Disaster Planning Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

Seattle Snowmageddon – Why All The Panic?

So I went to the grocery store (Central Market) yesterday around lunch time simply because I wanted to grab a few things that my wife prefers and which I could only get there locally, such as some specific toothpaste and fermented pickles. Yeah, I know… nothing that I really needed for the “snowmageddon” coming today […]

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Splitz-All Log Splitter

My kid has been watching YouTube videos lately on neat, new gadgets and one that caught my eye was this Splitz-All Log Splitter. And, while I’m not quite sure it’s worth the price tag, the Splitz-All sure is an interesting way to split wood besides with an axe or hydraulic log splitter. Enjoy…

Bug Out / Wilderness Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning Safety Advice Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

How to Survive Getting Stranded in the Snow

Winter is here, and the temperatures are falling fast. One thing no one wants to think about is the possibility of getting stranded in the snow. How will you survive if you get stranded in the woods during a blizzard, or your car gets stuck in a snowdrift on the side of the road? What […]

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Why A Mylar “Survival” Space Blanket Is Worth Having In Your Pack

I’m generally VERY against the cheap mylar “survival” space blankets mostly because there are better option and, honestly, people don’t use them right. I’m a much bigger fan of the SOL Heatsheets (or get two person version) which are discussed in the following video. That said, any such blanket has limitations and must be used […]

Defense / Security / Safety Skills / Knowledge Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

What To Do If Your Oven Catches Fire

Last night I was making two pizzas in the oven like I’d done many times before. When they were done I pulled the oven rack toward me as far as it would go so I could slide the pizzas out easier; I got the first one out no problem, but when I returned to get […]

Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning Video Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

BioScarf – Cold Weather Scarf with Built-in N95 Protection

I’d never heard of such a thing as the BioScarf until today. Interestingly, it’s like a typical scarf but with an N-95 mask built into it. Apparently, it can filter out all sorts of airborne pathogens, from bacteria to smoke and plenty more. Plus they come in a variety of colors, including camo, olive drab, […]

Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire Video Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

The Mors Kochanski Super Shelter

Here’s Mors himself discussing his “super shelter” design (based off the igloo) for wilderness survival. Inside the video he shows you a few different shelter, including one really BIG one! You can get the book he recommends, The Two Kilogram Survival Kit Field Manual, to explain the idea even more, if you like…

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99% Don’t Have This ONE Survival Item In Their Vehicles

He’s right, I don’t have this in my car… but I will very soon!

DIY Projects Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

Passive Solar Heating Panels

This article on the Zen of Passive Solar Heating Panel Design is a neat write-up on how to make walls that can be used to gather the power of the sun to heat your home or, in this case, a workshop. The author clearly took this project very seriously, going so far as to angle […]

DIY Projects Video Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

DIY Humidifier Air Cooler for the Coming Summer (Can Be Solar Powered)

This guy has made so many DIY coolers and whatnot that I can’t keep track anymore, lol. That said, I do like that it’s highly portable and able to be easily run off solar power too…