Using Fatwood for Fire Starting

A quick search of the internet will pull up thousands of websites that will tell you how good fatwood is as a fire starter. Why is this guide any different? We want to give you the knowledge from what it is through to actually using it. What is Fatwood? Fatwood goes by many names such as pitch wood and lighter pine but no matter what the name, fatwood is an easy igniting substance that comes…

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160 Uses for Coconut Oil

160 Uses for Coconut Oil

This post was originally found over at ybertaud9 Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. I buy it in 5 gallon increments and keep it all over my house. So here is a little information to inspire you to check out this amazing oil!   Coconut Oil Is: Daily Dosage: Here is a chart outlining the recommended daily dosage of virgin coconut…

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Emergency Food Items With a Long Shelf Life

Emergency Food Items With a Long Shelf Life

When choosing food items for your stockpile it is important to choose those with the longest shelf life where possible. the food items that we are going to look at here have a very long shelf life but in order for them to actually last, you must be sure that you store them correctly. The best place to keep your stockpile is in a dark, cool, and dry spot, free of humidity, moisture, direct sunlight, and…

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Preparing For a Blizzard

For many people, snow is a welcome part of winter. However, when it starts to fall hard and fast, knocking out power and putting transport to a standstill, it can become deadly. It is important that you fully understand the differences between watches and warnings in order to better prepare yourself. Understanding Cold Weather Warnings Here in the UK we use watches and warnings during the winter weathers. These are as follows: Our weather stations…

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Make a $4 Emergency Biomass Stove From Concrete Blocks

Make a $4 Emergency Biomass Stove From Concrete Blocks

In the aftermath of a disaster, purifying drinking water will be a priority. The quickest, safest method could be boiling. This biomass stove only requires four concrete blocks, a tin can with both ends cut out and a gas stove eyelet top. The completed stove is sturdy enough to hold a several-gallon container of water, stew or a heavy cast iron Dutch oven. How to Make a Faraday Cage 

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