For many backpackers who like to minimize weight and space in their ruck, the addition of a small piece of Pitch Wood may seem inefficient. The unfortunate backpacker who happens to fall in an icy creek, however, will appreciate the fast availability of pitch wood that has been stowed away
H/t to Earthworksprograms So everybody has spent time around a campfire, right? Maybe you roasted marshmallows, shared stories, cooked yummy food and enjoyed the mesmerizing flame. Perhaps, if we were moths, we would be drawn to it the same way they are. Take a walk back in time and imagine
I watched this video then built the rocket stove and have used it to make breakfast, coffee, and to boil water. In every instance only small pieces of wood were necessary. Try it out!
H/t to Evelyn Spence and Backpacker. Want legs that can tackle any climb, any heavy pack, any mileage? Well, don’t work harder–work smarter. We grilled fitness experts and scoured the medical literature to uncover the latest, greatest strategies for building strength, endurance, speed, and flexibility. Incorporate eccentric training to climb with
Great improvisation! This video demonstrates a unique method of storing food in mylar bags using a vacuum sealer and a hot iron.
“Basics… is the decoder ring to help those who want to protect their family from the effects of emergencies and disasters – whether natural, people-caused, or personal. We live in a great country. We can still choose what we want out of life. I have faith that it will continue
UVPaqlites are described as “Reusable – Reliable – No Batteries – No Bulbs – Non-toxic – Glows All Night Long – Keep Forever.” Years ago we trained with those old-school, J-shaped military flashlights (the bulky green ones.) While those relics kept us from floundering in total darkness, their limitations fostered
Walking Onions, also known as “Tree Onions” or “Topsetters,” may be the toughest plants in the garden. The picture above was taken in Oklahoma, where 12 original bulbs survived the heat and lack of water of the last few summers to take over a raised bed and part of the
The ability to make a fire during an emergency situation can save your life. But what is the best survival firestarting method? My money is on the ferrocerium (also commonly referred to as a flint or magnesium stick) rod. Here are five reasons you need one. by Leon Pantenburg Several
A Cast Net can be an effective means of harvesting bait or even larger fish to be eaten. The use of a Cast Net may seem intimidating but this how-to video breaks it down step-by-step. This type of net could come in handy if hungry and in need of dinner!
Pictured above are: one 25-ounce can of Hormel Chili, one 32-ounce bag of white rice, one 15-ounce can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew, and a 1-quart, legendary, Lodge Logic Dutch Oven. The food items combined contain 4,380 calories, 120+ grams of protein, and 850+ grams of carbohydrates. For those who
Urban survival practice can benefit from a documented “Neighborhood Plant Inventory.” Observe the picture above, as an example. Just beneath the letter “N” is a clump of Sage bushes, which can be used as a spice in cooking; can be rubbed over the teeth and gums as a toothpaste substitute; or
“…if you give an Indian or a mountain man a knife he’d make out anywhere, no matter what.” – Hardy Collins, from Louis L’Amour’s Down The Long Hills Why is the Flipper recommended for Everyday Carry (EDC?) This brilliant knife opens with the speed of an automatic and the strength
My last two waterproof shells were not good long-term investments. Both were from popular and otherwise reputable brands. Both were sold as technical outdoor shells. Both cost a lot. One leaked at the seams right from the start. Not sure what the problem was exactly – the seams looked good