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Now that's cool -- Windproof and Waterproof Matches (1 box), $3 from beprepared.com -- a must have for the emergency supplies, as well.

Perfect matches for an emergency. This matches will light when wet and in windy conditions.which are often the case at campsites.

Match box: Could use sandpaper as well! Good way to keep the matches dry in your emergency kit.

matches in a mason jar ~ using the side of a match box for striking surface. I'll try this since the black sandpaper idea didn't work for lighting the matches

Mini Emergency Kits - for bug out, purse, travel, etc

"Mini Emergency Kits - for bug out, purse, travel, etc" -Altoid tins. Great for mini kits.

Cardboard Box Oven-have one made that works very well! Remember-each charcoal =40 degrees. 9=360ish degrees....& will bake a bunt cake or such.

box oven tutorial Did you know that you can make a cardboard box into an oven that works just as well as your oven at home? And with this type of oven, you never have to worry about what to eat when the electricity goes out

Pill bottle survival kit - good for car glove box - 3 mini straw fire starters ( have an instructable on that) -3 matches -1 bandage -1 striker -1 hook -1 weight - tinfoil -some fishing line - razor blade -2 safety pins - 3 feet of duct tape - 2 advils - 1 birthday candle - whistle made from straw -Neosporin in a straw -salt in a straw

Pill Bottle Survival Kit

Just the sort of thing to tuck away into a purse, commuter bag or other luggage until you need it. -Empty pill bottle - 3 mini straw fire starters ( have a

Use a tackle box to organize and store all you medicine and first aid supplies.

DIY Home Sweet Home

diy home sweet home: Tips, Tips, and More Tips use a tackle box to organize and store all your medicine and first aid supplies

You may be able to augment your home or farmstead's water supply for very little cost by digging a shallow well. Originally published as

Digging a Shallow Well - Do It Yourself

Inflatable, portable shelter that fits in your pocket

This house is so tiny it fits in your pocket

‘Basic House’ By Martin Azua “When unfolded it self inflates with body heat or from the heat of the sun to provide an instant shelter. Once inside the shelter, the material reflects your body heat to.

Techniques For Staying Alive In Every Natural Environment

How to survive different environments. Nice place to start planning skill sets for survival especially for young people.