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Cotton swabs dipped in wax become instant campfire starters. Lightweight. Great for backpackers. Good to know!

This site is incredible for Emergency preparedness.

I hope we never ever need this but great to know if we do. 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 i...

Simple Food Storage Meals for Tight Times: Stock up on three months worth, fast!

Great for a Car Safety & Survival Kit!The Uber Match is simple to make, highly water and wind resistant. Uses 4 matches, cotton, and wax. Starts camp fires easier with larger flame that lasts a few minutes!

DIY Firestarters using lint and toilet paper tubes. Great for our fire pit!

Pantry food for year supply

Guide to veterinary drugs for human consumption in an emergency

Food Storage Goals: January WK 1 - Check out these weekly suggestions and get moving!

7 kitchen essentials

Emergency Preparedness for Couples... with limited storage and money! (includes ideas for 72 Hour Kit and 2 Week Supply, and free printables)

water-storage-myths-and facts

Laundry Pod uses 3 gallons water and no electricity. For when there is no power and we need fresh clothes.

Five items you MUST have in your food storage! Store only these five items and your family could survive long term! Visit our blog for recipes & more info. www.dealstomeals....

Deals to Meals: FIVE Items you need in your food storage!

7 core areas of preparedness: food, water, heat, lights, sanitation, medical, safety

Three days' worth of meals that can be prepared with no heat and little water, to get you though the first three days after a disaster. I totally need to do this.

Another pinner said: "Here are 52 meals stored in glass jars...that will keep 5 to 7 YEARS!! just open and cook!"

Chemical Free alternative to Sterno - cardboard rolled & packed into a tin with wax poured over.

in a pinch, make a lamp out of a water jug and headlamp.

easy to use/store long term food storage Julie Geesy

DIY Fire Starters for Camping - You begin with an empty egg carton, add old dryer lint, and cover in wax. You just let the wax dry, break them into 12 individual cups, and light the cardboard corner to start your fire.

Wow! Will now add foil to my food storage. "Did you know that you can make a cardboard box into an oven that works just as well as your oven at home? You can! And with this type of oven, you never have to worry about what to eat when the electricity goes out."

This website breaks down what you need to buy for food storage per month, 72 hr kit ideas and lots of other ideas

One of the best survival fire-making tools is a combination of cotton balls and petroleum jelly, and you can make these firestarter kits for pennies. Basically, you infuse (or gob) the cotton balls with Vaseline or some petroleum jelly derivative (such as Chapstick, Purell handcleaner, etc). When you need to make a fire, fluff up the cotton (as much as you can), and light it with a shower of sparks from a magnesium stick, match, or butane lighter.

Pill bottle first aid kit. Great scouting project!