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Potassium Permanganate: The Most Useful Survival Chemical

“When people think about survival tools, chemicals are usually not one of the first things that come to mind. Potassium permanganate should though. Also known as KMnO4, Condy’s Crystals and permanganate of potash, Potassium permanganate is a jack of all survival trades. When it comes to survival, the more you know, the more you can […]

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How To Prepare Your House For Emergencies

No one wants to think that a disaster, natural or otherwise, will strike at home. But with the wild weather patterns that have popped up this year, now seems like a smart time to make sure your home is ready, just in case. We may not be able to predict the weather, but we can […]

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Making A Sycamore Twig Whistle

“I am still receiving hate mail from the parents and teachers of all the kids I’ve shown how to make one of these nifty Sycamore whistles because they are incredibly LOUD. In fact they are so loud that they could be used in an emergency situation to attract attention from potential rescuers. The international distress […]

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Print Waterproof Plastic Maps

“Make your own Waterproof Maps by Printing directly on Plastic Film… garbage bag film. This is not simply laminating paper maps. The end result of this simple project is a 100% plastic map that is thinner, lighter, and more durable than paper. Sure, plastic paper can be purchased for printing water resistant maps however, it is expensive, and usually […]

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13 Survival Myths That Could Kill You

“What do you do when survival is not guaranteed? You’re lost, stranded, injured miles from civilization—if you even know what direction civilization is. Chances are you haven’t taken a survival course, and all you’ve got to fall back on are your wits and fragments of received wisdom that you’ve gleaned from TV, movies and maybe […]

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Wonder Ovens To Save On Fuel Storage

“We have been counseled to store a year’s worth of food and fuel where possible. The food I have but fuel is a whole other issue. I quickly realized that it was logistically impossible to store a year’s worth of any kind of fuel for a family as large as mine. Especially considering the types […]

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How To Build A Coracle – A Boat Made From A Basket & Hide

“In 1978 I ran into a friend, Hugh Curran, at the coin-operated laundry in Ellsworth, Maine. He saw one of my handmade laundry baskets, and he remarked  that it reminded him of a miniature version of the boats, or coracles, his uncle  once had built in Ireland. They were used for salmon fishing on the rivers. […]

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13 Pioneer Skills You May Need

“This week in Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day. Pioneer Day is a state holiday commemorating the arrival of the first band of Mormon Pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th, 1847. So in honor of those great pioneers of the past, here are thirteen skills that were everyday to them that you may […]

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How We Afford To Mini-Farm On One Income

“First off, I think I need to clarify a few things right off the bat. Originally, I had titled this post, “How We Afford to Homestead on One Income.” But that makes it sound like homesteading has to be an expensive endeavor, and that’s not necessarily true. You DO NOT have to move to the country or shell […]

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