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15 Ways To Start A Fire

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… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Spyderco Bushcraft Knife

A dog is a man’s best friend, and his knife is a close second.  With that said, I am often surprised when price is used as the limiting criteria of a new blade. What would you think if someone called a breeder and said what’s the best dog I can get for under $30? by… Read More

Survival Gear Review: The Parry Blade

In the Mid 1990's, Mel Perry, a Warrant Officer QGM, and a veteran of the well known 22nd Special Air Service Regiment (British SAS) saw the requirement for a new generation of of professional blades that could replace the legacy of survival tools that had been standard equipment for decades.  (From the Manufacturer)  Mel Perry… Read More

Water Purification and Survival: Part 1

Nothing is more important to survival than a good water supply.  Our body is made up of about 60-80% water and cannot maintain its efficiency without a minimum of its daily water requirements.  The amount of water will vary depending on the climate and the amount of physical exertion. In a moderate climate with low… Read More

The Survival Edibility Test (Before You Swallow)

Foraging on plants or wild fruits and berries in a survival situation is something that a lot of us have thought about but very few have researched and practiced.  Here is a guide for your survival salad bar. First a few warnings: 1. Avoid any mushrooms or fungi, unless you are extremely confident and have… Read More