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Joe Marshall A little about 'Above Average' Joe. I am the managing editor for Survivallife.com. I am just an average guy with a passion for learning. Survival Life is more than just one man. It is a growing and living community of individuals; all with the desire to be prepared to survive and thrive no matter what this world throws at us. For more articles like this please subscribe to my biweekly newsletter or feel free to follow me on Facebook. Email this author.
Until European settlers began colonizing the Americas, there were none of what we consider the common honeybee on this continent. The native bees that assisted in pollination have all but been destroyed. This leaves the honeybee as our main source of pollination, which paints a devastating picture for our future.
Honey doesn’t just taste good, it does good things for the body. Here are 14 unexpected uses of honey that can provide health benefits you may never have associated with this sweet concoction.
No matter how much or how little you eat, it all eventually has to come out somewhere. Most of the time, you hold it until you get to the next available restroom. Then you do your business, and all is right with the world again. Unfortunately, in any type of grid-down situation, no matter how much you jiggle the handle, it’s not going to flush.
Emergency hammers, meant for busting out a car’s window, are not all they are cracked up to be. Contrary to popular belief, a window isn’t going to shatter at the smallest touch of one of these hammers. Consider buying one of these instead.
The secret weapon in my bug out bag is pantyhose. (Maybe I should call them man-tyhose.) After you stop laughing, you might want to read on to see just why I keep these in my pack. You may just find yourself grabbing a few pairs afterwards.
In September 2005, several members of my family were victims of Hurricane Rita. The hurricane scored a direct hit on the small town of Zavalla, Texas, where they were hunkered down in a storm cellar. They went seven days without running water, air conditioning or heating.
I am from Bosnia. You know, between 1992 and 1995, it was hell. For one year, I lived and survived in a city with 6,000 people without water, electricity, gasoline, medical help, civil defense, distribution service, any kind of traditional service or centralized rule.