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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies

Gray Man Packs for EDC

Although I have my own ideas on EDC packs, especially how to make a get home bag, these Vanquest packs would be a good choice if you’re looking for something that doesn’t scream “bug out bag” and which can clearly be used on a daily basis for toting around your EDC gear. Plus, there are […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Lighting / Communications Skills / Knowledge

How to Use a Flashlight to Signal for Help

Imagine this: Your perfect day out in the backcountry was filled with beautiful landscape views, a couple of critter sightings, and a picture-perfect little lunch spot overlooking the valley below. Things were gearing up to be one for the books, but as you start to make your descent down the mountain and to the safety […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Skills / Knowledge

No Knot Tarp Setup

I may never tie a knot again, lol. Gotta love simple DIY tricks like this, especially when they make setup easier…

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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire

B.O.S.S Fire Starting Kit

Interesting in a done-for-you fire starting kit? If so, consider the B.O.S.S. Off Grid Tools Survival Fire Starting Kit. Although I have my own fire starting kits, none include everything below which has me to wondering if I should add a few items because there’s so much included in this kit! Personally, I think they […]

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Amazon Kindle Books Bug Out / Wilderness

Bug Out Bag Book – $0.99 Kindle Countdown – Limited Time Deal

I realized a few weeks back that I haven’t done a promotion on any of my books in a long time, probably since last year. So, I figured that I my bug out bag book would be a good candidate considering all the craziness going on out there lately, from wildfires to riots and who […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire DIY Projects

Cargo Trailer Conversion into Stealth Off-Grid Camper

I must be into bug out trailer ideas lately, and this one is even better than the last one. You see, this one is an enclosed cargo trailer that’s been converted into a fully-functional off-grid camper. It’s complete with a convertible couch/bed, mini wood stove, kitchen, plenty of storage, solar power, a neat way to […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire DIY Projects

DIY Off-Road Mini Camper

This DIY project is a bit more than I would be willing to tackle, but if you have a knack for such things and some time on your hands I can see how this could become a great bug out trailer idea. What I really like is all of the attention to detail, including spare […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Food / Water Gear Reviews

First Strike Rations, Better Than MREs?

Almost a year ago now, I purchased an MRE-style meal for our bug out bags called First Strike Rations. Surprisingly, I’ve never heard of such a thing before, but apparently they’re intended for military special ops-type-folks who want a full meal plan but without unnecessary extras like MRE heaters. And, even though I tend not […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire

21 Camping and Backpacking Stoves Tested

I’m jealous, this guy has more survival stoves than I do, lol. He starts with rocket stove designs, including ones I’ve never seen before like the Hot Ash Rocket Stove and the VIRE stove (his personal favorite of the rocket stoves), then moves on to tried and true stoves like the Kelly Kettle and JetBoil […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness

Work Evacuation Kit

Interesting take on a city-specific evacuation kit. Although I would still be more interested in having my get home bag in most cases, I can see how something like the kit he’s put together could be significantly more useful if you live or work in a major city. Beyond that, simply using a suitcase instead […]