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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 ...
In the photo section of "caregiver222" I have posted numerous protocols on nuclear defense and decontamination. They were too numerous to...
Most campers have auxiliary generators. If broken down on the road these can be used to warn oncoming traffic or provide illumination for...
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 ...
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 p...
During the 1800's German mathematician Friedrish Gauss established a one inch square mirror could transmit sunlight seven miles. That led...
In extremely cold weather survival depends upon keeping the head warm. If you are out in the wilderness with your children ensure that...
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 m...
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 ri...
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 lon...
The body control module controls all electrical systems in your car. It is usually located mounted low near the driver's left knee. Fa...
Reflective tape is always a good investment. Put it around your flashlight, the inside of your car door that shows to traffic when opened...
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 g...
If you purchase footwear in a store specializing in camping or the outdoors you will find that leather boots come in two varieties. Chrom...
Moleskin is an inexpensive flannel-type material backed by adhesive. A nice accessory to have when camping. It is called "moleskin" becau...
Short pants and sandals have no business in a survival situation. Nothing bothers me more than observing a troop of boy scouts marching ...
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-...
Lightsticks should be carried by every camper and on ever boat. They have been discussed on another post. The method for using a ligh...
Garbage bags are an inexpensive indispensable addition to emergency supplies, although not commonly mentioned on government sites. They...
The "Lifesaver" Jerrycan is a five gallon plastic container with a built in water purification system and pump. They are quite expensive...
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