The 23 Best Alternatives to Toilet Paper

The 23 Best Alternatives to Toilet Paper

Nadia Tamara A Little Bit of Everything, Bug Out Bags, Camping, Do It Yourself, Emergency Preparedness, Hygiene, Water, Wilderness Survival 1 Comment

There may come a time when toilet paper becomes a luxury item. For those of us living in the Western part of the world, a shortage of TP probably sounds like a disaster. But have no fear! Many people have …

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Can You Sharpen a Knife With Another Knife?

Nadia Tamara A Little Bit of Everything, Bushcraft, Safety, Wilderness Survival 2 Comments

Knives are extremely useful tools especially in the wilderness and other survival scenarios. A dull knife, however, is practically useless. For this reason, you should hone your skills by practicing the proper way to sharpen knives. So, can you sharpen …

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How to Repel Bugs in the Wild, in Your Home, and Beyond

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Nature is truly remarkable. I believe we were brought into this world with all the tools and natural sources we need to survive. The real challenge is learning how.  The key to repelling bugs in any environment is understanding what …

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18 DIY Fire Starters for Under a Dollar

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Staying warm during winter months is vital to your survival, whether you’re indoors or out in the wild. Hypothermia can be deadly yet preventable. A fire isn’t only important for keeping warm but is also used for signaling for help. …

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How to Communicate Without a Phone or Internet in a Disaster

Nadia Tamara A Little Bit of Everything, Bug Out Bags, Earthquake Preparedness, Emergency Preparedness, Evacuation, Power Outage, Wilderness Survival, Winter Preparedness 8 Comments

Have you ever been unable to get a hold of someone and started worrying needlessly for hours just to find out they were safe all along? Let’s imagine an emergency situation when thousands of people are trying to contact their …

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25+ Things You Shouldn’t Eat or Drink When You’re Dehydrated

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Dehydration is when your body loses more water than is being ingested. Dehydration can become serious problem because it prevents our bodies from working optimally. In our day to day lives, we can often replenish our thirst. In an emergency …

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50 Brilliant Uses for Baking Soda in an Emergency

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Baking soda is one of the most versatile households items. While we most commonly use it in baking breads and other recipes, there are countless uses for this kitchen staple. In an emergency situation, baking soda will become very handy, …

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Is it Okay to Use Non-Potable Water?

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The issue of non potable water is rather complex. Water can be contaminated due to a wide range of circumstances. While there are many sources of water, not all the sources are reliable, that is why precautions must be taken …

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Can You Drink Cactus Water for Survival?

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You don’t really know a survival situation until you’re faced with one. There have been far too many cases of people getting injured or lost on a day hike in the desert, and within hours becoming depleted of their water …

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Is Rain Water Safe to Drink?

Nadia Tamara Camping, Do It Yourself, Emergency Preparedness, Water, Wilderness Survival 4 Comments

At some point in time, our world was blessed with 100% clean natural resources that could be freely used without the worry of contaminants. Water was one of these resources. Unfortunately, due to an increase in development, pollution and industrialization, …

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Do Emergency Blankets Work?

Nadia Tamara A Little Bit of Everything, Camping, Emergency Preparedness, Wilderness Survival 5 Comments

Space blankets, also known as emergency blankets, have become a very popular item to put in emergency preparedness or outdoor survival kits. They are not only lightweight and easy to store, but are also extremely cheap if bought in bulk. …