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…
This is a long video but quite interesting nonetheless. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of effort to make this particular blanket but doing so could be very useful to you for a bug out or for general backpacking use.
You can skip to about the 8:15 mark to get to the heart of the blanket idea, though
Developing bug out routes is a must for any prepper and being able to travel relatively easily in any cardinal direction is a must since you never know which way you’ll be forced to travel. This is an interesting take on the idea of developing alternate bug out routes using power lines, pipelines
I’m not much of a wilderness survival expert by any means but these ring true to me as I would suspect they do with you. #1 was a bit unexpected but is probably the most important in any survival situation…
I thought this was an interesting question and exercise Jim and his wife undertook this past weekend.
Rather than being one of those extreme “how far can you bug out” type of questions where you lugged a 50+ pound bug out bag through dense underbrush for days on end, they decided to see
I can’t say that this would be anything more than a last-ditch weapon or way to catch game but if you’re looking for a lightweight idea for a bug out bag then this could be just what you’re looking for; just make sure to practice with it A LOT before assuming you’ll be able
Although he’s using it for his motorcycle and around the house, I could see this being tossed into a bug out bag or vehicle kit for various survival uses, such as for funneling water. He suggests the larger size might be of more use, particularly for being molded into a handy container…
The Urban Prepper does another one of his 72 emergency food ration challenges, this time with the , something I haven’t tried before. The neat thing is that he does a cost and calorie comparison of these survival bars as compared to the others he’s tried which is a real eye-opener.
I found this an interesting read. After all, where I live I’m virtually surrounded by water so it has certainly crossed my mind more than once about bugging out by boat. Perhaps someday I’ll have the means to do so… until then my bug outs are landlocked.
Unfortunately, he didn’t
Good way to reduce stove weight and size in your packs for hiking or bug out…