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How to Use a [BUSTED] Cell Phone to Meet 5 Basic Survival Needs | The Art of Manliness

A re-post from The Art of Manliness.com who in turn posted it as a guest (sponsored) post by Creek Stewart representing Dockers. Credit where credit’s due.

“Whether in a boat, on a plane, travelling through Africa, taking a road trip or Backpacking the Rockies, our cell phone has become a regular piece of Every Day Carry (EDC). I think it’s pretty safe to say that we will probably have our cell phone with us if ever faced with a tragic survival situation. It’s also not hard to imagine that it might not be working. Regardless of the reason, a broken or busted cell phone is STILL an amazing collection of pieces and parts that, with a little insight and creativity, can be used to help meet a surprising number of basic survival needs. How do I know this? I busted open a handful of cell phones to find out.” Creek Stewart.

For the full article and more from Art of Manliness follow the link below the image.

How to Use a [BUSTED] Cell Phone to Meet 5 Basic Survival Needs | The Art of Manliness.


Homesteading Guide: How to Make a Rain Barrel

Presented by “The New Me” blog, a well presented and very simple guide to making your own rain barrels.

Homesteading is going to be a big part of the Disaster Survival UK blog and there will be plenty more of these to come. Follow the link below to check out this brilliant DIY guide.

The New Me: How to Make a Rain Barrel.

Folklore Surviver

When my Dad tells me about his Dad, he never misses out one detail. Whenever it got icy in their post-war London neighbourhood he would always put a sack of coke in the boot of his car.

Once we originally got a small misunderstanding out of the way (which says more about the culture I grew up in than the one he did) he told me that as a young man the ritual of his dad loading the car with flammable material perplexed him, but he never dared to question the old man. Eventually this odd behaviour drifted into the realm of childhood memory as my own Dad grew into a young man and began to learn to drive himself.

But on an icy road one night he came completely unstuck on he road, crashing heavily into the side embankment and totalling the car. It suddenly came rushing back to him, and was reinforced when his Dad said ’Well, you should maybe have put something heavy in the boot’.

This (slightly embellished) story is a lesson to us all, and is really quite simple when you think about it. More weight in the boot equals more traction on the road. Naturally, too much weight in the boot and your petrol use, and therefore expenditure, will rise considerably but something like a sack of potatoes would be perfect and cheap to purchase. Much cheaper than getting your car fixed after a smash anyway.

Just don’t go asking people where to get a sack of coke on Facebook (‘who’ll give me a sack of coke for my car? lol‘) Policemen may just make the same assumptions I did at first.

Happy driving!

Blackout Survival Tips #2

BST #2. Portable Generators should under no circumstances be used indoors or even in partially enclosed areas.

Blackout Survival Tips #1

BST #1. In the event of a blackout, immediately turn off all electrical equipment that was on before the power cut, leaving on one small lamp to tell you when the power is restored.

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