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Stop Wasting Your Firewood Ash

Truth be told, I’ve always just dumped my ash behind our garage once it’s cooled. Looks like I should be using it around the house more. Here’s several ways to make use of firewood ash if you’ve been discarding it like I have. FYI, I’ve started the video about five minutes in to get to […]

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Camping / Fire DIY Projects

DIY Mini Wood Stove for Camping

I’ll be honest, although this is a really neat little DIY stove, it looks like way too much work to build when I could probably just buy something (see below) that works just as well or even better. In any case, it was still interesting to watch being made, especially with all the neat additions […]

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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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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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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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DIY Compact Campfire Grill

Well this was a neat DIY project to come across this morning. Fortunately, you don’t need to purchase much if you’re interested in attempting to make it. About the only complaint I have is that it sure would’ve been nice if he saved the crutches and used something else like some copper pipe from the […]

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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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Camping / Fire

Survival Matches: Are They Worth It?

Are waterproof safety matches or Stormproof matches really the better option for survival? What about DIY survival matches, the kind that you melt wax yourself and dip the head? Yes, but not all options are equally viable. For starters, if it’s windy or raining then regular matches just won’t stand up to anything; even the […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire Equipment / Supplies

Machete Axe Combo?

Normally I avoid oddball gadgets like this and I’m usually not a fan of multi-use tools either (except my trusty Leatherman Wave) because they tend to never do a single job very well, but this machete axe combo caught my eye. At first glace I thought you were supposed to wield the axe with the […]

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Off Grid Ammo Box DIY Heater Build

Well this is an interesting idea, transforming an ammo box, mason jar (not necessary), some copper coil, and a few odds and ends into a DIY heater using the principles of thermal siphoning. After some trial and error he got the portable heater to work great! Use it to heat water passively or as a […]