Many people don’t believe that a disaster or emergency situation will ever happen, at least not to them. Unfortunately, that’s just not true. Sadly, natural and manmade disasters and emergencies happen every day.
Although it may not be the happiest or sexiest topic, it never hurts to have a few survival tricks up your sleeve. You may not know it but there a many everyday items that can be used in practical and helpful ways you might not even expect. Instead of spending a fortune on the latest gadgets and gear, get creative with common household items and turn them into survival essentials.
When you’re caught in a survival situation, it’s your skills that will make or break you. We want to provide you with some of the survival tips that could wind up saving your life or a loved one’s life.
DIY First Aid Kit
Having a well-stocked first aid kit is a necessity in any home. Keep it in easy reach so it’s ready at a moment’s notice.
Via Survival At Home
How to Turn a Can Tab Into a Survival Fish Hook
This is very easy and simple. All the tools needed for this fish hook can be found on most multi tools. It takes only a few minutes to create.
Improvised Water Filter
A variety of events can contaminate ordinary, working sources of water. With a little improvisation these problems can be remedied, allowing for better-tasting, better-smelling water.
Via The Survival Mom
Make-Shift Urban Survival Lights
It’s impossible to be perfectly prepared for an imperfect world. Sometimes you just have to go MacGyver and solve common problems by using the resources you have on hand. Here are some innovative ideas that might shed some light into your darkness one day.
Foraging for Wild Edibles
Believe it or not, there are many wild growing plants that are edible and you can eat in case of any emergency.
Via Prepared Society
Steel Wool Lighter
There are many ways to start a fire. Here’s a little known but interesting way to start a fire using a 9-volt battery and steel wool.
Via Creating Wonder
Can Survival Stove
Learn how to build a backpacking or survival stove out of two aluminum cans: the design is strong, reliable, and extraordinarily lightweight, burns alcohol fuels, and can be made for next to no investment of money.
Duct Tape for Survival
Duct tape has become so popular because of its versatility – including in an emergency. Check out these cool survival projects you can make with duct tape.
Via Survival Life
How to Use a Watch as a Compass
I'm sure many of yours are aware that a watch can be used as a compass. Learn how here.
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Use A Condom To Carry Water
Numerous individuals have used a condom in a crisis to hold water. It’s easy to fill it up with water and the way to go , but you need to learn how to not break it carrying water.
Via Survival Skills
Wilderness Survival Shelters
Here are some actual real-world Survival Shelters; these shelters should give you a good idea of what’s possible and can give you a good starting point to go out there and practice.
Life-Saving Survival Trees That Can Heal, Feed And Keep You Alive
Trees give us wood for our camp fires. They provide structure to our shelters, materials from which shelters can be built. Trees can also contribute much more to our chances of survival than just something to burn and something to build with – the can heal and give us sustenance.
Via The Survival Place Blog
How a T-shirt Could Save Your Life
In the event of toxic air, you can convert a t-shirt into a dust mask – here’s how.
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Make a Soft Cast Using Duct Tape
This tutorial shows how to make a soft cast for a sprained or broken wrist and it can be altered to accommodate almost any jointed limb.
Best Food for Emergency Events
Here’s a list of some of the best food to have on hand for an emergency because of their nutritional value and shelf life.
Via Energy Fanatics
It's easy to forget that modern life has provided us with many creature comforts, so much so, we often don't know or remember the simple basics like starting a fire or purifying water. But we should never get so comfortable in our conveniences. We need be prepared for the unexpected.