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  • Emergency Funds

    If you are preparing for an emergency, you probably have some emergency funds on hand. If you are going about it the right way, those funds are in silver and gold instead of cash, since money might lose value during a disaster. The question is, though, how much money should you have on hand? This is an important question. You need enough to get by, but if you have too much, you will put a target on your head. The key is to only have as much as you need to su...

  • Mar
    14
    3 Items to Barter

    If disaster strikes, money may lose all value. If that happens, you will use skills and items as your currency. There are several low cost items that will have a lot of value after a disaster. Add some of these items to your inventory so you will have them on hand to barter if necessary. Candles People will need light after a disaster, and they won't be able to count on the power companies to provide it. Have some candles on hand to barte...

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    If you have been dehydrated for a long period of time, your electrolytes are out of balance. This can occur because you haven't had access to water or because you have been sick. Whatever the case may be, you need to get your electrolytes back in balance before you get gravely ill. Fortunately, you can do that without hauling a carton of Gatorade around. You can make your own electrolyte replenishing drink. What You Need Start with a lite...

  • Jan
    3
    cigarettes for survival

    Okay, you know that cigarettes are bad for you. I'm not going to list all of the ways smoking can kill you. Instead, I’m going to go a different route and talk about some of the ways cigarettes can help you in a survival situation. Make a Pesticide You can use cigarettes to make your own pesticide in a survival situation. Remove the tobacco, add some water to it, and put the mixture into a spray bottle. Then, you can apply the mixture t...