3 Surprisingly Simple Survival Hacks

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Turn a Tuna Can Into … An Emergency Light

A power outage left you in the dark, and the batteries in your flashlight are dead. Quick fix: Stab a small hole in the top of a can of oil-packed tuna, and roll a two-by-five-inch piece of newspaper into a wick. Shove the wick into the hole, leaving a half inch exposed.

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Wait 
a moment for the wick to absorb 
the oil, then light with a match. “Your new oil lamp will burn for 
almost two hours,” says Creek 
Stewart, owner of the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival and Preparedness. “And the tuna will still be good to eat afterward.”

Turn a Bra Cup Into … A Debris Mask

If a fire breaks out and the air gets smoky, cover your face with a bra cup to keep harmful particles from entering your lungs, says Stewart.

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Most cups are sized perfectly to cover the nose and mouth, and you can tie the bra straps around your head for hands-free use. Once your DIY mask is in place, quickly move 
to safety.

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Turn a Tube of Lip-Balm Into … A Space Heater

Snowed into your car without any heat? “It may surprise you to learn that a candle can actually raise the temperature of a small space a few lifesaving degrees,” Stewart says. Take the cotton string from a tampon, and using a paper clip, stick it into a tube of lip balm, which contains wax that will make your handmade wick burn steadily.

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Light the end, and you’ll get an instant candle that can burn for hours. Keep the plastic tube from catching fire by slowly twisting out the lip balm as the wick burns down.

Courtesy of Readers Digest.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 5, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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One Response to :
3 Surprisingly Simple Survival Hacks

  1. ed says:

    What if the lady next to my cubicle won’t let me have her BRA?

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