Fieldcraft: Alternative Fire Starting Without Matches

Alternative Fire Starting Without Matches


Good things to have in your mental and physical survival toolbox because you never know when you might need FIRE.


9 Edible Wildflowers of Spring

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9 Edible Wildflowers of Spring


Knowing which flowers and plants you can eat and which ones will kill you might save your life one day.

Also knowing something about Common Weeds might Help in a pinch.

Read up and Apply Liberally to Effected Area.


How Long Does a Ferro Rod Last?

How Long Does a Ferro Rod Last?


When was the last time you practiced starting a fire FROM SCRATCH with just a Ferro Rod, striker and some tinder?

A good Ferro Rod and Striker, like this one from County-Comm, is worth it’s weight in gold.

I also keep a sandwich bag full of dryer fluff (that stuff on your dryer filter) stuffed inside a couple of cardboard toilet paper rolls for tinder in my GO-Bag. If available, it’s also smart to keep some lighter pine handy with your tinder.

AP Land Navigation Basics Twofer

Land Nav Basics


This is something EVERYBODY should know.

Teach Your Kids and your Wife!

DO NOT depend on that Garmin GPS unit!

One EMP Blast and we are back in the stone age.


Preparedness: A Realistic Bug Out Bag

Preparedness: A Realistic Bug Out Bag


Good, practical advice for a BOB.

If you and your loved ones don’t have one, here is your warning shot.

Prepare Accordingly.