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Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review

Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review

A survival pocket knife or credit card knife as they are often called can be a very useful item to have when you need a portable sharp little knife. This folding pocket knife is about the size of a credit card (about 2mm thick) and can be stored in your wallet or just about anywhere you may need a knife. There is even a way to get this for free, keep reading.

Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool ReviewBest Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review

Operation

Opening the wallet pocket knife is very easy. Simply flip the blade out and fold the two sides in over the blade securing it from closing on your hand. Yes, it’s that easy!

Features

The blade is made of 440 stainless steel, very light and razor sharp. Also, it will never rust which can be very important depending on where you store your stainless steel survival knife. Do NOT try to get this through a metal detector, it is metal and will set off the alarms.

There is a built-in protective hand guard to keep the knife from cutting you if your hand slips.

Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review

Honest Review

This is a cool little knife for small operations. It’s sharp as a son of a gun and very small making it easy to store. I haven’t tried sharpening it yet but I am guessing it may be a little tough as stainless steel is pretty hard so diamond stone is probably the best option.

It has smooth operation and feels pretty good in an average sized hand. I don’t think you want to use this knife all day as it will likely get uncomfortable but it’s designed for small emergency jobs; so use it that way!

Good Places to Have a Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool (in my opinion)

Car

Boat

Kitchen drawer (the misc. drawer everyone has)

Night Stand

Wallet

Go Bag

This pocket knife is not a toy! Do NOT put it in your kids backpacks unless you want to meet the Principal, School Resource Officer and possible a judge.

Interested???

You can get this great survival knife for free, you just have to pay the shipping and handling. Click on any picture in this article to get this knife sent to you and as I’m writing this, they are giving a second knife away for free too. Not sure how long it will last. This is the best pocket knife I know of that is available.

Best Survival Pocket Credit Card Knife Tool Review

How to Make Water Safe to Drink

How to Make Water Safe to Drink

Human beings can go about a week without food but no more than a few days without water. Which is why it is so important to be able to find safe drinking water and if you can’t find it, make it! Water is also important enough that scientists believe that in order to find life beyond Earth, water is essential. So it’s necessary for us and whoever else is out there.

If possible, try to drink safe clean water to avoid getting sick. Anything that does not belong in water such as microbial and organic contaminants can make you sick. We will discuss 3 main methods of purifying water.

Before doing these methods, allow the water to sit in a bottle for about 10 minutes to allow the physical contaminants to settle to the bottom. Pour off the top 3/4 of the bottle and you are ready to move to the next step.

How to Make Water Safe to Drink

5 sec                      30 sec                  1 min                     5 min

TIP: You can also us a coffee filter to get rid of sediment in the water by running the water through the coffee filter.

  Boiling (Very Easy)

  1. Bring the clear water to a rolling boil for 1 minute (above 6,500 feet, boil for three minutes).
  2. Let the boiled water cool.
  3. Store the boiled water in clean sanitized* containers with watertight covers.

*For clarification, a few drops of bleach in 1/2 cup of water will sanitize the container.

This is the easiest method to purify tap water at home.

 

How to Make Water Safe to Drink

Bleach, 1% typical

Disinfectant (unscented household liquid chlorine bleach)

If supplied, follow directions on bottle to make drinking water. If not, continue reading….

  1. Based on 1% concentration of sodium hypochlorite use the following amounts:

For 1 quart of water use 10 drops of bleach from a dropper OR 1/8 of a teaspoon of bleach

For 1 gallon of water use 40 drops of bleach from a dropper OR 1/2 of a teaspoon of bleach

2. Shake the mixture up well and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

3. Store the boiled water in clean sanitized* containers with watertight covers

 

Disillation

This process involves boiling water then collecting the vapor that condenses back to water.

  1. Fill a pot halfway with water.
  2. Tie a cup to the handle on the pot’s lid so the cup dangles right side up while the lid is upside down to collect the water.

This is also a safe way to make salt or ocean water safe to drink as the salts will remain in the pot.

How to Make Water Safe to Drink

Distallation

Filters

There are too many filter to discuss here on the market. Read the packaging to see if it purifies water from unknown sources. This is a topic for another time but this is more of a prepared survivalist to have the proper drinking water filter to make water safe to drink before the filter is needed.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2017 – 10 Must Have Items

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2017 - 10 Must Have Items
Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2017

hurricane

Source: Wikimedia Commons

As of 9/18/17, it’s been over a week now since Irma hit Florida and we still have over 250,000 homes in the dark. Just to remind you, it’s still in the 90’s here during the day and as I write there is another storm ‘Maria’ in the Atlantic ready to strike the Eastern Antilles.

 

Hurricanes are amazingly powerful storms that do unbelievable amounts of damage in a very short time. The wind can easily take down trees which takes down power poles and lines leaving us in the dark. The rainfall can cause flooding during the storm and even a week or two later as we are seeing with the Withlacoochee River.

The sound of generators, people trudging through flooded homes and dogs taking cover on top of cars to keep from being swept away are still very fresh in our minds. Thorough planning and execution of a disaster plan is essential and necessary to deal with the occasional natural disaster. Here is Florida, we generally have lots of time to prepare which is good for us but begs the question. What do I need for a hurricane.

Here are the top 10 must have items that are required to have on your Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2017:

  1. Bottled water – any size you can find (1 gallon/person/day)
  2. Non-perishable food (canned food is great but have a can opener too, especially if it can be eaten right from the can)
  3. Way of cooking your food (BBQ grill works great but keep it outside)
  4. Flashlights and batteries, including (especially) for your phone
  5. Battery operated radio (to hear weather reports and emergency updates)
  6. Basic first-aid kit (band-aids, gauze and ointment to fix minor scrapes as well as ibuprofen or aspirin)
  7. Toilet paper and paper towels or wet-naps
  8. Insect repellent preferably with DEET (the bugs grow fast after a water borne storm)
  9. A complete set of important documents (identification, birth certificates, insurance, marriage license, property deeds, vehicle titles and cash) in a waterproof container
  10. Rain gear (ponchos and boots; forget the umbrella they fly away in a storm)

Keep in mind that most of these items will go fast when the storm is getting close. Three days out of Irma and I couldn’t get bottled water. Water generally is good for a few years so don’t be shy about getting a few extra gallons, you’ll use them in more ways down the road.

Solution to this problem: Save a few milk or water jugs and fill them with water while the water is still flowing.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2017

empty milk jugs

Store these item on high ground in your home. If they need to be on ground level, get some 5 gallon buckets to seal the items in if they will be destroyed by water exposure. If not, then just put them in a tote together so you can find everything.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2017

5 gallon buckets

This is not an exhaustive hurricane supply list but the bare necessities to get you by when you don’t have a lot of time to get ready.

Feel free to print out the Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2017 – 10 must have items for future reference.

 

Stay tuned for a more detailed list and more specific topics and kits to help you get ready for the “Big One”.