Being prepared all the time will always save your life, especially when burglars or thieves attempt to break into your home. Aside from that, nobody knows when a terror attack or war will happen.
If it’s not possible for you to purchase conventional weapons due to the cost, you can make your own DIY weapons at home.
To give you some ideas, here are 10 insane homemade weapons you can make:
Flamethrowers are considered a dangerous weapon you can use against any threat even against wildlife, although it might be considered cruel. It’s so dangerous that even users can get killed by it if used incorrectly. It can happen when the wrong fuel is used, or when the direction of the wind pushes the fire to the fuel.
You don’t have to buy a sophisticated flamethrower to have the same damaging effect. You can turn your old fire extinguisher into a flamethrower. Watch the following video to see how.
2. Homemade Pepper Spray
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Another popular homemade weapon is pepper spray. This is used to disable an attacker by spraying it on their eyes. This can be used effectively during a surprise attack.
This means you should surprise an attacker approaching by spraying it before they do anything to hurt you. In this way, you can do your next step to completely subdue them.
It is easy to make it.
Here are the items you will need:
- Hot Chili Peppers
- Black pepper
- Small Pot
- Spray container
In a small pot mix the chili pepper, black pepper, and water together. Turn on your burner and slowly bring this mixture to a boil while stirring. After you bring it to a boil, turn off the stove and let it cool.
Afterwards take the mixture and add it to a small spray bottle with the funnel. You’re done. Nevertheless, Instructables has the complete guide to make this.
3. PVC Bow
There are a lot of bows and arrows you can buy in different stores. However, there is a higher risk you are buying a defective product as cheap bows and arrows don’t work properly. A good bow and arrow product might cost hundreds of dollars.
As an alternative, a DIY bow at home using PVC pipes and other old materials can let you be on your way to hunting in no time. Here are some steps from Wilderness Arena which you can follow.
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- Extra wide fork
- Flexible wrist support provides steady
- Stable support then folds away
Although you can find manufactured slingshots in the market today, most slingshots are manually created using materials available at home. Basically, you need a Y-shaped branch of wood, leather strips, and a latex surgical tube. You can also use a large rubber band.
It is not complicated to make a slingshot. The principle behind it is to sling a stone to a distant target faster than what you could throw. The Art of Manliness has some easy steps you can use to make a slingshot.
A bullwhip is ideal in an open field. It’s commonly used to intimidate wild animals. In a survival situation, you might find it really comes in handy.
It looks as though that you would need a special material to make one, but you don’t have to look for any rare materials. You can make a bullwhip out of duct tape. Here are the easy steps provided by wikiHow.
6. Throwing Spikes and Stars
This weapon has been popularized by a countless number of action movies. Throwing spikes and stars are also called deadly ninja stars. You can use them to ambush a person who is attacking you.
They can also be used when you want to escape from a person who is chasing you. If confronted and you take these out, an attacker might hesitate, as who in their right mind wants to be hit with one of these.
To make these you will need some scrap metal. Some people use shards of glass, but this can be dangerous as it could hurt you when you handle it incorrectly. In addition, you still need some shop tools to cut and shape it. WonderHowto offers steps on how to make real ninja stars.
Caltrops are used to stop any typical vehicle. This can be done by throwing these tiny bits of sharp objects in order to blow out the wheels of the vehicles.
The easiest way to make caltrops is through broken glass or bottles. However, it is difficult to spread them on the road, and the accuracy for success is low. Moreover, they can also hurt you while you set them up.
The best way to make caltrops is through metal spikes such as nails and scrap metal. The Prepared Page has prepared an effective way to make caltrops.
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8. Blunt Force Weapon
There is no need to spend your energy to make this weapon. This is just anything you can use to hit a person with to do physical damage. Usually, a wooden rod is enough to use as a blunt force weapon.
Nonetheless, you can use many things such as a baseball bat, golf club, or even a metal pipe.
A blowgun is an effective weapon to ambush a person. Here are what you need to make it:
- Long tube
- Duct tape
You can use other materials as well. What’s important is that you have a long tube with a narrow hole, and make use of nails as a sharp object that you can put into a curve dart. Instructables has a step-by-step guide on how to exactly make this blowgun.
10. Single Shot Slamfire Gun
These weapons are meant to be one shot, but they are lethal, and you can use a wide variety of shells from .22 to 12 gauge. They are quite simple to make, and you can check out how to make them on this video.
What Weapon Will You Make For Yourself?
Weapons throughout the country are being more strictly regulated day by day. It’s nice to be able to have a weapon at home to protect yourself from home invaders to having some weapons on hand in case society ever did break down.
Nonetheless, the above DIY weapons will help you in a variety of different circumstances. You don’t have to make all of them. Just choose the one that is appropriate for your situation.