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21 May 2015

The Original (Viral) Beer Can Stove How-To Video

This stove can be constructed with only a can and a pocket knife though scissors make for cleaner cuts.

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21 May 2015

How To Make an Altoids Tin Pocket Emergency Kit

Altoids Tins make for good “Pocket Emergency Kits,” that can augment larger “Car Survival Kits” or so-called bug-out bags. What would you include in a Pocket Kit? Here is a great one from SurvivalCommonSense. The multi-use bicycle innertube rubber bands are a good idea!

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21 May 2015

The .357 Magnum for Survival: You Can’t Do Better

AllOutdoor – As a martial arts/firearms’ instructor, I’m often asked what constitutes the “best” gun for a survival situation. My stock answer is, “A good .357 Magnum stainless steel revolver with a 4-inch barrel.” However, when asked this question at other times, I’ll simply tell the person that the gun they are carrying is

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21 May 2015

Video | The BioLight Grill – Breakfast!

If you have room in your ruck, why not carry a grill? The BioLight Grill is a simple attachment for the BioLight Stove and could allow for different cooking options, especially if you are dining on random small game that you have hunted. Richard Ryan of Surrvival Gear is fantastic

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20 May 2015

Power Outage? How to Charge Your Phone With A 9Volt Battery

Need that important information on your smart phone, but the power is out and you forgot to charge the phone? This hack, from CrazyRussianHacker, is simple and will get the job done!

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20 May 2015

How to Escape a Rip Current

Heading to the beach this summer? Take a look at these videos that explain “How to Escape a Rip Current.” The first, from The Weather Channel, shows a graphic, academic presentation. The second video, from  IT’S NOT NICE TO FOOL WITH MOTHER NATURE!!, presents two men actually swimming. Have a

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20 May 2015

Farson Hatchet Review – Fremont Knives – Survival Gear

This 9.6 ounce, 1/4 thick, titanium-nitride coated Farson Hatchet is based on an ancient stone tool found in the Great Red Desert. Check out the myriad of ways this hatchet can be used.

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20 May 2015

Simple Bushcraft Distillation Method for Drinkable Water

This simple, brilliant still requires only a stainless steel water bottle, copper tubing, a cork, and a catch container. Make sure to listen to Kenneth Kramm’s lessons learned as he experimented with this practical distillation method.

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19 May 2015

Every Day Carry (EDC) Survival Apps

Many of the following Smartphone Survival Apps, recommended by TheUrbanPrepper, are likely to have functionality that you have not thought of! Part 1 Google Goggles Glympse GasBuddy CamScanner Maps With Me Scanner Radio Hiker Disaster Alert Phone Tracker *** First Aid (Red Cross) iTriage Part 2 SAS Survival Guide (Lite)

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19 May 2015

An Herbalist’s First Aid Kit

TheSurvivalMom – I grew up in an herbal household- my grandmother and mother both grew a wide variety of herbs in their gardens, so I suppose I come by my love for all things herbal as a matter of course. They used most of their herbs for cooking or enjoyed their

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19 May 2015

X Caliber Survival Firearm Field Test

X Caliber provides “10 guns for the price of one!” .22LR / 38 special / .357 / 9mm / 45 acp / 45LC / .410 shotgun / 12 ga. shotgun / .40 cal / .44 mag/ 20ga. shotgun A great concept – I recommend testing each round after purpose for accuracy

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19 May 2015

Week 11 of 52: Short Term Food Supply (List 2)

Welcome to this on-going series entitled “52 Weeks to Preparedness.” Each week, we will share the week’s action plan, authored by Tess Pennington of Readynutrition. This step-by-step plan provides an organized method of increasing family readiness. This week’s installment is called “Week 11 of 52: Short Term Food Supply (List 2.)” If

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18 May 2015

How to Make Fire In The Rain or Wet Conditions

Firecraft is an art. Practicing firecraft in the rain or in wet conditions perfects the art. BlackOwlOutdoors put together this video demonstration of wet weather firecraft that is effective and well-explained. Enjoy!

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18 May 2015

Hennessy Hammock with Rain Tarp Setup & Overview

Interested in hammock camping during cool or cold weather? This system is set up to work in Upstate New York in the Fall!

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