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Jun 09

How to Use Charcoal as First Aid

I have kept activated charcoal (in capsule form) in my medicine cabinet for over ten years now. If you don’t already know, charcoal is known for binding to toxins in the GI tract and carrying them out. If you were to show up at the hospital, presenting with some kind of toxin reaction, they will …

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Jun 08

18 Urban And Wilderness Survival Hacks That Would Make MacGyver Proud

As big of a MacGyver fan as I was, his solutions were always so far fetched it was comical. These are all much more survival based, practical and they actually work! Sorry, no bombs made from chewing gum and paperclips here. : ( BUT, no one said a soda can or a cell phone might …

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Jun 03

10 Everyday Reasons To Be A Prepper

I think that being a prepper is a wonderful thing. Not a lot of people know the community well, but we have a pretty good idea here at IYSK. “Prepping” is being prepared for a widespread disaster so you would know how to survive without our modern day conveniences. This isn’t paranoia, it’s common sense. …

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May 26

32 Survival Skills Your Child Should Have

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My little girl isn’t yet 20 months, but as we live life on the road campground to campground, we’re trying to impress upon her the importance of self-reliance and survival skills. A few nights ago, we collected our own tinder and kindling for building a fire, and taught our tot to help. She LOVED it. …

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May 24

How To Filter Water To Be Drinkable

One never knows when potable water may be scarce or completely inaccessible. Here’s how to make a sort of  “Brita” filter on the fly if you had to. Read the directions thoroughly….you’re bound you remember them if ever you’re in an emergency situation and need to make pale potable water. Thanks to Off the Grid …

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May 24

Everything You Need to Know About the Paracord

Paracord is an extremely versatile rope, for lack of a better term. It is most commonly known as a bracelet. They can be unraveled to be used for anything from fishing line to securing any loose items. As you can see, it really is quite interesting. Everything You Need to Know About the Paracord

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May 24

8 Survival Hacks Using a Soda Can

  You never know when the apocalypse is going to arrive and suddenly you’re faced with a life and death situation and all you have is….a soda can. Ok, so you most likely will need some other tools to make these hacks work (except for #7), but if you’ve got a few tea lights, a …

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May 22

Seven Ways To Light a Fire Without a Match

  We certainly are spoiled campers these days with firestarter logs readily available to help light your puny campfire. Okay, this is a self-criticism. Maybe none of you do this. But after years of always having a wood-burning fireplace in my homes, and now, a firepit while camping full-time, I realized last night how reliant …

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May 06

How To Test If Wild Plants Are Edible 

Last week we took our daughter to Botanic Gardens outside of San Diego. There was a tree with little, tiny citrus-looking fruits growing off of it. It was in the kids play area, so when my husband said, “Hey try one of these they’re good! A little weird at first, but then tasty!” I saw …

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May 06

How to Make Fresh Water Out Of Thin Air

Sounds like a magic trick, doesn’t it? It almost is. The brilliant scientists of our day have created a “fog harvesting” mesh material that can turn the droplets of water in our air into potable water. I supposed you’d have to get your hands on said mesh to do this on your own, but hey–it’s …

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