Posts in Gear
The Value of Primitive Weapons

A friend once reminded me, “always take a knife to a gunfight." Sounds counter intuitive but hear me out.

Eventually, a gun runs out of bullets. Unless the gun is a Mosin-Nagant which can double as a "supreme war club," then it's just a heavy and fragile stick.  

Seriously though, a good knife is a real weapon even when the blade starts to dull. Find a smooth rock, invest a few minutes and you can sharpen that blade up real nicely.  

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5 Survival Kit Essentials You Must Have

Call it a bug-out bag, a SHTF plan or just a plain survival kit. It is the bag of stuff you need to survive if things suddenly go sideways. We mean more than just civilization taking the long jump off a short pier. Survival means making it when you get lost in the woods, your vehicle wrecks on a really deserted road and being prepared to live for several days with no help.

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Rescue Writing - How Making Your Own Pencil In An Emergency Can Help You Survive

I never understood why someone would want to know how to make a pencil in an emergency situation... then Kirsten effortlessly made a set of pencils while casually cooking a rabbit over the fire and quite literally spelled it out for us all to see.  Watch now to learn the top reason why you need to know this skill.  Even if you don't live near a desert or EVER plan to be in one!  This skill can be applied to nearly any survival situation....

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Biolite

Hot food doesn’t just taste better, it can be a life saver in cold weather. Hot water not only makes coffee better, especially on a nippy day, but the process of heating it can save your life by killing bugs that cause disease.

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