6 Ingenious Survival Hacks [PHOTOS]

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headlamp1Necessity, so they say, is the mother of invention. And that mother’s righthand man is a little thing called resourcefulness.

No matter how well thought-out your hiking backpack is, or how complete your emergency preparations are, it’s nearly impossible to keep every item that you may need around you at all times. It’s certainly impractical.

The best way to combat this urge to bring “one of everything,” everywhere we go, is to embrace the art of “MacGuyvering,” AKA “resourcefulness.”

Take, for example, learning to go without a kerosene lantern (see Exhibit A: Nearby photo).

1. The Water Jug Lantern

Two of the most common items on most emergency supply lists are a.) Water and b.) A flashlight.

Obviously, this trick works best using an LED headlamp, but as long as you have a light, you can point it int he center of a water jug and, viola, you’ve got a nice source of diffused light.

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  1. They all work just fine. The light is not as bright as you would need it for some things, like repairing a watch, but for anything else it works just fine. The crayon is an old old trick, my pappy taught me that over 50 years ago, And as far as a collapse goes, I personally saw the writing on the wall when our so called pres was elected for the second time !!!!!
    Have a great day fellas keep up the good work.

  2. I like the creative side of these ideas, keeps you thinking.

  3. Wow, never would have thought of a coke can tab as a fish hook. thanks for posting that pick. Heck, got plenty of those things around.

  4. The coke can tab works great on the end of my fishing line…(I use my wife as bait).

  5. Frank W Daniels

    I have no comment other then the fact I am reading this.

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