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  1. Portable DIY Rocket Stove

    Ahhhhhh, the Rocket Stove. What more can I say, well actually quite a bit. The key elements of the rocket stove are the L-shape design, insulation of the main chamber, and the Fire Triangle . That is it. With the hundreds of plans, video's, websites, etc. out there talking about rocket stoves, I decided to give it a go and build one, or actually 3. The first two were prototypes or to be honest, what I like to call my trial and error attempts. I have seen several designs both large and...
  2. The Dakota Firepit: Concentrated And Efficient

    When I saw the first Hunger Games movie I was fascinated by the role campfires play in your success or demise in a survival situation. At the end of the movie one girl gets killed because the career tributes find her by the light of her night time fire. You also see the main character, Katniss Everdeen, quickly make a small daytime fire and extinguishing it quickly, using leaves to cover any tracks she might have left. It left me with one big question: Why didn't she build a concealed...
  3. Geocaching: So, What did you learn?

    After being cooped up all winter, I decided I would venture out and go on a little excursion with the prepper mindset scenario of bugging home from work. The Plan: AKA, setting up the cache I thought I was being smart. I was doing my research. I mapped my routes meticulously. I checked on my 2 caches along the routes home, making certain I wasn't seen. If the need ever arose, by God, I was ready to make the trek home if I had to do so from work. I was thoroughly prepared I thought. I did a...
  4. The Importance of a Tire Plugging Kit

    Flat tires happen, whether we like it or not, and regardless of how inconvenient it may be for us to deal with at any given time. If you are running late to work and have a flat, the tone for your day might be set in a category that can be best described as unpleasant in nature. If you are running for your life from a natural disaster or TEOTWAWKI, a flat tire can severely change, limit, or even end your life. The convenience of places such as Goodyear and Firestone will be unavailable...
  5. Preparedness For Pets

    According to the 2013/2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, there are 83.3 million owned dogs in the United States and 95.6 million owned cats. That is 178.9 million animals that need shelter, food, and medicine. That number does not even include other varieties of animals, such as rodents, reptiles, birds, and livestock, all of which will have the same needs, some of them even more specialized. Responsible pet ownership is very important, and reaches far beyond feeding Fido and letting him...
  6. Just More Basics

    Food: Canned chicken and tuna, trail mix, jerky, and sugar stuff (newtons and wafers). Basically enough to get me three days and then some. Drink: 4L of water, plus my 1.5L water bottle on my belt. First Aid: Basic bandages, gauze, tape, a few OTC pain pills, BC Powder, the like. Tools: AK-47 Bayonet, 2 Ozark Trail Hunting Knives, Hobo Tool, Fishing Kit, fishing twine. Maps and Travel Information: Street Atlas of the Areas I\'m mostly in, including topos of the most likely places I\'ll be,...
  7. US Army Survival Book And Kit At Your Local Bookseller

    In this day and age, you hear all the time how essential it is to be prepared for the day when you will be met with worst case scenarios come to life. Radio, television, and print media frequently feature pieces on the lifestyles of preppers, educating and motivating some while scaring the bejesus out of others. For a long time, the idea of prepping was outlandish and even mocked, but that is changing at a rapid pace. Prepping is not only becoming more mainstream but is a movement gaining...
  8. My 3 Day Kit Bug out Bag

    Food: 2 MRES, 6 snickers bars, 6 packages of pasta or rice based meals, 2 cans of sardines, 2 ramen noodle packs, large bag of trail mix with fruit and chocolate. Drink: several bottles of water, life straw, water purification tabs First Aid: Kit that can handle most basic injuries. Usual meds, my prescriptions. Tools: Survival knife, hatchet, spare mini multi tool, glowsticks, paracord, fish hooks, fire starting tools Maps and Travel Information: Local map, state map, compass. Clothing:...
  9. 3 Day Bug out Bag

    Food: 4 MRE Desserts, Peanut Butter Tubes, 4 Spam Cans, 12 oz white rice, 16 oz instant potatoes Drink: 70 Ml of Packaged Water, 3 L Water bladder camelbak, 1 qt canteen, Gatorade mix, instant coffee First Aid: Suture Kit, Cold Pack, Bandages, Triple Antibiotic ointment, 10 Hydrocodone 10-350mg,Hand sanitizer, large bottle of rubbing alcohol Tools: M44 Mosin Nagant, Paracord, 100lb test fishing line, Fishing hooks, Advanced Swiss Army Knife, Gerber Defender blade, 40 rounds of 7.62 54R, 36...
  10. Bug Home Bag for Rural Transportation Driver

    Food: Canned meats/fish/fruits, granola bars, trail-mix...anything ready to eat, and means to procure wildlife. Drink: Water bottles, filtration, Sawyer SP140 filter bottle. First Aid: Relatively comprehensive, based on environment/potential hazards & back-up for group. Tools: Leatherman Side-kick multi-tool, fire starter, foldable saw, knives. Maps and Travel Information: State-wide topographic atlas, compass, altimeter. Clothing: To augment daily wear/carry, seasonal. Communication:...
  11. Bug out bag addition if you wear a Uniform

    This has more to do with my type of work and my bug in bag. I am a uniformed employee of a government agency. As such I drive a marked vehicle and were a uniform. My job is maintenance and my area covers several counties, most with high population counts. I take a small separate bag with which I keep normal close in. If a situation where to occur I like the idea of being able to blend in as I make my way home. Nothing fancy in the bag, I will list the contents, and they are all old work...
  12. Versameal Giveaway on HomesteadingToday!

    The great folks over at Versameal have donated two 50lb bags of their new gluten free baking mix to be given away on HomesteadingToday and I want you to join up and get entered! If you're not a member of Homesteading please sign up now for your chance to enter this great giveaway! Here's a link direct to the giveaeway. [URL]http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/general-homesteading-forums/homesteading-questions/516954-versameal-great-gen1-baking-blend-giveaway.html[/URL] As you can see sign up is quick...
  13. Kelty Bug out Bag

    Food: Mountainhouse granola bars macaroni and cheese potato soup Will update as soon as I get my list back him but it\'s about 13,000 cal so about six days worth of food Drink: Three liter Water reservoir Back up to liter, some Nuun electrolyte tablets Singleserve Kool-Aid packets tea and hot cocoa First Aid: Ace bandage handkerchief and am currently putting my first aide kit together Tools: To knife sharpeners 10 zip ties a skyline Keyshawn knife one sol emergency blanket collapsable...
  14. Primary Bug out Bag

    Food: Emergency food bars, granola bars, hard candies, jelly candies, dried fruit, dehydrated fruit, GORP Drink: TetraPak water, foil-pack water, camelback water, water-filter bottle, survival straw, powder gatorade First Aid: Bandaids, aspirin, Reactin, gauze, ointments, bug-spray, tweezers, needle, thread, nail-clippers, Tools: Hatchet, knives, saw, binoculars, matches, magnesium strip, high-carbon-steel knife, lighter, fire-sticks, bon-bons Maps and Travel Information: Local maps,...
  15. Bunker Bob's Bug out Bag

    Right Detachable Interior Pocket Flap (#9): (IV Fluids) NaCl 500 ml (1) Ringer\'s Lactate 500 ml (1) IV tubing (2) 14 gauge IV needles (2) 18 gauge IV needles (2) Latex tourniquet (1) Alcohol wipes (5) Latex gloves (1 pr) Band-Aids (4) in a Ziploc bag.It is useful but not essential to include a small roll of 1\" adhesive tape. Internal Top Pocket: (Diagnostics) Stethoscope (1) Head lamp with red and white lenses (1) ENT kit Scissors (1) Thermometer (1) Plastic Ziploc bags...
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