The Intelligent, Elegant Military Watch by Casio

This elegant military watch by Casio, which corresponds with the Atomic Clock, has a countdown timer, an alarm, world-time feature that shows the time in a different city for each time-zone (London and Stockholm, to name two), Daylight-Saving Time adjustment, a timer, and many more features. The Casio G-Shock is a work of art which illuminates at the lifting of your wrist with a soft gold light, if you set it to do so. Casio is the eminent Japanese designer and innovator of military and survival watches. This particular model was designed to withstand falling from a seventh-story window, and is waterproof to 200 meters.

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Hand-Washing Shirts

Safe, Quick and Inexpensive Hand-Washing of Shirts and Blouses: the Alternative to Dry-Cleaning

Fine shirts are cared-for properly with hand-washing and line-drying.

Wood Doesn’t Grow on Trees–or Something Like That…

…if your household consumes ice cream bars or frozen pops with sticks, throwing the “popsicle” sticks away is wasteful. If you’ve read The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, it’s going to hit you that wood is not to be wasted.

Sticks are easily stored in a survival pack for emergency kindling.

If you have kids, encourage them to wash, dry and collect their frozen-pop sticks for possible future use.

Save these Sticks for Neat Emergency Kindling

Save these Sticks for Neat Emergency Kindling

If you really get into this idea, consider saving your used wooden matchsticks, as well. They also make good miniature kindling wood. ©M-J de Mesterton 2008