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On firemaking you covered several useful items. Here’s an idea on the magnifying glass… ever see those older model, big screen, rear projection TVs on the side of the road, at the dump, or in the “free” or “curb alert” ads? Excellent source of compact, VERY powerful magnifying glasses. There’s three in each one. Scrap the screen, find the housings in the bottom, pull them out and crack them open. The housings are tubular and designed like camera lenses with multiple plastic lenses near the ends, but in the middle there lies a high quality glass lens. Not the most durable as they scratch fairly easily, but they’ll start a fire even with pretty extensive scratches. I made some felt lined leather cases for mine, but simply kept them wrapped in a swatch of old flannel shirt and secured with a hairband until I made the cases.
This sounded vaguely like what a TENS unit does. I had one prescribed for back pain by a physical therapist several years ago. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator and is an electrotherapy device that emits tiny doses of electric current to promote pain relief. It never did much for me but it’s not quite the same as using radio waves.
I’m always on a tight budget, so yes, much of my kit is recycled or repurposed. Always remember, you don’t have to go out and buy everything. Adapt, improvise, and overcome. The most beautiful trout I ever caught was caught on a fresh cut bit of bamboo about 4 feet long, dental floss, and improvised wooden fish hook with a beetle tied to it as bait. That beetle put up one hell of a fight. Dental floss is an excellent investment for bugging in or out. Besides the obvious use of dental hygeine, it’s very tough, cheap, compact and lightweight in it’s own little super convenient package, and can be used in any application where a bit of string would serve better than 550 cord/paracord. Can even be used to close wounds in a pinch, multiple strands can be braided together for applications requiring more tensile strength when 550 cord is unavailable, and can be woven into a net. I used some braided strands in Afghanistan as an improvised bootlace to serve my needs until I got back to my patrol base where my spare laces were stowed.
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That’s basically the claim I heard from Survivalstraps.com. They sell bracelets braided out of 24 feet of parachute cord and held together with a stainless steel clasp (they call it a shackle). The TSA is not going to allow you through its metal detectors because of this stainless steel clasp. That’s a minor inconvenience for a product that claims its “Active Edge technology” will stimulate your sympathetic nervous system, improve the oxygen intake in your blood stream and help your body to perform “at more optimal level.”
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Sure, you could cook up your pot of survival stew over the campfire like a caveman, but come on folks. We’ve put people into space! Don’t you think it’s time we use space-age technology to make outdoor cooking easier? Jetboil is the Cadillac of camp stoves. It’s super quick to boil, lightweight, and very well engineered. The blended fuel can burn well, even in extreme cold, and the best part is, this stove is very thrifty with fuel use. You may be able cook dozens of meals on the smallest size of fuel canister. These stoves are very efficient, easy to operate, and clean. The gear even nests for compact storage.
If you’re stocking a cabin, cave, or bug-out spot with purification tablets, you certainly want to consider the lifespan of the product. The iodine tablets from Potable Aqua have an indefinite shelf life, when kept in their original packaging and stored properly; Katadyn’s Micropur tablets last for two years or more.
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On October 12th, Brandon worked a 12 hour dispatcher shift on a busy home college football game and was waiting for me to also get off work.  He went to spend some time with the guys at the firehouse. Shortly after arriving they were dispatched to a house fire along with another company. Brandon and his partner, Joey, were upstairs of the two story house when they lost all radio transmission and water to their hoses. For 15 minutes they were trapped upstairs with the house engulfed in flames,  as the fire got hotter and was making its way up the stairs. They tried several alternate escapes without any success. As the fire got warmer Brando, said he thought to himself, “Erik, is going to kill me if something happens.” That’s when he felt his wrist getting warmer and remembered he had his survival bracelet on. He unraveled it and attached it to a bar and jammed it into the window jam and prayed that it held and jumped out the two story window with it, as did his partner. Brandon and Joey both made it, with minor bumps and bruises and aches and pains, but that’s far less than what could have happened if he hadn’t had that survival strap. Brandon is forever grateful that he had his bracelet and says that I saved two people’s lives that day just with that one gift that I came across online while shopping. I may have bought the bracelet, but if it wasn’t for the survival strap and its durability and great product I wouldn’t be on here telling you this Survival  Story. We are forever grateful for your product, and I plan on buying more of these and giving them to the other firefighters at the Citizens as Christmas gifts. It’s a small gesture but comes with a big reward, because someday it could save one of them as well when equipment fails. In the world of firefighting they say, “Let no man’s ghost return to say his training let him down.”
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Please note how difficult it can be making a fire through traditional survival & bushcraft techniques like rubbing sticks together. While I wholeheartedly recommend you practice and aim to perfect these no-gear-needed fire-making skills, I also recommend you not depend solely on your ability to make a fire in this way if it’s at all possible. At least do your best to carry a fire steel on you as a backup, especially considering how hard it can be to light a fire in wet/humid conditions.
The NiteCore P12 and the Fenix PD35 flashlights both use CR123 batteries. I haven’t found those batteries in any Big Box store or in any kind of rechargeable version. Would we be safer with equipment that uses rechargeable AA’s? All of my solar rechargers are configured for AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V batteries. I can’t recharge CR123’s.
WITHOUT A DOUBT, MY WOUNDED WARRIORS BRACELET EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS AS FAR AS QUALITY AND COMFORTABILITY. HOWEVER, THE MOST IMPORTANT PART WAS HOW MUCH ATTENTION IT HAS DRAWN TO THE EFFORTS OF THE WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT. I AM AN INDUSTRIAL SALES REP WHO IS ON THE ROAD, IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC AND CLIENTS, ALL OF THE TIME. I HAVE BEEN AMAZED WITH THE INTEREST THIS BRACELET HAS CREATED AND, HOPEFULLY, ASSISTED WITH MORE SUPPORT FOR THE CAUSE.
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There are people in this world, such as monks and missionaries, who may not appear greedy and lack the desire to control other people or things. It is only because these people believe in an afterlife. They sacrifice the present life for the sake of the future life in heaven. What is heaven? In my view, it is the place with indefinite control. Therefore, these people still want control in the end. They want to control their life to come because they believe in it. People that have more control over other people are called politicians. People that have more control over things are called capitalists and people that have more control over knowledge are called scientists. All these people are the forerunners at the intellectual marathon race.
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Thanks Jacques, I suspect that a lot of people don’t consider comms to be that important but it will determine your route to safety as well as the next step you can make without incurring extreme risk. Not to mention the ability to be rescued in a Katrina-like situation. Thanks for dropping by!
Tips: Bring along an extra “stuff sack”, like you’d carry a sleeping bag in, and use it to carry your tarp shelter when it’s time to break camp and move to a new location. Roll up your tarp and then cinch it tight with paracord or rope. Have a few stakes with you to use as ground anchors for your tent.
The communications equipment may include a multi-band receiver/scanner, a citizens band (CB) radio, portable “walkie-talkies” with rechargeable batteries, and a portable battery-powered television. The power supplies may include a diesel or gasoline generator with a one-month fuel supply, an auto battery and charger, extension cord, flashlights, rechargeable batteries (with recharger), an electric multi meter, and a test light. Defense items include a revolver, semi-automatic pistol, rifle, shotgun, ammunition, mace or pepper spray, and a large knife such as a KA-BAR or a bowie knife.

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