Instead of throwing away your used frying oil, save it for an oil lamp, the old fashioned kind that doesn’t use kerosene or petroleum-based lamp oil. I improvised a simple lamp from materials I had around the house. It took about 15 minutes and cost nothing.
A uniquely simple way to tie the Zeppelin (Rosendahl) Bend
The Zeppelin Bend (Rosendahl Bend) might be the only knot you ever need again for joining two ropes. It is easy to tie, jam resistant, jerk resistant, and easy to untie even after being under heavy load. And don’t be fooled by the seemingly complex method for tying this knot — it’s actually very, very easy and quick.
There is a rather complex way to tie this knot, and people learn it because it’s easier to teach by this method, not because it’s easier to learn. In fact, the common way of doing this is a bit ridiculous, as it requires you to lay out the two ends of the ropes on the ground and contort them into shape. But when you’re tying two ropes together, you need to be able to hold both ends and whip them together right quick. This video will show you how.
Starting a new fruit or vegetable garden can be an exciting time, and it can be difficult to know where exactly to begin. Even experienced gardeners can find themselves overwhelmed when trying to grow food in a completely new climate. Which crops grow best? How long is the growing season? When is the last average frost date (assuming you aren’t living in a tropical zone)? These are the sorts of questions to start with. Fortunately, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a nationwide standard of splitting the country up into 11 basic hardiness zones based on the area’s coldest average temperatures in winter. Their interactive USDA Hardiness Zone Map is therefore an excellent place to start.
I love a good folding knife, in fact, I carry one every day—even when I wear a suit. (Yes, I have a day job.) But anytime I’m in the field, I carry a fixed-blade survival knife. You can’t beat the convenience of a folding knife, and you can’t beat the utility of a fixed-blade knife.
While working on the next installment of emergency shelter articles (Intro and Basics), I decided to bring you these cold weather survival tips. In cold weather you face the danger of hypothermia, which is when your core temperature drops too low for normal metabolic function. But one way to freeze is to get too hot, break into a sweat, and then freeze later. Some of these tips seem contradictory, but they’re not — they just apply in different situations. Study them, and be wise in their application. So here are some tips for regulating your temperature in very cold conditions:
Surviving Blizzards and Winter Storms
If you live in the Northeast, you should pretty well be used to winter storms, and much of this advice will be familiar. That said, we live in a day when advance planning is becoming rare. Nemo is bearing down, so in case you haven’t thought of this before, here are some winter storm and blizzard survival tips.
Talking to some survivalist friends, I realised that every one of us had filled our pantries with at least one useless item. Two of my friends were actually quite upset at the end of our meeting, when they realised half their pantry is taken up by items they may never use. They`re just beginners and they`ll work it out in time, but the money they`ve wasted is not coming back.
You cannot imagine how comforting it is to have fresh produce in hard times. But sometimes your garden just isn’t ready when you need it, or your availability to fresh produce isn’t ideal. The thing is this though: fresh produce isn’t meant to stay fresh for very long. You’re usuallyleft holding the bag if you want some good produce during a food shortage, societal breakdown or a major event. It’s not that difficult though, to get a good mix of veggies in your diet.
Although technology could be viewed as the beginnings of the fall of privacy, the innovations that have been developed can also play a pivotal role in survival. Solar equipment of all kinds can be utilized to benefit survival. The solar stove is just one of those devices that can make a difference in food preparation in order to stave off infections and bacterial complications.
WATER IS CRITICAL TO OUR SURVIVAL!
Some experts say that the next greatest world resource shortage will be WATER. In many parts of the world, access to clean drinking water is already almost nonexistent. The ability to source, carry, store and disinfect water should be at the top of your survival preps and skill sets.
There are all kinds of different skills and products that are relevant to a discussion about SURVIVAL H2O. Today, I’d like to discuss 4 SMALL Collapsible Containers with BIG Potential.
Colleges are also back in full swing, and if classes haven’t started yet, then they’re sure to start any day.
The safety and security of in our educational institutions is often at the front of our news. School safety is a volatile social and political situation where our youth are being used as pawns in a larger agenda.