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Nose breathing is more effective in filtering dust and smoke, therefore when in an area filled with smoke such as a forest fire, try to breath through your nose, preferably with a wet cloth in front of your nostrils. This is something c...
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In the photo section of "caregiver222" I have posted numerous protocols on nuclear defense and decontamination. They were too numerous to post in this section.
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Most campers have auxiliary generators. If broken down on the road these can be used to warn oncoming traffic or provide illumination for repairs if you have several inexpensive clip-on 110 volt lamps and long extension cords. You can us...
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If you are doing any hard work in a cold environment, cotton is bad. Cotton does not wick so sweat and moisture will accumulate near the body and when you stop moving it will help move body heat away from you. Do not wear cotton next to ...
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Airplanes can file flight plans but there is no provision for a hiker to do,so. When going alone in a wilderness area (that has cell phone coverage) or on a boat, arrange for a friend in a secure area to receive periodic position repo...
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During the 1800's German mathematician Friedrish Gauss established a one inch square mirror could transmit sunlight seven miles. That led to the creation of the heliograph system of military signaling with mirrors. In any event, this ...
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In extremely cold weather survival depends upon keeping the head warm. If you are out in the wilderness with your children ensure that in the backpack everyone has a form-fitting wool cap or balaclava, as well as a scarf in the backpa...
caregiver222 | Posted
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Car batteries have come a long way. In the old days there were only lead-acid types. Now there are also Gell-Cell and Absorbed glass mat. The gell-cell and absorbed glass mat are very expensive. Lab tests suggest these are best for...
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Under conditions of heavy rain on highways reduce speed by 20 mph. But here's another tip. The driving books all state "keep to the right lane". All highways, however are NOT flat. They have slopes to drain water. On a three lan...
caregiver222 | Posted
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It pays to have an inexpensive tire pressure guage in the glove compartment and check all four tires once a month and before taking a long trip. Besides causing excess wear and fuel consumption the wrong pressure adversely affects brakin...
caregiver222 | Posted
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The body control module controls all electrical systems in your car. It is usually located mounted low near the driver's left knee. Failure of this module causes battery drain when the vehicle is shut off. The little creature can drai...
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Reflective tape is always a good investment. Put it around your flashlight, the inside of your car door that shows to traffic when opened, the inside of your trunk that shows when opened, and on tool boxes that you may use at a roadside....
caregiver222 | Posted
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It pays to have one or more extra cell phone battery packs for emergencies. Staples has had them on sale for as low as $5.00 U.S. They go up to $80.00 or so. There are many brands available. In the event of an emergency were there m...
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If you purchase footwear in a store specializing in camping or the outdoors you will find that leather boots come in two varieties. Chrome-tanned and oil-tanned. Ask the clerk. Today in the United States 90% of the footwear is chrome-tan...
caregiver222 | Posted
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Moleskin is an inexpensive flannel-type material backed by adhesive. A nice accessory to have when camping. It is called "moleskin" because it is soft, like the skin of a mole. There are brand names, but all are equal. I purchased these ...
caregiver222 | Posted
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Short pants and sandals have no business in a survival situation. Nothing bothers me more than observing a troop of boy scouts marching around in the wilderness in short pants. This is plan stupid. (1) Long pants provide significant ...
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Colored trash bags are hard to find, but should be considered whenever hiking. They are sold in tear-off rolls. If one is hosting a boy-scout troop or group or children hikers you can use the roll and provide every child with one of ea...
caregiver222 | Posted
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Lightsticks should be carried by every camper and on ever boat. They have been discussed on another post. The method for using a lightstick for signaling an aircraft is to attach the lightstick to a length of parachute cord, or more...
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Garbage bags are an inexpensive indispensable addition to emergency supplies, although not commonly mentioned on government sites. They can provide durable shelter from rain, snow and the elements and represent the difference between ...
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The "Lifesaver" Jerrycan is a five gallon plastic container with a built in water purification system and pump. They are quite expensive. U.S. $350-$450 circa. The particulate filter is alleged to filter out bacteria and parasites, lea...
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