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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Dehydration in the Wilderness

It can be a serious thing depending on the severity, no doubt about it. We’ve all experienced a case of dehydration to one degree or another. However, in a survival setting where there is no easy, quick access to a water fountain, a refrigerator full of Gatorade, or a hospital to transport to, things can go downhill very, very quickly…

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Product review: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

There are a few things you will not catch me in the field without: my knife, at least 2 modern methods of starting a fire, and the Sawyer® Squeeze .1 micron water filtration system. When I test gear, I look for 5 things. “does it work” “is it reliable” “how easy is it to use” If it passes those first…

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Starting out, what to pack. (the basics)

There’s a lot of opinions on what get packed into a good field kit, or ruck, pack, or whatever you choose to call it. Survivalists, hikers and campers will almost get into bar room brawls over the subject, the way football fanatics almost will over who gets picked where and when in the NFL draft. Ok, maybe it’s not THAT…

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