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Yes, a good knife is a really great tool! The Gerber Bear Grylls knife I honestly sometimes think would be really popular in the community if it wasn’t for Bear Grylls name on it. Gets so much hate on it just for a name, which is a bit sad because in my opinion, it really is quite a good tool, especially as a practically overall survival kit. But yeah, glad you at least kept it in case you might one day want it/need it. I know many who would’ve returned it or thrown it away just cause of the name.

Filmed a music video for So Super Slow a while back with @luclonde and @darlinyoukillme — Luc is turning my singing footage into a futuristic animation which takes a lot of work! Here’s a still of his work in progress. Looking forward to seeing it develop more!

Coal fungus and horse hoof fungus have both very flammable properties. Break the fungus in half and you’ll reveal their flammable parts right in the core. They easily catch sparks. Most of these fungi are usually found in dead trees, which means you’ve got a good source of dry material there as well. What makes fungi particularly unique as tinder is that they smoulder – all you have to do is to blow into the ember to make the fire grow. Because of this, they make portable firelighters as well.

The SOL Origin redefines the survival kit from the ground up. In one product that fits in the palm of your hand, the Origin gives you the collection of tools you need to survive the unexpected and make it back alive. Think of it as the ultimate cross-breed of the traditional ‘ten essentials’ and a survival kit, all wrapped up in one lightweight, easy to carry, indestructible package. The heart of the Origin is its ABS-plastic waterproof case which contains an array of key survival tools, including Tinder-Quik fire starters, 150lb-test braided nylon cord, mil-spec stainless steel wire, and an emergency sewing and fishing kit. For those unfamiliar with wilderness survival, backcountry expert Buck Tilton’s survival instructions contain over 60 survival techniques and strategies. Integrated into the Origin’s lid is a flip-up Rescue Flash signal mirror with a retro-reflective aiming aid. Flip the case over and find the one-hand-operable Fire Lite sparker, a removable liquid-damped compass and, secured in a button-release slot, is a versatile folding lock-blade knife. This essential survival knife features a 100db rescue whistle, ultra-bright LED light integrated into the handle and an AUS-8 steel drop-point blade designed for the precision cutting you need during survival emergencies. Welcome to the future of survival – the Origin is mandatory equipment for any outdoor adventurer.

Don’t bother using an axe. Just place the wood pieces diagonally between the ground and a tree. Give the pieces of wood a good kick (inspect the wood before doing this and assess the right balance between force and strength to avoid breaking ankle/leg).

Survival gear isn’t just a necessity for adventurers in the deep wilderness. It’s an insurance policy in which every outdoor enthusiast should invest. By carrying the supplies to provide for your own needs, you’re ready in the event that you get caught in an emergency in the wild. And if that emergency never comes—you still have some cool and useful toys to enjoy. Before your next excursion, check out my favorite wilderness survival items—and consider whether they’re a good fit for your own needs.

HJL earned college degrees in engineering, metallurgy, and education and has worked as Technical Editor for five international technical journals and as an engineer for Sandia National Laboratories. His deep scientific background ranges from aerospace engineering to systems administration and owning his own technology-intensive business.

So an album that I wrote and sang on back in 2002 just got a little acclaim from Rolling Stone! And they quote me from my interview from Beneath the Grid Music. Now… how to get a mention for Survival Guide… *starts frantically jotting down new lyrics and random music notes*

About Blog – Survive Uk’s Survival Blog is a UK based survival, prepper blog with all the latest techniques needed in a SHTF situation. It aims to provide informative articles on prepping and gears to help you survive.

These handy paracord grenade key fobs are a functional way of never losing your keys as well as always having paracord and a fire rod on you at all times. These lightweight and functional keychains are an inexpensive and smart way to always be prepared for the unexpected. You never know when you w..

What about bugs? Elsewhere on the site I’ve recommended mosquito netting — using bobby pins (1) or Velcro and gorilla glue (2) or a heavy duty sewing needle and thread (3) you can hang mosquito netting over your entry way of any tarp shelter you build.

If you can spot bees, it is always a great sign. It means that not only there is a hive full of honey nearby, but also a water source. Bees are usually found within about 4-5-mile radius of a water body.

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This manual can either be viewed online or it can be saved to your hard drive. File size of each are in parenthesis. To view online, click on the chapter links below. To download to your hard drive, right click on the chapter link, select SAVE TARGET AS in the menu and provide a directory and file name.

A first aid kit is kind of a no-brainer, but you have to make sure you get yourself a good one. And this… this is a good one. In addition to all the usuals (bandages, scissors, etc.), this 100-piece kit also contains a compass, a poncho, a whistle, a CPR mask and a Mylar blanket. This isn’t just about first-aid. This is a full-on survival kit.

Now, there are three things needed to start a fire: fuel, oxygen and a spark. You have two of these in abundance in the wild. There is the almost unlimited amount of fuel in the form of twigs, branches, and dry leaves and there is oxygen all around. What you are missing is the spark or heat. So, let’s see what you can do to make that spark or heat happen.

Real binoculars are for the wilderness. Get yourself a pair of real binoculars. Outdoor Life rated several binoculars, most coming in at over $1000, with one priced at $2700. That is steep! But Outdoor Life did give a high rating to a cheaper pair — The Alpen Apex XP 8×42 is priced at about $300 and received Outdoor Life’s Great Buy tag. If you have the money to spend, sure, go ahead and spend top dollar, buy the best of the best. You will get more bang for your buck. But you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck as well with the Alpen Apex 8×42 for a lot less.

About Blog – A newspaper guy with decades of experience, Leon writes about survival from the point of view of an investigative reporter. The blog provides practical tips and safety guide to surviving an unexpected emergency or natural disaster, wilderness or urban settings.

The ex-SAS man recommends peeing on a t-shirt and wrapping it round your head. Sounds fun, right? Well, it’s super cooling and will give you a big energy boost as a result, so it could just save your life if you’re super dehydrated.

Tsunami Bomb happened at a time when a lot of punk was happening, vocalist Emily Agent M Whitehurst, recalled in 2015 , but the number of female vocalists in that genre was pretty small. [We] just kind of stood apart. In retrospect, the Bay Area band’s gender makeup remains an anomaly in the g…

When SHTF you need to make use of every resource you own.  Our friend Unclearless demonstrates on youtube just how this technique is done. (Fastforward to 5 minute mark if you want to jump right into it)

Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.My father is 82 years old and has Parkinson’s Disease. In the years since he was diagnosed, I have seen a man with a sharp mind become unable to perform tasks as simple as tying a n…

I just want the items I ordered before I die. If you can have something here within 2 weeks on other orders it shouldn’t ever be a month on any others. If something is on backorder then don’t sell it, or at least tell the customer it’s on backorder and it might be a while before you get it before the customer spends their hard earned money on something they could get somewhere else within days. That’s how you earn respect and trust, that’s how you build a business; on the trust and respect of your customers. Make sure you save and keep up with your emailed receipts and order numbers; if you don’t get one then email them ASAP and ask for it.

Not only does this kit assemble into a shovel – perhaps the most basic of all survival tools – the handle itself is a multi-tool, disassembling into components that include a knife, a fire starter, a saw, a screwdriver, and on and on it goes. The adjustable shovel blade itself includes a ruler and a can/bottle opener, and one side of it is designed to be used as a knife edge. This shovel is a goddamn badass.

Keep a pocket knife, or multi-tool with you at all times, because you never know when you will need it- and when you do need it, you will rejoice that you have something to cut, protect and prepare food- even if all you have is a crappy, little knife. Now just learn how to sharpen it like MacGuyver.

Once the system gets broken the entire functionality is lost. Humans are humans, no matter where you are. There is a lot of thugs that are tied only by very thin ropes of fear. Once the system gets those ties loose in some way…then you have a problem, as a citizen. A very big one.

A must for any trek into the wilderness, the Sawyer Extractor Pump kit has everything you need to draw venom and poison from below your skin. Kit includes four sizes of plastic cups, vacuum pump, alcohol prep pads, adhesive bandages, sting-care wipes, razor (for hair removal) and instruction manual. Made in USA. Weight: 4 oz. Dimensions: 1.5”L x 5.94”W x 6.5”H.

How are p38 p51s finicky? I used them in the military all the time since we had c-rations rather than MREs when I was in. As for the Sawyer million gallon straws they really aren’t much bigger than a life straw. I prefer the mini and it will do 100000 gallons. They also filter organisms as well as everything else.

About Blog – More Than Just Surviving is a survival blog that features wilderness survival and bushcraft articles, but also talks a lot about gear, prepping, and a slew of other topics that relate back to the theme of living a survivalist lifestyle. The blog is run by a two-person husband-and-wife team.

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