Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Many Uses of a Cheap Flashlight

A cheap flashlight can be used for it's light but also the parabolic lens can be used to start fires, the batteries can be used with steel wool to ignite fires or overheated by connecting the ends with wire to make hand warmers. The plastic case can be modified and stuffed with charcoal to make a survival straw for water purifying and the spring can be used as a fish hook.

Cattails Could Save Your Life

Cattails are one of the best survival resource you can find. All parts of a cattail are edible, raw or cooked. The roots are very starchy and taste like a potato on steroids. The fluff in the head of a cattail can be used as fire tinder, diaper fluff, or flour.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Honey Rocks!

Honey is a wonderful antiseptic. You can put it on cuts and even use it as face wash or gentle body wash. It also makes wonderful cough syrup. I was told this by a doctor and it works! A half a teaspoon seems to suppress coughing for about an hour and a half.

Survival Skills

When you really need survival skills it is probably too late to learn them.