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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Clever Survival Hacks Anyone Can Use: Hot Wire a Car, Catch a Fish, Create a Strong Cell Signal, More


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 Survival Hacks Anyone Can Use-Hot Wiring a Car, Catch a Fish, Etc.


Catching fish in a survival situation is not as easy as you might think it is — even if you regularly fish for pleasure.

This piece from True Prepper runs down 13 technique to try. As this article points out, different methods will be more effective depending on the region and the type of fish you’re hunting. But keep in mind that a few of these options are not legal in certain places.

The article above also features a video showing you how to make a fish trap out of a very common household item. Check it out.

Obviously, I am not advocating criminal activity. But in a survival situation, there’s no telling what skills may come in handy. And one of those skills just might be how to hot-wire a car for a quick getaway.

Take a look at the post above from our friends over at Ask a Prepper. You’ll learn how to hot-wire a car in four steps, the types of vehicles on which this technique will work, the four tools you’ll need to do it and why it’s important to practice this skill before you need to use it in a survival situation.

The best part about this tutorial? It includes pictures with each step, so you can confidently master this skill in no time.

Create a Strong Cell Signal with this Unusual Hack

While doing the latest of online stunts – the bottle flipping challenge – Jordan Random happened across a useful phone hack. Many of history’s great inventions happened by unplanned chance, such as Velcro, X-rays, and the microwave. Jordan’s is right up there.

He poses the question: have you ever been stuck with 3G and without the 4G LTE icon? Why yes, I have. No one deserves to have choppy service considering the rates for some of these plans, yet sometimes we just accept it. But 3G, you are killing us softly with your unreliability. Delayed texts, dropped calls, broken up voices, and no internet is not what we want.

In this clip, Jordan shows us how to rig up one possible solution. An ordinary bottle of water became a cell phone signal booster by doing absolutely nothing but standing still.


The 5 Best Ways To Get Well Water Without Electricity

Water is the key to survival. At least 60 percent of the adult human body is made of water, and we can live no more than three days without it.

Since most modern water pumps use electricity to obtain well water, you may wonder how you would access well water in the event of a long-term power outage on the homestead. Here are five methods:

1. Manual pump – With a hand-operated pump, you can obtain five to 15 gallons of water per minute, depending on the make and model of the pump.

Manual pumps, which can be used with or without electivity, require quite a bit of effort, but they are an economical and easy way to get water during a blackout.  The story continues here:


You’ll Want to Keep this Emergency Can Opening Tip


Everyone should have a few survival skills up their sleeve just in case emergency strikes, even if it’s something you think you’ll never need. Weather disasters, wilderness mishaps, and sharknados can hit when you least expect, and you could be stuck without essentials.

With this in mind, should you ever find yourself without a can opener but with plenty of canned rations, the hack below could be useful. You might not even be in a survival scenario. You might have a broken opener, you could be visiting someone’s house who lacks this basic tool, or you just hate can openers (wink-wink lefties). Whatever the case, if you’re confident, have a little upper body strength, and a good dose of common sense, this should work fine.


How To Use Vicks VapoRub in 11 Unique Ways

A classic, Vicks VapoRub has been around for over a century and is a staple in many households. What began as a home remedy to combat colds, flu, and other common ails shot into popularity during the early 20th century. Bought by Proctor & Gamble in the ‘80s, the use of Vicks spread globally.

Made with a combination of menthol, camphor, and other ingredients such as oils of thyme, eucalyptus, and nutmeg, the salve cools and soothes at the same time. Individually, these items have specific uses including pain relief, itch reduction, anti-fungal, increasing circulation, and acne fighting.


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Yours for a productive 2017,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


P.S.  As always, I urge my friends and readers to stock up on food, items for barter and silver.  Personally, I never fully trust our economic picture or North Korea [they too have EMP capabilities while working on their nuclear program… so stock up on batteries as they are not affected by an EMP blast…neither are two-way radios.  Your cell phone on the other hand will be kaput.

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DAR said...

Always a fountain of useful resources - you are an oracle of wisdom!

Yvonne said...

My late father was the best fisherman in PA [& he was an ace at fixing reels] so I enjoyed this week's piece in particular - as always you do good work.