Emergency Fire Starters
Most of the time a Bic lighter is all you need. Bic lighters will generally remain useful longer than other inexpensive lighters. Here is a link to a website with helpful info about various fire starters.
Fire Starting With Bow and Drill
If you want to learn something that could save your life, watch this 23 minute video.
The following link will play
a fun and fascinating four minute audio using parts of the sound track from the
previous video. See if you can get the message, both literal and symbolic. Focus On Your Form
The links below lead to survival tools that we have we have found to be very useful and durable.
Tick and Chigger Protection
Some farmers and outdoorsmen have had good results using Permanone. This product is available at some Wal-mart stores. The active ingredient is the poison permethrin. This is the same ingredient which has been used in some shampoo lice treatments such as Nix and Rid. Permethrin in liquid or powder form for livestock use is available at many farm supply stores.
WARNING: Some folks who already have chigger bites have obtained relief by rubbing the bites with laundry bleach on a cotton swab and then rinsing off the bleach, but you should be aware that chlorine bleach is highly toxic and contact with it, or even breathing the fumes, can cause a harmful reaction.
"In this case, Mama did what she had to do and ended a threat to her little girl. But also, in this case, Mama made the world a little safer for all the other little girls out there."
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