Task 14: You Made What?

images (29)I  grew up on a farm and ranch, and learned just enough skills to be a jack of all trades, master of none.  Growing up, one of my favorite TV shows was “McGyver.”  I was always amazed how someone could make a stick of gum, a button, and a toothpick jump start a vehicle or cause an explosive disruption to allow him to get away.   I will admit I have a fascination in seeing how ingenious some folks can be in finding new uses for ordinary items.  A couple years back, everyone was sharing the reaction mixing Mentos and Diet Coke.  It seems that in this digital age, we can go online and find videos in how to do just about anything.  Below are just two examples of a quick search and what can be found, but I know many of you are very resourceful yourselves, and I would bet many of you have added items to your kits from some clever use of another item you have stumbled upon.

In the meantime… We hop you enjoy the videos attached today.  A couple of these uses were pretty cool, and thought they could be valuable additions to any emergency kit!


2 Pts –  Share with us one creative item you have in your kit, or what one item in your kit has multiple uses.

Bonus:  To get today’s bonus, you not only need to tell us about the item, but show us.  Create a small video sharing how your item can be used by demonstrating.

LETS START A CONVERSATION!  Add the following “Twibbon” to your Facebook, or Twitter Profile Picture!!  Thanks to our friends at Sacramento County Office  Emergency Services, with a couple clicks you can show your support for National Preparedness Month!!  Click the picture to add the Twibbon to your accounts!!


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