This short but thorough Review considers: the Country Living Grain Mill; the Wondermill Wonder Jr; the Wondermill Electric; the Family Grain Mill; the Komo Grain Mill line; and the Victorio Deluxe. A quality grinder will enhance your long-term food storage strategy.
Nature Observation can rise to a new level when the survival skill of Stalking is employed. Additional benefits include increased physical fitness and endless enjoyment. Check out and bookmark this fantastic resource from Princeton University’s Outdoor Action Site. It covers the skills listed below and includes information on Tracking. Their
Lewis and Clark stated that their best piece of survival gear was their cast iron dutch oven. Constructed of rugged cast iron, dutch ovens are built to last and can be used to sauté, fry, boil, bake, or roast with minimal energy exertion. Outdoor cooking with a dutch oven delivers
Ever wanted to learn to track? This introductory video shows a great way to start as it lists basic, inexpensive equipment that will help and methods of using it. For more in-depth information, I recommend Tom Brown’s book, The Science and Art of Tracking.
See how to construct a squirrel pole using line or wire for snares. When hiking or taking a walk through the neighborhood, look for possible sites where this technique may work.
“Every major conflict throughout history produces a medical miracle. This conflict’s miracle is QuikClot.” -Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN (embedded with the U.S. Marines 2003) Positive elements can be discovered in any situation, military action included. Two such examples from recent activity are Quikclot (especially Quikclot Combat Gauze) and Water-Jel Burn Jel.
This 4 Block Rocket Stove constructs quickly and burns hot. So hot that this guy burned his sandwich!
H/t to Ready Nutrition Did you know that with proper storage techniques, you can have a lifetime supply of certain foods? Certain foods can stand the test of time, and continue being a lifeline to the families that stored it. Knowing which foods last indefinitely and how to store them
Interesting tests of an M16 A1 vs an AK-74, conducted by Russian Armed Forces.
For about $20, the Rome Cookware Double Pie Iron proved to be a priceless addition to our outdoor cook-set. My three-year-old son went absolutely bonkers during the entire grilled-cheese process! To make ordinary grilled-cheese “smoky” and extraordinary, we simply buttered the bread, added cheese, then enclosed it in the pie-iron. Caution! The
Measles is a contagious viral disease that was once so common it was considered a childhood rite of passage. The disease was almost eradicated in the U.S. in the 2000’s but has experienced a resurgence significant enough to be worth knowing how to identify and treat. In long-term survival settings, we
H/t to SurvivalMonkey This is a review of the Volcano Collapsible Grill (formerly Volcano II). I have always been intrigued by the grills made by Volcano and had considered them as a base camp and tailgating stove in the past. I finally got my hands on the collapsible model and wanted to put it
“Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” -Viktor E. Frankl Viktor E. Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning is an irreplaceable element on my survival bookshelf. It
This video demonstrates the “floating hand” method of using a hand drill. Have you ever tried this technique? Enjoy!
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.
“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