MeasuringTrailDistance

Measuring Trail Distance

When I was young my dad taught me how to measure a trail on a map using a piece of string. You could then straighten out the string and measure it on the scale at the bottom of the map. It worked but the string wouldn’t keep the shape of the trail easily. Always looking […]

Share Button
StroingLightersInYourKit

STORING LIGHTERS IN YOUR KIT

When storing a lighter in a survival kit, if it gets in a position where the gas lever is pressed, all the gas will escape from the lighter.  When you want to use it in an emergency, it will be empty.  To prevent this, place a small cable tie around the lighter between the body […]

Share Button
EmergencyFireStarter2

EMERGENCY FIRE STARTER

Almost everyone carries at least a small first aid kit, and alcohol pads are included in most. For use as a fire starter, or even a short term candle, just cut a small “X” in the top of the package and pull a small amount of the alcohol pad through the “X.” You can then […]

Share Button
HandSignalsForRescue

HAND SIGNALS FOR RESCUE

A SIGNALING TIP: In a rescue situation, people will often want to wave to a pilot when they see them coming, hoping the pilot or other searchers on the craft will see them waving. The waving of one hand means “All OK, Do Not Wait.” Always wave with both hands together over your head. This […]

Share Button
Bug-Out.AtOldRuins.Article

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.”  […]

Share Button
AreYouReallyPrepared_OpeningPhoto.FB

Are You Really Prepared?

When it comes to emergency preparedness, some people might be prepared with supplies, but are they really prepared to survive? It takes more than a few supplies. First, let’s discuss how some people prepare. They buy a bunch of freeze dried food in #10 cans and set them on a shelf for 14 years. They […]

Share Button
Holding_Coal_with_a_stick_while_blowing

COAL BURNING A SPOON

I am often asked how to make a spoon using a coal from a fire. Therefore I thought I would provide a short tutorial on the process. First… get a good fire going and make some good coals. This fire will produce many coals that can be used for coal burning items. Next, pick a […]

Share Button
MagneticDeclinationDemystifiedLettered

MAGNETIC DECLINATION DEMYSTIFIED

This video explains Magnetic Declination and how it relates to the use of a map and compass. Click on the Photo to activate video. I hope you have enjoyed this video and as always, Be Prepared To Survive!

Share Button
HeatLossMechanisms

HEAT LOSS MECHANISMS

There are five ways that the heat from your body can be transferred to the environment, and they are called Heat Loss Mechanisms.  In a cold environment, they can all be detrimental, but in a hot climate, some of these mechanisms can be to your advantage. RADIATION: This is the primary cause of heat loss.  […]

Share Button
Bug-OutWaterOptionLettered2

BUG-OUT WATER OPTION

This video shows how to obtain water from a hose bib on the outside of an industrial or commercial building using a Sillcock Key.  You can get the sillcock key at survivalresources.com HERE.   We have also been asked where to get the Faucet-To-Shower Converter I show in the video.  It is available at Amazon […]

Share Button