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About John A. Heatherly

Author of THE SURVIVAL TEMPLATE and THE CAVE AND THE SEA "Heatherly makes you feel like you could survive on your own (for at least a little while) after reading this book -- not that I\'m going to give it a try any time soon." -Forever Young Adult “'The Hunger Games' smash-hit book and movie got my daughter and one of her friends interested in archery. Maybe John A. Heatherly\'s novel 'The Cave and the Sea' will do the same for teenagers regarding learning primitive survival skills..." -SurvivalCommonsense.com "I don't throw the term 'life changing' around lightly but this book has very likely altered the way I think, the way I plan and the way I see my future as I've laid it out." -www.SurvivalMonkey.com.
24 05, 2013

The Sticky Holster

By |2016-10-15T00:08:50-05:00May 24th, 2013|Friday Survival Gear Reports|0 Comments

Concealed carry can be a challenge, especially in the summer months when heat is a factor and jackets or coats are not worn. I would love to carry a large .50 caliber handgun, though I have no way to effectively conceal it when wearing board shorts and a t-shirt. Enter the Sticky Holster. The Sticky [...]

10 05, 2013

The Sawyer Point Zero Two Viral Water Purifier

By |2016-10-15T00:08:51-05:00May 10th, 2013|Friday Survival Gear Reports|0 Comments

The Sawyer Point Zero Two Viral Water Purifier comes with a one million gallon guarantee and can be purchased for around $100.  The price-per-gallon offered by this device is far better than anything else I have encountered so far!  Given my desire to have redundant systems (primary and backup firestarters, primary and backup firearms, etc...,) [...]

12 04, 2013

Lodge Camp Dutch Oven

By |2016-10-15T00:08:51-05:00April 12th, 2013|Friday Survival Gear Reports|0 Comments

This week's Gear Report is likely to inspire endless jokes, but we are unafraid, so you may fire when ready! Pictured above are: one 25-ounce can of Hormel Chili, one 32-ounce bag of white rice, one 15-ounce can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew, and a 1-quart, legendary, Lodge Logic Dutch Oven.  The food items combined [...]

5 04, 2013

The Stoeger X20S .22

By |2016-10-15T00:08:51-05:00April 5th, 2013|Friday Survival Gear Reports|0 Comments

Many survival-types attest that .22 Long Rifle ammunition will provide more success in sport shooting and small game hunting than any other cartridge, and for good reason.  .22 LR is easy to shoot and will minimize the destruction of meat when small creatures are being taken as "survival snacks" or meals.  Larger animals, to include [...]

22 03, 2013

The UVPaqlite Series AND Bonus Reading

By |2016-10-15T00:08:52-05:00March 22nd, 2013|Friday Survival Gear Reports|0 Comments

UVPaqlites are described as "Reusable - Reliable - No Batteries - No Bulbs - Non-toxic - Glows All Night Long - Keep It Forever." Years ago we trained with those old-school, J-shaped military flashlights (the bulky green ones.)  While those relics kept us from floundering in total darkness, their limitations fostered an appreciation for quality [...]