Exercise 1- Research & Log Three Different Ways To Purify Water: In my weekly radio show (learn more here -LINK) a few months ago I spoke about this very matter in detail for around an hour if you would like to listen. I discussed the following means of water treatment/procurement during the show: Water Vines, Cactus, Sap, Underground water, Ice/snow, Transpiration bag, vegetation bag, natural springs, condensation, dew, rain water, gypsy well, solar still, sawyer filter, life straw, SteriPen, Pump Filters, chlorine, chlorine tablets, purification tablets, Moss, tripod filter, charcoal/bandanna filter, water bottle filters, distillation and boiling in various vessels. I will post a few articles and videos below of a few of these methods that I use the most. I tend to make a tripod filter as part of a long-term camp as I think it works the best among all of the DIY water treatment methods.
Exercise 3- Research And Log The Triangle Of Fire: The Fire Tetrahedron is made up of Heat, Fuel, Oxidizing Agent (Oxygen) And Chemical Chain Reaction. To extinguish a fire you must take away one of the elements of the tetrahedron: 1) Cool Materials below their combustion point (below roughly 575 degrees for hardwoods); 2) Remove the fuel from the fire (quit adding wood to the fire or take all of the wood out of the fire); 3) Remove the oxidizing agents (smother the fire with a wool blanket or cover in foam); and 4) Chemical Chain Reaction (apply extinguishing agent such as ABC powder to interrupt the chain reaction at the molecular level). Knowing and understanding these elements not only help you extinguish a fire but build them effectively. Listen to my live show from a couple months ago to learn more about the basic firefighting and emergency response techniques (LINK-HERE).
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