Survival Topics - Your Online Survival Kit Custom Tree House Plans, DIY Ideas & Building Designs No, really: would you want to design, build and live in an real fantasy tree house all year round? More and more people have decided to do just that and where treehouses were once novelty architecture for kids they are now (almost) mainstream structures, as attested to by the pictures above via Bella Seven. Many modern tree house designs and home designers and custom builders take a site-specific approach and construct their tree buildings around not only views and rooms but also have to account for access and structural support in unique and novel ways. While a lot of attention is paid to lofty plans by fashionable designers, there are many people who continue to use quite conventional home-building plans, techniques and materials to construct tree homes and cabins that look much like ordinary residences on the ground below. And moving into the future, who is to say that tree houses will not continue to be considered for ever-more-urban applications?
Captain Dave's Survival Center and Preparedness Resource 40 Unique Places to Stash Firearms Today’s article comes to you from the ITS Forums via Doc of RSKTKR Consulting. We thought this was such a great topic that we wanted to throw it up as a main article. Where have you stashed a handgun in your home or car that you feel is an especially clever stashing place? Here is a list from a very popular internet thread where all these ideas are collecting. Empty cereal box in pantry, back when I lived in the ‘hood’. Do you have a favorite place to stash your firearms? Are you getting more than 14¢ of value per day from ITS Tactical? Please consider joining our Crew Leader Membership and our growing community of supporters. At ITS Tactical we’re working hard every day to provide different methods, ideas and knowledge that could one day save your life. For less than 14¢ a day you can help contribute directly to our content, and join our growing community of supporters who have directly influenced what we’ve been able to accomplish and where we’re headed.
The 7 foods experts won't eat - Healthy Living on Shine How healthy (or not) certain foods are-for us, for the environment-is a hotly debated topic among experts and consumers alike, and there are no easy answers. But when Prevention talked to the people at the forefront of food safety and asked them one simple question-"What foods do you avoid?"-we got some pretty interesting answers. Although these foods don't necessarily make up a "banned" list, as you head into the holidays-and all the grocery shopping that comes with it-their answers are, well, food for thought: 20 ways to feed your family for $100 a week. 1. The expert: Fredrick vom Saal, PhD, an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri who studies bisphenol-A The problem: The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. The solution: Choose tomatoes in glass bottles (which do not need resin linings), such as the brands Bionaturae and Coluccio. 2. 3.
Healing herbs reference database Survival Gear Review Clean up your act! by Nanette Blanchard Issue #100 I used to get a headache just inhaling the chemical fumes while walking through the cleaning product aisle of the store. I started using less toxic products from the health food store, but they were so expensive. So I started to make my homemade cleaning products, and the surprising end result is that I clean the house more often. Making nontoxic laundry detergent and dishwashing liquid saves money and helps the environment. The surprising thing is how well these cleansers work. My homemade laundry detergent actually gets my clothes softer than commercial laundry detergent. My homemade dishwashing liquid seems to do a better job with greasy dishes and is easier on my hands. Before you begin making your own homemade cleansers, start collecting a variety of containers. You probably already know that ketchup will clean copper cookware (leave on a thin film for about 20 minutes) and that a half-vinegar and half-distilled-water mixture is good for shining your windows.
Hobo Stove | 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. 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. We use a metal coat hanger to build rods which will help hold up the cooking pot. The top side of a coffee can is already opened. We then used the tin snips to cut a small door. Materials:
The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet | Belly Bytes The following is a "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet. Fruits 01. The Power: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. 02. The Power: Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. 03. The Power: Ellagic acid, which helps stall cancer-cell growth. 04. The Power: Stop aging, live longer and keep your mind sharp with blueberries. 05. The Power: Vitamin C (117mg in half a melon, almost twice the recommended daily dose) and beta-carotene - both powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from free-radical damage. 06. The Power: Helps fight bladder infections by preventing harmful bacteria from growing. 07.
12 Gadgets to Survive the Apocalypse Now is a good time to ponder the apocalypse. Iran and North Korea are going nuclear, the wonky weather is a harbinger of catastrophic climate change, and end-of-the-world blockbusters abound. (Tim Burton's '9' came out last week and '2012,' 'The Road,' and 'Zombieland' are all coming up later this fall.) In that dismal spirit, the Switched team has gathered its first choices for last-chance gadgetry -- a collection of 12 must-haves if society is in peril, whether it be by fire or ice, zombies or aliens. Using our handy "What Type of Apocalypse Will It Be?" ACR Electronics Microfix Personal Beacon Good for: Zombie Attack, Rapidly Spreading Virus, Aliens, Floods With an internal GPS, this little guy signals satellites to identify your exact location, as well as your name, address, and medical info. Scope Ford F-650 XUV Eton American Red Cross Solarlink FR360 Radio 400 Ft. Therm-A-Rest Tech Blanket LIFESAVER Bottle Jetboil Personal Cooking System Orange Solar Concept Tent Voltaic Solar Bags
Tautline Hitch © Copyright 2014 John E Sherry. All rights reserved Disclaimer: Any activity involving rope can be dangerous and may even be life threatening! Knot illustrations contained in this web site are not intended for rock climbing instruction. Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace Where there's water, life is possible. True, it may be very difficult and very hard to live, depending, but anyone who's driven, hiked, or camped in the American South West will have noticed that cities and ranches crop up where there's surface water or where there's been a well dug. Within the state of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, there are deserts, mesas, mountains, and forests where normally people never or rarely visit; not-so-secret places where there's water, access to a road within a day's hike, and where a fairly rugged individual may hide while remaining basically healthy, marginally well fed, and reasonably sane. In this section I'll look at two such environments, neither of which I would recommend, but one of which I'd suggest is a reasonable way to live in basic health while either on the run, hiding out from the law, old girl friends, the draft for an illegal war, putative wives and such. Where exactly? How I Would Do It Some Other Areas