Today we’re taking a quick look at some helpful survival knowledge and adding some commentary to assist you in choosing which articles are most helpful to you.
From survivalcommonsense.com: Gear review: Why you should dump the mylar blankets from your survival kit
Articles that challenge conventional wisdom are always worth a look, and the author makes some excellent points about the weaknesses of mylar blankets. I have several (both sealed and semi-folded since those infernal things never go back as small as they were to begin with) that I have kept just in case, and while this article didn’t convince me to throw them away it did make me reconsider relying so much on them for emergency warmth or shelter. Check this post out and see what you think!
From preparednessadvice.com: Using Lists to Keep Your Preps Organized
Compared to learning how to build a campfire with two sticks or building a firearm out of car parts, learning how to make lists to catalog tasks, expiration dates etc. can seem quite boring. However, in most cases it is this skill that is most vital to ensuring that your food stocks stay topped without allowing those cans of fruit or boxes of crackers to expire, or that your first-aid kit still has all the bandages you’ll need. Frankly, lists could still be useful even after an event to help you remember important details and vital tasks, making it very important to learn. Check out this article and see what you need to know.
From inchsurvival.com: Survival Baking: Making Your Own Solar Oven
Solar ovens are a great way to bake and heat up food items, both for taste and hopefully to help cook foods that are otherwise inedible all without electricity. Although to most they can seem overly complicated or even intimidating, this post helps lay out the basics and common designs to help you choose one that fits your needs and capabilities. This article also helpfully covers the basic parts needed to build most of these designs, which should be helpful when you start scouring your home or local garage sales/hardware stores for the needed materials. One thing he does not mention is what kind of thermometer you should use, so I would recommend continuing to look into that if you decide to build your own solar oven. After all, you have to know what temperature you’re cooking at for the oven to be of value!
This article first appeared at Prepared For That: Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Mylar Blankets: Josh’s Take on Survival Knowledge