Category Archive: Disaster preparedness

Surprising and Practical Uses for Rubber Bands

Surprising and Practical Uses for Rubber Bands Believe it or not, rubber bands can be used for a lot of purposes beyond holding things together.  While we don’t often think of them as being an essential component of our survival gear, they may come in handy for a number of projects that can make life …

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How to Make a Septic Bin for Animal Waste

How to Make a Septic Bin for Animal Waste Anyone who has animals knows how they can produce a significant amount of waste in a short amount of time.  Dealing with excessive animal waste will be an issue in a situation if normal garbage collection services are disrupted.  However, you can create an improvised septic …

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How to Make an Electricity Free Air Conditioner

How to Make an Electricity Free Air Conditioner There is a new type of homemade air conditioner that is sweeping the world due to its simplicity. You can make one out of some of the most abundant and basic materials around in an hour or so. People have reported drops in indoor temperatures in excess …

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How to Make a Candle from Waxed Cheese

How to Make a Candle from Waxed Cheese If you have your hands on some waxed cheese or cheese that is surrounded by a thick casing, you can turn it into a candle during an emergency.  While it will force you to open the cheese and eat or throw it away, knowing this trick can …

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How to Contend with Fear During a Crisis

How to Contend with Fear During a Crisis Fear is a powerful emotion that has the ability to either help or hurt us.  However, how we are generally taught to deal with it may not be the best solution.  Let’s take a look how re-framing our views on fear may be the first step towards …

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Top Environmental Toxins the Government Downplays

Top Environmental Toxins the Government Downplays The EPA is in charge of keeping our air and water clean, and they do so by establishing guidelines and regulations.  However, these regulations do not eliminate toxins from our environment.  Rather, they are there to give us the impression that we are safe, and that the contaminants we …

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Practical Survival Tips from the Book of Leviticus

Practical Survival Tips from the Book of Leviticus The book of Leviticus in the Bible is probably one of the most debated and contentious in all of scripture.  The restrictions placed on the Jewish people are seen by some as oppressive and others as a blessing and wise set of rules to follow.  Many of …

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Practical, Yet Little Known Uses for Flashlights

Practical, Yet Little Known Uses for Flashlights Your flashlight is much more than a source of light in the dark.  It can be used for dozens of practical survival applications, and there are a few that you may not have considered.  Let’s take a look at some ways that you can use this to your …

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Toxins in Fish and How to Minimize Exposure

Toxins in Fish and How to Minimize Exposure Much of the pollution that we generate either soaks into our groundwater supply or finds its way to the ocean.  Unfortunately, both of these destinations are sources of water, food and nutrients for almost every type of fish or marine life that we eat.  While the problem …

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Biosafety Levels and the Threat of a Global Pandemic

Biosafety Levels and the Threat of a Global Pandemic Thousands of microbes that can pose a threat to human health are being tested or engineered in labs throughout the world.  These range from studying the common cold virus to creating biological agents that have the potential to wipe out a significant percentage of humanity.  In …

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