September 25, 2016

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10 Ways To Heat A Cold Frame Over Winter

10 Ways To Heat a Cold Frame Over Winter

No matter what part of the country you live in, at some point the growing season will come to an end as winter draws near. The days get shorter, the sun gets lower in the sky, and the ground cools and sometimes even freezes. One good hard frost is all it takes to wipe out […]

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September 14, 2016

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FACEOFF: What’s The Most Important Desert Survival Skill?

What's The Most Important Desert Survival Skill

Picture yourself alone beneath the blazing sun. You can feel the beginning of a sunburn and it’s only 11AM. Cursing yourself for forgetting a hat, you take another swig from the single bottle of warm water you grabbed from your car, cringing at the oily plastic taste. It’s already 3/4 empty.  You start to wonder […]

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September 12, 2016

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39 Best Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches

39 Best Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches

We’ve all heard how important it is to be able to build a fire in an emergency situation. It could mean the difference between life or death, right? In the bush you need fire to stay warm, to cook food, to boil water.  I always keep a pack of waterproof matches in the car, and […]

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September 8, 2016

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Which Emergency Survival Food Company Makes The Best Chili Mac?

Who Makes The Best Freeze Dried Chili Mac?

In this video I continue my quest towards finding the best tasting survival food, by pitting competing Emergency Survival food companies against each other and doing head to head taste testing. And the food you really wanted me to taste test next, was Mountainhouses Chili Mac. So we cooked up some Mountainhouse Chili Mac, and […]

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September 2, 2016

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Build Your Own Paiute Deadfall Trap for Desert Survival

The Home-made Survival Trap for Staying Fed

While doing research for an awesome upcoming post on desert survival, I came across Shawn Woods, a seriously cool YouTuber who makes primitive weapons, braids his own rope, hunts frogs with an arrow sporting a head he hand-knapped from an old Jack Daniels bottle… this guy is intense! We often focus on finding water in […]

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September 1, 2016

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How To Make SHTF (charcoal) Pencils

How To Make SHTF Pencils

  In this video, my new hero, Kirsten Rechnitz (man she’s awesome!), demonstrates how to turn small twigs into little charcoal pencils to use for marking maps, writing messages, and anything else you might need a pencil for in an emergency situation. How To Make A Primitive Pencil Check out how to make a primitive […]

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