Improvising a bow is simple: bind several flexible reeds, like bamboo, tightly together tiered by length. Youre not going to get the same power as your $600 carbon fiber compound bow, but you can produce enough power to take down most two and four-legged predators. A fist full of keys make a powerful, yet discreet weapon that you always have handy and can be carried anywhere without arousing any suspicion. Corrugated cardboard doused in anything flammable (paraffin wax, oil, lard, etc.) and packed tightly into an Altoids tin can be used as a lantern that fits in your pocket. A side benefit is that when you close it (it will go out immediately) you can toss it into your pocket for added warmth, or even use it as a hand warmer. The ingenuity of humans never ceases to amaze me. A boat can easily be made from trash, such as water or soda bottles, milk jugs, 5gallon jugs, etc. Most Americans live the easy life, rarely stepping outside of relative safety, but think about the number of people who have fled Cuba on rickety boats just like this. Keeping perishable foods cool without power is not a new technologyour ancestors have done it long before refrigeration existed.
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Drain the water into storage containers. 5 Scoop the water out of your toilet storage, or reserve tank, if you have not used chemicals in the tank. Scoop the water out of your toilet storage, or reserve tank, if you have not used chemicals in the tank. Boil the water for 3 to 5 minutes or add a couple of drops of bleach to each gallon to purify it. If using bleach, stir or shake the water to mix the bleach in and allow it to sit for 30 minutes before drinking it. 6 Use your swimming pool as a reserve water supply. Use your swimming pool as a reserve water supply. Always keep your pool water purified and keep a cover on the pool so it is ready for emergency water use. Boil the water or purify it with bleach before you drink it.
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