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Review: NDuR Survival Straw Water Purification

Water is essential to life. The average person can survive for three days without water. Don’t wait until you run out of water before you look for more. Your body loses 2-3 liters (4-6 pints) of water each day through sweating and urination, more if you are hot or exerting a lot of energy. This […]

Importance of Salt in Civilization for Survival

Salt is a valuable commodity that could become hard to come by in a long term disaster situation.  In Ancient Rome, salt was used as a form of currency because of it’s importance in preserving food.  In fact, it is still used today as a form of currency in some parts of Africa.  It was […]

Preparing For a Pandemic Influenza Outbreak

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918,lasted over a period of three years occurring in waves, one in 50 people died. A total of 50 Million people perished from it, more than had died in the World War that had just ended. The current flu that shows pandemic potential, the H7N9 strain, has a death rate […]

Protecting Your Food Storage From Pests

Clean, cool, dry storage areas are preferred. Avoid storing food in open containers on shelves. Keep food storage areas free from spilled food and food particles. Good housekeeping helps prevent insect infestations. To prevent or at least minimize insect infestations in stored food products it would be ideal to store them somewhere between 35°F and […]

How Much Food Should You Store?

So you have a pantry full of food saved up after months of work, but is it enough? How much food should you really store? If the food supply lines collapse then you have little choice but to obtain food locally. Whether you start a survival garden yourself or local farms start springing up – […]

Android Phone Apps For the Outdoors

In this day and age of technological advancement, we recognize that while certain situations can occur where your smartphone battery dies or you drop it and gets destroyed, it is best to have a few quality apps on your phone in case you need them during your outings! Below are just a few quality apps […]

How To Make Your Own Seed Packets

You need a piece of card or brown paper that measures at least 7 inches (18cm) x 6 inches (15cm). Use the template below to draw your seed packet outline. Cut out your template, then make folds along the dotted lines. Stick tabs A and B to the back of the packet. Stick or draw […]

How To Save Seeds From Your Garden

After flowering, all plants produce seed. This is one way in which plants reproduce. Seed comes in many different types, shapes and sizes. Seeds are also spread in many ways. Seeds in pods – when ripe, the pods such as those on Broom can explode and split open and the seeds shoot out. Hooked seeds […]

Health Benefits of Turmeric

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a […]

How To Be Prepared For Blackouts

Have you thought about how you’ll be able to complete important tasks during power blackouts? You’ll need to eat, drink, stay warm, sleep and even entertain yourself. It’s easy to take these simple things for granted when you have electricity, but you need to be prepared to do them without power. Blackouts can occur at […]

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