Back in July of 2012, on Survivalist Boards, a new thread was started. The Wise Foods vs Mountain House Smack Down caught my attention PDQ. The nut of the story is that Mountain House decided to take Wise Foods to task and paid for a third party testing company (Columbia Food Laboratories) to verify Wise Foods’ claims to extended shelf life. The tests came back, according to Mountain House, showing that there was a significant amount of O2 left in
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JJ Johnson over at Reality Survival has such a cool idea for a shooting bench that I just had to share it. You have to see this thing! Check out the article, read it, but look at this video. I’m pilfering it for my site here because it’s just so cool. Basically, with a jig saw, you can convert one regular sheet of 3/4″ plywood into a shooting bench that can be assembled, WITHOUT TOOLS, as either a right-handed of
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I am a proponent of Celox. If I could be a reseller, I would unashamedly take it up. I am convinced through reports, studies, anecdotes and training that it does what it says it will, and does it better than any similar blood stop product.
While looking for something to share with you all, I came across a series of videos. They are presented by TACDEVGRU on YouTube. HERE is a link to that channel. Tactical Development Group or, WayOfTheGun.com,
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One little neato device given to me by my dear wife is a backup power battery for phones and tablets. The particular brand is Pocket Power, but I discovered that there are a few other sources selling it with different names. I couldn’t get a good picture of it in the lighting I have at my desk right now, so I “borrowed” an image from Amazon, of what is essentially the same exact animal.
Image from Amazon.com
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CRKT Folts Minimalist, as delivered
I am the happy owner of a new knife as of Christmas afternoon! My family saw fit to grant me an item from my list, God bless them. The CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool) Folts Minimalist Wharncliffe.
I was looking for a small, lightweight knife that would not break and was built to stay comfortably under control within my grip. I wanted it to be easily deployed. It needed to pack easily and
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I happened across a SteriPEN product at Costco a while back, and picked it up for inclusion in a kit. If I remember correctly, it was about $45. Checked the price at other outlets on my phone, and felt good about the purchase. Being able to hold one and check it out before forking over the cash was a nice touch. The packaging allow me to study it rather well. I liked that it came with a BPA-free 1 liter
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Utah Shelter Systems may very well be the best NBC shelter manufacturer in the US. The proprietors, Sharon Packer and Paul Seyfried, have many years of experience behind them, backed up with education in various areas that pertain directly to their shelter work. They have tried hard to keep costs down while providing great builds. If you have not yet visited their web site, and are in any way interested in shelters, go over to Utah Shelter Systems and have
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Met a guy on Twitter. I had posted a tweet somewhere along the lines of “Civil Defense begins with YOU”. His response was to invite me to read his new book.
I don’t respond to many invitations, and for good reason. But something about his premise interested me – because it included as part of its foundation an EMP strike. So, I trotted over to Amazon and read what I could of the “Look Inside” feature. The material
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A YouTube video from The Low Buck Prepper.
Interesting video. He get 78 degree air from the outlet in 90 degree weather. His cooling medium is 4 small frozen plastic water bottles. Warm air forced in, cool air out.
Simple idea, that begs for tinkering. I haven’t built one, but I might. If I do, it is likely I’ll play expert and try a few modifications.
First, I’d go with a shorter up stack. The longer a tube, the
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Here is an article I found that discusses various incarnations of the famous 1911 handgun. A good read for those wishing to get some up-to-date info on what is available. It’s from 3 years ago, but I found the information useful.