Prevent your water pipes from freezing

Prevent Your Water Pipes from Freezing

We are nearing that time of the year again where your pipes are at risk from freezing. Not only do frozen water pipes prevent the flow of water, but it can also lead to them bursting causing damage to your home. The pipes that are most at risk of freezing are those which are in unheated spaces such as basements, lofts, garages, and those located in exterior walls. We are going to be taking a…

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Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that can not be detected by sight, smell or taste. If exposed to high levels, it can eventually kill. In England and Wales alone, there are around 25 deaths by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Once breathed in, it mixes with haemoglobin which is the part of red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body. This can lead to the cells and tissue to fail and die. Causes of Carbon…

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Skills Every Prepper Should Learn

Skills Every Prepper Should Learn

Your chance of survival following any kind of disaster is not just based on what you have stockpiled but also on the skills that you have. Having what you need is one thing, knowing how to use it is another and if you ARE missing something, it may be your skills that keep you alive. You could ask 10 different people what skills they believe you should have and get 10 different answers. There have…

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Mini metal foundry

Video: DIY Mini Metal Foundry

I have had the video below saved to one of my playlists for a while now and believe it to be of great use to preppers. This mini foundry can make quick work of turning your scrap metal in to something that can be of use should the SHTF. If you have decided to start storing metals for a rainy day then check it out. Charcoal foundries can reach temperatures in excess of 1,000ºC, which…

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Treat Deep Wounds

Do you know how to treat deep wounds when help is not around? If not, you need to start learning now. Basic first aid is great but what happens in a SHTF situation where you can’t immediately get to the hospital? We are going to look at how you can treat deep wounds yourself until help gets there. Stop the Bleeding You must apply direct pressure on the wound with a clean cloth or piece…

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