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Covid Survival Tips: What You Need To Know

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by a newly identified strain of coronavirus. Most people affected with the COVID-19 virus will encounter mild to moderate respiratory disorder and recover without needing special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems are more likely to develop a rigorous illness. The COVID-19 virus spreads mainly by droplets of saliva or secretion from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s necessary to practice respiratory etiquette such as coughing into a flexed elbow.  Symptoms of Covid COVID-19…

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7 Types Of Campfires And How To Use Them

Check out our list of seven important types of campfires and how and when to use them.  1. Lean-to fire This particular type of design is best suited for windy days. Start by looking for a medium-sized tree log and place it where you want to start your campfire. The log should be arranged horizontally, facing the wind direction. This is to block the wind and keep the campfire going. Next, you will need tinder, which is usually a bunch of fibers bound together. You could use dead grass or…

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Different techniques to build a fire

You can start a fire with batteries, magnifying glasses, natural materials like flint rock, sticks, and chemicals. Of course, the simplest way to start a fire is with tools like matches or a lighter. But there are other techniques too. Check them out here: 1. Fire piston A fire piston consists of two parts. The first part is a cylinder with a hole in the center and the second part is the piston. You need to put a piece of char cloth or other flammable material onto the piston’s end…

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Fire building tips for backpackers: What You Need to Know

Fire is a chemical response when specific circumstances are met. When heat, fuel, and oxygen are mixed, fire is produced. This happens because of combustion. Before starting a fire, specific safety measures must be taken into consideration. Whether you choose to build your fire in the woods, on a campground, or in your backyard, different precautions must be taken for each situation.  If you are starting a fire in the woods, you must choose a space that meets specific guidelines. The space that you choose should be clear of dangers…

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Flood Survival Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Do you know that unlike more geographically localized natural disasters like wildfires, tornadoes,k2 rf and hurricanes, flooding can happen almost anywhere, and the effect can be devastating if you are unprepared? Every year floods cause massive damage across the world. Floods accounted for 12% of all the deaths due to natural disasters in the last decade. It caused about 93,000 fatalities. Floods can result in widespread destruction causing loss of life and personal property. More than 2 billion people were affected worldwide due to floods between the year 1998-2017. Some…

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How To Survive A Heart Attack?

Do you know that a heart attack is one of the leading causes of death globally? Studies have shown that cardiovascular diseases are responsible for taking 17.9 million lives annually. Every year about 790,000 people have a heart attack in the United States. With such a considerable number, chances are most likely that you might have heard of someone close to you getting a heart attack. The graph below shows the number of worldwide deaths due to cardiovascular diseases. Source:Statista The health care systems and hospitals have completely redefined the…

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How To Survive a Tornado: Tips and Survival Kits

Tornadoes are vertical funnels of quickly spinning air. Their winds may surpass 250 miles an hour and clear a pathway a mile broad and 50 miles long. Also known as twisters, tornadoes are born in thunderstorms and are often followed by hail. Huge, persistent thunderstorms called supercells spawn the most destructive tornadoes. These violent storms occur worldwide, but the United States is a major hotspot with about a thousand tornadoes every year. The single most violent tornado to ever hit the United States was the “Tri-State Tornado.” It killed 695…

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Hurricane Survival Guide: All You Need To Know

Hurricanes can destroy lives as well as damage property. Being prepared for it can help minimize the impact.  What is a hurricane? A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that can cause torrential rains, high winds, storm surges, and flooding for two weeks or more over open water. Fundamentally determined by its wind speeds, a hurricane must be 74 mph or higher (anything lower is classified as a tropical storm). A hurricane is on average 500 miles wide and 10 miles high and moves forward like a giant spinning top at…

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How To Survive a Pandemic: The Do’s And Don’ts

A pandemic is an outbreak of global dimensions. It happens when infection due to a virus becomes capable of spreading widely and rapidly. The disease behind a pandemic can cause severe illness and spread quickly from one person to the next. Contrary to certain perceptions, COVID-19 is not the first time humans have confronted a pandemic disease. We have confronted pandemics from plagues to SARS and influenza, from smallpox and measles to cholera and HIV. What is a pandemic? According to the WHO, a pandemic is described as the “worldwide…

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10 Essential Fire Survival Tips

There are very few things in life that can act as boon and bane in equal measure. Fire, an integral part of our day-to-day lives, is one of those. On a regular day, we cook food, preserve it, chill by it during winters, and it is the center stage of memories for a lifetime.  But when it becomes violent, you would seldom want to be on its radar. Be it forest fires, house fires, or any other kind, millions of human beings, animals, and birds lose their lives every year…

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