5 Survival Uses For Pine Resin

Pine resin is abundant in coniferous forests. Certain trees secrete this liquid as part of a healing mechanism. You can very easily find it slowly dripping from tree bark cracks and you can also harvest it using a knife. It’s a viscous, sticky substance that has various uses, especially in survival situations due to its anti-infective and powerful…

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Bug Out! Where To?

When disaster hits you need to get out of harm’s way as soon as possible. To do so, you will need to consider various logistical factors, such as distance and ease of access (infrastructure) from your current position to the bug out location, as well as your available resources (how much fuel do you have…

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10 Survival Uses For Duct Tape

Duct tape or cloth tape, as it is known by in Australia, can be used to cover jars, bags, repair tents and clothing articles. But these are only a few of its survival uses. Let’s take a quick look at each one in particular. 1. Provides insulation Duct tape can provide insulation properties to your…

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Surviving Tornadoes

As you well know, the tornado season has begun, leaving behind deaths, wounded and scattered buildings. The F3, F4 and F5 tornadoes are more prevalent in the eastern half of the United States, but milder twisters can also form alongside the western part of the US. Although highly dangerous forces of nature, the tornadoes can…

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15 Survival Uses For Salt

Salt is very useful to have with you at all times. Let’s see exactly why salt can help you even in the most unusual situations that you may have never thought of. 1. Relieving pain Whether your family or yourself have been bitten by lice or ticks or stung by bees, you should rub a…

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10 Survival Uses For Tin Foil

One perceives the aluminum or tin foil as a foil that will help preserve the food’s taste for longer and so we rarely use it for anything else. However, did you know that you can use tin foil in critical situations, as well? Even the US Army recognizes its importance in the official Survival Manual.…

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Survival Uses For Wood Ash

The wood ash can be successfully used in a survival situation, for a number of different chores. If so far you threw the wood ash away, then you might not have known that it is rich in a multitude of minerals, such as: Sodium Calcium Iron Potassium Magnesium Sulphurous Phosphorus Cobalt Manganese Zinc Copper So…

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Stockpiling Food Basics

Stockpiling food is a highly recommended method of avoiding food shortages should terrorist attacks (destroying transportation routes), riots, civil wars, panic buying (thus leaving the supermarkets’ shelves empty within a day or two) and hyperinflation (as a result of an economic collapse) occur. If you happen to live on an island, remember that importing food…

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Subdue Your Attacker In Seconds

What people remember from the movies is the fact that the good guy always manages to protect himself and/or his family against the villains. However, in real life, there is an array of important concepts that you should take into account when engaged in one-on-one combat. In the middle of a riot, you must be…

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Hypothermia: What You Need To Know…

Unless you live in the tropics, winter is likely to bring uncertain weather, including bone-chilling temperatures, severe winds, freezing rain and significant snowfall. Those that have failed to prepare for extreme weather events are in for a world of hurt if the power or heat goes out. The cold can really get to you, especially…

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