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Daylight Left Until Sun Sets – How Many Hands above the Horizon

Daylight Left Until Sun Sets – How Many Hands above the Horizon

This 'trick' is a 'handy' way to estimate how much time until sunset. From a preparedness point of view, it could help during any number of situations. Such as estimating enough time to find (or make) shelter during an outdoor excursion. Or the time remaining to...

Disaster Preparedness Binder

Disaster Preparedness Binder

Evacuate! - Are you ready? The knock comes at your front door. A fireman tells you that you have 20 minutes to evacuate. The wild fire has been burning for several hours now and is headed your way. Panic sets in. What should you take with you? What should you do next?...

Quick Connect External Fuel Tank For Gasoline Fueled Generators

Quick Connect External Fuel Tank For Gasoline Fueled Generators

Guest article by Bogan - For the last 50 some years I have been a boater, with outboard motors that had a remote tank. The concept of adapting remote fuel tanks to generators struck home with me while dealing with a portable Coleman generator, which had a 5 gallon...

Best Knife For Batoning Wood – How to, and What for…

Best Knife For Batoning Wood – How to, and What for…

(image: Dave Canterbury)   Some knives are better than others for batoning wood. Batoning Wood - What does it mean? It's the action of splitting wood while using a baton and a knife. In the bush, a baton is typically a makeshift heavy 'stick' serving as a hammer...

Sharpen A Dull Knife – Knife Maker Reveals Secret

Sharpen A Dull Knife – Knife Maker Reveals Secret

The following are some tips and advice on how to sharpen a dull knife and how to make a knife that's already pretty sharp - even sharper. Just about everyone has at least one knife. More than likely you have several knives or more, each of them them serving a range of...

How Long to Boil Drinking Water until Safe or Disinfected?

How Long to Boil Drinking Water until Safe or Disinfected?

90 percent of the world’s water is contaminated in some way according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are a variety of microscopic organisms that can contaminate water supplies. They can cause potentially serious, even fatal, illnesses among...