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How To Make A Simple Oil Lamp From A Lemon

How To Make A Simple Oil Lamp From A Lemon

November 17, 2014 This week on OTGN, Brandon shares a quick tip on how to make a lamp out of a lemon. He also discusses the importance of thinking differently when you’re in a survival situation. Video courtesy of Off ...

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Survival Cooking With A Dutch Oven

Survival Cooking With A Dutch Oven

Quick: you’ve got your emergency foods stored in the pantry, but how are you going to cook them? Think fast, because without an off-the-grid cooking method you could be stuck eating cold cans of kidney beans in the event of ...

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The Silent, Unseen Killer During Emergencies

The Silent, Unseen Killer During Emergencies

Dehydration is a real threat in emergency situations – and can kill. American water intake is already lower than it should be, with nearly 75 percent of American’s chronically dehydrated. In high stress situations when you’re in a rush and ...

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Stockpiling Gasoline The Right Way

Stockpiling Gasoline The Right Way

Having a staple supply of gasoline and other fuel is an absolute necessity if you are very serious about preparing for emergencies. Fuel powers your generator and your vehicles, essential items in a grid-down situation. Even though gasoline, diesel, propane ...

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How To Live Off-Grid Without A Refrigerator

How To Live Off-Grid Without A Refrigerator

Maybe it’s an emergency situation, like a hurricane or thunder storm causing a long-term power outage. Or maybe it’s just personal preference – more and more people find themselves wanting to truly live the off-the-grid lifestyle. Whatever the reason, more ...

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8 Boy Scouts Survival Tips For Any Emergency

8 Boy Scouts Survival Tips For Any Emergency

The wilderness survival skills which abound in old Boy Scout manuals could help us all become more prepared for an emergency. Modern scouting workbooks and badges may focus a lot more on technology merit badges, but the old training manuals ...

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3 Emergency Heat Sources When The Power’s Out

3 Emergency Heat Sources When The Power’s Out

Today’s homes are all heated as a requirement of the Universal Building Code. While air conditioning isn’t a regulatory requirement, heating is. The heating must be adequate to maintain the home in the “comfort zone” even in the most-extreme temperatures ...

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4 Ways To Communicate During A Disaster

4 Ways To Communicate During A Disaster

The power has gone out. A state of emergency has been declared. Phone lines are down. Your teenage daughter is halfway across the city watching a movie with her friend. As you frantically dial her cell phone number, you start ...

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