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We definitely have to think outside of the box and exercise some improvisation skills when we’re prepping for SHTF, and it helps to get tips and tutorials from others who have figured out some hacks themselves.
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There are some hacks that tackle a lot of problems encountered in SHTF or survival situation. From some great home defense tips to effective survival tricks, you will get a collection of hacks in this article.
All of these hacks require things that you probably already have around the house, such as duct tape, baby oil, and a mechanical pencil. Even your phone case can help you out in an SHTF situation!
Crayon candles are such a great little survival tool. They can literally be stood up and lit on fire like candles. The paper burns and the wax keeps it going. If you have something to hold it in place that can go a long way, too!
If you are dealing with some serious cold, it takes protection to both keep you safe from hypothermia and frostbite. If you cannot keep the cold off of things like your nose, ears, and other extremities.
A layer of baby oil is going to create a barrier between cold winds and your skin. It seems simple but it could save your nose!
After the financial collapse happens you aren’t going to need those credit cards! However, a credit card can become one of the best tick removers you can find.
Just by cutting a V shape into the credit card you can use this to really pull out ticks.
Petroleum Jelly Fire Starters
Just by mixing dryer lint and petroleum jelly ou can roll balls that are some of the most effective fire starters that can be created.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.