Survival DIY: How To Melt Aluminum Cans for Casting


Mini Metal Foundry

When SHTF, the survival skills you have on hand become incredibly invaluable! One skill that has sadly fallen to the wayside in recent years is the art of blacksmithing. Knowing how to melt aluminum is an essential survival skill to master.

Backyard Blacksmithing: How To Melt Aluminum

The term “survival DIY” can be easily misunderstood when taken literally. However, it simply means being able to do most things on your own.

When SHTF the power grid might fail, as well as other sources of energy. The possibilities are endless and unpredictable. Unfortunately, forges and furnaces are not in high demand or readily available. Luckily, with a little time, effort and a few household items, you can build your own! We have the step-by-step instructions for how to make your own mini foundry AND how to melt aluminum.

Check out the video tutorial below to learn how:


Once you get this bad boy built, you can do all sorts of things with it! Check out this short instructional video below that shows how to turn scrap aluminum into “muffins.”

A word of warning: This foundry can reach temperatures well over 1200 degrees Fahrenheit! Make sure you use all the proper safety equipment before you attempt to use your foundry.

After you make “muffins” in your mini foundry, use them to cast survival tools or supplies. Learning how to melt aluminum could save your life when you’re in need of a self defense tool or something to trade. This survival DIY skill is worth your time.

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Survival Skills Everyone Should Know For When SHTF

The aftermath of a disaster may show you a world that has become a wasteland. You have no choice but to live the way our forefathers used to some centuries ago which means learning the aluminum melting process. You never know when you might need a DIY survival weapon or homemade items to trade.

Working with what’s around or what’s left, you will have to recycle or repurpose materials to fabricate weapons, tools and even utensils. Blacksmithing is a survival DIY skill that will turn out to be more useful than you thought. Forge your own metals at home with this product.

What do you think? Is backyard blacksmithing a skill you have on hand? Is it worth adding to your survival skill set? Let us know in the comments below!

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