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Healthy Eating. How to make a Swedish Log Candle. Practical Survivor. Urban survival is a tricky subject to discuss. There are advantages to urban survival. Anywhere you look there are items in trash cans and dumpsters that can be used to improve a survival situation. Cardboard boxes can be used for shelter, newspapers can be used for insulation and to the practical survivor another persons trash can be a treasure. In this case we will use a coffee can to build a stove. Whether you call it a hobo stove, can stove, or just a survival stove, this is a cheap effective way to both cook and stay warm.

Keep an open mind during any survival situation. Whether backpacking, camping, or surviving, having a way to cook can make a huge difference. A coffee can or large vegetable/ravioli can will allow you to build a stove and cook. Items used to build this stove: * Coffee can * Can opener * Tin snips * Drill and drill bits * Metal coat hanger There are many methods that could be used to build this stove. The top side of a coffee can is already opened. Materials: Step 7.

Take the bottom piece of the can and start to ruffle the perimeter of the can with your thumb. (Figure 10.) You don’t want creases, just ruffles. These ruffles are to allow the top portion of the can to fit over the bottom portion easily. Step 8. . · Isopropyl alcohol works well with the stove but it does not burn as clean as denatured. · You will notice the aluminum strip creates an inner wall to the stove. . · You can set your cooking pot right on top of the stove and cook. . · Although, no amount of blowing will extinguish the flame. . · Please! LifeSaver bottle. The Lifesaver bottle is a portable water purification device.

LifeSaver bottle

The bottle filters out objects larger than 15 nanometres. Development[edit] After the 2004 Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina disaster in the U.S., Michael Pritchard, a water-treatment expert in Ipswich, England[1] began to develop the Lifesaver bottle after hearing the idea from Dr. Zackary Kepes and Austin Castellano.[2][3] Pritchard presented a prototype of the Lifesaver at 2007's DSEi London, where the product was named "Best Technological Development".[2][4] Pritchard's entire stock of 1,000 bottles sold out within four hours of the presentation.[3] Independent test results[edit] In 2007, the LifeSaver bottle was tested by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the results found it to completely filter out all bacteria and viruses.[6] Use[edit] "For $20 billion everyone can have access to safe drinking water.

To filter the water, one puts contaminated water in the back of the bottle, then screws the lid on. Life Raft Makes Its Own Drinking Water (5 pics) Imagine this: Your ship is sinking.

Life Raft Makes Its Own Drinking Water (5 pics)

You abandon ship with nothing but the clothes on your back, and you're thirsty, really thirsty. Lucky for you, you've arrived on-board the SeaKettle, a life raft that has the ability to desalinate salt water... The process starts by pumping sea water up to a Gortex covered reservoir, where the water is subject to evaporation. The evaporated water then hits the top canopy and condenses, filling the four pockets around the raft with fresh drinking water. The Gortex cover over the reservoir allows the vapor molecules to escape, but holds in the larger liquid molecules, preventing the pockets of fresh water from becoming contaminated by the sea water.

Designer Kim Hoffman got the inspiration for this project from the many stories of people suffering from extreme dehydration or death while being stranded in a life raft at sea. Via James Dyson Award.