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survival water heater

A hot bath or shower is one of the best inventions ever. Nothing relaxes me more than a nice hot shower at the end of the day. So when shit hits the fan what are you gonna do? Sure if you have gas you'll still have a water heater but for how long. What about remote locations where gas is hard to come by or there's no electricity? I know about the solar hot showers and I also know you could always take cold showers I did it for nine months and ain't doing it again. I've got two solutions for this dilemma.
Old steel milk can
I've personally done this and can assure you it is quick easy hot water. Get a nice bed of coals going then put the milk can on the coals. Fill it up, wait about 15 minutes, Done. The bottom of the can and the handles will probably be hot so be careful and use leather gloves or a towel. I pour mine into a bathtub that's in a shed by the fire pit. One milk can is plenty of water for a nice hot bath.
Gas water heater converted to wood burning
I have not tried this yet but it seems to be the same principal as my milk can. Get a used gas water heater and remove the guts. Next you need a firebox. The author used an old rim with the center cut out. Finally make a washer that will be the diameter of the water heater. Start a fire in the firebox and according to their website you'll have hot water in about 15 minutes. Here's the link to the article.

http://beforeitsnews.com/survival/2013/04/almost-free-wood-burning-furnace-and-hot-water-heater-2470424.html

Natural mosquito trap

Rain, rain go away. That's what everyone in my area has been saying this year. Currently my yard is a swamp as are the fields and everything else around here. Of course with all this water flooding isn't the only problem. Mosquitoes

Stockpiling goods


Our country's future is very unpredictable. We are still a very young country and all great civilizations have one thing in common; They Ended. From natural or manmade disasters to

Update Geo Tracker bug out vehicle

Since the last time you read about my bug out truck I have had a whole lot of fun and updated a lot of things. Winter was a blast I spent a lot of time cruising
around trying to get stuck out in the snow drifts and now that its spring I've been playing in the mud. One of the best
upgrades was

7 ways to mark a trail

When you are lost or in unfamiliar territory with no marked trails it is important to mark your direction of travel so rescuers can find you. Trailblazing will also help you find your way back. Most of these methods are for emergency use only, so please only do them when really necessary and leave no trace otherwise. The easiest trail markers to trace are the ones that are clearly man made.
This is what a cairn looks like.

1. Broken branch- Break green branches in your direction of travel. This can also be used to mark turns in a trail.
2. Hack marks

How to tie a Bowline knot

A staple of the Greater Outdoors, The Bowline is an ancient but simple loop knot. Memorize it now!
The structure of the bowline is identical to that of the Sheet Bend, except that it is formed at the end of a single line.
1. Form a counter clockwise overhand loop in the standing part. Leave the tail about twice as long as the size of the loop desired.