Category: Bug Out / Wilderness

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Easy Portable Survival Shelter For Extreme Cold (video)

I really like this guy, he always comes up with no-nonsense wilderness survival advice. Today he’s showing how to make a compact, lightweight portable survival shelter. You can skip to about the 2:55 mark to get to the idea…

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Posted in Bug Out / Wilderness, Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

The Firewaall: Vertical Fire Curtain (link)

I’m not sure how useful this firewaall (and, no, I didn’t spell that wrong) is for survival purposes but it does have some potential applications as a nice camp out conversation piece, lol…

“OK, in all seriousness, the old-fashioned campfire is just fine in most situations. But a Canadian company just launched a new contraption called a Firewaall. It’s pretty neat.

The made-in-Canada apparatus simply holds wood in a wall-like form. Start the fire with tinder in the bottom, add some larger sticks, and enjoy a vertical blaze.

What’s the point? Good question. First, the Firewaall contains fire in a way that looks pretty efficient. The vertical nature of the wall helps it radiate heat outward. It elevates fire too, which would be nice on a frozen lake…”

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Posted in Bug Out / Wilderness, Camping / Fire, Everything Else

Solar Lantern Charges Your Phone (link)

Solar powered lights are all the rage these days, aren’t they? I know I have a few myself and even one made by the folks who created this new inflatable solar lantern that charges your cell phone too.

I know the post talks about this being a prototype and that you can back it as a kickstarter here, but it sure looks to me like you can purchase one on Amazon (link removed because I was wrong) and for a reasonable price too…

“A few deep breaths inflate LuminAID‘s latest lantern. Hang it up and illuminate your entire tent. When the sun rises, the lantern packs down small and recharges with solar energy.

LuminAID has been making portable inflatable lanterns since 2011. The company’s Kickstarter campaign launched February 7 for its PackLite Max Phone Charger. This lantern boasts the same power output as the PackLite Max but now has the ability to also charge your phone…”

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Posted in Bug Out / Wilderness, Equipment / Supplies, Lighting / Communications

Sand Bag Uses For Preppers (video)

He discusses a few ways to use sand bags around the house in a SHTF situation and even during a bug out, which is a use I hadn’t considered before. You can if you like…

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Posted in Bug Out / Wilderness, Defense / Security / Safety, Equipment / Supplies

Camping Pot And Oven (video)

This might be a handy little pot idea if you’re trying to pack light (found at fireboxstove.com). FYI, this looks like a Zebra pot, just not sure what size…

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Posted in Bug Out / Wilderness, Camping / Fire

$0.99 Disposable Cake Pan For Your B.O.B.? (video)

I know many people include aluminum foil for similar reasons, but a cake pan such as this may prove more useful and probably more durable too. The only major problem I see is that the creases (to fold it up for storage) will eventually wear thin which could make this idea less desirable than at first glance, that is, if this cake pan is anything like the aluminum foil I keep in my wallet, lol…

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Posted in Bug Out / Wilderness, Equipment / Supplies

Next Level Water Purification: GRAYL Ultralight Bottle (video)

Want a whole other level of water purification? Then apparently this bottle is it!

Perhaps one of the easiest of backpacking water filters to use, it’s not without potential drawbacks. For example, like he says near the end there may be some concern for contamination after purification due to design but if you’re careful that shouldn’t be an issue.

On the other hand, it works fast and according to their specifications does a wonderful job purifying all sorts of contaminants…

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Posted in Bug Out / Wilderness, Water / Food

The Fire B.O.S.S. 33 Piece Fire Starting Kit (video)

Here’s a neat bug out fire starting kit from StanfordOutdoorSupply.com which includes quite a number of fire starting implements, including items you’d expect like a firesteel and lighter as well as “fatwood” and charcloth. There were several items I didn’t expect to see, on the other hand, such as magnesium capsules, steel wool, pocket magnifier, and a pencil sharpener (for making tinder) to name a few. At $19.99 this one looks like a winner and this video agrees…

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Bug Out To A National Forest, Good Idea Or Not? (video)

Personally, I’m not a “bug out into the wilderness” sort of guy, but if you’ve got no choice but to bug out into a forest then a national forest may be a better idea than most wilderness options given the vast expanse they tend to cover and general lack of population, including tourists, among other reasons.

Here’s 10 tips (and a few warnings) about bugging out into a national forest and, to be honest, this video is mostly about tips for bugging out into a forest, national or otherwise, lol. Skip to about the 3:00 mark to get to the tips…

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Backwoods Fire Starting Tricks (video)

Some good ideas on better utilizing your knife for fire starting purposes (he prefers a ) from one of the best outdoors expert on the Net…

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Posted in Bug Out / Wilderness, Camping / Fire