Category Archives: Survival Tips

IMPROVISED FISHING BOBBER

When making or carrying a mini fishing kit, often you don’t have room to carry normal bobbers or floats. However, water bomb balloons are very small and you can carry a few to use as emergency bobbers. They are normally available in a bag of sixty for ninety-nine cents. A very inexpensive way to carry […]

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Measuring Trail Distance

When I was young my dad taught me how to measure a trail on a map using a piece of string. You could then straighten out the string and measure it on the scale at the bottom of the map. It worked but the string wouldn’t keep the shape of the trail easily. Always looking […]

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STORING LIGHTERS IN YOUR KIT

When storing a lighter in a survival kit, if it gets in a position where the gas lever is pressed, all the gas will escape from the lighter.  When you want to use it in an emergency, it will be empty.  To prevent this, place a small cable tie around the lighter between the body […]

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EMERGENCY FIRE STARTER

Almost everyone carries at least a small first aid kit, and alcohol pads are included in most. For use as a fire starter, or even a short term candle, just cut a small “X” in the top of the package and pull a small amount of the alcohol pad through the “X.” You can then […]

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HAND SIGNALS FOR RESCUE

A SIGNALING TIP: In a rescue situation, people will often want to wave to a pilot when they see them coming, hoping the pilot or other searchers on the craft will see them waving. The waving of one hand means “All OK, Do Not Wait.” Always wave with both hands together over your head. This […]

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