5 Ways To Start A Fire Using Things You Already Have In Your Home (Video)

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Fire starters are expensive to buy and really a waste of money if you know how to make your own.  Whether for camping, a fireplace, a fire pit or the patio it’s a good idea to know several different ways to start a fire.  The Household Hacker shows you 5 interesting ways to start a fire using things you have around the house.  You may have seen some of these but there’s probably at least one that will surprise you.

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How To Make An Instant Hot Glue Repair Kit (Video)

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Ever been out camping or hiking and wishing for some hot glue to fix a problem that just came up?  It might not happen very often but when it does you know that if you had that glue gun your problem would be solved pronto.  Thankfully, our friends at Shake the Future have come up with a way to turn a match into instant hot glue repair kit.

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How To Turn An Egg Carton Into A Long Burning Fire Starter (Video)

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You start a fire and before it can catch the flame blows out and you have to try again.  How many times have you done that?  While there are plenty of ways to start a fire, keeping it burning till it can catch is the real trick to getting a decent fire going.  This egg carton fire starter hack from the Crazy Russian Hacker is a great way to make sure your flame keeps going until it can catch.

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How To Build A Basic Bug Out Bag Survival Kit For $1 (Video)

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If you’ve ever tried to assemble the essential items you need for a bug out bag you know that it can be overwhelming as to what to pack and more importantly how to pack it so that your bug out bag is easy to carry.  Kipkay shows you how he created a simple bug out bag survival kit that can fit into a pill bottle.

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How To Make A Skivvy Roll

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Do you know how to make a skivvy roll?  It’s a simple way to make sure you have the essential underwear packed into a small and neat space.  Whether you’re going on a business trip, a vacation or preparing your bug out bag, a skivvy roll is a great way to pack.  Sootch, the Sensible Prepper, shows you a simple way to make a skivvy roll that will fit neatly into a bug out bag and not take up a lot of space.

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If You Have Cardboard And Aluminum Foil You Can Make A Solar Cooker (Video)

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It doesn’t take much to harness the heat of the sun.  In fact, with just cardboard and aluminum foil you can make a solar cooker that will work as well as any slow cooker or crock pot.  Desertsun02 shows you how he made a simple solar cooker using cardboard boxes, aluminum foil and 2 cooking dishes.

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Hiding In Plain Sight – You’ll Like This Bookcase That’s A Hiding A Doorway To A Secret Room (Video)

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If you’ve ever seen any of those secret rooms with their hidden doorways created by professional contractors you might think that having one of those would cost way too much.  While they are expensive to have made, if you have the patience and the time, Bob of I Like To Make Stuff shows you how he created a bookcase that is actually a doorway to secret place.

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Hiding In Plain Sight – You’ll Like This Bookcase That’s A Hiding A Doorway To A Secret Room (Video)

7 Camping Hacks That Are Good To Know During A Power Outage (Video)

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While this video is billed as being survival hacks, these are more like camping hacks.  Even so, the HouseholdHacker shares good ideas for improvising cooking and lighting solutions during a power outage as well as suggestions for repelling bugs and mosquitos.  And the trick for creating a simple compass is something everyone should know.

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7 Camping Hacks That Are Good To Know During A Power Outage (Video)

How And Why You Should Build A Dakota Fire Hole (Video)

How And Why You Should Build A Dakota Fire Hole (Video)

 

Do you know what a Dakota fire hole is and how to build one?  Do you know why you should know how to build one?  In this video from Dave of David’s Passage you’ll see a detailed explanation of how to build a Dakota fire hole and why it’s important to know how to build one even if you think you’ll never use the idea.

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How And Why You Should Build A Dakota Fire Hole (Video)

Finally! A Way To Truly Be Off The Grid! Tesla Announces Battery That Can Power A Home! (Video)

Finally! A Way To Truly Be Off The Grid! Tesla Announces Battery That Can Power A Home! (Video)

 

Solar power has long been touted as the best possible alternate source of electricity.  The problem with solar power generated electricity is that it is only available during daylight hours.  The key to making it actually work is having a way to store the energy accumulated throughout the day.  Now it appears that the Tesla Company is on the verge of mass producing a battery that could store enough solar energy to power a home without accessing the power grid.  In this short clip from TomoNews US you’ll see how this is coming about.

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Finally! A Way To Truly Be Off The Grid! Tesla Announces Battery That Can Power A Home! (Video)

Think You Have To Spend A Lot To Be Prepared For An Emergency? This Will Change Your Mind! (Video)

Think You Have To Spend A Lot To Be Prepared For An Emergency? This Will Change Your Mind! (Video)

 

Being prepared to deal with an emergency is something everyone should be doing.  But when presented with the idea of creating a bug out bag or an emergency preparedness kit, many people get overwhelmed because it’s a lot to think about and it can be costly.  That’s why I like this video from Troy of The Do It Yourself World.  Troy shows you how many great prepping tools and supplies you can get inexpensively at a dollar store.

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Think You Have To Spend A Lot To Be Prepared For An Emergency? This Will Change Your Mind! (Video)

If You Love Your Family You Need To See These Emergency Prep Tips From An Ex-Green Beret! (Video)

If You Love Your Family You Need To See These Emergency Prep Tips From An Ex-Green Beret! (Video)

 

Whether you’re new to emergency or disaster preparedness planning or not, this video from ex-Green Beret, Lance Jones is filled with great information on how to be prepared for a disaster.  While Lance created this video with the thought of getting people on the West Coast prepared for the possibility of a severe earthquake, the information he shares is applicable to anyone who is concerned with protecting themselves and their family in any kind of emergency.

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If You Love Your Family You Need To See These Emergency Prep Tips From An Ex-Green Beret! (Video)

This Has To Be The Cheapest And Easiest To Make Fire Starter You’ll Ever See! (Video)

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If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to have a fire starter that works every time, you’ll really like this simple fire starter from BlackScoutSurvival.  Using a cotton ball that’s been coated in petroleum jelly and then wrapped tightly in aluminum foil, he shows you how this fire starter can burn for at least 40 minutes.

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This Has To Be The Cheapest And Easiest To Make Fire Starter You’ll Ever See! (Video)

This Is The Simplest Way To Make Sure You Always Have Emergency Candles (Video)

This Is The Simplest Way To Make Sure You Always Have Emergency Candles (Video)

 

Do you have emergency candles?  While most people believe that a few batteries and flashlights will take care of their emergency needs, the truth is that if you’re caught in an extended power outage the batteries will die and you may not be able to get more.  I’m not talking just about SHTF scenarios.  This past winter’s storms left many people without power for days and weeks.  That’s why I like this video from Chris of Adeldor DIY.  He shows you how to make simple non-wax candles that will burn for a very long time.

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This Is The Simplest Way To Make Sure You Always Have Emergency Candles (Video)

Did You Know This Traditional Native American Recipe Is The Perfect Survival Bread? (Video)

Did You Know This Traditional Native American Recipe Is The Perfect Survival Bread? (Video)

 

Have you heard of bannock?  Bannock is a traditional 1st nation recipe for delicious bread that can be easily fried.  That’s right; it doesn’t need to be baked which makes it the perfect survival bread.  The dry ingredients can be pre-mixed together and stored in an air-tight container where they’ll stay fresh for quite some time.  Then when you want to make it all you need to do is add water and fry.  This recipe from Jay del Corro, the Aimless Cook, is really tasty and especially easy to make.  Once you try this you won’t want to keep this just for emergencies.

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Did You Know This Traditional Native American Recipe Is The Perfect Survival Bread? (Video)

Winter Or Summer, If You Have Sunlight You Can Cook A Meal In 20 Minutes! (Video)

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If you’re looking for a reliable way to cook food in an emergency, you’ll really appreciate this amazing solar cooker.  While this video from GoSun Stove is a promo showing the advantages of this cooker, I think this is well worth the time to review.  The fact that this device can cook a meal or boil water even in overcast skies makes it the perfect device for camping, hiking or for your bug out bag.

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Winter Or Summer, If You Have Sunlight You Can Cook A Meal In 20 Minutes! (Video)

With Just A Tuna Can, Cardboard And Wax You Can Make A Portable Stove (Video)

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Heard of a hobo heater?  How about a buddy burner?  Both of those names describe great little portable heaters that don’t take up a lot of room and are perfect for camping, hiking and your bug out bag.  In this short video from knotinthestring, you’ll see how to make one using just a tuna can or any short can, cardboard and old wax.

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With Just A Tuna Can, Cardboard And Wax You Can Make A Portable Stove (Video)

Did You Know You Can Make Char Cloth In A Tuna Can? (Video)

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While char cloth is essential to have in an emergency, it’s also nice to have it just to make starting any fire easier.  But buying char cloth can get pricey.  That’s why I’m sharing this hot idea from Grant Thompson – the King of Random.  Grant shows you how to make your own char cloth using a tuna can.

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Did You Know You Can Make Char Cloth In A Tuna Can? (Video)

With Just Soda Caps And Glue You Can Have Lightweight, Waterproof Storage In Your Pack Or Bug Out Bag (Video)

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Whether you camp, hike or just like to make sure you have the essentials for a bug out bag, you know that carrying space is limited in all those situations.  And besides space, weight is an issue as well.  If you’re looking for a way to carry more things in less space with less weight you’re going to like these soda cap storage devices from Grant Thompson – the King of Random.

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You Can Always Have Safe Drinking Water With This 2 Stage DIY Water Filtration System (Video)

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Clean, safe drinking water is essential for survival.  If you’d like to make sure that you can have plenty, you need to see this 2 stage water filtration system devised by desertsun02.  Using basic filtering supplies along with an ingenious copper coil heating system he shows you how you can set up a water filter system that not only filters the water but distills it as well.

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