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5 Ways To Survive With Only a Lighter

Fire can be your best friend
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 2:16 PM

Learn how you can use a lighter as your only tool in your survival kit. It can keep you safe and secure in times of need.

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How To Start a Fire With Batteries

A video tutorial
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 12:55 PM

A great demonstration video on how to use the energy from batteries to create fire without matches.  Could be very useful information to have in an emergency situation.

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Survival Skills - Fire Making with a Hand Drill

Primative / Bushcraft fire making
Friday, August 29, 2014, 6:19 PM

Learn the basics of making fire with the hand drill method.  Also check out the the WSID article on 9 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches.

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18 Tips For Fire Prevention

Keeping the inside of your home safe from fire danger
Monday, February 3, 2014, 5:54 PM

A great list of tips and items to check in your home to reduce your risk of fire danger.

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How to Treat Burns

Identification and treatment options
Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 2:17 PM

After getting burned its important to identify the severity of the burn as soon as possible and apply or seek the proper medical attention as rapidly as possible.  Here is a good summary for identification and treatment options.  Be safe our their folks.

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Approaching Fire or Extreme Fire Alert

Understanding the dangers of imminent fire risk
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 8:20 PM

[NOTE: This article is adapted from When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival]

After living in the States off and on for several years, in 2008 Andrew and Mary Hall moved back to their home in Buxton, Australia so they could  be closer to their aging parents. It was a modest, three-bedroom, two-bath house with exterior walls of “mud brick” (adobe) that helped keep the home’s interior cool during the hot Australian summers. With large eaves, a metal roof, and adobe-style mud brick walls, many would consider their home to be reasonably fire-resistant, but its construction proved no match for the forces of nature that turned the neighboring towns of Buxton and Marysville into deadly infernos on Australia’s tragic “Black Saturday” on February 7, 2009. » Read more

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Beyond the Defensible Space

Fire safety and the structure of your home
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 6:02 PM

[NOTE: In light of the tragic loss of life of the brave firefighters in Arizona and for all the men and women firefighters who work to protect lives and property, we all need to make extra efforts to take steps to reduce the risk of wildfires and home fires.  Our work both inside and out of our homes will not only create defensible spaces, but, just as importantly, will assist those who risk their lives to stay out of harms way. This article is adapted from When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival]

Following on the heels of 2012’s record-breaking droughts, heat waves, and fire storms, this year’s fires season is off to an earlier and more deadly/damaging start in several of the western states. If current scientific predictions of global warming prove anywhere near correct, then we can expect that devastating wildfires will become the new normal in the coming years, reaching a broader spectrum of geographical zones that previously escaped such conflagrations. Whether you are a homeowner wishing to improve the fire resistance of your current dwelling or are planning to build a new home, beyond creating a “defensible space” around your home there are a number of other actions you can take to improve the chances that your home will survive a local wildfire. These guidelines are typically applied to homes located in areas where long periods of dry weather are common, such as many of the western states. However, due to changing times, people in many areas where the threat of wildfires was previously a non-issue are now finding it to be a growing concern. » Read more

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10 Ways to Use Bamboo

Useful plant or invasive species?
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 9:43 PM
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Survival Skills: How to Make a Torch

Learn to make a primitive oil torch
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 4:29 PM
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9 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches

Videos that teach us other methods of creating fire
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:38 PM

As we look at preparing for uncertain times, we seek to have the resources on hand to weather the storm and be more resilient in our daily lives.  We store water and put food away for shortages or emergency situations.  We make sure we can communicate with family, friends, and loved ones.  We are all working on building resilience our own ways and learning from each other. 

Knowledge and skills acquisition is a topic that resonates greatly with the Peak Prosperity community. In this article we will explore a critical skill to learn and practice that can help you in really tough times or emergency situations – the skill of making fire. » Read more