Starting an Emergency Fund

How to Start an Emergency Fund

We all know that emergencies happen unexpectedly. By being prepared before the emergency, you can greatly reduce the stress at the time. Many people live by the “it will never happen to me” thought and so the thought of starting an emergency fund never crosses their mind. The fact is, not one of us knows what the future holds for us. Your emergency fund is not for saving up for your next vacation or new…

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How to Build a debris hut

How to Build a Debris Hut in the Woods

The debris hut is an extremely versatile shelter that is suitable for many habitats and requires no tools to build, only the natural materials you find around you. Not only is learning to build a debris hut fun, but it is a very important skill. How a Debris Hut Works Built correctly, the debris hut works by insulating you from the elements using layers of natural material. The idea is to build the hut as…

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Review: The Prepper’s Pocket Guide

Review: The Prepper’s Pocket Guide

The little handbook, “The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster” by Bernie Carr is one of those books that I keep finding myself going back to. If you follow the Apartment Prepper’s Blog then you will already know Bernie for her knowledgeable posts over there. This handy guide has been around for a fair few years now and has probably been looked at more than…

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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 butterfly bandage

How to Apply Butterfly Stitches

During this guide we are going to look at how to apply butterfly stitches and how you can make your own. Butterfly stitches are narrow adhesive strips that are used to close a small wound to better help it heal. You can use the strips if the wound is shallow, clean and uninfected, and you’re sure that nothing is embedded in it. Make sure that the skin around the wound is also clean and dry….

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