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Making Fire With Flint/SteelMaking Fire With Flint/Steel In this method of fire-making, sparks are shaved off a piece of steel by striking it briskly with a piece of flint or other rock. In actual use, the steel is struck against the flint, since it's usually easier to do it that way. A piece of char-cloth is held against the flint (or other rock) to catch the sparks. Once a...

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Putting Together Your First B.O.BPutting Together Your First B.O.B Picking your gear for your emergency bag is important. Some of the equipment out there looks really impressive but isn't all that well made. If you spend your money well and buy the right kind of gear, you should be able to make a pretty decent preparedness bag. Here are some suggestions for gear that is of good quality,...

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How To Avoid EMP DamageHow To Avoid EMP Damage Here are some things you should know about EMP damage. 1.A regular lightning arrestor reacts too slowly to protect against EMP. You need one that reacts within 2 nanoseconds. Look at the specification labels on any power strip you buy. Some will match this standard. There are several [caption id="attachment_209" align="alignright"...

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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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Using Coal As a House-Heating Alternative

Category : Equipment, General Info

This is a copy of a pamphlet/book from the Department of the Interior from 1918

Therefore, in order that a fuel may be burned economically in a house”heating furnace, the fuel used should be of such kind that the fire requires little attention. The following fuels, in the order named, are the best fuels for house-heating purposes:

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Anthracite coal in sizes from 2 inch to egg size
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Build Your Own Sawdust Burning Stove

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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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How to build an outdoor fire

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Most people can build a campfire, but not everyone can build a respectable fire in the midst of a rainstorm. I am going to teach you how to accomplish this. My methods are guaranteed to work in a down pour, provided that wind velocities, accompanying the rain, do not exceed about 20 mph.

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