Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival


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"Most of us need never fashion a gas mask from a soup can.... Should the need arise, you'll be glad for a copy of Survival Hacks... offers tips ranging from making a cookstove from a packet of alcohol-soaked ramen to cutting a fishing lure from the shiny bits of your Visa card." -The Seattle Times Turn everyday items into survival necessities! Would you be prepared if you needed to survive in the wilderness? Survival expert Creek Stewart shares his cache of practical, easy-to-follow tricks to help you transform everyday ...

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Aug 19, 2016

somewhat useful

This book has some clever tips for surviving if you're caught unprepared in the wilderness, desert or even out at sea. Other tips, inexplicably require items you're not likely to be carrying on a wilderness trip. I can see the point in carrying extra plastic bags, rope and especially duct tape on any trip. But who goes out hiking w/ lightbulbs, cans of soda, terra cotta flower pots or an umbrella?? That last item is very useful for collecting rain for drinking water but who takes an umbrella on those outings?? The author gives detailed instructions for using a running auto w/ jumper cables, to light a wooden pencil so you can start a fire. Better to have waterproof matches in the car emergency kit. (he describes how to make one).
The hacks he describes would work.... If you're home, and would probably be fun to try, but much of this is not helpful if you're caught unexpectedly far from help.
I very much like his tip for stretching boots....put plastic bags filled w/water in them and put them in the freezer. As the water freezes, it expands and stretches the boots. I plan to try that one.

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