Activated charcoal (also known as activated carbon) is just like regular charcoal. However, because of the “oxygen fusion” there are many more microscopic holes on it that make it a great way to absorb pollutants and poisons from the air, the water, and your gastrointestinal tract.
Provided you have a strong dehydrating agent such as CaCl2 (calcium chloride) or ZnCl2 (Zinc Chloride) to pour on your ashes, you'll even be able to make it yourself.
At Hardened Structures our fortified structures can range from a single safe room to a multi-building self-sustaining, defensible, survival community. However, they are principally designed as our Client's private residence or VIP house.
wow! I'll remember to contact them if and when I win at the lottery :)
13 pioneer skills you might want to consider for self-sufficiency. Along with fishing, climbing, fighting, bee keeping and a few others, that would make a great base... I love the integration of "playing with rocks and sticks".
By understanding disaster probability we can understand that the most likely events will happen to a small number of people, large events are much less likely.
Interesting take on the necessity to prepare for specific events.
I like to apply the risk evaluation ratio using probability (0-5) x outcome (0-5) in order to see if a specific risk is lileky to occur, and most of all, if it is "better" to maximize prevention efforts or "deal with it" efforts.
'The 10 Bushcraft Books' are the seminal texts on bushcraft and this on-line edition (based on the first edition of the book set) has been released to share this unique source of knowledge. Originally written as wartime information for conducting rescue missions, the notes were later revised and prepared for a School of Bushcraft which was conducted for nearly 20 years. Almost all the quirks of the original text have been retained (illustrations by the author, inconsistent word usage, strange punctuation, etc.) although I have removed 50% of the commas (believe it or not). I have also converted all imperial measurements into metric.
Some sources state that you can start a fire with a soda can and a bar of chocolate, so the author decided to give it a to see if it works... turned to aluminum polish after an hour... but it did work all right.