Today we tackle what’s better than voting. In our opinion pretty much everything. We so firmly believe that voting is such a waste of time that most any activity is a better use of your time. We randomly name things that would be a better impact on your life and the planet.
We take on our very first listener call as well. Matt calls in asking about unusual items to put in a Bug Out Bag. Mike and I go over a few that we both use. For me my #1 unusual item are paper clips. I find them to be very useful.
Mike and I talk about doing squats. Mike for the first time ever. Hilarity ensues.
This week we tackle some of the biggest survival myths. Some I’m sure all of you have heard. Many will hear these myths and just keep retelling them. Everyone has heard that if you are lost look for moss growing on the north side of a tree. Which is terrible advice. In my experience moss, In Tennessee, grows on all sides if it grows.
The internet is full of bull shit. Misunderstandings and outright hoaxes. While some are harmless and fun. No one would get hurt trying to build a boulder made of legos. Myths in the survival realm could get you killed. In the past I’ve done a bit of myth busting from time to time. I’m a skeptic now and generally disbelieve everything until I try it. This leads to finding out what works and what doesn’t. Some things are just plain dumb. So let the Myth busting begin.
Mountain Dew Lantern
This set off my B.S meter the first time I saw it. This survival myth was on some camping hacks list. I tried to find it to link to but don’t see it around anymore. The idea is to add baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to some Mountain Dew. The result is a chemical reaction that makes it glow. I remember the seeing that and loosing credibility in the rest of the list. There was no way that could work. None of those ingredients could produce chemiluminescence. At the time I saw it I happened to have all those things lying around. It of course did nothing It was just another survival myth.
In TEOTWAWKI I’ll Lose Weight
Nope probably not. I’ve heard this often. I’l be fat now and when the shit hits the fan I’ll lose weight. This is usually based on having a higher workload during a collapse and living off stored food. Well if you have been following the advice of eat what you store and store what you eat probably not. You’ll be eating highly processed food. Which is why your fat now. If your not gardening now trying to start it then won’t work. Many won’t be able to make the switch. Most prepare to preserve their life style. Im sure you have entertainment backed up. Many will continue to eat and watch movies will they run out of food and are then crewed. Too late to make a change. Get fit and active now
There are so many survival myths we can’t cover them all. In the past I’ve tackled some of the big ones. As new ones come up I’l be there with my survival myth busting axe to destroy them. Do you have any favorite ones? Any new ones that have just came out? Let me know in the comments.
The first Survival Myths post went over so well I thought it was time for a second in the series with more to follow I’m sure. This series might never end with there being so many survival myths out there and more coming out all the time. Today I’m going to dispel a few more and try to give you some good advice to follow instead of the bad information that’s out there. So lets delve into some popular myths out there about how to survive that are wrong and could get you possible killed following.
There are so many “truths” that people hold on to that are wrong. Facts that are passed on and thrown about in conversation daily that just plain false. Most people never bother to check things out and simply accept things and begin to repeat them to others, growing the misinformation. Today I’m going to play Mythbusters and tackle a few of the more well know myths in the survival field that are plain wrong.