Making a Sand FilterMaking a Sand Filter Slow Sand Filters If you use surface water sources for household use, slow sand filtration - or more accurately biologically active filtration - may be an effective choice for water treatment. Slow sand filters can remove up to 99.99 percent of turbidity, bacteria, viruses, and Giardia lamblia cysts without the need for...

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Building a Survival KitBuilding a Survival Kit 1. COMPONENTS FOR A SURVIVAL KIT a. The environment is the key to the types of items you will need in your survival kit. How much equipment you put in your kit depends on how you will carry the kit. A kit on your body will have to be much smaller than one carried in a vehicle. b. Always layer your survival kit, keeping...

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Remember the Word SurvivalRemember the Word Survival SURVIVAL ACTIONS (From Survival Manual; John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Ft. Bragg, NC) 1-1. The following paragraphs expand on the meaning of each letter of the word survival. Study and remember what each letter signifies because some day you may have to make the word work for you. S—Size Up the...

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Finding Water in Survival SituationsFinding Water in Survival Situations Directly associated with food is water. These two are essential to life. People can go up to 60 days without solid food. You will be tormented by hunger, but you can’t survive without water. Many different forms of life are certain indicators of [caption id="attachment_48" align="alignright" width="300"] Are you sure...

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Long Term Food StorageLong Term Food Storage The home production and storage program is an integral part of welfare services but is undertaken individually, according to the needs of each member or family. It's application, therefore, differs in relation to circumstances, but [caption id="attachment_73" align="alignright" width="300"] Got food?[/caption] the...

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Build Your Own Sawdust Burning Stove


Category : Equipment, General Info

A sawdust stove is fairly simple to make and has an abundant fuel source that is generally discarded as useless. If you chop your own wood, have a little wood work shop that makes a bit of saw dust, this handy little stove can make use of all that extra saw dust that you were probably going to throw away.  Remember that the sawdust needs to be compacted tight. Some people try to ‘go the extra mile’ by adding some type of fuel to the dust thinking it will make it burn better. Thats not a good idea unless you really want a visit from your local fire department or enjoy a smoky bbq smell from the smoldering pile of rubble that once was your home.















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