In the past, humans hoped that civilization would protect them from the worst of nature’s catastrophic events. But climate change has brought new worries about how people can survive during and after extreme weather events. Many people are becoming interested in survivalist techniques that can help them and their families live, and even thrive, when the worst happens. However,you don’t need an elaborate plan or expensive equipment to survive an unexpected emergency. Here are a few tricks you can utilize without becoming a full-fledged survivalist:
1) Simple Survival Equipment to Have on Hand
Your emergency survival kit should include a number of basic items to be ready for any eventuality, such as:
- Fire starter/steel and flint for warmth and cooking if you don’t have matches or a lighter on hand
- A plastic tarp which can be fashioned into an emergency shelter to keep you out of the rain
- String for use as fishing line and other needs
- Fishing hooks
- Razor blades
- Sewing needle
2) Candle Light Enhancer
Take an empty soda can and carefully cut through the aluminum in an “I” shape along the length of one side. Open up the side of the “I,” being carefully not to cut your fingers on the metal edges. Set a candle inside the open can and the sides and back will reflect the light and heat with greater intensity.
3) An Emergency Water Filtration System
A weather-related emergency can cut off your supply of clean water for drinking. You can make a simple water filtration device with two cups and a thin scrap of cloth rolled into a “wick.” Place water in one cup and raise it slightly above the level of the empty cup by setting it on a small box or a rock. Place one end of the wick into the water and the other end into the empty cup. In a short while, the water will have filtered through the cloth into the empty cup. Don’t forget to boil the water before drinking to ensure that all pathogens that can make you sick are eliminated.
4) Construct A Quick Cooking Grill
You can make a fast cooking grill out of an empty egg carton and some leftover charcoal. Simply place charcoal briquettes in each section of the egg container and light in a fire pit or on the grill. It will provide fire for hot food in a flash. Keep the makeshift grill away from flammable materials and don’t forget to extinguish it completely when finished.
5) Mosquito Repellent From Common Herbs
If you find yourself in an outdoor area without mosquito repellent, you can use simple household herbs to keep them away. Scatter fresh or dried herbs, such as basil, rosemary, or lemon thyme, on a lit fire and allow the fumes to drive away flying pests.
6) Make A Solar Oven
You can make a solar oven out of an empty cereal box or pizza box by opening up the box, lining it with aluminum foil, placing your food on the inside surface, and allowing the heat of the sun to cook the food. Try hot dogs, corn on the cob, or any type of canned food that simply needs warming. Turn the box to track the sun’s path to maximize cooking ability.
7) Emergency Compass
If you ever find yourself lost in a wooded area during an emergency, you can use a needle to help you find your way out. Simply wipe the needle clean on your clothing, set is on top of a leaf and float the leaf on the surface of a small amount of water. The needle will always point to north.
8) Emergency Oil Lamp
You can still have light in an emergency, even when your batteries run out of power, if you have an empty bottle handy. Pour some olive or vegetable oil into the bottom of the bottle. Twist a long piece of cloth, about the length of the bottle, into a makeshift wick. Place one end of the wick into the oil, leaving a small amount above the neck of the bottle. The cloth will act as a wick to draw up the oil for burning.
Knowing what to do in an emergency can give you greater confidence when unexpected events occur. These tips will help you and loved ones stay safe and comfortable until help arrives.
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