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How To Attract Butterflies To Your Yard

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Butterflies conjure images of warmth, sunshine and color. They are beautiful and they make people happy! But aside from that, they are one of the world’s most effective pollinators. We depend on them to help plants reproduce – which helps strengthen ecosystems and maintain life-sustaining biological diversity πŸ™‚ The infographic provides tips on how to attract butterflies to your yard. Follow the tips and make your garden come to life!

1) Grow Native Flowering Plants

2) Place Flat Stones in sunny areas

3) Plant red, orange, yellow, pink and purple flowers

4) Don’t use pesticides – these harm butterflies as well as bees

5) Butterflies – especially the males – like areas of mud and get mineral nutrients from it; they may gather on wet mud, a behavior known as “puddling”. If one is seen landing on mud by the others, they will follow it.

How To Build A Faraday Cage For EMP Survival

EMP (electromagnetic pulse) is a frequent topic in both post-apocalyptic novels and survivalist discussions – but few people completely understand the science. An EMP is an intense burst of energy produced by lighting, nuclear or radio-frequency weapons or by other causes both natural and human-made.

Depending on the size and intensity of an EMP event, such a phenomenon could potentially take out electrical and information systems across vast areas. A massive EMP event, such as that caused by a high-altutide nuclear explosion, could potentially lead to a large-scale “grid down” scenario with no power, no transportation systems, no internet, and even no food and no water delivery systems across wide areas.

To prepare for such a phenomenon, you need to have knowledge of Faraday cages and how they can work to protect you against EMP. This article will discuss how to make a Faraday cage which can protect your electronic devices if an EMP burst occurs.

Faraday cages were invented by English scientist Michael Faraday in 1836. These containers can shield important electronic items from the effects of thousands of volts of power caused by high energy explosions. A Faraday cage safeguards its contents from excessive electromagnetic field levels. It works by reflecting incoming fields, absorbing incoming energy, and creating opposing fields. Building a Faraday cage is very simple. There are a couple of designs that you can build yourself. One of them is an aluminum pressure cooker Faraday cage which is constructed by lining an aluminum pressure cooker with a large duty freezer bag. Put the equipment or device in the bag, secure the lid and you are good to go.

Galvanized metal garbage cans, popcorn tins, ammo cans and tightly sealed metal filing cabinets are also ideal Faraday cages. These metal containers can be lined with insulating material such as cardboard, Styrofoam, and carpet scraps to prevent the contents from having contact with the metal.

The effectiveness of the Faraday cage is determined by several factors including how thick it is, how tightly meshed it is, and what frequencies the EMP is. Shielding is important to the ability of a Faraday cage to reflect EMP bursts.

Ammo cans are a go-to solution to protect your radio equipment and backup hard drives from EMP. Frequently used to house battery systems and radios, but also making superb storage for numerous other items, ammo cans are a must-have item for most survivalists.

Homemade Faraday cages can also be constructed for large devices including computers, televisions, tablets, and appliances. You can create a large shield room by lining a closet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. You need to pay attention to how the foil is placed around the door frame to ensure that it provides a continuous shield. Going further up in scale you have the option of shipping containers.

A freestanding Faraday cage is also possible by framing a box with 2x4s and lining the outside with fine, conductive mesh. You can also use sheets of aluminum or copper as your shielding material.

Faraday Bags: Anti-static faraday bags can also be purchased to protect against electrostatic discharge. They are easy to store and are ideal for small devices such as smartphones and tablets. Click here to check these out on Amazon.

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If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video. He's going to be the talk of 2019.

One of the smartest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting, Claude set-up a unique system that changed his life forever.

I already tried it myself and let me tell... you I was completely blown away... His surprising tactics could make your life easier and give you the peace of mind you deserve.

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Lost Ways Of Survival Video

An amazing discovery in an abandoned house in Austin, Texas: A lost book of amazing survival knowledge, believed to have been long vanished to history, has been found in a dusty drawer in the house which belonged to a guy named Claude Davis.

Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets... Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.

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We've lost to history so much survival knowledge that we've become clueless compared to what our great grandfathers did or built on a daily basis to sustain their families.

Neighbors said that for the last couple of years Claude has tried to unearth and learn the forgotten ways of our great-grandparents and claimed to have found a secret of gargantuan proportions. A secret that he is about to reveal together with 3 old teachings that will change everything you think you know about preparedness:

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What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)

Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:

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There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.

But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?

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How To Build A Solar Furnace For Under 50 Dollars

A solar furnace is an interesting off grid device that uses concentrated power from the sun to produce high temperature. The principle behind it is being used to make inexpensive solar cookers and solar-powered barbecues. You can also create an inexpensive solar furnace to heat your home. This DIY project won’t cost you more than $50, and so it’s definitely worth a shot.

According to the video, you only need to re-salvage some black plastic, window panes, a PVC pipe, and a clothes dryer hose to construct a homemade solar furnace which is ideal to warm your house, storage, or garden shed during the colder months of the year. Since the structure needs sunlight to run, you need to install it on the side of your homestead that gets the most sunlight during the day.

In the video, the developer of the solar furnace said that he attached a smaller computer fan on the outlet that is wired to a 12-volt solar cell: When there is direct sun on the unit, it produces heat like a hair dryer. While the solar furnace is operationally adequate the way it is, having a better intake would make the device more efficient.

One of the video’s commenters noted that the solar furnace developer did a good job, but he recommended placing the furnace right under the window and venting it straight in. He also suggested upcycling an old big screen TV left on the curb and taking off the Fresnel lens for more concentrated solar gain. You could also utilize angled mirrors to catch more light.

Another commenter agreed with the use of the dryer hose for the solar furnace. It is clearly a lot better than messing around with piles of aluminum cans. Another one proposed a better design that involves having the intake close to the floor of the house and a much larger intake than the tiny tubes used for the furnace. He also said suggested orienting the glass, so it is directly perpendicular to the sun in the coldest months, for maximum solar gain.

Though the solar furnace is not designed to entirely heat your home, it is easy to make and scalable, saving you a load of money on cold, clear days. The video contains very simple step-by-step instructions, allowing anyone to rebuild the heating system in no time at all. This very cheap solar furnace is perfect for off-grid heating or just for anyone who wants to reduce their monthly utility expenses. It is also a zero-emission form of heating that will reduce carbon footprint and dependence on nuclear or fossil fuels!

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