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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hurricane Preparedness

June 1st is the beginning of hurricane season and being prepared is essential to long or short term survival.  Of course, being prepared for any weather-related disaster is important and the following is relevant to all.

Making Waterproof Matches

"The BEST & SAFEST Method is to use Turpentine. (Turpentine has a higher "flash point" relative to Acetone, which commonly used in Nail Polish. Nor does it involve the use of flame as is needed in the Wax or Paraffin methods.

Pour 2 to 3 large tablespoons of Turpentine into a small (Tumbler sized) glass.
Place the matches, (Head down) into the Turpentine and allow the matches to soak for 5 minutes. During that time the turpentine will soak into the head as well as the stem. All the water will be driven off by the turpentine.
Remove the matches and spread them out to dry out on a sheet of newspaper. Generally, 20 minutes for excess turpentine to be evaporated is recommended. Matches treated in this way remain waterproof for several months or longer."

source:  "My Survival Goods"


"How Do You Live Without Electricity"  is an article written for "Backwoods Home Magazine" by Anita Evangelista.  The article contains really worthwhile information on how to get by without electricity.  It is a good read.  You can find it here

It is better to be safe than sorry.  Preparation is key.

Have a great day and keep it simple and make it real.



1 comment:

  1. No hurricanes here, just a bit windy.
    Love from Mum