Numyth Tohil Watertight Fluid Lighter

Numyth Tohil Watertight Fluid Lighter

Numyth Tohil EDC Lighter

I have long been a fan of the Zippo Lighter and I have been carrying one daily for a number of years, however, for EDC use, the Zippo Lighter is far from ideal! Recently I came across the Numyth Tohil EDC Lighter. The Tohil was designed to give you a compact, well-made, long-lasting fire-starting tool.

An outstanding improvement to the peanut lighter. The Numyth Tohil lighter is the perfect EDC Lighter, Small, and Light it fits easily onto your key ring.The lighter body is CNC machined from high-end aluminum alloy and Type III hard anodized for a durable, attractive finish in your choice of ember orange or black.

Unlike most Peanut style lighters, such as the True Utility Peanut lighter, Candle Mode is possible using the Numyth Tohil EDC lighter due to the flat bottom.

An o-ring seals the opening of the body, giving you watertight construction and keeping the lighter fluid from drying out while in your pocket or pack. This enables the lighter to hold its fluid for up to 3 months, unlike the Zippo lighters where your fluid will evaporate after 3 days. If you buy the Numyth Tohil from new, they include 2 spare replacement O Rings (just incase).Numyth Tohil EDC Lighter

The striker Mechanism fits snuggly into the Aluminum housing and can’t simply fall out or rattle around when the top is not fitted. The striker mechanism is held in place by a little bump but will simply lift out with a gentle pull.

The Numyth Tohil also uses standard Zippo Flints and Fluid so maintenance is very easy and cheap as Zippo parts are readily available Worldwide.

An oversized lanyard/keyring attachment point on the cap allows for secure attachment using a wide variety of attachment methods.

Numyth Tohil EDC lighter Dimensions and Weight:

  • 5.58cm (2.2″) tall
  • 2.10cm (0.83″) wide
  • Weighs 1.4oz (39.6g)

Numyth Tohil EDC lighter at a Glance:

  • Four flats machined on sides to increase grip when removing cap
  • Replaceable flint and wick (uses standard Zippo flint and wick)
  • O-ring sealed to prevent water from entering and fluid from drying out
  • Flat bottom allowing for tail standing / Candle mode
  • Uses standard lighter fluid.

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Top Survival uses for Brillo Pads

Top Survival uses for Brillo Pads

Brillo Pads in Survival Situations

There have been many articles written about Steel Wool in Survival and SHTF situations. Few of these articles however, have expanded to incorporate Brillo Pads. The Humble Brillo Pad has been a part of my Bug out Bag for as long as I care to remember.

Not only were Brillo Pads a favourite subject of the late Andy Warhol they are also a very versatile Survival Aid and should feature in any Preppers or Survivalist arsenal.

 

Cleaning Camp Pots and Pans

A Brillo Pads primary function has always been one of cleaning (especially dirty pots and pans). This is also true in Survival Situations. Brillo Pads weigh next to nothing and have built in soap, negating the need to carry separate containers of liquid soap (that I see so many preppers do). When carrying liquid soap, at some point, you are bound to get a leek and it makes an unholy mess in your kit. Hence I always take 3 or 4 Brillo Pads out on every camping / bushcraft weekend and they are always present in my Bug out Kit and Home Prepping.

Starting Fires

Just like normal Steel Wool, the Brillo Pad can be used to start a fire using a few different methods. Separating the Brillo Pads and fluffing them up ! allows the Brillo Pad to be used exactly the same as regular Steel Wool. The Battery Trick works just the same as on regular steel wool and they catch a spark from a ferro rod or match too. You can even use a magnifying glass and the sun to quickly ignite steel wool.

Sharpening Scissors on your Multitool

You can quickly sharpen the Scissors on your Multitool by using them to cut your Brillo Pads ! Remember to keep hold of the pieces you cut off as these can be used for fire starting at a later date.

Keeping your Survival Knife clean

In a Survival Situation, you Survival Knife will be put through its paces and it likely to get pretty dirty. Pine Sap and other sticky stuff can quickly start eating away away at the steel in your knife. Giving your Survival Knife or even Axe a good clean with your Brillo Pad will help you maintain your Survival Knife and clean away / prevent rusting.

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TOP 10 Alternative Currencies following Economic Collapse

TOP 10 Alternative Currencies following Economic Collapse

TOP 10 Alternative Currencies following Economic Collapse

Following an Economic collapse, currency becomes worthless and so trading essentials becomes the new form of currency. Prepping and Survival Guide looks at the TOP 10 Alternative Currencies following Economic Collapse.

1. Gold / Silver

The first and best form of currency in our list of the Top 10 Alternative Currencies following an economic collapse will be Gold and Silver ! be it in Coins or Bars of various denominations. Jewellery and gem stones will not be quite so easy to trade with as many people don’t know how to determine the authenticity of Gem Stones or calculate the content of Precious metals in an item of Jewellery.

Try to acquire smaller Gold and Silver denominations where possible ! 1 gram bars are now widely available and will allow smaller trades than carrying a 1kg bar around with you.

1g Bars of Gold and Silver

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2. Fuel

Petrol, Diesel, Butane, Kerosene, Propane and even Wood will all be in very demand once the grid falls. I remember not so long ago in the UK when there was a fuel strike ! Petrols stations dried up in just a few days and the country came grinding to a halt. Luckily for me, at the time my Bug out Vehicle could run on 4 star fuel (this was lower octane than todays unleaded) and I was able to fill up throughout the fuel strike !!

Storage is the issue here though ! due to the flammability aspect, or possibility of theft if you keep your fuel tank full.

3. Cigarettes / Cigars / Tobacco

Cigarettes, Cigars and Tobacco will be very difficult to find (we know this most recently from the latest economic collapse in Venezuela) as people fail to realise just how reliant supermarkets are on daily shipments. In an Economic Collapse the priority will be to get food and water into supermarkets, not so much vice items such as Cigarettes. So even if you are a Non Smoker, having a stockpile of Tobacco / Cigarettes will greatly enhance your ability to trade.

In most Prison Systems around the World, Cigarettes and Tobacco are already used as a primary currency.

Cigarettes, Cigars and Tobacco as currency

4. Spices / Salt / Sugar

Spices used to be the valuable items on the Planet and following a financial / economic meltdown, it is expected that their value will soar again. The same applies to Sugar and Salt as once they run out, the chances are you will not see these again for a very long time !

At this moment in time, all these things are relatively cheap and they store for a very long time ! so begin stockpiling now.

5. Batteries

In the event of a Economic Meltdown, chances are the Grid will fail ! without power people (especially those who have not prepped) will rely on Batteries to power their torches, radios etc. So having a stockpile of batteries may prove a useful trade option ! HOWEVER !! batteries can’t be stored long term, so be sure to try and trade these in the shorter term.

6. Coffee / Tea

Again, when the trucks stop, Coffee and Tea will quickly disappear from the shelves of our supermarkets and this is a Vice item that is consumed in vast quantities every day.

7. Seeds

At some point, the people will need to start rebuilding society and producing their own food. So seeds will become a much sought after item in the long term. With them being so lightweight and easy to store, you may want to consider stockpiling quantities of useful seeds that will thrive in the conditions of your country of residence ! So do your homework … find out what crops are grown in abundance in your area and stock up seeds to restart these crops.

8. Alcohol

Just like the Cigarettes and Tobacco, Alcohol will disappear very quickly once the delivery trucks stop running. Unlike Cigarettes and Tobacco, bottles of Alcohol are heavy and you will need large storage areas in order to stockpile any sizeable quantities. Personally I would recommend keeping several bottles of spirits (Whiskey / Gin etc) but more for personal use as opposed to trade and only trade as as last resort (the longer you keep hold of it the more valuable it will become). Remember Alcohol also has Medical uses as Pain Relief and sterilising properties, so having a supply available could just save your life too.

Alcohol as alternative Currency

9. Ammunition

Not appropriate to every country ! but if you live in a country that allows you to keep firearms and ammunition, then ammunition will always have a value ! Infact the phrase “Shot Glass” comes from the Old West, where it was possible to exchange a Bullet for a measure of Whiskey.

10. Medication (pain killers / antibiotics)

Following an Economic Meltdown, Medication will be worth its weight in Gold ! possibly even more than its weight in Gold. A good supply of Pain Killers, Anti Biotic’s, Blood Pressure tablets and other medication for the standard medical complaints are well worth having. From a Prepping perspective, you should also ensure that if you suffer from any Medical Condition yourself, that you have 3 – 6 months supply of your own medication stockpiled at any one time.

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Disaster Plan

Disaster Plan

Making a Disaster Plan

When disaster strikes your family may not be together, so it is important to think about the following situations and build your disaster plan just in case:

  • How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings?
  • How will my family/household get to safe locations for relevant emergencies?
  • How will my family/household get in touch if cell phone, internet, or landline doesn’t work?
  • How will I let loved ones know I am safe?
  • How will family/household get to a meeting place after the emergency?

Types of Emergencies you should consider

Prioritise your Disaster Plan around the emergencies most likely to happen in your area ! for example … if you live near a Chemical Plant, you may want to find out as much as possible about the type of Chemicals on your doorstep and plan a good evacuation procedure incase the SHTF.

The following are just a few of the Emergency situations you may find yourself in:

  • Chemical Emergencies
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Disease
  • Food Scare
  • Heatwave
  • Stranded on the Highway
  • Hurricane
  • Landslide
  • Poisoning
  • Power Outage
  • Terrorism
  • Storm
  • Tornado
  • Tsunami
  • Volcano
  • Wildfire

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Best Bug Out Bag foods

Best Bug Out Bag foods

Best Bug Out Bag foods

I often get asked “what are the the Best Bug Out Bag foods to pack?” I believe a Bug Out Bag should be as light as possible and I personally carry far less than most preppers.  My Bug Out Bag is designed around keeping me alive for 72 hours (just long enough to get out of any SHTF situation or at least until help arrives). Keeping this in mind I choose my Bug out Bag food based on what gives the most nutritional value per bite against weight. Remember, you’re not eating for enjoyment, you’re eating for survival.

When considering your Bug Out Bag foods, remember that fat and protein are more important than carbohydrates. The fat and protein will fill you up and give you more energy over a longer period of time compared to the short burst of energy you’ll get from carbs.

Kendal Mint Cake

This glucose-based confection flavoured with peppermint originates from Kendal in Cumbria, England. Kendal Mint Cake is popular among climbers and mountaineers, especially those from the United Kingdom, as a source of energy.

Kendal Mint Cake

 

Cereal / Breakfast Bars

These are great for giving you a boost of energy. They’re typically made of oats and some kind of dried fruit or fruit paste. They’re perfect for breaking up the monotony of dried or canned meat.

 

Peanut Butter Pouches

Packed full of protein (approx 7g protein per pouch) that will give you energy for a long time, perfect for when you are on the go.

Peanut Butter Pouches

Chocolate

Another staple in many bug out bags. It’s not high protein, but the sugar will give you a burst of energy. Be prepared for it to wear off quickly, though. If nothing else, it can satisfy cravings that will linger long after eating bland, canned, prepackaged food for several days. Dark chocolate.

Freeze Dried Meals

These are perfect for bug out bags. They’re lightweight, require very little water, and can turn into a full meal in a hurry.

Freeze Dried Meals

Ready-To-Eat Rice Pouches

These are high in carbs and sodium so you wouldn’t want to eat them all the time, but they could give you a little variety. Combine them with canned chicken or tuna for a more well-balanced, if not slightly strange meal.

 

Protein Bars

Another favourite as they can be eaten on the go. These are delicious and packed with protein to keep your muscles strong and healthy.

Protein Bars

S.O.S Rations

They don’t taste very good, but they’re very dense (3600 calories per package) and have a very long shelf life.

 

MREs or Meals Ready to Eat

These are a military staple but civilians can buy them as well. They have a very long shelf life even in extreme weather conditions, and each meal is over 1200 calories.

MRE Meals Ready to Eat

 

Meal Replacement Powders

These are lightweight and can be added to water to keep you fuelled while you’re on the go. Just put some in a Ziplock bag. Along with these, electrolyte powders can keep you hydrated while walking long distances.

 

Nuts and Trail Mix

Nuts are high in protein and give you an almost instant boost of energy. They’re both filling and can also be eaten while you’re on the move.

Nuts and Trail Mix

Tuna Pouches

These have high calorie content and are rich in protein. You can eat them hot or cold or mixed with foraged greens.

 

Instant Oatmeal

Instant Oatmeal Sachets have more carbs than fat or protein, but they’re delicious and easy to prepare. All you need is tin cup so you can boil water (or powdered milk if more fortunate). Great choice of flavours are also now available in the shops making this a simple and tasty option you can easily source for your Bug out Bag.

Instant Oatmeal Sachets

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Powerful Homemade Natural Antibiotic

Powerful Homemade Natural Antibiotic

Powerful Homemade Natural Antibiotic

Following a SHTF situation, medicines could be scarse or impossible to get a hold of. Antibiotics can often save lives so here are the details for preparing a Powerful Homemade Natural Antibiotic that is super healthy and at the same time.

To build a strong and unbreakable immune system is essential for the body to operate properly. The following remedy can be easily prepared at home and the results will amaze you.

Ingredients you need for this natural antibiotic are:

  • 3 Cups of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 fresh peppers, extra hot and chilly
  • 1/4 cup ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp. horseradish, grated
  • 2 tbsp. turmeric
  • 3 tbsp. honey

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl except the apple cider vinegar. When all the ingredients are mixed well, pour them in a jar. Then, add the apple cider vinegar. Mix properly and then seal the jar well. Store the jar in a dark and cool area for 14 days. After this, strain the remedy with a gauze pad.

How to take it:

Consume 1 tbsp of this remedy per day. This dose is enough to keep you safe and your immunity strong

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