Being able to repair your home and the area around it will actually be one of the most useful things you can learn for today or any situation you can imagine tomorrow. That may be because having control of such a fundamental thing as home repair allows you to not worry about basics like shelter.
Of course, when it comes to any DIY project around the home, being sure to plan first is imperative. Did you know that the most common pitfall for a home DIY project is accidentally removing a weight bearing wall when expanding a home with a new room? So before you start on that home repair project, make sure you know where those important areas are and how all the electrical and plumbing runs in your home. A schematic of these done now and stored for future use can be an important part of your survival plans to allow you to make changes in the future. And while you are at it, why not add the electrical and water sewage lines that run underground from your house?
Even if you are an old hand at DIY home repair projects around the house, it never hurts to have a little guidance when you go into new territory. That is why something like our Asphalt Driveway Repair Manual is so handy for anyone moving from interior projects to exterior. Are you someone who has always tended to call the handyman in for home repair but want to be more self-reliant? Then our step-by-step guide to window repair will educate you on the various types of window glass (did you know there are six kinds?) and tell you what tools you need for this job.
If you have a bicycle, even if it is just for the kids, you might want to take a look at our Bicycle Repair Guide. These are the ultimate DIY machine and you will never run out of gas when you have a bicycle around the house to get you where you need to go. Every family should have one or two as part of their own family emergency kit.
If these DIY Home Repair booklets are useful for you, you might want to consider taking a look at our DIY Plumbing section to add to your home repair knowledge or our DIY Bricks and Masonry section for more outdoor home improvement guides.
Because when it comes to taking care of our families, our homes are our last refuge. We all want to be sure that no matter what tomorrow brings, we have our shelter ready for them.