Category Archive: Survival Gear

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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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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The Secret to Making Bleach a Safe First-Aid Antiseptic

Bleach by itself can be toxic if ingested and harmful to the skin.  However, you can process ordinary household bleach into a safe and effective antiseptic solution that can kill germs, clean wounds and minimize the destruction of surrounding tissues and cells.  Take a look at this excellent DIY video recipe that has been used successfully ever since …

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The Top 3 Tips for Improvised Floatation Devices

Swimming for survival takes an enormous amount of energy, and even the best swimmers can run into trouble in a very short period of time.  It is very important to think about how you can create makeshift or improvised flotation devices that can be used at a moment’s notice.  Let’s take a look at a few examples that can …

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Make a Sweet Flashlight Holder to Light Your Tent

Getting lighting options to work well inside of a tent is not always easy, and even the best accessories often produce limited results.  One option to consider if you don’t have a flashlight with a string attachment is to build your own.  Let’s take a look at how you can fashion a sturdy and effective flashlight holder in …

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How to Make Ant Bait Traps With Prescription Bottle Caps

Prescription bottle caps are the perfect size and design for improvised ant bait traps.  All you need to do is make a couple of modifications, use the right bait and place them in the right location.  Take a look at the following steps and see how this can be a safe and effective way to get a handle …

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How to Make a Cheap and Effective Live Rabbit Trap

A box rabbit trap is probably the easiest and most humane way to hunt and trap rabbits.  Shooting them requires a lot of time and skill, snare traps can be tricky and difficult to set, and most people don’t have enough land to make netting worthwhile.  Let’s take a look a simple design that can be set, checked …

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Create a Mini-Solar Heater With Plastic Bottles and a Sun Shade

You can create a mini-solar heater that is powerful enough to heat a bottle of water with some plastic bottles and a reflective vehicle sun shade.   This is an excellent way to have some hot water available for re-hydrating foods or uses that a fire may be a waste of energy to accomplish.  Take a look at the following …

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Making a Breakaway Lanyard is Easy and Important

A breakaway lanyard is a makeshift necklace that is created to automatically detach if it gets snagged or pulled.  Neck injuries are not uncommon due to these unfortunate occurrences, but they are also completely avoidable.  Let’s take a look at how easy and important it is to consider making one for yourself.  You can take a piece of …

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