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Survival Skills

Water Distillers and Distillation Tips

Distillation is a valuable skill for any person to have. You can also use water distillers for other types of distillation. This article will show you how to distill water with basic equipment. Just how basic are we talking? You can distill water with fire and a tarp if you have to or, during an SHTF situation, just a few scavenged water bottles. Let’s start with homemade or emergency water distillers, and then we’ll move on to more elaborate and professional-grade equipment.

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Note: Link to pdf printable checklist at bottom of post. Dear RTGS Readers, During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have found myself going over lists many times because it is easy to dip into your reserves and not replace things. A good example of this is trash bags, flour, and some spices. I bought extras of all those things when we first started getting some reports from Wuhan about the virus.

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Finding great-tasting and appetite-satisfying survival food has been a bumpy ride. For the sake of transparency, I am a harsh critic when it comes to food. My husband and I cook all of our meals at home. Even before the pandemic, we never went out to eat unless it was for the occasional family get-together.

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A scenario that many preppers consider is what happens when easy access to antibiotics is no longer a reality? Many of the infections we consider a mere inconvenience used to kill a lot of people. Consider that the average life expectancy was low before antibiotics. Childhood illnesses or even just a cut could be the end. Many preppers have a stash of antibiotic ointments and pills labeled for fish

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There are many uses for activated charcoal in a survival situation and in everyday life too. This handy black powder can alleviate stomach problems, treat poisoning, prevent hangovers, and even stop a spider’s venom from spreading and causing necrotic damage. In a pinch, you can even use it to make a survival water filter. Activated charcoal absorbs toxins and purifies.

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Pemmican is an old survival food that helped many people stay out in the woods longer or get through a hard winter. Hardtack is a very dry cracker that will last for decades and was a staple food for sailors and soldiers throughout history. What is pemmican made from? Traditional pemmican is a combination of dried meat that has been very finely cut or powdered and mixed with fat and dried fruit. Spices and salt are added for flavor.

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Freeze-dried food ranks as the most delicious and high-quality survival food out there. However, the downside is the cost. Recently, the availability and quality of home freeze dryers has improved. This article will give you an overview of freeze-drying and details about the home freeze dryers that are available so that you can make an informed decision. Although freeze-drying is an amazing food preservation method, it is not for everyone.

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You need to develop your urban survival skills. Why? Well, let’s face it. Most people live in the densely populated cities. According to United Nations (UN), as of 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in urban centers. That’s 3.9 billion people living in cities! And that was four years ago. The number of mega-cities—those with more than 10 million people in them—is increasing. The population of small cities of less than 500,000 people are growing rapidly.

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Perhaps you’ve heard that lovely little bit of poetry which says that “food, clothing, and shelter are the basic necessities for survival.” If you have, I hope you haven’t paid too much attention to it. While I’ll have to agree that all three of those are necessary for survival, if you base any survival strategy on that short list, you’ll die.

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