Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Are You Prepared for Everything?

If you follow me anywhere, you are probably well aware that I am addicted to these monthly boxes that are filled with radical goodies and special surprises! (I'm always posting pictures and cool stuff I find in these things, and sharing top secret codes for free boxes and $$ off your first box)?? Well, I received an email about this new monthly box that will be starting very soon, and I am super anxious for this one! I am quite possibly more anxious for this box than any other box I have found so far!
I'm sometimes what some people might call, a nutjob, or a conspiracy theorist, (well, I wouldn't go that far, but there are some who would say that....even though a lot of what I say and think, has come true!)
This monthly box will be for the survivalists, the nutballs, the preppers, the fanatics, the spies, the brilliant, the zombie hunters, the doomsdayers, the people who live anywhere where a storm might hit, or anybody who has ever seen a crop circle, chemtrails, nanobot snow, little green martians and everybody in between.
Every month, you will receive a collection of the most essential tools, guides and supplies, delivered right to your door! (That's one of the best parts! You won't need to worry about any drones, the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, AAA, or the pale neighbors who never come outside during the day. (You know, the really, really weird neighbors? The kind who fly around at night after the sun goes down, dressed like bats?)
To help kick off, Survive Monthly's premiere, I thought I'd help prepare you with some survival tips, to make sure you have what it takes to get through anything!
Hopefully you won't ever end up in a plane crash in Northern Canada, in 35 below 0 temps, but just in case you do, I found a few keen pointers, just to keep in the back of your mind...
A compass can be a dangerous tool.... why? Because if you have one, you just might try to use it to direct you to town. The only thing a compass is REALLY useful for, would be as a reflector for sunlight,
You must keep warm! So, you must melt the snow and make it warm, if you feel like surviving. Warm water will help to retain body heat, snow will not.
If you happen to find a plastic, sectional air map, DO NOT use this to walk to the nearest town! (You will probably never find that town) but, you can use this as a ground cover to keep yourself or another survivor, dry,
Once you're done digging around the crash site, and you find the whiskey bottles, you better think before you do what all of us would probably do... DO NOT DRINK the whiskey, no matter how bad it gets, it'll only get much, much worse if you start guzzling the whiskey.
Alcohol takes on the temperature it's exposed to and if it's 35 below, and you do a few shots, you will freeze your esophagus and stomach. Alcohol dilates blood vessels, and this frozen blood will go straight to your heart, resulting in rapid loss of body heat, and hypothermia.
Use the alcohol for fuel for a fire to keep warm, and keep the empty bottle handy, because this can be used to carry water.
If you find any lighters in any pockets, keep them! Even if they don't have any fluid, they will still produce sparks.
Another item you may find on a plane, would be a newspaper. Newspapers have a few uses for survival. They can be used as reading material, they can be worn under clothing for extra warmth, they can be used for fire, or you can make a megaphone and use it as a signaling device.
Some more interesting survival tools are, tampons. Yes, it's true. Tampons can be used for a variety of things, you can use the cotton for a fire, you can open the wrapper, take out the cotton, and use the rope to tie at the end of the plastic wrap to create an air bubble, and use as a fishing bobber! You can also use the cotton to shove into a plastic tube to make a drink filter for heavy sediment water. The cotton in a tampon, is extra absorbent and could be used for a bandage for cuts and scrapes. Oh, and you could also tie a puff of cotton to the end of a skewer and use this as a dart for a blowgun! (So, ladies, remember to remind your husbands or boyfriends the next time they complain about picking up a box of these life savers!)
Condoms have many uses too. Condoms are excellent for water storage, and latex condoms burn! You could use them as a slingshot to hunt small game, or as a rope. (Condoms aren't just for safe sex anymore!)
Never, never, never throw away the bubble wrap that the UPS guy brings inside your packages! Keep that stuff and put it to good use! Did you know, a sheet of bubble wrap is 70% as effective as 3 cotton blankets? Guess what else?? Bubble wrap is way more effective in the wind and rain!
I don't know about you, but, if I was ever to be caught in a sandstorm, I would probably be screaming and running around in circles, rubbing sand in my mouth and eyes, BUT, you are not to do that! What you are to do, is, lie down flat on your stomach, and keep your head down, in the OPPOSITE direction of the wind. (It's also best to cover your head, even if it's just partially)
Found yourself stuck in the desert? Whatever you do, do NOT take off your clothes! You will get scorched beyond repair! More importantly, pick 1 direction and continue on that path. Don't walk a few miles and wonder if you should turn around and go in another direction.You can also suck on small stones to stay hydrated.
If you survived reading this long post, you are in for a real treat! Because I saved some of the best survival tips for last!
Did you know you can get water from dirt? Yes, yes, you can!
All you need to do is, dig a hole in direct sunlight, place a cup, bowl or some sort of tool to catch water, in the hole, grab a tarp and drape it over the hole opening and secure the edges with rocks and sticks. Next, place a light pebble in the middle of the tarp, so it pulls the tarp down into an upside down pinnacle. When the sun hits the tarp, the air trapped inside will heat and evaporate and you will catch the condensation inside your cup!
Did you ever have a campfire that wouldn't stay lit because of the wind? Well, try building a Dakota fire hole! Dig 2 pits, side by side, connected by a tunnel. Build a fire in 1 pit, and the 2nd pit will allow air and oxygen to reach the fire through the tunnel!
If you are ever stuck somewhere with just a body of water and a tshirt, you can eat! Spit fishing is a fun way to grab some tasty treats, usually minnows, any small fish will think of your spit as food. When they come close to you, just use your shirt as a scoop and chow down!
Last but not least, here is a pretty sweet trick to get you out of one of the most horrific jams of all time!
Losing your car or truck keys, inside your vehicle, and not being able to find where they landed. What do you do?
Well, first, grab your shortwave radio, or any AM radio you have on hand, and a calculator. Set your radio to a frequency that doesn't pick up a signal, the higher, the better... turn up the volume, turn on your calculator and angle the calculator and the radio so they almost face each other. You will know when you have the right angle, because you will hear a light buzzing sound. All you need to do, is move your homemade metal detector around the floor and under and in between your seats, and when you hear the buzz get louder, you're in luck!
Ok, so, you survived this far, and I didn't even get to tell you how to start a fire with ice yet. (I'll save that for another time), so, enter the giveaway, and grab yourself a FREE 3 month subscription, to Survive Monthly!!

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  1. Cut a straw into small pieces and squeeze a small amount of tooth pasteI in each. Hea a pair of pliers up over a flame and crimp both ends shut. Less mess and no chance of a larger tube getting busted open.
    When going on the water make sure you place extra clothing in a vacumn sealable bag...keeps clothes dry if you end up in the water but if you also store matches, flint and a bit of paper...you have everything you need to warm yourself up and dry out the wet clothes.

  2. OHHH, Those are awesome tips!!
    That is so cool!
    I think it's kind of funny how the majority of survival tips are basic, common knowledge lol, and there are so many people these days who seem to forget these things or to at least think lol!!
    Thanks for sharing these! I never would've thought about either of them!