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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How to Make Your Candles Last Longer

Pack Glow Sticks Instead of Candles in Your Survival Kit

There are quite a few options when it comes to lighting during a blackout but one that we don’t recommend is the use of candles. Each year, candle fires result in around 300 casualties in England, UK alone with more than 40 percent of all fires started by candles resulting in a death or injury. While candles may increase visibility in the dark, there is also an increased risk of causing a fire. Now, obviously…

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3 Tips for Disaster Preparedness for Those with Autism

As a parent, if you have or know someone with a child that has autism, do you know how to approach disaster preparedness with them in mind? Many websites giving information for emergency preparedness don’t consider the needs of those with disabilities. It is easy to think that one plan fits all but that is not the case. Many emergency plans assume that everyone in the home can walk, talk, follow directions and move quickly….

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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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Putting Together a Pet Emergency Survival Kit

11 Items for Your Dog’s First Aid Kit

While many of our readers already have an emergency disaster kit for themselves packed and ready to go, quite a few of them don’t yet have an emergency kit in place for their pets. This post is specifically aimed for those with dogs but if you have other pets too, you should be able to easily put an emergency kit together for them also. It is always a smart and safe idea to be prepared…

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