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Understanding Fire Building

Being prepared is at the very core of what being a prepper is all about. One of the best ways to be prepared is to develop and cultivate a number of survival skills that can help get you through almost any situation. You need to be able to tie at least three different kinds of knots. You should know how to use a weapon such as a survival crossbow. One of the most vital skills that you must have in almost any survival situation is that of being able to build a fire. Building a fire can often mean the difference between life and death. You need to be sure that you know what you are doing. Here are some firestarting tips that you can use.

Use Modern Tools If You Can

It’s important to remember that you are not a cave man. There are plenty of preppers out there who pride themselves on their ability to take a stick and a rock and build a fire in less than an hour. With tools such as flint, a lighter, or matches, you can have a roaring fire made in less than fifteen minutes. That is time that you could spend elsewhere further ensuring your survival. Do not think that there is weakness in taking advantage of convenience.

Keep Your Fire Going

If you want to learn more than simply getting a fire going then you need to learn how to keep a fire going. They are two different things. Building a fire means nothing if it is not built to last. First of all, you need to make sure that you are using wood that burns for a long time. This means the fire is not too roaring and not too dead. Second of all, you need to learn to build your fires with enough airflow that they can stay going without you to stoke them. These are relatively simple techniques that will be a massive benefit to you in the field.

Check out this video to learn more about firestarting:

How to Reduce Mold

Mold can get on just about anything in your home that is made of organic material, but the majority of people do not realize just what all they can do to help prevent this. From clothes to furniture to baby bottles, anything that you own that is wet or in an area of your home with high humidity can become a breeding ground for mold, but there are a few things that you can do to stop this from happening as long as you are consistent in your efforts.

One thing that you can do is clean up any spills of water or leaks in your home as soon as they happen. Keeping rooms dry in this regard will help the humidity level in your house a lot and keeping humidity down is one way to fight mold. Many people think that mold growth is only caused by standing water or leaky plumbing, but it can also be caused by high humidity and this is the most common cause of it. You can learn more at http://www.damagecontrol-911.com/mold-testing/ .If you have humidity problems in the basement, you can install a dehumidifier to assist with this problem and if you have this problem in the kitchen or the bathroom, installing an exhaust fan for a couple hundred dollars will also help.

If you have oddly shaped glasses or baby bottles and they become molded after you wash them because you cannot dry them out completely, the solution to this is simple. All you have to do after you wash them is dry them the best that you can and put them in the freezer until you need them again. This will prevent mold from growing on them.

Carpet also collects mold spores and will become molded over time, especially if it becomes wet. This is something that should never be found in the bathroom or the kitchen, due to the naturally wet environment in these areas. A company such as Damage Control 911 in the Orlando area can help you with these issues.

One thing that you can do to reduce the amount of mold spores and other debris in the air is purchasing a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter in it. This filters most of these particles out of the air and captures them very effectively, but you can go a step further by purchasing a HEPA air purifying system for your home. Make sure you purchase one that can handle the size of your home, though, or it will not completely do the job you purchased it for.

How To Keep Your Dog Safe Inside Their Fence

If you have a dog, odds are high that he or she is a valued member of your family. But, the truth of the matter is that it may be difficult to keep him in the yard when you’re not looking! As much as they love you, they have a need to explore their surroundings and if your yard isn’t quite big enough to satisfy their curiosity, they may turn into little escape artists.

Getting around this can be tricky, but it’s definitely doable. A new pet fencing system from Pet Playgrounds is handy to have and while it’s cheaper than traditional fencing of all types, it’s also more secure. Your dog won’t escape this fence, no matter whether they try to climb it, dig under it, or chew through it. Chain link fences can be easily escaped by being dug under or jumped over and invisible fences are easy for dogs to just get off to a running start and plow right through. This fencing material is so strong, it also works well for goats and sheep.

Even if you don’t have a specialty fence, there are ways to keep your dog safe inside their fenced area. One way is to make sure that they have something that they can entertain themselves with. Interactive dog toys are becoming a hot thing and you can find some good products over at Doggy Bakery.

Something else that you can do is use chicken wire or another sturdy type of wire and attach it to the bottom of your existing fencing to extend it out along the ground. The best thing to do with this is pile dirt on top of it that will stop them from digging under it.

Something else cool that you can do to stop your dog from climbing a chain link fence is installing a roll bar on top of it. Using this, they will slip and fall off of it every time they try to climb over. Check out the video below for more information on how to build this!