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Earthquake Survival Hacks 101

Earthquake Survival Hacks 101


Top 10 survival hacks brought to you by Chopstick Survivor back. I’d like to dedicate to the survivors of the Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose that’s coming our way . I will proceed with the top 10 survival hacks one at a time. SURVIVAL ITEM 1: YOUR CELL PHONE. Hack 1: Ziplock your cell phone; your drivers license, money, any personal items. Hack 2: DIZAUL portable solar charger for your cell phone. (Sold from Amazon) The solar charger comes with a cord that you can connect to your cell phone: Water resistant, but not waterproof! Solar charging can be slow. It’s not as instantaneous as your electric power. It also has a little LED light for your convenience. And it
also comes with a reading light. Let me show you how that works – (There are cheaper portable solar chargers models from Walmart online.) There we go, and you just have to turn
on the reading light. I found it to be useful Hack 3: Smart Water. It’s a favorite brand for many reasons. The question is, what happens when you run out of water. Hack 4: LifeStraw water filter. (Available at Amazon.com) Lifestraw is made by a very reliable…
I think it’s Swiss company… used to be their number one best selling product.
You would scoop water out of a (fresh) water source, put the filter in and you would drink it. Lately, in the outfitter stores I have discovered a slimmed down, higher capacity, better version for hikers and trekkers called Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System. It works even better smaller and what I find attractive about it is that
when your Smart Water runs out, then you could use the same empty bottle to
replenish the bottle with a local (fresh)water source and you can you can actually
screw in your Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System and just drink it
right out of there. I believe it says tens of thousands (100K) of gallons so it has a long useful life (Sawyer apparently has fixed uniform pricing, you can’t really find a real bargain anywhere I know.) Hack 5: Butane burner assembly. (At any camping section of Walmart store.) Everything were acquired super cheap:
Most novel items were acquired at the low end at any Walmart store or
Super Center (Walmart online is also a cheap source for novel electronic items.) or it could be purchased through Amazon
or LL Bean’s so I got a whole bunch of stuff together the most cheapest as
possible available from those three retail outlets. This one is called
Coleman butane propane mix it’s what trekkers and hikers carry for
their outdoor use it gets married up where the Peak 1 stove, again by
Coleman it would be screwed in on top this one is a the low end model very
affordable by the way everything I bought if you put them all together they
don’t amount to more than $100, so a very reasonably priced. This
does not come with an igniter so I went to LL Bean and bought myself a Sparkie
it’s a compact one handed sparker but Hack 6: Bushcraft paracord wrist strap with compass and mag/zinc igniter from amazon.com. It’s A2S survival
it’s really a paracord wrist strap has a compass and what’s interesting here is
that it has a (mag/zinc) flint and a scraper and In theory you can scrape a spark out of it… I’m not doing a good job right now
but there we go you see that… next Hack 7: Walmart camping gear. This one’s an Ozark 3 piece cookware set a very reasonable price I’m very happy
with it you can use it in combination with a burner assembly and here’s a even
more reasonably priced five piece mess kit Ozark Trail again again I inspected
it nothing’s wrong with it it’s a little thin and flimsy but it will serve our
purpose but what I really want to get to for this phase is my novel idea that I
came out with relating to extending the life of the butane fuel you have so that’s
my next hot item Hack 8: Swedish log flame
it’s very easy you just take your charcoal starter and you just stuff a
whole bunch of thick branches into it that’s standing upright and the bottom
kind of looks like this and you put the butane burner underneath let it smoke up
for a few minutes (Hold it, not leave it!)next thing you know you got infinite source of natural fuel
to warm your tent your cup of coffee or you could even cook dinner on top of
that so you get to preserve your butane fuel you only use a butane fuel just to
start this up okay and now for the Hack 9: Emergency Blanket: Water proof, reflective, compact and ultralight from Walmart. Survival Blanket 2.0 It’s also available any
other retail outlets Amazon, Target, etc. It has a reflective surface so you can hang it over yourself. The next demonstration you could do
something really neat so this is my latest top survival idea and so we’ll be
able to go onto the next one Hack 10: Emergency Shelter using the Survival Blanket 2.0 I will designate it My Emergency Shelter VI this time. This will be my first time showing it. It will involve 15-foot braided nylon stringer two
of them my left – I’ll have 4 galvanized steel tent pegs and anodized
aluminum tent pegs, however many you need to really secure it in a hurricane
environment you will need them all as well as my last
you will be using survival blanket 2.0 and everyone’s favorite by popular vote
that’s 6×8 BLUETARP used up old blue tarp there will be the shelter cover by
the way this this has served a lot of my videos and uh it’s the top hit for some
reason so I’ll be going with it for the grand finale so let me set up the
survival blanket first and then have my emergency shelter sixth version this
time let me lay it out now be back alright so this is how the survival
blanket looks like as the floor of the emergency shelter I’ll secure it with a
four galvanized steel tent pegs hey guys so the survival blanket has
been laid out the corners have been secured by the tent pegs, the front
portion has been folded in a little to make room for a little bit of a inward
tent shape. So, the next step is to lay out blue tarps I’ll see you in a second. All right guys. Final stretch here. so
what we have is the aluminum surface Survival Blanket 2.0 underneath the blue
6×8 tarp on top of that we have secured around the corner grommets the aluminum anodized tent pegs additional items you see are the to 15-foot nylon
braided stringers and in the center portion you see the two trekking poles
they will be the tent poles, so let me go ahead and erect it so you’ll be able to
see the final raising of the tent hey guys ah this is my emergency shelter
version VI this is dedicated to the survivors of Hurricane Harvey and also
Irma that’s about to hit Florida I hope I will be able to impart some knowledge
for those who may be in need of setting up an emergency shelter. Thank you for watching! Chopstick Survivor wishing you good luck and stay warm and safe.

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