10 Century Old Survival Hacks

In the old days, life was harder since people had to do a lot more to survive. Today, our lives are relatively easy but for most people, a lot of the useful knowledge from back then has been lost. Fortunately, some of these old-school survival hacks are still here.

# 1 The Easy Way To Cut Down A Tree

After choosing which tree you want to chop down, start chopping like the usual way, but stop halfway through. Then, begin chopping on the other side a few inches higher. Finally, pull the tree down with a rope.

# 2 Extracting a Splinter Painlessly and Fast

Pulling out a splinter can be painful and even make it worse if you do it in the usual way. Instead, look for a bottle and fill it with hot water almost to the top. Then, press it firmly against the splintered area. The steam will loosen up the splinter, and the suction will pull it out.

# 3 Surviving a Thunderstorm Without Shelter

Most people will seek shelter under a tree when faced with a thunderstorm. However, it can only increase the level of danger. The best option is to lay low in a ditch underneath some low growing bushes.

# 4 Stopping Your Glasses From Getting Foggy

The easy way to prevent your glasses from getting foggy is to rub your glasses with soap and then polish them afterward. The tactic works because even after polishing the soap off, a thin film will remain, which prevents condensation from forming on the glass.

# 5 Creating a Water Filter With A Simple Bucket

Find a zinc bucket and cut a hole through the bottom. Then fit a small pipe through the hole. Finally, add the following materials in order: large stones, small stones, coarse sand, and fine sand. You’ll find out that the water flowing through to the bottom is clear.

Making life easier

# 6 Cleaning the Inside of a Glass Bottle

It is usually difficult to clean the inside of a bottle with a narrow mouth. However, you can make it easy by adding some sand and water to the inside of the bottle. Then shake the bottle, wash it out afterward, and let it dry.

# 7 Make a Water Fountain For Your Chickens

You may not need to get your chickens fresh water every day as you can provide them a continuous supply of clean water very efficiently. Find a bottle and fill it with water. Then secure it against a plank, tip it upside down and place the bottle’s mouth in a bowl filled with water. When the water gets low, the bottle will release water until the mouth is covered again.

# 8 Water Your Plants Automatically

Look for a bucket and fill it with water. Then place it over your plants and put some strands of wool in it. Finally, place one end of the wool at the base of each plant. The wool will automatically transfer water from the bucket to the soil without you having to do anything. This cool hack will free up a lot of your time.

  1. Preserving Eggs Without the Help Of A Refrigerator

You’ll need freshly laid eggs for this hack or only applicable if you raise your chickens. Bury the eggs in a box of dry salt and put them in a cool place. For this to work, the eggs can’t be exposed to air.

  1. Defending Against A Dog Attack

Dogs method of attack is very predictable. They will always try to get rid of your way of defense before biting. If you hold a piece of clothing out on a long stick, the dog will attack that first. You may want to give the dog a powerful kick while it is distracted.