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This is a good basic first aid “trick” to know (and there’s a video too):

“So, you’re out in the backcountry getting in a little bushcrafting, camping, hunting, fishing, or what have you, when you trip and fall, lacerating your arm on a branch that was sticking up from a downed stump. After wiping away …

Continue reading Field Expedient Steri-strips: How to (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:30 pm

To be honest, I’m still a fan of my Global Sun Oven (now the All American Sun Oven) but it takes up some room in the car on camping trips. And though it sort of looks like the freezer bags we use to take food home from the grocery store, this Sunflair Portable Solar Oven …

Continue reading Sunflair Collapsible Solar Oven: Great for Camping and Outdoors (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:04 pm

Engineer775 shows us how to use Mayes water level tubes which are a neat and simple tool used for leveling things that are far off, such as fence posts. Anyway, I’ve never seen one used before and thought it was a neat tool to share…

Continue reading How to Level Anything With Water (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 23, 2014, 12:51 pm

Potentially interesting way to combine a tarp and mylar blanket for wilderness survival (note: I originally found this video here)…

Continue reading DIY Reflective Tarp: How to (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 22, 2014, 10:29 pm

A siphon hose can be a useful addition to your preps since it can easily transfer fluids from one container to another. If you don’t have one consider adding a siphon hose or two to your emergency supplies:

“You’ve been storing water over the past few years, sealed safe and sound in the 55-Gallon Water …

Continue reading How to Use a Siphon Hose (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 22, 2014, 10:20 pm

I understand that this stuff isn’t the best equipment and not meant for true wilderness survival but, rather, as an inexpensive bug out bag that can be put together completely at your local Walmart. For around $200 I’d say he did pretty good…

Continue reading $200 Bug Out Bag, Walmart Style (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 22, 2014, 4:34 pm

I understand that large backpacks aren’t everyone’s idea of a the perfect BOB, in some cases a duffle bag is more appropriate. If so, consider one that’s waterproof and can be mounted outside a vehicle should you so desire; in fact, it comes with the straps to do just that:

“One of the most critical …

Continue reading The Ultimate Large Bug Out Duffle: Waterproof and Mounts to Vehicle Exterior (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 22, 2014, 2:42 pm

With regards to cooking, there’s a big difference between baking soda and baking powder even though they look an awful lot alike. If you’ve been dying to know about the differences and why it matters, especially with regards to pancakes, read on (note: I originally found this article here):

“Baking powder and baking soda. Both …

Continue reading Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda and Why it Matters (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 22, 2014, 2:33 pm

Try as I might NOT to do so, about a month ago I finally succumbed to peer pressure and upgraded from my ancient slide-to-open cell phone to a fancy new iPhone 4. Yes, I was purposely avoiding doing so for years.

Honestly, I probably wouldn’t have even bothered now if we weren’t looking to change …

Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Upgrading to an iPhone is a Good Idea for Emergency Preparedness

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 22, 2014, 2:00 pm

Here’s a few interesting and lightweight field sharpening options for you to consider, including the Lansky Dual Grit “Puck” Sharpener, Lansky Lawn and Garden Sharpener, and the Lansky Multi Sharpener…

Continue reading 3 Bushcraft / Survival Field Sharpening Tools (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 21, 2014, 8:19 pm

This is an interesting walk through on building a DIY wind turbine from an assortment of salvage materials, including a treadmill, office chair, and more. Seems he’s still got some things to figure out but the idea is coming along nicely…

Continue reading Treadmill Motor Wind Turbine DIY (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 21, 2014, 8:06 pm

I’ve tried all but two of the following seven projects (in one form or another) and suggest you try them too. You’ll find ideas for makeshift heating, DIY lamps, refrigeration (haven’t tried that one), water purification, and more. Note that most ideas include videos too:

“Anyone can find themselves in a sticky situation without all …

Continue reading 7 Easy Improvised Prepper Projects (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 21, 2014, 3:17 pm

Just goes to show that there is always SOMETHING working against your ability to stay prepared!

“It seems like I am always learning new things about prepping. About the time, I think I have seen everything something new occurs. This morning I was at the home of a friend who is in the process of …

Continue reading Today I Encountered a New Food Storage Problem (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 21, 2014, 3:08 pm

I changed the title a bit to say “AWESOME” instead of “wonderful” in order to draw your attention more. For some reason I’m on a solar kick today and why not… it’s beginning to warm up outside and that’s because of the sun.

With this in mind, the following post is a good one to …

Continue reading Why Solar Energy is So AWESOME for Preppers! (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 21, 2014, 3:01 pm

Though there is an initial investment in the parts to a system like this, there is also something to be said for reduced annual costs and the potential for off-grid use. Seeing as though water heating is one of the biggest contributors to your monthly utility bills an investment such as this may prove worthwhile …

Continue reading Reduce Hot Water Costs 60% or More With a Solar Thermal Collector (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 21, 2014, 2:51 pm

Solar is the way to go for most of us when it comes to backup power. This particular system is upgrade-capable and costs significantly less than most pre-built options while giving you more of everything (note: I originally found this article here):

“Many of the so called “Solar Generators” are overpriced and limited in their …

Continue reading 1200 Watt Home Emergency Power Backup Battery Bank System (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 21, 2014, 2:41 pm

These Sawyer Mini Water Filters are nearly perfect as a very lightweight option for long term water filtration needs while hiking, camping, and for bug out. At about $20 each you’d be hard to go wrong purchasing one or two…

Continue reading Sawyer Mini Water Filter 100K Gallons for Hiking, Camping, Bug Out (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 20, 2014, 4:03 pm

If you’re unaware, you probably walk by a cheap source of emergency lighting each and everyday in the form of patio solar lights. Note: that you should check the batteries before assuming they’re all AA because I’ve seen some that are not…

Continue reading Cheap Area Lighting For Power Outages (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 20, 2014, 3:56 pm

This is just about having some fun for anyone who has tried gardening before… have a good Sunday and especially a safe and happy Easter:

“arden season is finally here!!! Spring has arrived and the early crops of onions, lettuce, snow peas and more are in the ground and ready to grow. So for today’s …

Continue reading 5 Ways To Know That Garden Season Is Here! (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 20, 2014, 3:45 pm

While a short post on the topic–and though I believe cast iron is still a better, sturdier choice for SHTF–it seems that stainless steel containers may serve a good purpose for long term survival too, especially where disease mitigation is concerned:

“Stainless steel is the apex of building materials – stronger than plastic and more …

Continue reading Stainless Steel Buckets and Pots for SHTF and More (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 20, 2014, 3:34 pm

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