My CSA gave me pickling cucumbers and I have never canned anything before. I do not have the equipment to properly can so I set about on the interwebs to locate a method for making pickles without actually going through the canning process. The process I found was relatively simple. Of course, since this was a couple of weeks ago I have since lost the actual link, but it went something like this.
Take 7 or 8 pickling cucumbers, 3 or 4 sprigs of dill, 2 cloves of garlic, vinegar, salt and water.
Slice cucumbers to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick and slice garlic.
Add to jar with dill and about a teaspoon (I think) of salt and fill half way with vinegar.
Fill to the top with water.
Place lid on jar and put in refrigerator for at least 8 hours. I am told these should last at least a month. I don't think they are as good as if I would have made proper pickles, but they do the job.