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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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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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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