Using Steel Wool to Create Fire

How to Use Steel Wool to Create Fire

steel wool is actually mostly iron (Fe). In fact, steel is an iron alloy: iron with about 2% carbon mixed in. Using a little bit of steel wool and a battery can be a really effective way of starting a fire, even when it’s wet. Just hold one part of the steel wool to the positive end and another part to the negative end. If you have a 9-volt battery, you can rub the steel…

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Make your own ghillie suit

How to Make a Camouflage Ghillie Suit

Ghillie suits take camouflage to the next level. They help by altering the recognizable human shape into a blurry form that is hard to detect even with the best set of eyes. They can be purchased online or can be made at home fairly easily. If you are looking for a new project to start on, follow the details below to make your own camouflage ghillie suit. Gather Materials To make your ghillie suit you…

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Cold weather survival tips

Top Cold Weather Survival Tips

In the 2016 to 2017 winter period, there were an estimated 34,300 excess winter deaths (EWDs) in England and Wales. The cold weather is coming back which means it is time to prepare. Don’t become another statistic. During this survival guide we are going to be sharing some tips and skills that you must know in order to be prepared for the cold weather. 1. Dress Properly Having the proper clothing is an important part…

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Make your own willow bark aspirin

How to Make Your Own Willow Bark Aspirin

The bark of the willow tree has been used for centuries as a pain reliever, the active ingredient being salicin. It was commonly used during the time of Hippocrates, when people were advised to chew on the bark to relieve pain and fever. The white willow and black willow are two of the most common willows that are used medicinally. Willow bark acts a lot like aspirin, which is why it is used for pain, including…

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Choosing the right survival knife

How to Choose The Right Survival Knife

When it comes to choosing the right survival knife for you, nothing beats getting the chance to see it in person. Purchasing online is certainly easier but you can’t truly get a feel for the knife as much as going in to a store. During this guide we are going to try and help you choose the right survival knife for you. Aren’t They All The Same Not all knives are created equal and depending…

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