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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situational awareness 101

Situational Awareness 101: What You Need to Know

The ability to know what is going on around you as you head out seems to be an incredibly rare skill set nowadays. People walk down the streets with their eyes on their phones, some maybe listening to music, completely unaware of their surroundings. We’ve all witnessed it, and we all fall victim to it. Situational awareness is not so much about gathering every little detail about your environment, but more about knowing which details…

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Learn to tie knots

5 Essential Knots You Must Learn

There are many knots that I believe to be essential to learn for survival and each has its own use. Below you will find 5 essential knots you must learn. Once you have mastered these start expanding your knowledge with other knots. Why learn different knots? Simply put, the correct knot in a survival situation could literally save your life. Reef Knot (Square Knot) The Reef knot is a simple but useful knot to learn….

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Dirty Fighting Techniques to Win

Dirty Fighting Techniques to Win the Fight

When it comes to self-defense, and you’re protecting your life or that of a loved one, then there are no rules. You do whatever it takes to keep the good guy alive and take down the bad guy. In a street fight there are no rules like you would have in MMA or boxing and there are no weight classes. If the smaller of the two guys doesn’t pull out some dirty fighting techniques then…

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