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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Dakota Fire Pit – For Better Concealment

The Dakota Fire Pit is a great alternative to the usual campfire and is a great choice for when you need to remain undetected. It produces little to no smoke when built correctly which makes it essential learning for use after a SHTF situation in which you didn’t want to give your location away. This kind of fire pit is often used by the military due to the fire producing a low light signature, reduced…

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How to Survive a Shark Attack

OK, so the chances of you ever coming face to face with a shark that wants you for dinner are incredibly slim and to be fair, if it wants to eat you, it will. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History, the odds of you dying in a shark attack are 1 in 3,748,067. Sharks are more at risk from humans than we are from them. Some statistics suggest that an incredible 100 million…

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