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Posted by VtexanV 8 years ago

How to Survive middle (or high, i dont know) school

That is it, the period from 13 year and ---year. i need a survival guide!

Posted by santy22 10 years ago

how do you survive in the...

With one instructable made of lego and nothing else in the desert some guy got with this in the lost in the desert once, never made it out alive. what would you do? by the way he didin't have a choice of instuctable, it was just the lego propeller or pee.

Posted by rde 10 years ago


This is the forum to ultimately talk about surviving,survival, and how to survive.

Posted by VtexanV 8 years ago

How to Survive School: A Never-ending thread of tips, tricks and (coff coff) comments

We all went to school sometime, right? I bet more than half of you are still in school. School School Schooooooooool. We all hate it. We all know it. And yet, we still go there. It's like death, but without dying right? Yeah. Actually, no. I went a bit over the top, but it's bad. I'd rather be here, making and sharing instructables than there, doing algebra. So, what I'm trying to say is: SCHOOL IS UNAVOIDABLE BUT IT CAN BE EASIER! That's our motto here and we're STICKIN' to it! (Unless someone comes up with a better one. >.>) So, thanks guys! I'll be posting the rules, guidelines and how to become a "School Basher". I'll let you know EVERYTHING. Thanks.

Posted by green donut 10 years ago

How long could you survive chained to a bunk bed with a Velociraptor?

I know this question comes up a lot in life but someone has been nice enough to help people answer it, only problem is last time I woke up cradled in the arms of a Raptor it survived about 35 seconds before I butchered and fried it... There's a club of such people, Chuck Norris is still working on the T-shirt.Anyway the quiz thinks 1 minute, 41 seconds... Link via Neatorama

Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago

Story set up help? Answered

   Okay, I am in the process of writing a story.  It is an action/adventure story involving zombies.  I need to find a place in the US with a high population and is not too too close to water.  Any ideas?  This will be the initial starting point for the main character.

Asked by eulaliaaaa! 8 years ago

how long can ticks live without blood?

I was just in a park where one tick bit me on the neck. i removed it. while i was driving home i saw another tick crawling on my hand. i freaked out and scraped the tick on the nearest thing on my car (the cup holder). i then pulled over and looked for it and i couldn't find it. i tried again and i still couldn't find it. and yes i've done the google search for it but the info is so varied some say 1 month and some say 2 years. i don't know if it's a soft bodied or hard bodied tick, but i believe it's a hard bodied tick. it was about the size of a headphone jack port, ya know like on an iPod where you plug the headphones into? it was that size. and it was dark colored like brown or black. keep in mind i had already had one bite me i wasn't going to sit there and examine the thing to try to determine what kind it was. if it can survive a long time is there a way i can kill it? the only thing i could think of is fumigation- and i'm not fumigating my car.

Asked by cdubnbird 9 years ago

Survival Group

If anyone has any survival stuff you should add it to the survival groups!

Posted by Robot Lover 8 years ago

survival kit ideas

What should i include in my survival kit?

Posted by Redmonkey17 6 years ago

How to watch the second season of Survive This?

I love all things survival, and I used to love Survivorman with Les Stroud. After he stopped his Survivorman series, he made a new show called Survive This. It's about survival among kids. I love this show, and have watched the entire first season. The second season is out now, but it being a Canadian TV show, I can't seem to watch it on my TV, or even find a place to watch it online. Season One was on Cartoon Network, so I could watch that. Cartoon Network dropped the show, though, so now I can't find a place to watch Season Two. Can anyone help me? Thanks!

Asked by splazem 6 years ago

Is it possible to survive a fall through the center of the earth? Answered

Okay, LOTS of supposing here. So lets suppose someone dug a hole through the center of the earth, and managed to cover up the sides of the hole with a magma resistant cover of some sort. You start out by getting one of the spacesuits from nasa and decide to jump in the hole. Would you survive? I know that a human in the open sky diving position will go about 200 km/h, and I believe a space suit can survive up to 250 degrees fahrenheit. Please tell me how you came to that conclusion because it's been killing me how to figure it out. And also please include any formulas that are used, they're good to know!

Asked by a_traceur 8 years ago

pocket survival kit?

I got outside in the woods alot anyone have a very small pocket survival kit?

Asked by VtexanV 8 years ago

survival gear and tips

What do you guys think are good survival items to have and tips to learn

Posted by marumasa 5 years ago

Survival Skills?

Just looking to see what are the most important skills for survival, thought people could give me a hand with ideas?

Asked by Shadowwalker2551 3 years ago

Contest Idea: Survival

What about having a survival-themed contest? I suggest it in part because I would like to see more survival instructables. But mainly because I have a killer idea for an instructable!

Posted by Bindlestiff 7 years ago

Can carefully plucked hair be grown (or kept alive) outside the body? Answered

While sitting down to actually type this out, I realized that some might read this as gross or creepy.  I'm curious however, so my question to you brilliant instructamals out there is this:  If I carefully pluck a hair from my head, is it possible or feasible to provide it an environment where it could be "kept alive" or grown?  I realize the hair itself is not actually alive, but it's the follicle I'm interested in.  If provided a sterile tray with agar, what elements would be required to save the follicle?  Hair Multiplication uses a similar method, but I can't locate any good information on it.

Asked by huck alexander 6 years ago

Question about survival kits.

I've been interested in survival-ism for as long as I can remember, and I've seen oodles of instructables on how to assemble the best survival kits. But over time, I've come to wonder (and this is where you can help me), isn't the best survival kit knowledge? Like, instead of constantly carry a knife or something with you wherever you go, isn't it better to just know how to make a knife, and such? Please give me your opinions on this subject.

Asked by gorgo333 7 years ago

Special hook for survival equipment


Posted by Andromeda30 3 years ago

why cant i enter my altoids survival kit in the survival contest? Answered

It says i have no instructables eligable for the contest

Asked by annoyingfeatures 6 years ago

survival mode? Answered

Do you keep all your resources in storage, if you die?

Asked by StaceyL41 1 year ago

survial kit ideas

Any ideas for survival gear, please post.

Posted by michoi 10 years ago

What's the best way to make a Paracord survival bracelet/watchband? Answered

I really want to make a few paracord survival bracelets, and my two things to ask are what is the best kind of paracord to use for one of these bracelets, and what method on instructables is best for carrying as much cord as possible on one bracelet.

Asked by Foaly7 8 years ago

Will scavenged parts survive soldering?

If I pull components out of, say, a dead radio, will those components survive the heat of resoldering? Considering they've already been soldered once, and the leads clipped short, are they still REALLY viable?

Asked by NastySod 8 years ago

Altoids University Survival Kit Suggestions

Evening everybody, I am working on a altoid survival kit to send to a friend who just started university. I was thinking things like condoms, mints, pencil & pen. But Im kind of stuck now. What else should I throw into it do you think?

Posted by Stuartisnotsocool 8 years ago

Whos ready with me?

Anybody want to collaborate ideas about survival, self sufficiency.... tip for tip!!

Posted by FlatLinerMEDIC 5 years ago


Asked by bob8898 on Battery Powered Tinderbox 3 months ago

how to make a Altoids tin water proof ? Answered

I need it waterproof for my survival kit .

Asked by samo840 7 years ago

Would a survival blanket help a criminal to evade detection from a thermal camera?

 I have a survival blanket that claims to reflect back 90% of my radiant body heat and I've always wondered: If a criminal were to hide under a bush wrapped in a survival blanket would he be able to evade a police helicopter searching with a thermal imaging camera? Thank you.

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago

When will the outdoor survival contest winners be announced? Answered

Just want to know. Why is there this waiting period after the judging? At first I thought that the winners are announced right after the judging ends, but I was wrong.

Asked by pantherj12 4 years ago

how to survive a nuclear war

Anybodywant to collaborate on this ible im gunna start working on it again

Posted by goeon 9 years ago

How do some people survive lightning strikes? Answered

 (stats from wikipedia...) At 54,000 °F, up to 120 kiloamps and 350 coulombs, one trillion watts of power, 3megavolts per meter, not to mention huge shockwave, how do some people manage to survive this?

Asked by 7654321 7 years ago

Is there currently a college dorm survival guide?

What materials, skills, or requirements are essential to successfully live in a relatively spacious college dorm.

Asked by rigg221 9 years ago

Chip Bag Survival

Hello Everyone: This is my first post in this forum. I have a website on preparedness and survival. I have posted also my first instructable as well basted on this topic. So my challenge to everyone is to use only chip bags and duct tape to come up with something that could save your life. Other than the fact that potatoe chips are part of a well balanced diet. The bags can be used to make all sorts of things. Have fun. Like this one below. Robert (Survival Central editor)

Posted by SurvivalCentral 7 years ago

Eyewriter 2.0, Urban Survival Kit, Emergency Rescue Gun

The Eyewriter 2.0 Urban Survival Kit Emergency Rescue Gun 3D Paper Snowflake Magic Photo Cube Adjustable TV Oscilloscope Eggnog Recipe Schoolhouse Rocks Recycled Lumber Sidewalk Utensils for Kids Tricky Wine Bottle Puzzle Daily Gift Giveaways Featured Author: caitlinsdad Adult Johnny Jumper

Posted by randofo 7 years ago

Zombie Apocalypse!

Is there a Zombie Apocalypse coming, are you going to become zombie chow or a survivor? Where would be the best spot to live to survive? THE WORLD NEEDS YOU! What do you need to survive the zombie apocalypse?

Posted by Squaggadoodle 6 years ago