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.
Guest post by Varian Wrynn Over the last two months, on two separate occasions, I had the opportunity to test my 72-hour kit. Yes, these tests were intent
Great point! packing stuff in a Bug Out Bag is NOT an end to itself, you need to put it all to use.
First because it will point out to the most useful stuff, the most useless or crappy one, the one you did not packed enough of, the overkilling redundancy (3ways to start a fire is enough :)
Then because it will get you out there. And experiencing is the most important part of "preparing" for whatever you prepare for. Leanring by doing is essential - AND it will allow your perishable content to rotate a bit.
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.
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