Survival

How to Make a Clay Pot Heater

How to Make a Clay Pot Heater

Anybody who lives away from the equator knows that it can get quite chilly in winter. Sometimes, central heating dies at the worst time, such as when it’s below zero and the roads are iced over. I’ve had to chop emergency firewood in the snow because a tiny electrical part …

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Does Boiling Water Purify It?

Does Boiling Water Purify It

There is no uncontaminated surface water source in the world. That may not be a technically true statement, but unless you’re drinking from a mountaintop spring right at the source, it’s a good thing to keep in mind to minimize risk. And even if you’re drinking from that supposedly safe …

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How to Use a Lensatic Military Compass

How to Use a Lensatic Compass

If you’re like me, you have a smartphone. I have half a dozen navigation apps on my phone, so I rarely get lost! But phones have several major weaknesses: battery life and signal reception. Both of those work against you when you’re tromping through the woods. So, just when you …

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