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Aquamax Waterproof Crank Flashlight: Flashlights at L.L.Bean. Solar Wind 'N Go Flashlight: Flashlights at L.L.Bean. 10 Essential Homemade Survival Items. You'll be happy to know that you carry around highly flammable materials every time you wear your favorite blue jeans. Well, maybe not particularly happy in normal circumstances, but when you need to light a fire pretty quickly and need to get your hands on some tinder, just reach into your pocket and use the lint! It ignites very quickly-you'll be glad you wore your favorite jeans on your hiking-trip-gone-wrong. 3. A Drop of Bleach Of course we all know that water is crucial to our survival.

Well the answer lies in the bathroom. This interesting method lets us see (or smell) how well the bleach has killed the little critters, and lets us know when the water is ready for consumption. Typical fresh household chlorine bleach has about 5.35% chlorine content (be sure to read the label). To use household bleach for disinfecting water: Add two drops of bleach per quart/liter of water.Stir it well.Let the mixture stand for a half hour before drinking.

Source. List of Survival Supplies. Use this list of survival supplies to get prepared for emergencies. Emergency survival situations can happen anywhere at any time due to nature, driving a car, a fire, recreation, or civil unrest. Are you prepared for survival in these situations? Survival preparedness saves you the trouble of trying to predict when an survival situation will occur. Survival preparedness is easy, affordable and can be easily accomplished by you and your family. We are here to help you with this process. Start with the instructions in our recommended Survival Handbook. Safe Winter Driving. Planning a road trip through snow and ice?

Safe Winter Driving

These road-tested tips from professional driving instructor Bob Schaller will help keep you safe, warm, and on track. RTA's Road Food Guru Dennis Weaver tells how to stay hydrated and nourished in cold weather. Before you drive, clear the snow and ice from the windows, hood, lights, and roof. Keep your vehicle clean to help you be more visible to others. Vehicle maintenance is always important, but even more so in weather extremes. Tires and Traction: You should have at least 1/8-inch tire tread depth and proper inflation. Public Education: In for a Penny, In for a Pound (Guest Article) The author of this guest article, Tim Hicks, has been an educator in Texas for more than 20 years.

Public Education: In for a Penny, In for a Pound (Guest Article)

In all of those years, the thing that Tim has cared most deeply about, aside from his family, is teaching; the quality of teaching, the political direction of teaching and most importantly, the end result of teaching. Like many of you, I have sat watching and listening aghast at the public education three-ring-cluster that has been going on for years.

One group argues there’s not enough emphasis on basics. Another group screams about not a long enough school year. Arguments multiply like mirror imaged mushrooms; no accountability, parent accountability, teachers make too much, teachers make too little, teach religion, leave religion out of it, not enough testing, too much testing; the list of gripes and problems just continues to grow. I know that sounds like trying to rebuild a submarine that’s already underwater, but hear me out on this. What happened? We’re off to a good start for now. How to knit close-fitting fingerless gloves. To knit one pair of fingerless gloves, you will need the following supplies: 1 pair size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles.

How to knit close-fitting fingerless gloves

(Size 8 will also work) 1 skein Worsted Weight yarn, any color. 1 tapestry needle. BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies,... Songs that make you feel better. This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die. You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be).

This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die

However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone. Editor's Note: The Bios Urn is a patented design of Estudimoline, the design company of Gerard Moline, a Catalan artist and product designer who designed Bio Urn for animals in 1999. Famous World Ideologies, as explained by references to Cows.

A Low Impact Woodland Home. The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun.