Being prepared for the worst is vital for survival. Check out these outdoor survival hacks, and make sure you have a backup plan when technology fails you.
Transform These Everyday Items into Outdoor Survival Tools
People nowadays are used to living comfortably with technology. Everything you could possibly need is as simple as the touch of a button or a voice command. Even in the outdoors, many people have their gadgets with them. Take those away and they probably wouldn’t even know how to start a fire. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of outdoor survival hacks you can make out of everyday household items. Check out the list below, and be sure to leave your own survival hack ideas in the comments!
Jab a hole on top of the can. Measure two-by-five inches on a piece of paper then roll it into a wick. And then insert it into the hole you made. Allow the wick to absorb the oil before lighting it up. This will provide 2 hours of illumination.
Just light up a crayon and you have an instant candle that will last you for 30 minutes.
Draw a big letter “I” on the side of the can before cutting it up with a razor. Open up the flaps of the can then set a lighted tea candle or a shorter candle inside the bottom of the can. The light emitted by the candle will be reflected by the insides of the can. Plus, the tab can be used as a hanger.
Place each water gallon alternately opposite each other before inserting the stick. This will save you more trips from Point A to Point B.
Using a pair of scissors or a blade cut a small portion on the outside bottom part of the tab. When done it will look like a small letter “e”
With a piece of cloth and two containers you can rid dirty water of dirt and debris. Fill one container with the dirty water and place it just a little bit higher than the empty container. Twist the piece of cloth lick a wick then place one end in the container with the dirty water and the other end in the empty container. Overtime the now filtered water will pass through the cloth and fill the empty container while the debris and dirt will be left in the other. Boiling the filtered water is still necessary to free it from contaminants only then would it be safe to drink.
You’ll need two bottom parts of soda or beer cans, denatured alcohol, a penny, a puncher or any solid pointed object, a blade or scissors and a piece of cloth or fiberglass as a filler. Last but not the least is a heat resistant sealant then you’re good to go.
Just sprinkle some Basil herbs or drop some Rosemary leaves on the camp or cooking fire. The bugs/mosquitoes can’t stand the smell creating an invisible net around you for a good night’s sleep.
These are just a few of the outdoor survival life hacks that might just increase your chances in surviving the outdoors. Learn each of them because you’ll never know when you might need them.
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