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Parting of “being prepared” is how you invest and safe guard your money. Investing in an S&P 500 Index Fund has always been a very prudent idea. Every investment outfit and guru out there compares their results to the S&P for a reason. Almost done can match it’s returns for any real length of time. Investments in other markets is always a good idea as while as a way to diversify. I’d never considered how much of the S&P is made of of multinationals thereby giving an investment in an S&P index fund an even bigger advantage.

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Jute is well known as a great tinder material. I really like how it’s maximized and prtected from moisture in one shot here. I want to play with this system a bit to verify everything works as expected. This seems like an extremely good tinder, plus a great way of carrying it. Assuming the waxed jute works as well as it seems to I will keep a few lengths in my pocket kit. Using that size Nalgene bottle you could wrap it with duct tape as well. Plus throw some rubber and ranger bands around it to use for repairs and tinder. It would be a very compact, useful package. I don’t think I’d feel the need to carry that much of the tinder into the bush, but a bottle like that would be great for a bug out bag.

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You’ll need more than this article but it’s a good, quick, run down on some skills and tools you’ll need.

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"PP" POWERED GENERATOR

fangshido:

Pretty Crazy, but pretty darn cool….
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/urine-powered-generator-unveiled-international-exhibition-234718329.html

(Source: tommydilallo)

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Living in the Pacific Northwest, where things are pretty damn wet 6 months out of the year, a lot of the traditional ways of building a fire in the bush are pretty useless. I am looking forward to trying this one. It’s something I’ve never seen before.