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Friday, February 16, 2018

6 Essential Things For Your Survival Backpack

Education Articles | March 28, 2012
Premium Author Justin Mountford

It sounds a bit dramatic but a survival backpack could mean the difference between life and death. In this article I share my 6 essential survival backpack ideas covering everything from food and shelter right through to essential first aid things.

Life and death-It sounds a bit dramatic, but a survival backpack could mean the difference between life and death. In a critical situation where you have to flee your house, workplace or local area, a backpack filled with survival gear transforms from being a "nice to have" and becomes your life in a bag. Imagine running for your life with your family only to discover you have no food, no water and no shelter. Not a good situation. Now imagine you have some basics, it could just be enough to get you through until help arrives.

Forget Armageddon-Armageddon is not really the reason I prepare. I like to be prepared for things like massive bush fires (really common where I live), floods, and man made disasters. I live in a quiet part of the world and it's easy to think "It won't                                                      happen to me"…..

6 Essential Ideas-I'm a survival enthusiast and love researching survival related ideas, theories tips and tricks. After extensive research, my own experimentation and years of camping I've created my own "essential survival backpack" checklist.

Checkout my 6 essential survival backpack ideas:

Water-To put it bluntly we need water to survive even for 1 day. For this reason, water is top priority. If you don't want to carry water you need ways to purify it, or boil it.Ideas:-Way to boil water e.g. portable stove -Purification System-Mechanical Filtration System like a Pocket Water Microfilter

Clothing-While you can certainly live with the clothes on your back, it's morale boosting to put on a fresh pair of socks while you clean the others. Pack a spare set of everything, you'll really appreciate this when the time comes. Ideas:-Waterproof coat with hood-Spare socks-Long sleeve shirt with quick dry- Quick dry pants

Shelter-Shelter is part of our basic human needs. Shelter can often be made from rubble, forest or natural features however, you can make things easier on yourself if you have a basic tent at the ready.Ideas:-Basic lightweight tent-Sleeping System-Mummy sleeping bag-Sleeping pad

Food-Not as important as water, however the morale effects of a little snack cannot be underestimated. It's easy to throw in a few MREs and some energy bars. Go for food that doesn't require much water to prepare.Ideas:-Energy bars- MRE- Freeze dried foods

Essentials-Many experts agree that the ability to make fire is extremely important. With fire you can cook, boil water and signal help. For this reason I suggest you pack a sparking device in your survival backpack. While multi tools (the plier type) a pocket chain saw and a flashlight (the wind up type) may not be considered critically essential, it will definitely help you in your survival attempts.

First Aid-Kit Nothing can assist a genuine survival situation more than a fully trained medicComputer Technology Articles, however since most of us don't get around with one of these we have to make do with a first aid kit. Ideas:- Bandaids- Insect repellent- Cloth Tape- Bandage- Large Safety Pins- Large Gauze Pads A survival backpack could make the difference between life and death. Keep one in your car and at home and be ready no matter what life throws at you.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Importance Of Water Storage

By Forest Puha

As of this writing, I’m watching the residents of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria and search around their areas for fresh water to drink. Federal aid workers and rescue squads of all types are gradually coming into the island, but with electrical power lines broken and roadways cluttered with debris, help is slow in coming. This article will cover some points about storing water that I think can be useful in your home.

Analyze how many people you have in your immediate family. You should have at least one gallon of water per person, more in hot weather or depending on personal needs. FEMA emergency guidelines say to have enough for three days at minimum, for both drinking and basic sanitation. I have a couple of clear five-gallon plastic jugs that supplies my family with the minimum amount of water. These jugs are available in your local grocery or retail store for relatively cheap, and to refill them in-store can be done for a couple of dollars.

These are common and found everywhere. Get ones with screw on caps.

It’s also a good idea to buy a pallet of commercially bottled water and store it in a cool and dark place.

These pallets are good for both storing in your car and at home, but not as reusable as a larger jug.

If you have your own containers to store water in, make sure you completely wash them out with regular dish washing soap, hot water, and a teaspoon of unscented chlorine bleach. Seal and shake them up before emptying and rinsing out. This will help kill any bacteria growing inside the bottles and caps and keep you from getting sick.

When you run out of stored water, there are also a number of ways you can purify water around you. Make sure any water you intend to drink comes from a reasonably clean source. Sealed water heaters are your best bet for potable water with minimal treatment. Once that’s done, you can treat your water in the following ways:

Boiling: usually the safest and most common method of making drinking water. In a large stove pot or tea kettle (even better if it’s copper for additional antibacterial properties) cover the pot or kettle with a lid and bring the water to a boil for at least a minute. Let it cool to the touch before drinking or storing, as excess heat will burn skin and melt plastic.

A watched pot never creates Cryptosporidiosis.

Chlorinating: only unscented household liquid bleach with a minimum of 5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite will kill organisms inside the water and make it safe to drink. The rule of thumb is to add 16 drops, or about 1/8 of a teaspoon of bleach, per gallon of water. Shake well and let it work for half an hour. The water will smell slightly of bleach, and that’s perfectly normal. If it doesn’t, repeat the dosage and let it stand for another 30 minutes. If you still don’t smell the bleach, it’s beyond the ability of bleach to sterilize it. And remember: ONLY unscented household liquid bleach will work for drinking. Don’t use scented bleach, sprays or any other substance that may harm you when ingested.

Chlorine tablets also work well too. Use as directed.

Distillation: this process involves collecting the water vapor that condenses from boiling. The condensed vapor is usually rid of bacteria through the process. A quick way to distill is to angle a metal or glass baking sheet above the spout of a tea kettle, so that the rising steam will collect and drip down the inside of the baking sheet into a bowl or cup below as the kettle whistles. There are many ways to distill water with a boiling method, and all are useable in a situation with no electricity.

 From the National Self Reliance Association. How to build a small water still. Salt water can be substituted with the cleanest water you can find for distilling.

In an emergency, water is life and the key to survival. Make sure you have enough on hand to last you for as long as the emergency lasts, and you’ll be able to think straight and tackle any other problems that come your way.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Low Voltage Colloidal Silver Generator with Motorized Stirring

Author: AR

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Source: - Jan 31, 2001

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These are some of the best instructions I have seen to build a colloidal silver production vessel. I found them on a long forgotten website and they have served in good stead in my quest to produce high quality low voltage direct current ( LVDC ) colloidal silver. The design incorporates "Ole Bob's" concept of constant stirring. Use whatever your chosen power source is to generate the CS ie: 3-9 volt batteries, wall wart, etc.


1 each Wide Mouth Quart Mason Jar

1 each Plastic Wide Mouth Lid (from a Miracle Whip jar or from Ball or Kerr)

1 each 0-5 milliamp DC Gauge (good one is the Shurite #8302Z) or multimeter if you have one.

1 each RS ( Radio Shack ) 1.5-3.0 Volt DC Motor (Catalog #: 2730223).

1 each 2-3 inch piece of wire insulation stripped off of a piece of 14 gauge electrical wire.

2 each RS 75 ohm Chassis Mount TV Coax Connectors (Catalog #: 27802122).

1 each RS "D" Cell Battery Holder (Catalog #: 2700403) to power the stirring motor.

1 each RS Mini-Volume Control 10k Potentiometer (Catalog #: 2711721) to control the speed of the stirring motor.

1 pkg RS 14" Jumper Leads Pkg of 10 (Catalog #: 2781156) to connect everything.

3 each 9 volt alkaline batteries (Catalog #: 2302211) ( if that's what you want to use to power it )

2 each .999 or .9999 12 or 14 gauge silver electrodes. Keep them at least 3/4 inch away from the bottom of the jar (vessel).

2 each RS 9 Volt Battery snap connectors to connect to the batteries.(Catalog #: 270032)

Install the 2 Chassis Mount TV Coax Connectors in the lid so that the electrodes are about 1 to 1 1/4 inch apart (sort of off to one side of the top of the lid -- remember you also need room for the stirring motor ).

Install the Stirring Motor in the lid ( I used hot glue gun ) so that a 2 inch or so piece of wire insulation, off of a piece of 14 gauge electrical wire, can stir freely without hitting the electrodes. It will take trial and error to determine where to place the Motor and how long to make the stirrer ( the stirrer slides conveniently right onto the shaft of the RS motor ).

You now have your version of a CS Production Vessel.

Use the Jumper leads to attach the "D" Cell battery holder with battery ( put the potentiometer in the circuit to control the speed of the stirring ) to the two connections on the stirring motor. You are now the proud owner of a working CS stirrer!!

Use more Jumper leads to attach the Power Source ( 3-9 volt batteries ) to the two electrodes. Include the 0-5 DC milliamp gauge or a multimeter into the circuit so you can read the Initial Resistance and then the final resistance when the CS is done.

When you first put the Distilled Water into the vessel, the Initial Resistance should be about ½ milliamp or lower, depending on how pure your DW is. Run this setup with the stirring motor stirring the DW until the voltage is between 2.6 and 2.8 milliamps or so. It should take about 4 hours. I don't have any idea what the PPM of silver this mixture has, but it has worked wonders on many different conditions. The CS should be clear.

I am not an electrician or an engineer. I post this for informational purposes only and do not remember where it was originally posted. Use this information at your own risk!

Four nine volt batteries can be used as well in this design. We found that utilizing the stirring device to control the current was a novel idea. ]