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22 Feb 2015

Video – When You Need Power, You Will Want This!

Check out this tiny, amazing Antigravity Batteries Micro-Start Jump Starter and Personal Power Supply XP-1. It fits in a glove box and will jump start a car!

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22 Feb 2015

20 Items to Kick Start Your Food Storage Plan

H/t to Backdoor Survival No matter how many times I write about food, there is always something new to consider or a new and different way to present the same old information in a more useful manner.  With that in mind, today I would like to share a method for

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22 Feb 2015

The Ultimate Survival Gear List

Documents and lists are force multipliers for those interested in survival. They increase potential and enhance probability of success. The Ultimate Survival Gear List from More Than Just Surviving will help you get started or help you augment your existing inventory. Once you’ve begun to stockpile survival gear, it can be

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21 Feb 2015

Video – SteriPEN Ultra Review (w/ Lab Test Results) South America

GringosAbroad conducted this SteriPEN Ultra test in South America, with remarkable results. Great work, guys! “Does SteriPen actually make water safe? To find out we took water samples from the Tomebamba River in Cuenca and tested them in a lab (it was full of life – and dangerous to consume).

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21 Feb 2015

Video – How to Build a “Split Wood” Fire

Need a fire in the rain? Learn to split into larger pieces of wood to find the dry “split wood.” These videos show the entire process, from making shavings to building a fire that will consume larger pieces of wood. Enjoy!

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21 Feb 2015

Essential Oils as Medicinal Survival Aid

(Dr. Bones Says:  This discussion relates to essential oil as a survival tool in a post-apocalyptic setting. Seek modern and standard medical care in normal times.) As a medical doctor/registered nurse practitioner team, we received conventional medical training at university hospitals while getting our degrees.  Since that time, however, we

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20 Feb 2015

Video – The Dependable, Invaluable Trucker’s Hitch

This is the load-securing method I use the most. Countless uses. Check out this well-done video on one of the most useful knots in existence, The Trucker’s Hitch!

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20 Feb 2015

The Beginning of a Tire Garden

Thanks to Patrice Lewis at Rural Revolution for this description of her family’s tire garden. Great pictures included! – We’ve lived in north Idaho for nearly nine years now, and it’s worth noting that we’ve never had a successful garden. One year we had a pretty good one, but I wouldn’t

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20 Feb 2015

Survival Reading – To Build a Fire, by Jack London

“He travels fastest who travels alone . . . but not after the frost has dropped below zero fifty degrees or more.” —Yukon Code To Build a Fire is a short story that induces feelings of bitter cold. In addition to being an entertaining (and fast) read, this story offers

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20 Feb 2015

Preparedness and Food Storage – Where to Start?

Documented strategies are of high-value when learning a new set of skills, when implementing a new strategy, or when starting a new project. Are you just starting to consider a preparedness plan for your family or do you want to learn more about food storage? If so, FoodStorageMadeEasy has a

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19 Feb 2015

Video – How to Make an Emergency Crisco Candle

This inexpensive DIY Candle is long-lasting, and is similar to the Meatloaf Oil Lamp. Enjoy!

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19 Feb 2015

Video – The Miracle of Baling Twine (and Other Cordage!)

Cordage, or line, is one of the most basic and valued survival tools ever improvised. Parachute cord, aka 550 cord, is popular with the survival crowd. Baling twine is valuable as well, as this article from Rural Revolution states. Every home, homestead, car, backpack, or bug out bag should have

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19 Feb 2015

Edible Pine Trees – Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

“Have you ever eaten a pine tree?” -Euell Gibbons Did you know that pine needle tea contains so much Vitamin C that it was once used to help sailors avoid scurvy? The cambium layer of pine bark can be made into flour and has been considered “famine food?” These are

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18 Feb 2015

Video – Canteen Cup Stove For Survival And Bug Out Bags

Have you ever used an issue canteen cup stove? They take up almost no space when carried beneath your canteen cup and can come in handy on the trail.

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