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DIY Tomato Cage Bird Bath

Last year I saw a post somewhere, possibly Pinterest, where a person used an old tomato cage to make a bird bath. I thought it would be an interesting project that would quick, yet provide another dimension to some of the other bird baths I have made. All you really need is a tomato cage […]

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Making Pine Needle Tea

Vitamin C is an important element to include in a regular diet. This powerful vitamin provides very important health benefits which the body needs to properly function. Because Vitamin C contains antioxidants it aids in fighting off all kinds of diseases, improves the immune system, and wards off inflammation, infections, and viruses. You have all […]

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Noggin (Kuksa) Multi-Use Lanyard

Most belt toggles I’ve seen for a noggin are single strand and are short. The single strand is tucked up under the belt and the toggle on the end keeps the strand from pulling out under the belt. I wanted a multi-use lanyard that would have various uses. First, I wanted a Crown Sinnet knot […]

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Making A Can Whistle

This is a whistle that can be made from any old can found in the field.  This technique was originally in Boys Life, a Boy Scout magazine, back in the 1950’s.  My father, who was an Eagle Scout as well as my Scoutmaster, used to have our troop make these.  Of course, back then cans […]

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Know Your Natural Tinder

Natural tinder is any dry tinder you can find in the outdoors, has a low flash point, and can be easily ignited with a minimum of heat, including a spark.  Many books list the various types of natural tinder available in the outdoors, but without knowing what they look like, many people have a difficult […]

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The Compass – Know Your Choices

A compass is the basic tool of navigation.  They come in all shapes and sizes and there are many types to choose from. So let’s take a look at the various configurations so you can better select the one that is best for you.   I would recommend that the one you choose be a liquid […]

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TRANSPIRATION BAGS FOR WATER COLLECTION

Most people who write about solar stills can be divided into two camps. Proponents and opponents. The first group usually are those that talk about the in ground solar still, borrow diagrams from old military manuals, and tout their effectiveness. Many of these people have never built one. The second group, usually have built one, […]

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FREE THINKING FOR SURVIVAL

I believe in free thinking in all aspects of my life and survival is no different. I often hear people in the survival community discuss various aspects of priorities during a survival situation, the proper way to perform a specific task, and even what type of equipment you must carry. I don’t believe this is […]

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Hiking the Swiss Alps

If you have never had the pleasure of visiting the Swiss Alps, you have truly missed an experience of a lifetime! Whenever I mention that I hiked the Swiss Alps, I’m often asked what precipitated such an excursion. Well here is the story of how I got to hike the Swiss Alps. I was brought […]

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BUG-OUT, DON’T STAND OUT

Oftentimes, articles, movies, and television portray those who “Bug-Out” as wild looking Road Warriors.  However, as the photo above depicts, this is not the way you want to look in a bug-out situation. In this article we will examine the concept of not standing out, or as it is sometimes described, being a “Grey Man.”  […]

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