Can’t believe I missed this comment! Just took a look at the stove and it looks great! Want to get my hands on one to test it out. Looks like it would do absolutely perfectly as a backup/emergency stove. Thanks so much for recommending it, Darlene!
Good article but it’s missing survival hygiene products on the list. I can recommend shower-in-a-bag kits, soap bars, shampoo bars (yes they exist) and dental floss (useful for many things). I would not recommend deodorant with fragrance since it can scare away animals, and make it difficult for you to hide from attackers. Also another good trick I have is to carry handkerchief sized towels instead of bigger towels for purposes of drying yourself, because it saves space and if the towel gets too wet, just squeeze out the water and continue 🙂 hope this helps
An ice lens captures the sun’s light and focuses it onto one point, just like a magnifying glass. If that focal point gets hot enough, and if it’s focused on something dry and flammable, you get a flame. It’s such a simple concept, but put to work in a genius way. To form an ice lens, basically you take a chunk of ice and twist it around on the edge of a pipe. The circular pipe edge carves away the chunks and irregularities, and eventually you end up with a perfect ice sphere, which is essentially a rustic kind of Fresnel lens.
One of those basic survival skills is eating! Well roughing it, dry rations and freeze dried meals will allow you to live whilst adventuring, but for those of us who prefer to eat in lavish style, this portable solar cooker is an absolute must! No batteries, energy source or gas needed with this oven which makes yummy meals though the raw power of the sun. This stove cooks at around 360 degrees fahrenheit but can reach up to 550. It bakes, roasts, steams and sautes in one fluid motion and promises to complete the whole process in only 20 minutes. Plus, what you don’t eat right away can be placed back inside the oven to keep toasty for easy gobbling later. The stove’s solar vacuum tube cooking chamber has a layer of insulation meant to keep heat locked in and the cold kept out.! The whole thing is convertible and lightweight, only weighing in at around 7 and a half pounds. Buy one new for around 250 bucks or buy the smaller model called the GoSun solar dogger for only 60. The dogger is perfect for hot dogs and other small meaty treats. It cooks at 75 degrees fahrenheit, promising to grease hungry tummies for those of us dining in the wilderness on a budget.
Torches are pretty useful to wave at a rescue team from above. It’s also a good way to light your path during the night if your flashlights die on you. To make one, take a long branch and split the tip in half. Take some tree bark and insert them between the split branches. Ignite it and you’ve got yourself a torch. Birch trees are pretty ideal for this because of their flammable material.
I highly recommend the Biolite stove as an emergency cooking stove. It does not require anything but natural bio fuel such as pine cones, twigs and sticks. There is a battery that recharges while the fire is burning. This battery charges phones, runs a small light via USB port on device. Very useful if there is no way to charge your devices. There are also attachments that provide camp site lighting also recharged by the stove while burning. It is pricey but works like a charm, weight is very little and has a nice grill attachment for cooking meat or veggies. I don’t work for them just have had great experience with this flexible little stove.
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Survival, is one of the most universal and basic human objectives. It’s the struggle to living: Self-preservation, an almost universal hallmark of life. And yet, never before in history has society been so unprepared for a major disaster or extended unrest. More frequent and devastating natural disasters, a very fragile financial system, violence on the rise, recurrent social unrest and clashes between authorities and civilians, the odds are that it won’t be long before one of these calamities test average person’s ability to stay safe and protect his or her family.
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BIAS Alert! MSK-1 is the knife I (David) designed and have been testing / using since prototype #1 in early 2014. This is MY knife. This is the one I carry all the time – Whether on my side or in my pack. As of this writing we are JUST beginning to ship these – so they are not yet readily available. For these reasons, I have (MOSTLY) excluded the MSK-1 from this List and Video.
This document contains the silhouettes of the most common drone species used today and in the near future. Each indicating nationality and whether they are used for surveillance only or for deadly force. All drones are drawn in scale for size indication. From the smallest consumer drones measuring less than 1 meter, up to the Global Hawk measuring 39,9 meter in length.
If you’re struggling with the whole authority versus niche thing, this post on EmpireFlippers examines both and their pro’s and con’s and there’s a good video from Jill and Josh of ScrewTheNineToFive worth watching.
You will already see a tent shape. You can reinforce this tent skeleton by propping some more sticks to support the longer stick. Now, cover the tent with branches of trees and leaves to make a comfortable shelter.
It doesn’t need to be a large, heavy knife in order to be important for survival. In order for it to be used in emergency situations, you must have it with you. Therefore, a survival knife is the knife in which you will carry most often. Some survival knives have a hollow handle which is filled with a waterproof survival kit with such necessities as waterproof matches and a compass.
Brave an animal ambush: We’ve all read about bear and shark attacks. But what about an aggressive wolf or deer? Regardless of species, stand your ground. Running will trigger the animal’s chase mentality, and unless you’re trying to avoid a snake, you won’t be able to run fast enough.