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DIY Air Conditioners on the Cheap

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There are a number of challenges to living off the grid, and in a disaster situation, there is unfortunately no way to get around having to deal with them. A lot of everyday conveniences that we take for granted require electricity and gas. In such situations, simple tasks can become …

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DIY Paracord Sling Step By Step

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Paracord is a very versatile form of cordage originally manufactured for parachutes. It was a special intertwined rope made for the lines of suspension on the chute, but now it is so dynamic that it is used in almost every form of survival and post collapse BOB and kits. It …

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How to Tie the Monkey Fist Knot

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The monkey fist is a neat little device that originated several hundred years ago on sailing vessels. Often referred to as a sailor’s knot, it started life as a halyard line tied around a cannon ball to toss the mooring line to a dockhand. Another use on ships was as …

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How to Make Your Own Knife

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There are tons of articles about EDC gear and BOB equipment, and one of the most crucial items on those lists a knife. Now as we all know (you do now), knives come in many shapes, sizes, and, of course, prices. Two bills or not two bills, that is the …

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Survival Uses for Clay Pots

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When you find yourself in a survival situation, every resource you have must be used to its maximum potential.  You will often find that the best survival items are those that have multiple purposes.  Clay pots are one of those items.  In addition to having several uses, you can even …

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How to Make a Solar Still

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In a survival situation, water can be one of the most difficult items to obtain. Seeing as it is the most important key to surviving if one were to become lost in the wild, it is a good idea to learn ways of obtaining it. One method that you can …

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How to Build a Basic Snare with Paracord

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Practicing survival skills is the same as practicing any skill. Outcome can be influenced dramatically when you practice. When you may need certain skills to eat or stay alive in a survival situation, knowledge of the correct way and some practice beforehand can give you higher odds on being more …

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DIY Solar Powered Water Heater

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Without the Sun, the Earth would just be a big dark ball of rock and ice floating through empty, desolate space. Nothing, or anyone you know, would ever have been. Nothing, or anyone, would ever be. There would be no life as we know it. Oh sure, it’s possible, maybe …

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The Best DIT Stink Bug Trap

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Ah, the aroma of cilantro floats through the air…but wait, it is not Italian tonight? That distinctive scent could be our armored little friend- the Asian stink bug. With stink bugs now in over 41 states, even Home Depot and Lowes are starting to carry special traps. On Amazon they …

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