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MSR Whisperlite vs Esbit Pocket Stove

One recent fall weekend my wife and I went to hike Maine’s Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park. It was a gorgeous hike, as you can see in the image. The hike wasn’t for sissies, however; that or we’re just old, but we hiked for about 8 miles and 8 hours before we were back… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Kelly Kettle Ultimate Camp Kit

The Kelly Kettle was developed by the Kelly family in Ireland and has been in use for over one hundred years. The kettle has a simple yet very effective design for boiling water.  The body of the kettle is a doubled wall construction with a hollow core.  When the kettle is placed over the hobo… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Backpacker’s Pantry Persian Peach Stew With Chicken

I recently got a few samples of Backpacker’s Pantry freeze-dried meals to review, and I was very excited to try them out, because Backpacker’s Pantry is one of the few large-scale freeze-dried meal producers to not just feature, but promote and develop a large variety of gluten-free and/or organic ingredient options.  Backpacker’s Pantry, based out… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Mountain House Freeze Dried Food

The blockbuster movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day was released in 1991. That was 25 years ago.   Why that’s important is that even though T2 is like ancient history to many folks these days, there was a scene in the movie (at 1:25:20 to be exact) where the young John Connor and the T2 (Arnold… Read More

Food Storage With Food Saver Vacuum Sealer

One of the biggest obstacles we have to conquer as preppers is that of long term food storage and preservation.  While MREs and other long term food options that are purchased can be great, they can be expensive per serving and limiting in the options available.  A few years back I decided to research my… Read More

DIY: Beer Can Alcohol Stove

Looking for a light, inexpensive, DIY alternative for boiling water while backpacking or camping? Have you bugged in without heat and power? Have you bugged out to find that your manufactured stove has broken? From the casual traveled to the hardcore prepper, the alcohol stove is a fun, handy, and ingenious little piece of technology… Read More

Survival Debate: Bug In Food Options

What food options should survivalists stock up on in a Bug In scenario?  The options seem endless, some easy to pick, others more complicated or requiring more detailed support to work.  It’s a good healthy debate for us.  Tell us what you think or what you’re doing.  I have to admit of all the things… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Yeti Coolers

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… Read More

Survival Gear Review: MSR Whisperlite Stove

The MSR Whisperlite stove is one of my favorite stoves – especially in cold weather.  It's light weight and uses white gas stove fuel which you can get at any outdoor store or from Amazon.  The best part is that it is made in America.  The bottle you store the fuel in is pressurized by… Read More

Survival Coffee

Every morning I take the pulse of the planet by brewing a cup of coffee.  As the second most traded commodity on earth, and the number one imported food item in the United States, coffee is a major indicator of how smoothly the world is turning.  Any hints of social collapse will hit coffee faster… Read More

The Romance and Reality of Survival Fishing

Most of us have never needed to catch a fish to save our life.  Finding food in a survival situation, whether hunted, fished or foraged, is nothing more than a accountant's balance sheet where calories are added and subtracted all day long, and you are the accountant. by Doc Montana, a contributing author of SurvivalCache.com… Read More