If you're camping...Rub petroleum jelly over a bunch of cotton balls...then store in ziplock bag..Then when your ready to make a fire pull a few cotton strands out then place under your wood then light your cotton ball..instant fire starter ----- Good to know for fire pits too! :)
Non toxic tomato worm control . "I don't remember where I learned this, but I've been using this method for 30 yrs and it really works. Get yourself an old jar & poke holes in the lid. Fill the jar with plain white flour and sprinkle it liberally over your tomatoes. I've never had an issue with horn worms or other pests with this. I also use it on cabbage & broccoli with good luck."
Emergency toilet use without flush ability. remove water. Line pot with trash bag. Have a pail of wood ash, quicklime, kitty litter or sawdust available so that after each duty is done, the offender can sprinkle a liberal amount over it. This will keep the stench down.Finally, when the bag is filled up 2/3 the volume of the bowl, add a good amount of quicklime, wood ash or use dirt with a little bit of a chlorine solution sprayed in it. Seal bag, replace. Store in sealed bucket if possible.
How to Clean, Prepare and Fill a Water Barrel Now that you have purchased your 30-gallon water barrels, do you know how to store water so that it will be clean and safe to drink? Do you just stick the hose into the barrel and fill? No, not a good idea. Here's a step-by-step method to prepare them that will ensure clean, potable water when and if you need it in an emergency.
black sandpaper on top to light matches: genius. can also be done w/plastic baby food containers
Are you prepared for an emergency? Great tips!
72 Hour survival kit items that should be in your kit, this list comes directly from FEMA.