23 Jun 2015

How to Tie 7 Basic Knots

Do you know how to tie these basic knots? If the answer is no, invest just a little time. You will regain the investment the next time you load a car or truck, go camping, help someone move, etc, etc…! The Square Knot, The Bowline Knot, 2 Half Hitches, Taut

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23 Jun 2015

Video | The M6 Scout Survival Rifle

The Springfield M6 Scout Survival Rifle – Over/Under 22LR and .410 Take Down Gun Check out the camouflaged M6 as it carries and stores four .410 shells, fifteen 22LR rounds, and breaks down into two small sections with a takedown pin. With these options, the hunting of birds, small game,

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22 Jun 2015

Making A Celt Stone Axe From Scratch (Including Handle)

“Knapping” is the shaping of stones for use as tools. Arrowheads and knives are commonly knapped or “flint knapped” as some say. The following clip from Primitive Technology demonstrates the construction of a stone tool called a “Celt Stone Axe,” which has a polished head and wooden handle. Here is what the

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22 Jun 2015

The Incredible Zootility PocketMonkey

Awesome – 12 tools in one slot of a wallet. The PocketMonkey! Tools include: a bottle opener, screwdrivers, phone kickstand, and more! All for about $15. Not bad!

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22 Jun 2015

DIY Easy Paracord Zipper Pull

The DIY Paracord Zipper Pull, from IntenseAngler, has multiple uses and can be customized for a number of projects: keychain fobs, lanyards, etc… Fast and easy, this how-to is worth your while.

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21 Jun 2015

Chief AJ’s Sling Bow – Field Review

We can’t get enough of Sling Bows, and the most ingenious, practical of them all is the Chief AJ HFX. With a 40+ pound draw, it quickly transitions from stones to arrows and back. Thanks to Wingman115 for this Field Review of our favorite from Chief AJ!

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21 Jun 2015

Big Berkey vs. Zen Water Filter Comparison

Check out this comparison of the Zen Water device, that uses a ceramic filter, and the Berkey, with proprietary filters. Both are award winning, though in this case EmergencyFoodWarehouse.com recommends the Berkey due to speed of filtering. SurvivalNation recommends the following: always have more than one solution for each need. In

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21 Jun 2015

Sheriff’s Tip: Lever Guns for Personal Protection

Do you live in an area where handguns or AR-style rifles are illegal, unavailable, or otherwise difficult to use? Consider a Lever Gun, chambered in handgun calibers. The Sheriff Jim Wilson Channel suggests a few that work well for personal protection. Additionally, lever guns are good choices as “back up rifles,” as

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21 Jun 2015

Building A Primitive Wattle And Daub Hut From Scratch

From the flint knapped axe to the shingled-roof, this work from Primitive Technology is impressive. The finished product looks inviting and comfortable. Don’t miss the fire-by-friction hand drill fire that is used to finish off the earthen pots. There are countless skills on display in this clip. Here is what this talented

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21 Jun 2015

Surviving The Wild: Father and Son

The Boy Scout Vs. The Minimalist – This father and son travel to the Salmo Priest Wilderness and demonstrate different (somewhat competing) methods of shelter craft, camp cooking, fire craft, and more. The mix-and-match of multiple techniques has training value and is fun! Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy.

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