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PVC Survival Time Capsule: How to make one


Watch the Crazy Russian Hacker demonstrate how to make a PVC survival time capsule.  This is a simple yet very useful prep item to make.  It can be used as a bug out bag or as a survival cache to bury.  When it comes to a survival cache like this, there is no one size fits all when deciding which items to pack.  What you pack depends entirely on your personal needs and situation.

Here are a few ideas on what to pack in your PVC survival time capsule:

  • Survival gear
  • Gold
  • Cash
  • Guns and ammunition
  • Important papers, insurance documents, wills, etc…
  • Data storage devices such as flash drives, sim cards etc…
  • Time capsule project for your kids

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How to cut a rope with a rope

Watch this video as the Crazy Russian Hacker demonstrates how to cut a rope with a rope.  Now if you ever find yourself in a survival situation and needing rope with no knife or other sharp tools, you can use this trick to cut your rope.

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Start a fire with magic relighting candles


Watch The Crazy Russian Hacker demonstrate how to start a fire with magic relighting candles.   The reason these candles relight so easily is because of the magnesium in the wick. Of course you’ll have to light the candle first, but that’s a whole lot easier to do than lighting the tender first.  With the lit candle you can then work on starting your fire.  This is a great idea to use when trying to start a fire in the wind.  After all, if a trick candle can be designed to stay lit even when up against a 6 year old blowing with all his might to put out his birthday candles, then it’s sure to work on a windy day.

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Zip Ties for Survival


If anything can be a strong contender against duct tape and w-d 40 for the worlds best fix-all then it’s gotta be zip ties.  Watch as Sensible Prepper demonstrates 19 uses and 5 tricks using zip ties for survival

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Should Survival Skills Be Taught To Children In School?

Survival Skills Be Taught To Children

The debate on the existing education system has been raging for quite some time now. On one hand, it is true that school education teaches a lot of valuable knowledge that serves as a foundation for higher education with subjects such as math, reading, writing, etc…  But it is equally true that students severely lack in survival skills.  A closer examination of education system and modern requirement can lead to meaningful insight regarding the much discussed issue of whether children should be taught survival techniques at school.

The American education system is appreciable as it teaches a lot of educational subjects like math, science and English among others that are essential for a proper education.  These are basics of education and are absolutely vital if children are to become innovative scholars in their respective fields.  However, on second thought, in the process of teaching these disciplines, are we forgetting the life skills that are vital for survival?

The lack of survival skills among school-going children raises a big question about the education system.  While it is important to learn spelling, isn’t it equally or more important to know how to start a fire and what to do in an emergency situation?  Simple survival tactics can be of great benefit and add value to the student’s quality of life.  Survival tactics can also save lives in emergency situations.  In fact, in life-threatening situations, the theoretical concepts definitely come second to survival skills.

The balance is tricky to maintain.  Too much focus on either one can be harmful to the comprehensive development of our children. Also, questions can be raised if survival skills can be really taught in schools.  School students already have too much to learn and additional lessons may induce stress.  But an education that does not teach basic survival tactics can be considered incomplete.  Should a debate on whether or not survival skills be taught to children school be necessary, or should those skills be left to the parents to teach?


Everyday Survival Tools

Everyday survival tools

By A. Page

Being prepared doesn’t have to mean carrying around large bags and kits that cover every last thing you could imagine. Though its good to have these expansive kits, creating an everyday kit that can fit in your purse or pockets is the ultimate amenity for those who admit the struggle between man and the wild, is very real.


Here are eight everyday survival tools that are bound to come in handy, whether your hiking or waiting for the bus.

Metal Encased Flint. You never know when you’ll need to start a fire, or when you’ll want to impress your friends. Metal encased flint is extremely sturdy and will not cut your pocket, or worse, your leg.  Most are made with a built-in striker, and several other amenities.

A Survival Card.  A survival card is about the size of a playing card and includes many features that cut the amount of gear you’d normally carry ten fold.  A can opener, flat head screwdriver, rules, bottle opener, wrench, saw blade, and ancillary indicator are among the most common amenities these survival cards have to offer.  The best part?  It fits in your wallet.

A Solar Flashlight.  A solar flashlight protects you from common flashlight problems, water damage and dead batteries.  Most operate on a full time charge after just a few hours of charge. Its a great tool to keep on your keyring, and LEDs are sure to illuminate any issues you may be having.

Alcohol Prep Pads.  This is an obvious tool for antiseptic purposes, but another use for this common product is fire-starting.  If you’ve forgotten your flint, taking a lighter to an alcohol prep pad is a great way to start a fire, even in the worst conditions.

Waterproof Pill Boxes.  Of course these boxes are great for storing meds, but they can also be a great place to keep your strike-anywhere matches.  They’re air tight and can be attached to your car keys.

An Emergency Whistle. Whether you’re in the woods or out in public, having a whistle that has a high decibel can save you in a tight spot.  Most come with added compartments, which is a great place to store back-up pills or a needle and some strings.

A Metalized Polyester Blanket. This emergency blanket is unique in the fact that it can be folded down to the size of a deck of cards. When the gas-lines pop or a car accident leaves you in the cold, this lightweight and flexible material reflects up to 90% of body heat. This is a must have for any and every survival kit.

A Foldable Water Bottle. Carrying around your aluminum two-quart water bottle can get a little old.  Getting a collapsible water bottle is ergonomic for your everyday life.  When you’re finished with the contents, this water bottle fits away in your pocket or purse.

Not every day is a day to carry around a fifty pound bag, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon survival tools altogether.  You never know when you’ll need them, and its always better to be prepared than be forced to rely on others when a crisis (even a minor one) occurs.