The Solo Stove: When you just want to go Au Naturale - When it comes to Bugging Out (and camping in general) I’m always testing new gear and trying to hone my kit to find that perfect mix of products and tools that feel ‘just right’. It’s been a while since I’ve changed out an important component of my kit because quite frankly I’ve been fairly satisfied [...]
SURVIVAL FIRE QUICK TIP: Make your OWN lint? - Most everyone knows that dryer lint makes excellent Fire Tinder. In not-so-perfect conditions, good fire tinder can be hard to come by in the woods. Unless the Dyer Lint Tree is in season you might be have to find some other options. Here’s a method I’ve used a few times in a pinch. Fire [...]
From BRANCH to BURN: An Impromptu Bow Drill Fire Photo Series - I mowed the lawn at Willow Haven today and had to get off the mower under one of our HUGE Tulip Poplar Trees to move some branches. One in particular was dead and dry and got me thinking…. Hmmm…. So I grabbed my Blackbird SK5 Survival Knife and my Bahco Lapplander Saw and went to work. [...]
12 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Bug Out Bag: Series Post 5 of 12: Fire - Series Introduction This post series is for anyone who has an interest or curiosity in building their own Bug Out Bag. In the next 3-4 months leading up to the release of my book Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit, my publisher has authorized me to write a series of 12 posts outlining [...]
How your underwear and a pop can COULD save your life?! - Sounds pretty ridiculous, right? Well… it’s actually not at all that far fetched. You see, when it comes to survival skills, it’s all about understanding basic survival principles. This is a big reason why I love to study and practice survival skills so much – once you know the principles behind why something works, there [...]
It All Starts With The Tinder Bundle - 99% of the work for a successful survival fire is done before a single spark is cast. Whether using a modern ignition tool or primitive methods, the most critical moments of the fire building process are the first 60 seconds of flame. 9 times out of 10, the quality of your tinder bundle will dictate [...]
The Best Fire Starter Money Can’t Buy: PET Balls - When it comes to fire tinder and fire starting materials, I could probably write a book on all of the different natural and store bought materials I have used – some working better than others. However, for the purpose of this post I am going to focus on what I think is the most effective [...]
Bug Out Survival Fire Kit - The ability to make fire is such a critical skill for any survivalist. Whether on a planned camping trip or in an extreme survival scenario, fire can make or break an experience and could certainly be the difference between life or death. I have spent more hours than I can count on my hands [...]
Mullein: 4 Fire Making Tools in 1 Plant - Mullein is often referred to by botanists as “Common Mullein”. Well let me tell you up front – there is NOTHING common about this amazing plant. As a BushCrafter & Survivalist, the study of plants should be a part of your outdoor regular regimen. Besides wonderful foods and medicines, plants can provide an outdoors man [...]
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