03 Feb 2015

5 Reasons to Add Pitch Wood to Your Survival Kit

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

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03 Feb 2015

Make Your Own Coal-burned Spoon or Bowl

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

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03 Feb 2015

Video – How To Make A Brick Rocket Stove

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!

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02 Feb 2015

Video: Long Term Food Storage with Mylar Bags and a Vacuum Sealer

Great improvisation! This video demonstrates a unique method of storing food in mylar bags using a vacuum sealer and a hot iron.

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02 Feb 2015

Survival Bookshelf: Making the Best of Basics, Family Preparedness Handbook Version 12.5

“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

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02 Feb 2015

Light Sources: UVPaqlites plus Bonus Reading – Survival Fiction!

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

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01 Feb 2015

Walking Onions Invaded My Bug-Out!

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

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01 Feb 2015

Top five reasons to include a ferro rod in your survival kit

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

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01 Feb 2015

Add a Cast Net to Your Survival Kit

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!

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31 Jan 2015

A Legendary Dutch Oven Combination

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

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