Fire Making

Friday Gear Report: 5/11/12

Butane lighters–such as the Windmill Stormproof Butane Lighter–are great. But like 1911s, there is the intrinsically appealing nostalgia of good ole flint and wick lighter.

The classic Zippo is not the best for a survival situation (I still carry a Brass Zippo Armor everyday). However, Wegner (makers of the Swiss Army Knife) has come out with something […]

By |May 11th, 2012|Categories: Friday Survival Gear Reports|Tags: , |1 Comment

Review: Titanium Emberlit Stove

Back in September we introduced the Emberlit Stove. Since then I have been playing with it, testing it, and even carrying it around in my EDC. The conclusion, simply put, this is a great little stove.

As you may remember, there is a great story attached to this product. It’s a story of ingenuity and triumph. […]

Friday Gear Report: 12/9/11

I’ve bought some foolish things; I fully admit to it. Usually their beauty was matched by exceptional function. But sometimes, you just want something because it is pretty even thought a much less costly version exists that will perform just the same (we are still talking about gear here right?)

Not to long ago I stumbled […]

By |December 9th, 2011|Categories: Friday Survival Gear Reports|Tags: , |0 Comments

Friday Gear Report: 9/16/11

Fire is one of the primary 4 survival needs. With it you can cook food, ward off predatory animals, sanitize water, warm your body, and warm you mind.

For those looking for a backup lighter or for those that do not smoke and find carrying a lighter a pain, you’re in luck. Meet the Split Pea, […]

By |September 16th, 2011|Categories: Friday Survival Gear Reports|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Potassium permanganate: The Most Useful Survival Chemical

When people think about survival tools, chemicals are usually not one of the first things that come to mind. Potassium permanganate should though.

Also known as KMnO4, Condy’s Crystals and permanganate of potash, Potassium permanganate is a jack of all survival trades. When it comes to survival, the more you know, the more you can do with […]

Survival Tampon

Survival is often about finding creative ways to solve life threatening problems using everyday items. Today’s creative survival tip focuses on alternative uses for the Tampon.

Tampons and Bullet Holes
For some time now it has been suggested that tampons should be carried in medical kits for the treatment of bullet wounds. This can be both a […]

Windmill Stormproof Butane Lighter Review

The Windmill Stormproof Butane lighter has proven itself through numerous camping trips, river rapids, general abuse, and a year in a BOB. I’d say it stood up very well.

Fire is one of the most basic of survival tools. Based on archaeological evidence, it is presumed that mankind has been controlling fire all the way back […]

By |June 29th, 2011|Categories: Reviews, Survival Gear Reviews|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Fire Pit Construction

The Essentials to Safer & Longer Lasting Fires

Fires are essential for surviving in almost any environment. Fire is required to purify water, cook food, create warmth, signal for help, and protection from wildlife. Therefore it is essential to learn the various methods of constructing fires. […]

By |March 2nd, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bow Drill Fire Making

Bow Drill Fire Making is among the most common of primitive fire making skills. Once mastered, it provides an endless supply of one of the basic necessities of life. Without fire you cannot cook food (ok baring you have a bushel of limes lying around in lieu of fire), warm yourself, and in some cases keep predators at bay. It is also one of the single biggest moral boosters whether you are camping or trying to survive in an unfortunate situation. […]

By |September 12th, 2010|Categories: Survival Skills|Tags: , |0 Comments

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