17 Ways To Repurpose Motor Oil (link)

Motor oil has never been on my radar as something to re-purpose, that’s for sure. Now, every other oil on the planet has but NOT motor oil, lol. Regardless, I was quite surprised if the following suggestions are true as I’d never expected motor oil to be this potentially useful in ways other than in your vehicle. Granted, some of the suggestions are a bit over-the-top but if even half of them aren’t then motor oil may be something to hoard even more than you might otherwise expect:

“Motor oil is commonly considered a waste material, but it may become something of value to people trying to put their lives back together in a post-crisis world. People will try to scavenge whatever may be of use, and it’s understandable since it will take some time for mechanization to re-emerge with new products.

You’ll also have to deal with what you have, so learn to speak multipurpose, and don’t skip motor oil from this equation. So here’s how to reuse motor oil regardless

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Emergency Cooking Stoves for Power Outages (video)

Several easy cooking solutions for basic power outages, ranging from your backyard BBQ stove to camping stoves and backpacking options…

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5 Simple Screwdriver Life Hacks (video)

How many of these are you aware of? I know I’ve seen one, maybe two, before…

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31 OTC Meds To Stockpile (link)

Unfortunately, my family is currently suffering through some illnesses and so this particular topic hits home. No doubt there are plenty of over-the-counter (OTC) medications to stockpile and the following article offers, well, 31 suggestions.

I believe most items I would have expected are covered, everything form pain relief to coughs and more. I did notice, however, one or two items that I would NOT consider OTC, such as QuikClot or FishMox (fish amoxicillin), so take the list as you will.

I didn’t notice, on the other hand, a few items I would have included such as lip balm, poision ivy scrub, gold bond foot powder, and whatnot but then again this list isn’t meant to be all-inclusive…

“Experienced preppers realize that when SHTF, one of the first locations looted and wiped out will be pharmacies and drugstores. What you may not realize is that in addition to those narcotics and prescription medications that many people covet, pretty much all of the over the counter

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Solar Fresnel Lens Array (video)

Not sure why you would need two focal points like this just to start a fire using a large Fresnel lens, but I like the outside the box type of thinking involved…

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Prepping Is Different When You’re On Your Own (link)

Prepping as if I’m living alone has never entered my mind. After all, I have a family to prepare for and so everything I do, everything I think about, ultimately is to keep them safe and fed.

But, if you’re on your own there are some things you’ll need to do differently and, sadly, it’s ALL up to you! Literally. There is nobody else to help if you’re tired or injured, nobody to bounce ideas off of, nobody to keep you sane when you’re losing your mind.

It’s a tough situation but one that can be prepped for, here’s some thoughts…

“So much information on prepping is geared toward prepping for a group of people, whether that is a family unit, a group of families, or a mutual assistance group (MAG) that goes beyond your family and neighborhood boundaries. But not everyone is prepping for a group.

There are people out there who are prepping for themselves and only themselves. They are on their own for whatever reason, be it that they

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Whip Palm Strike for Self Defense (video)

I think this only works for tall people which excludes me, lol. Turns out this may not be a great self defense option but Coach David suggests how it could be useful in some instances. Also, there are some video clips of people fighting (not very well, mind you) but just be aware if there are young kids around…

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Instinctive Shooting: No Sights Required (link)

How often do you shoot your firearm without looking down the sights? How about… NEVER! Maybe that’s not always the best plan, at least, according to this article, plus you’ll get some good tips on how to employ instinctive shooting in your training…

“In close quarters, defensive shooting, you do not aim as such using your handguns sights, because you usually you do not have time for this. You use a method known as instinctive – or point shooting. Instinctive shooting is simple you point the gun and pull the trigger. You need to ensure you have a good grip on your handgun, your wrist is locked and the forearm of your gun hand is in line with your handgun.

For instinctive or point shooting at ranges of about 3 to 10 yards, you should bring the handgun up with stretched arms at chest or chin level, with both eyes looking at your target area. Point the handgun at the target area (i.e. head or chest); when the target is aligned, you fire. There is no need to

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Bug Out To A National Forest, Good Idea Or Not? (video)

Personally, I’m not a “bug out into the wilderness” sort of guy, but if you’ve got no choice but to bug out into a forest then a national forest may be a better idea than most wilderness options given the vast expanse they tend to cover and general lack of population, including tourists, among other reasons.

Here’s 10 tips (and a few warnings) about bugging out into a national forest and, to be honest, this video is mostly about tips for bugging out into a forest, national or otherwise, lol. Skip to about the 3:00 mark to get to the tips…

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Car Visor EDC Organizer (video)

Hey, I like it! It’s sort of like my Doorpad idea where you make use of spots in your vehicle that are likely underused.

I do wonder, though, how long those elastic straps will hold out with the weight of knives and flashlights stretching them?

What else could you put in there? Perhaps a small can of pepper spray or other handheld self defense item (like a Kubotan) comes to mind…

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