How to make cement and mortar in the wild (aka survival cement).

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In a survival situation, a mixture of mud and grasses can be used to create a substance known as “survival cement”. Survival cement can be used to construct shelters, create cookware, kilns, and to wrap foods for “clay baking”. It takes two ingredients to make cement in the wild – mud and grass.

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How to make your own hand sanitizer (it’s super easy).

Generic hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is not as effective as washing your hands but will suffice in situations where hand washing is not possible. Most people are not aware that commercial hand sanitzer uses just three simple ingredients – alcohol, aloe vera gel, and scented oils. You can easily make your own.

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How to make tear gas at home.

Civilian throwing a homemade tear gas bomb

Police use tear gas to maintain control of crowds or cause them to disperse. For citizen survival scenarios, you can use tear gas to ward off enemies, disengage dangerous animals, or to make a location temporarily inhabitable by people.

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How to make a homemade blowgun and darts

Native using a blowgun

Many cultures have utilized the blowgun as a tool to capture or stun wildlife or as a weapon to defend their tribes. Blowgun projectiles for these weapons vary from seeds, clay pellets, piano wire, bamboo skewers, wire coat hangers, knitting needles, to darts dipped in poisonous substances. Projectile sizes range from .40 cal to .625…

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