08 Feb 2015

Video – Primitive Fire Craft Using a Hand Drill

This video demonstrates the “floating hand” method of using a hand drill. Have you ever tried this technique? Enjoy!    

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07 Feb 2015

Food Storage in Buckets – Mylar Bags and 02 Absorbers

This fantastic video demonstrates the best methods of storing food in Mylar Bags and Buckets. You can store a surprising amount of food for your home at low costs using these techniques.

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06 Feb 2015

Survival Objectives and The Stockdale Paradox

“I never lost faith in the end of the story, I never doubted not only that I would get out, but also that I would prevail in the end and turn the experience into the defining event of my life, which, in retrospect, I would not trade.” “You must never

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05 Feb 2015

Video – The Viking Tactics Sling

Check out this Instructional Video from Viking Tactics and see the versatility of their sling. The difference-maker for this sling is somewhat of a “why didn’t I think of that?” improvisation, as the sling features an alice pack style quick adjust (see below.) Bookmark this video for practicing drills with

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05 Feb 2015

Lifestraw – 1,000 litres of Water for Less than $20

The two primary advantages of the LifeStraw are clearly: size and cost. The device is nine inches long and weighs two ounces and can easily fit in a cargo pocket or be worn around the neck. At a cost of just under $20, one could purchase a LifeStraw for each

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05 Feb 2015

A Meatloaf Oil Lamp

As a stay-at-home dad, occasionally I felt the need to reach beyond the realm of diapers and sippy-cups and remind myself of my ultimate survivability.  This night’s meatloaf project was my latest excursion into super-masculinity (my wife gave me a few strange looks!) 1. I started with the drippings from my

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04 Feb 2015

Video – How to Make Ranger Pudding

“Ranger Pudding is not an exact recipe or an exact science…” Well said. In my experience it always tastes good when conditions are bad though. Nice to see the use of a canteen cup, as well!

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04 Feb 2015

Everyday Carry – The Sticky Holster

Concealed carry can be a challenge, especially in the summer months when heat is a factor and jackets or coats are not worn. Sometimes, I would love to carry a large .50 caliber handgun, though I have no way to effectively conceal it when wearing board shorts and a t-shirt.

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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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