How To Siphon Fuel

How to Siphon Fuel

It’s funny, 30 years ago you would not have had to publish an article like this because it was such common knowledge. Now, because of the internet and “technology” we have an entire generation of people who have lost common sense skill sets like these.

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Battle Bars Review


Ian over at Battle Bars was good enough to send me a sample of some of his awesome protein bars and needless to say me and my son DEVOURED them while on a hike recently!

Out of the two varieties, the Blue Falcon and the Moab, the Blueberry laced Blue Falcon was my favorite by far, while my son preferred the Chocolate monster Moab.

Besides tasting great, I could tell right away these bars packed some serious nutrition.

While most commercial protein bars are packed with nothing but sugar and filler, Battle Bars contain REAL FUEL that your body needs to perform, namely PROTEIN! Both Bars contain between 230 to 250 calories and upwards of 21 to 25 grams of whey protein, while keeping the sugar to a bare minimum.

No Go-Bag or Survival Kit is complete without a ready, easy to eat food source like this in my opinion. No, it is not a substitute for a meal, but it sure is a convenient Kick-Start to have handy!

Remember: In a survival situation in the field it is all about FUEL, and that is exactly what Battle Bars gives you without all the other crap you don’t need.

Do yourself a favor and pick up a case of Battle Bars today!

Remember, at the end of the day, YOU, not your TOOLS are the ultimate WEAPON, so FEED THAT BEAST WELL!

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Battle Bars: A Great Supplement

Back in the days of back to back deployments when the GWOT was hot and heavy, every Infantry unit could expect a running shipment of stuff from many supplement companies, most notably Fitness First…

Source: Battle Bars: A Great Supplement

Hard Lessons: Urban Survival

Hard Lessons: Urban Survival


“If I asked how to go become a Hunter-Gatherer, how would you respond? Even if you were one long ago, it would be difficult. We’re talking about nothing short of an utter redefinition of how you live, your identity and role in society, and entrance into a new culture. How does one “prepare” for that?”

We really need more articles like this in the prepper/survival community In my opinion. Articles that challenge the status quo of accepted knowledge and get down to the nuts and bolts of survival. No flash, no hollywood, just surviving the best you can, for as long as you can.

Read this twice and pass it on to somebody you care about.

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Basic Medical References You Need On Hand



I am a big believer in dedicating a large portion of both your Training budget and Preparation time to medical preparedness.

In every SHTF, ass-hole puckering situation I have ever been in, I used this skill-set the most above all others.

*This is one of those articles you will want to stick on your “Medical Reference”  flash drive for sure.*

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Documentaries Worth A Damn: Trapper Jake

With the pitiful state of media currently, well made Docs are getting harder and harder to find, but occasionally you find one worth a damn.

I recently found one on Amazon Prime from 2013 titled “Trapper Jake”

Here is a snippet from the description:

“Trapper Jake tells the true life story about Jake Korell a German born Russian immigrant American trapper. A cinematographic work of art, Trapper Jake depicts a way of life that may be gone forever but which holds many life lessons in the struggle for survival that are still relevant today.”

Jacob “Trapper Jake” Korrel passed away March 6, 2013 in Riverton, Wyoming. He was one month shy of his 99th Birthday.

Keep in mind this Doc was filmed in 2012 when Jake was a young and spry 98 years old!

The reason I wanted to share this documentary is twofold:

  1. Anytime we can be exposed to the older generation, specifically folks that grew up in or around the depression-era, is a good thing. (Trapper Jake was born in 1914!) The wisdom these people often have is something the younger generation, and even people like me in our 40’s can greatly BENEFIT from.
  2. It shows a way of life that has almost died out in so called “Modern America” thanks in no small part to animal activist/terrorist groups like PETA and anti-hunting organizations like The Humane Society.

With the future of American society circling around the toilet as we speak, learning and promoting a prepper/ subsistence lifestyle, specifically the hunting and fishing skill-set, is integral to our survival in my humble opinion.

We cannot forget that for hundreds of years in America fur trapping was an integral part of not only every day survival for a lot of people, but also modern commerce in America.

I have always had a love for Old West history, particularly that of the Mountain Men of the early 19th century.

I highly recommend the book Fur, Fortune and Empire: The Epic History of Fur Trade in America by Eric Jay Dolin for historical context.

Growing up in Central Texas, I trapped fur with my dad most all of my childhood.

Of course back then (late 70’s, early 80’s) fur prices were excellent and it was worth a man’s time to do it. In fact, my dad financed several family ski trips to Colorado with fur trapping money!

Where we lived, we mostly trapped coon and ringtail.  While calling up Fox, Bobcat and Yotes  (Coyotes).

Fast forward to today, fur prices are mediocre at best. (Click HERE for 2017-2018 Market Prices).

Give this Doc a look and if you can, bring along a few youngsters so you can influence the next generation.

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Comm Corner: Emergency Communications – Make the Right Call

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In today’s tech saavy, cellular/cyber world you might get a funny look if you use the word landline.

That is exactly the point of this article.


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