insulation or other material for the grip, a string and a hacksaw.
Video first seen on Themanscave.
9. PVP Pipe Chicken Coop
Lumber is expensive and rots fairly quickly. If you want to build a chicken coop that’s affordable, and even possibly portable, then this is the project for you.
All you need is PVC pipe, glue, chicken wire, zip ties for the wire, and a saw. Another beautiful aspect of this project is that the coop would be easy to expand if you get more chickens.
You could also use this PVP pipe chicken coop to house other animals such as goats. You can even toss on some corrugated plastic panels to provide shelter for your chickens. This is a great weekend project that you could do with the kids.
10. PVC Watering Grid for Square Foot Gardening
Square foot gardening is a great way to help many people get more freshly harvested food to the table.
You can save yourself some serious watering time, as well as help keep the water to your plants regulated, if you use this PVC grid watering system.
It’s extremely simple to make and you can use either a traditional water hose or hook it to your off-grid watering system. If you’d prefer, you can modify this plan to suit any size garden as long as you adjust the size of the squares.
It’s a great project to involve the kids in. All you’ll need is PVC pipe, glue, caps, fittings and a saw and drill.
We hope that you’ve gained some value from these ideas about how to use PVC pipe for your homesteading projects.
If you have any useful ideas that you don’t see here, please feel free to share them with us in the comments section below!
This article has been written by Theresa Crouse for Survivopedia.
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About Theresa Crouse
Theresa Crouse is a full-time writer currently living in central Florida. She was born and raised in the hills of West Virginia, where she learned to farm, hunt, fish, and live off the land from an early age. She prefers to live off the grid as much as possible and does her best to follow the “leave nothing behind but footprints” philosophy. For fun, she enjoys shooting, kayaking, tinkering on her car and motorcycle, and just about anything else that involves water, going fast, or the outdoors. You can send Theresa a message at theresa.crouse [at] survivopedia.com.