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The ability to start a fire is arguably the most important skill to have when camping, hiking or in a survival situation. Fire gives you the ability to boil water, cook food, provide warmth, signal for rescue, make tools, keep insects and predators at bay, and it also gives you a psychological boost. The cheapest […]
Author: Joel
Posted: December 17, 2014, 1:20 pm
The day after Independence Day in 1983, Tim Leatherman and his buddy Steve Berliner formally launched the Leatherman Tool Group Inc. and started selling its first product, the Leatherman PST or Pocket Survival Tool.  From that point on, Tim and Steve’s creation and its offspring can be found in almost every survival kit, bugout bag, […]
Author: Joel
Posted: December 13, 2014, 10:20 pm
Although American Sniper is not the typical book that we review on Survival Cache or SHTFBlog, we felt that this book was good enough to break the mold of our book reviews.  As far as redeeming survival lessons in American Sniper, there are quite a few that you can gain by reading this book.  Plus […]
Author: Joel
Posted: December 10, 2014, 1:45 pm
Fire starting is at or near the top of all survival checklists with redundancy of method also on the list.  In reality, keeping the fire alive is arguably more important than starting one since the burning flame does the work, not the ignition.  But of course the fire must begin somehow.  Most kits have multiple […]
Author: Joel
Posted: December 7, 2014, 3:50 pm
Well this is my first book review so bear with me as there is a lot of ground to cover.  If you do not know who Max Velocity is, you probably need to, here is a link to site (Click Here).  I could regurgitate his qualifications and experience, but reading his site for that info […]
Author: Joel
Posted: November 21, 2014, 1:46 pm
Ebola is not over.  As it becomes more clear that Ebola is firmly a worldwide problem, there may have been unintentional exposure to hundreds of people outside of the hot zone.  To be prepared, you should have a few things on hand that will keep you safer than without them. Ebola is a serial killer […]
Author: Joel
Posted: November 19, 2014, 12:07 pm
There is a positive glut of aftermarket supplies for the AR-15/AR-10 platform.  I feel like perhaps there may even be too many, especially if you’re just getting introduced to the AR system. Uppers, lowers, rails, grips, lights, sights, flash suppressors, aftermarket triggers, stocks…it goes on and on.  While this situation is a positive boon for […]
Author: Joel
Posted: November 14, 2014, 5:27 pm
For decades I used a candle lantern for evening camp light and to hang in the tent before quitting for the night.  But doing the numbers, a candle lantern is only about 20 lumens, lasts a maximum of nine hours (a few more with more expensive beeswax candles), and weighs about three-fourths of a pound.  […]
Author: Joel
Posted: November 12, 2014, 11:07 am
Owning a Yeti cooler is a rite of passage in the South.  Am I kidding or what?  Nope.  Kids down here ask for Yeti coolers for Christmas for heaven’s sake.  The Robinson power family of Duck Commander fame is the poster children of this campaign.  Countless celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon, too, so how […]
Author: Joel
Posted: November 8, 2014, 10:25 am
Tenacious would be a good word to describe the Fallkniven F1.  In fact, it would be the perfect word.  When survival is on the line, you want a blade that has tenacity in its job description.  And the folks at Fallkniven know how to build tenacity into a knife.  Since its introduction in 1995, the […]
Author: Joel
Posted: November 6, 2014, 10:03 am




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