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Yes, that’s a Tampon in my mouth : The Swiss Army Survival Tampon : 7 Survival Uses – Do me a favor for the next 5 minutes. Try to forget everything you know about a TAMPON. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below and it is a new survival product on the market: the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.) All kidding aside, a TAMPON really does have a ton of uses to a survivor. The tampon is actually regulated in the US by the Food & Drug Administration as a Class II Medical Device. I’ve high-lighted a few survival uses below: Not only are these little tactical bandages packaged in a waterproof sleeve, but they are designed to be ultra absorbent – making them the perfect first aid bandage. Another excellent tampon survival use is as a Crude Water Filter.

The water dripped out nearly crystal clear. Nearly everyone knows that cotton makes an excellent fire tinder. Yes, I have a tampon in my mouth – don’t laugh. The Blow Gun certainly has it’s place in survival history. Creek. Earthship Living in a Cold Desolate Canadian Winter. The Off Grid Battery That Runs On Air! MetAir® Ranger Off-Grid, Emergency Back-Up Power System. Off-Grid, Emergency Back-Up Power – Day or Night The MetAir® Ranger is a lightweight “personal portable power system” comprised of eco-friendly zinc-air battery cells. Unlike portable gas generators or lead acid rechargeable batteries, the MetAir® Ranger Portable Power System is a maintenance-free primary battery system that requires no liquid fuels, no power outlets, no solar panels, and no external energy sources to stay charged.

The MetAir® Ranger is powered by zinc-air batteries, which are lightweight, high-energy, long-lasting, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. The MetAir® Ranger Portable Power System has multiple accessory options including: AC power inverter, multi-port USB charger, waterproof LED light, and cigarette lighter adapter. These options help provide convenient and reliable on-demand power to run or charge emergency communications equipment and portable consumer electronic devices.

MetAir® Ranger Off-Grid, Emergency Back-Up Power System. Off Grid: Battery 'Runs On Air!' 27 Survival Uses for Floss You Never Thought Of. When you are packing your bug out bag or putting supplies on the shelf, lack of space can be a serious problem. That’s why it’s best to store items that can serve many purposes. Things like trash bags,chap stick, and pantyhose take up very little space and can be used in numerous ways.

And so can, dental floss. Here are 27 ways you can use it for survival. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. By Alan / via UrbanSurvivalSite. A homemade mosquito trap that really works! The mosquitoes can fly right back out through the small bottle top opening that they came in through, except few ever get back to the small opening once they are inside; once inside and find nothing to land on, their inclination is to fly elsewhere, and most likely they will fly towards the outside wall, then encountering a solid surface they usually work their way up into the crevice where the inverted top seals with the bottle. They will fly around in different areas, but few ever get back aligned with the small opening they came in initially, then continue up and out of the bottle.

Besides, they are still (supposedly) drawn toward the CO2 the yeast is producing, which leads them down into the funnel area, and back into the same trap. The theory is that eventually, the trapped insects die and fall into the sugar-water-yeast. The fly traps sold in stores (mentioned in other posts) work on the same trapping principle, that the opening is lower than the crevices around the sides. Tono Mirai’s “Earth Houses”: Contemporary Homes Made from The Earth. Posted by Kai Mitsushio | 16 Jul 2013 | Comments (0) nest / Kanda SU (1999-2004) They say your home is your “third skin,” after your clothes and your actual skin.

Our second and third “skins,” just like our actual skin, have a significant effect on our lives. If your clothes are wet, or aren’t warm enough, you might catch a cold. If your house is designed and built without natural, eco-friendly materials… well, you may not catch a cold, but the space you live in, its materials, its design, surely has an affect on your well being. Tono Mirai is an architect who believes this, and has focused on making houses out of, for lack of a better word, “earth” for nearly 15 years. Future House (2010) Tono’s latest concepts combine the ideas and designs of a traditional Japanese home with his environmentally friendly Earth Houses. House for Stories (2001) Special thanks to Tomoko Miyake for coordinating. Eco-Dome. CalEarth’s Eco-Dome can be built out of nothing more than dirt, barbed wire, and the same kind of polyethylene bags used to make sandbags to contain floods.

The house will probably last longer if you mix some cement with the dirt, but it’s not absolutely necessary. The bags come in the form of a continuous tube, and the house is constructed of layers of dirt-filled “snakes,” with barbed wire laid between them to keep them from moving. This 400 sq. ft. home is one of CalEarth’s plans that can be built from the dirt on your land. It’s 21st-century adobe: faster and easier than traditional adobe construction, because you don’t have to make and dry individual bricks. This construction technique can be learned quickly by anyone, and is about the cheapest possible way to build lasting shelter. But these are by no means temporary buildings; they are so robust that they meet California building codes. Plans and a DVD and bags are available at the CalEarth’s Eco-Dome web site. Postcard From Eastern Oregon: When Planting Food Is Illegal, By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume « Speaking Truth to Power. This Spring my farming partners and I found ourselves landless.

For the past eight years, we had been actively exploring a variety of forms and practices of small-scale agriculture and restoration, including bicycle-based urban farming, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), plant-breeding and seed-saving, staple crops (grains, legumes and oilseeds) and the cultivation and processing of medicinal herbs (no, not pot). Last year I wrote an article, “Who Will Feed The People?

“, discussing the challenges to small-scale agriculture in the United States, such as lack of equipment, knowledge, financial resources, and markets; the polluted wasteland left behind by conventional farming; increasingly volatile and unpredictable weather patterns brought by Climate Change; and, last but not least, the social barriers: people of the U.S. are by and large uninterested in significant changes to the socio-economic status quo, and resist cutting edge projects. Or did exist. How to Build Your Own Outdoor Mud Oven. By Gaye Levy Guest writer for Wake Up World Rocket stoves and outdoor grills are great for cooking in a pot or skillet when the power is down or non-existent following a disaster or a worst case SHTF situation where fuel is either flat-out unavailable or intolerably expensive.

There are some things, though, that cook best in an oven. One solution, of course, is to use a cast iron Dutch oven or camp stove. What is a Mud Oven and How Does it Work? Mud ovens have many other names: Earth Oven, Clay Oven, Adobe Oven, Bee Hive Oven, Quebec Oven, Roman Oven and El Horno. I have got to tell you, when I first saw the mud oven I was fascinated. The Quest for A Mud Oven Cary from Texas had this to say about his quest to build a mud oven: I had traveled Arizona and New Mexico visiting places such as Acoma, Taos Pueblo and any other places that had mud ovens.I remember in the late sixties buying bread baked in these ovens and wanted to duplicate the experience in my own back yard.

Good luck. Gaye. 10 Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient & 10 Ways to Get There. By Michael Edwards and Jeffrey Green Activist Post We are now three to five generations removed from the rural backbone that strengthened America. The world at large has undergone a similar transformation as the promise of easier work has created a migration to big cities. These mega-cities could be seen as an experiment gone awry, as general well-being has declined, with suicide rates increasing across the world. Crowded conditions and economic strife have led to rampant crime, pollution, corporate malfeasance, and a dog-eat-dog type of competition that can be described as a temporary insanity. The economic crisis we are living through has been the final straw for many people, as promises of a better, easier, and more creative life seem to have been sold to us by carnival-style tricksters who are laughing all the way to (their) bank.

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