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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The Pond

When you were young, there was always that special place that you went to be alone, to contemplate what little you knew about life; a place of seclusion where you felt secure.  Those places varied for each of us, depending on our location, natural surroundings, specific environment, and of course, our own particular and peculiar […]

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SURVIVAL NEEDS – GRAB IT WHEN YOU CAN

This video explains how to look for survival needs, before you need them, and Grab It When You Can. Click on the Photo to activate video. I hope you enjoyed this video, and as always, Be Prepared To Survive!  

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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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ORIENTING A MAP WITH A COMPASS

This is a short video that shows how to orient a map with a compass and briefly discusses magnetic declination. Click on the Photo to activate video. I hope you have enjoyed this video and as always, Be Prepared To Survive!

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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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ONE HANDED FIRE STARTING TECHNIQUE

This video demonstrates a practical, simple, and easy technique for starting a fire with one hand using a Ferrocerium rod and a knife. Click on the Photo to activate video. I hope you have enjoyed this video and as always, Be Prepared To Survive!

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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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