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Name: Callon
Date registered: November 24, 2015

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  1. How to Bend PVC Pipe Easily and Efficiently — September 22, 2017
  2. Wheat Storage: How Much and For How Long — September 22, 2017
  3. Making the Most of Your Firewood — September 22, 2017
  4. Make Cordage from Natural Materials — September 22, 2017
  5. Civil War Hardtack – AKA “Survival Biscuit” — September 21, 2017

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Pick a Lock in SECONDS with a Bump Key

Picking locks is easy once you’ve made a bump key. Plus: learn to prevent break-ins. A lock, in its simplest form, is just a series of pins, each of which has two parts that are illustrated in red and blue to the left. To pick a lock, you simply need to insert a pick and push …

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Make Thermite out of Sand

Here, I show you how to make a thermite composition out of sand! Just get some sand (the whiter the better), aluminum, and sulfur and make sure everything is a very fine powder. You’ll have to grind the sand in a mortar and pestile (interesting side note: I found that’s a pretty good way to clean your …

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How to Make Fire Starters out of Straws

One of the biggest problems with using pre-made fire starting material is that it can be messy and difficult to store or transport. However, there is a nice technique that you can use to create portable and self-contained fire starters with some straws and other common materials. Look at the steps below and see how this option …

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Homemade Camp Shower

Having a shower when you are in the out doors is a must.  Here is a great DIY that anyone can do.  Just follow the step by step instructions in this video.

How to Preserve Cast Iron Products in a Few Simple Steps

Cast iron is one of the most durable and long-lasting material out there, but it is also one of the most corrosive.  Following a few simple steps during each use can reduce or eliminate the need to treat and restore oxidized items.  Let’s take a look at some common suggestions and you can start to put them into …

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Incorporating Military Camouflage Into Our Appearance

Effective concealment is one of the fundamental principles of survival in hostile or unsafe areas.  The military has virtually perfected the art of camouflage over the years, and we can benefit from incorporating their guidelines into our own preparedness efforts.  Let’s look at some general things to think about when the need arises to blend in with the surrounding …

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A Basic Introduction into the Lunar Cycle

Learning the basics of the lunar cycle can get you in tune with the rhythm of life that may become a reality if and when the SHTF.  One the main reasons that the moon is such a reliable source of time measurement is that each phase is distinctive and easily identifiable.  Let’s take a look at the basic phases …

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A Simple Homemade Paint Recipe that Everyone Should Know

Not a lot of thought is given to paint during a survival situation, but it may become necessary in order to protect the wood of structures at your bug-out location.  The good news is that you can take advantage of an age-old paint recipe that can last up to 10 years.  It’s completely non-toxic and only requires …

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Cooking Fish-On-A-Stick the Easy Way

Fire-roasted fish is one of the most delicious ways to cook your catch out in the field.  However, there are some things that you can do to make the process easier and more efficient.  Let’s look at a few things that can help you to turn your next catch into a meal with minimal effort while reducing the …

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Turn An Old Fire Extinguisher into a Metal Forge!

You can turn a fire extinguisher canister into a very hot and efficient forge in a few simple steps.  This option is far superior to using aluminum cans or other thin material as the thickness of the metal of the fire extinguisher will absorb a tremendous amount of heat.  Let’s look at the basic idea …

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