When Animals Attack 2: King Cobra

The King Cobra is to be both respected and feared. They are the longest venomous snakes on Earth, reaching lengths of 18 feet and can be found throughout Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. The King Cobra has hollow fangs fixed at the front of the mouth that they use to inject their venom through. They have a fantastic sense of smell and night vision, and in addition to the trademark hood,…

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When Animals Attack 1: Nile Crocodile

For our latest series of posts here at UK Survival Guides we want to take a look at what happens when animals attack people. We will start each post in the series with a little bit of information for the animal, some quick facts, and then followed by some tips to help survive an attack. Our series will look at everything from small spiders to stampeding elephants but for the first in the series, we…

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How to Use Banana Peels to Filter Water

Bananas are actually my favorite fruit but we usually just throw the peels onto the compost pile. We’ll, it seems they have another use too. According to science, banana peels can be used to remove heavy metal contamination from river water. These metals get introduced into our waterways from sources such as agricultural runoff and industrial wastes. Once they are in the water they contaminate soil as well as pose health risks to humans and…

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Best Emergency Whistles for Your Survival Kit

Although whistles are generally inexpensive, they are still one of the most effective ways to draw attention if you become lost or in need of help during an emergency situation. Whether you regularly go out hiking, want something to carry for personal safety or you just want a means of signaling for your survival kit, a good whistle should never be underestimated. The piercing sound will travel much farther than your voice will, even in…

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How to Break in New Walking Boots

Like almost any other footwear, you need to break in your new walking boots. This helps to soften the material and allows the boot to mould to your foot which is essential to avoid blisters and discomfort while traveling long distances. You do need to make sure you have the right boots in the first place. It isn’t a problem if they feel stiff as they will loosen up as you break in the boots….

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