GPS Remove the speaker to expose the magnet. Remove the magnet. You’ll need a metal strip made either of iron or stainless steel. Think hairpins, hair clips, or a metal pin out of a watch strap will all work. If you don’t have any of those, check your first aid kit. Take your metal piece […]
WIRE SNARES If your phone came with headphones, you can use them as wire snares. Probably not that effective. But, in a dire situation, it’s worth a shot.
CIRCUIT HACKING Go deeper and you’ll find the circuit boards. These can serve two purposes. One, you can create an arrowhead. Snap the board. Grind it against a rock until you get the ideal shape. Attach it to a shaft, and you’ve got a spear for hunting and protection. Alternatively, you can create a razor […]
CELL SIGNAL Your cell phone is full of survival tools. Note, a working phone can get you rescued if you find a signal. Only take your phone apart in a desperate situation. Or, when your phone has stopped working/ran out of battery. First, remove the screen. Proceed to remove the first few layers as well. […]
PREPPED IN DAY LIGHT Take a small, pre-drilled Ferro-rod. Loop it onto your jacket for a low-pro way to always have the ability to make fire!
PORTABLE WINDPROOF STOVE Take a soda or beer can. Cut it down the side. Then cut along the bottom. Do it along the top of the cut as well. Should be in the shape of an “I”. Open the “doors”. Stuff in your tinder and kindling. Light it up. To get a nice, portable, windproof […]
PRESERVE THE EMBER If you’re on the move, but don’t want to worry about the hassle of starting a fire at your next location. Grab a large chunk of charcoal from your current fire. When you arrive at your new location, simply bring out the charcoal. Throw some sparks at it… Which will reignite the […]
WATER FILTER If you only have a source of disgusting water to drink from. You can filter it with just a regular plastic bottle. Simply cut the bottle in half. Pierce a few holes in the lid. Fill up your top half with moss… Some grass… And some stones. Throw them in the bottle. Pour […]
PLASTIC POT Use a plastic bottle to purify your water. Hack it in half, and place it on the edge of your fire. As long as there’s water inside, the bottle won’t melt. CAUTION: Only use this as a last resort. As this will cause carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) to be released into your water.
MAGNIFYING BOTTLE Use the convex curve of your water bottle to start a fire. Simply angle it “just right” to act as a magnifying glass to focus a stream of fire-starting sunlight!