If you’ve ever wanted to build a tiny cabin for really cheap, this video will help you. Lamar Alexander decided he wanted to build a small 400 square foot cabin and he did it for around $2,000. The cabin is powered by a 570 watt solar and wind power generator/system. The system he used is pretty inexpensive.
Many people might have a few small tools they carry in their car — like jumper cables or a few screwdrivers, fuses, etc. But I cannot tell you how many people’s cars I’ve been in that don’t have any type of emergency or preparedness kit at all. Even emergency organizations like the Red Cross or relief agencies now advise people to have small emergency kits just in case you were to be caught in an emergency situation.
Many preppers have put together their own bug out bags (BOBs), which typically includes about 3 days worth of gear/food. But the purpose of building your own small kit is for everyone to have the most crucial items for at least 2-3 days in case of an emergency… any emergency… like a vehicle breaking down in the middles of nowhere, a terrorist attack, or even just simply getting lost in the woods.
There are a lot of food options at the grocery store… almost to the point of feeling overwhelmed just choosing a box of cereal or a can of soup. There is also a lot of consensus on the standard foods for survival, which I will list below.
You can also choose to create your own survival foods. Over at The Survival list Blog, they have outlined one such recipe for survival. It consists of a one-half pound each of pinto beans, corn, wheat, and rye. It requires cooking on a crockpot or over a flame. The issue I see with these types of recipes is that it will be relatively hard for someone to prepare if a worst case scenario happens. Most people will want or only be able to eat already prepared foods, canned food, or something as simple as rice.
There has been many articles lately about how ripe bananas have an anti-cancer type effect, meaning it could be used to help combat abnormal cells or even help to thwart off cancer. Japanese scientists that have spent some time researching fruits and vegetables and the effects of those foods on health have discovered that a within ripe bananas there is a substance, nicknamed Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (or TNF-alpha for short). This substance, according to their study, helps to increase the immune system capacity. The conclusion of the study was that eating those ripe bananas may just prevent certain lifestyle-related diseases and/or carcinogenesis.
HEALTH TIP: The soursop fruit, also known as graviola (Portuguese) guanábana (Spanish), or corossol (French) is a large, green fruit with a dull spiked surface, found mainly in tropical regions. It comes from a small evergreen tree with dark green leaves. You can eat it ripe by tearing off the green surface. A ripe soursop fruit can be very soft and easy to tear apart with the fingers. On the inside is a soft creamy pulp embedded with numerous black seeds. The pulp, the seeds, and even the leaves and bark can be of significant health benefits.