02 Jun 2015

How NOT To Shoot A Semi-automatic Pistol!

Most people who know the basics of pistol shooting know at least one person who wants to learn. This clip from hickok45 includes some fundamentals to be reminded of. Enjoy!

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02 Jun 2015

Self Reliance Tool! Bush Knife by Habilis

TWANGnBANG reports that the Latin word “habilis” gives us several modern words, live “have,” and “ability.” A fitting name for this knife! The Habilis SRT Bush Knife 3/16″ blade is made of 1095 steel and is as tough as they come. Even the leather sheath is multi-purpose, customizable, and awesome.

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02 Jun 2015

Crossbow Pistol Power Test: This is NOT A TOY!

Is the crossbow pistol, with an 80lb draw, powerful enough to humanely hunt small game? Is this a survival toy or a tool? Watch these penetration tests from PreparedMind101 and decide for yourself! My main critique of this type of crossbow is the inability to fire bolts with larger broadheads.

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02 Jun 2015

How-to: Five Different Ways To Make Bread Over A Campfire

These 5 cooking methods are easy, effective, and fun! Each can inspire different ways to improvise when cooking bread – just a little brainstorming required. Here are a few words from Kenneth Kramm, the creator of this great clip: “I start with bannock made from Bisquick and select from five

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02 Jun 2015

Mini BIC Lighter Mods – Survival Key Chain Use

This clip from MeZillch makes the case for ownership of a few Mini Bic lighters. His modifications are simple and have survival value. Why not add a couple of these unobtrusive, inexpensive Bic’s in with more elaborate, often more expensive, gear?

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02 Jun 2015

Survival Van – Amazing Solar Power Set up!

Mat and Danielle decided to sell their house, equip their a camper van, and explore a new life. Their fantastic story is chronicled on their blog and on Youtube.  Take a look at their amazing “Survival Van.” This solar-equipped camper van is put together to charge and run household machines.

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01 Jun 2015

Make A Survival Water Filter – Step-By-Step – Portable Emergency Water Filter DIY

If you have ever consumed purified but unfiltered water for an extended period, you know the value of clean, near-tasteless water. Watch this simple, DIY solution to the nasty water problem, presented by Dave from Ultimate Survival Tips. With a few easy to obtain items, filtered water can be readily

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01 Jun 2015

Zip Ties: 19 Uses & 5 Tricks for Survival

Many of these uses are simple but ingenious.  The Zip Tie + Carabiner combination is the best survival trick I have seen all day. What a great way to attach gear to a pack! Wait till you see a partial Zip Tie deploy a Spiderco knife. So many of the SensiblePrepper’s

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31 May 2015

The Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight Takedown Rifle

The Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight Takedown Rifle, chambered in 45-70, is a piece of American survival history. The 45-70 cartridge was used by the military for many years and packs quite a wallop. Modern versions of this gun are popping up on the market as manufacturer’s like Chiappa realize the

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31 May 2015

Video | The Taurus Judge vs Copperhead Snake

It is snake season but the Taurus Judge eliminates threats! The Judge is a good call on camping trips for precisely this reason. Of course, it shoots 45 Long Colt in addition to .410 shotgun shells, making it a good choice for survival as well.

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