Water Distillation Made Easy (video)

Water is life. I will keep saying it, and you should let it soak in and commit it to memory. That said, when you are in a survival or even homesteading scenario, you have two issues regarding water: finding it, and making it drinkable. Knowing the basics of water distillation is a critically essential skill. This is hard enough in…

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Understanding Groundwater & Water Tables

Water is life. Without it, we die. Thus, understanding where our water comes from, how to find it, collect it, and decide if it’s safe for consumption is vital to survival. While I’m not a geologist, I’ve done my personal best to figure out how a water table works, where water is sourced, how it behaves and how contaminants somewhere…

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Gear Review: Condor Titan Elite Pack

Condor Titan Elite

I’ve been using the Condor Urban Go-bag/pack for about 8 years now. Recently, I decided to upgrade, and because all three of my Condor bags have taken QUITE the beatings over the years, I decided to go back to them. I especially was interested in their new “Elite” lineup of gear, and figured I would pay more and hope I…

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Learn the Figure-4 Deadfall From a TRUE Expert (video)

When you say the term “survival expert” there are a few names who immediately come to mind (if those names are cast members from the hit TV show “Naked & Afraid”, you need to get out more). One name that most other experts and long-time enthusiasts mention right off the bat is Ron Hood. You would be hard pressed to…

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Which Firearm is Best for Home Defense?

This topic can easily ignite fevered debate. Everyone has their own preference, as what works for one person may not work for another.  In the end, all one can do is gain the insight and knowledge to make informed decisions about their choice for a home defense firearm. As the NRA says here in their Oct. 2015 article “Choosing a…

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Gear Review: The Schrade® SCHBOLO

There are a lot of ways to chop wood and clear brush. Not too many blades do both relatively well. The Schrade SCHBOLO does. Let me preface this article by saying that there are other “machete” type blades by Schrade out there. I don’t like them. I’ve literally seen them break or come apart at the handle. This one is…

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Surviving Hypothermia in the Wilderness

Hypothermia can kill you. Let’s get that out of the way. It’s not something to take lightly or brush off, so let’s discuss ways to prevent it, and treat it in a wilderness survival scenario. There are several ways to prevent hypothermia, the first is quite simple; start with a general knowledge of what it is, so let’s define it:…

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