petroleum jelly fire starter cotton pad
07 Jul 2017

Are Petroleum Soaked Cotton Balls the Ultimate Fire Starter?

To make a really good fire starter you only need a little bit of time and two ingredients…petroleum jelly and cotton balls. Well, we tried the method three different ways to test out how well it actually worked. We used cotton balls, which are the standard advice told to people

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Snefel Biop nano robot for the blood stream
30 Jun 2017

Nanobots to Patrol Your Blood Stream?

Last week we wrote about a new concept for the Muadib, a “cruise ship” that’s made to cruise on top of desert sands. Today we have another one of Imaginactive’s newly announced concepts. I think this one might give some of you the shudders. It’s called the Snefel. It’s a

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Muadib desert cruise ship
23 Jun 2017

Cruise the Desert on the Muadib

New ideas were recently announced from Imaginactive, a company who creates prototypes of products that should exist but don’t. The other one of their products we wrote about was the Paradoxal, a concept for a commercial supersonic/hypersonic passenger aircraft that can fly Mach 3 in a suborbital trajectory. Now they’ve

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Improvised above the knee tourniquet on soldier in camouflage gear
16 Jun 2017

12-Year-Old Girl Saves Friend’s Life With Hunger Games First Aid Move

Good for this girl! I read on MSN News that a 12-year-old girl from Massachusetts used a tourniquet method she read about in the Hunger Games books. The girl, Megan Gething, and a friend, Mackenzie George, also 12, were playing near their home when Mackenzie slipped and gashed her leg

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woman,waiting a bus and tornado (photo and hand-drawing elements compilation)
09 Jun 2017

Make a Bug-Out List So Nothing Gets Forgotten

I grew up in Florida, where we were all told to prepare for hurricane season. June through September, and sometimes but rarely in May, people in the Gulf Coast and Atlantic States are at risk from hurricanes. My family were not anywhere near “preppers” and we never talked about emergency

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26 May 2017

Doomsday Global Seed Vault Could Be in Danger

All serious preppers and even people who aren’t preppers at all have heard of the Global Seed Vault. This is an underground vault located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, which is the westernmost part of the Norwegian archipelago. It borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland

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Ready to Buy a Stun Gun? Read This.
19 May 2017

Giveaway! And How to Get The Right Stun Gun and Pepper Spray For Your Needs

Buying a “zapper,” or stun gun, or a canister of pepper spray, is a decision that you could make on the spur of the moment. Maybe you happen to be in a gear store or browsing Amazon and decide to buy one. That’s cool. Having one in your pocket is

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Ready to Buy Pepper Spray? Read This.
15 May 2017

Ready to Buy Pepper Spray? Read This.

Last week we wrote an introductory post explaining what stun guns are and how they work. There’s a big difference in the effective stun guns and the cheap ones. If you’re in the market for a stun gun, read that post to get a sense of what you’re looking for

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Ready to Buy a Stun Gun? Read This.
12 May 2017

Ready to Buy A Stun Gun? Read This.

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to buy a stun gun or pepper spray. For people who can’t own firearms for whatever reason, these are sensible personal protection options that can be used to protect yourself out in public and your home in the event of

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Amber Van Hecke Stranded in Desert
08 May 2017

True Tale of Desert Survival

We recently learned that a Texas woman got stranded in a remote part of Arizona after she ran out of gas during a solo trip to the Grand Canyon. We didn’t hear about this case until after the show about this woman’s rescue aired on 20/20 in March. But it

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