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RXBAR Whole Food Protein Bar – No BS!

Posted on Jul 17, 2017

I’ve been on a low/no-carb, high-protein diet for a while now, and I’ve gotten more and more into hiking as I try to whip these old bones back into shape. Getting old sucks! Sadly, I found that most of the cheaper energy bars, and even some of the more expensive bars are loaded with sugar and carbs. I was recently introduced to the Whole Food Protein Bar from RXBAR on a local trail hike in Wrightwood. It was a grueling uphill climb that required some slow-burning fuel to complete. In this article, we’ll take a close look at how the RXBAR filled that need…

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Sillcock Keys and other Cross Keys: What are they ...

Posted on Jul 9, 2017

Sillcock keys and other multifunction cross keys are commonly used by contractors and engineers who service various commercial and industrial equipment. So why is that important? Well… If you experience a SHTF situation in an urban environment, there are many reasons why you might need to open something that requires one of these special keys. In this article, I’ll go over some of the most common x-n-1 cross keys and explain what they could be used for…

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How to Prepare Fresh, Wild Game Meat For Storage

Posted on Jul 8, 2017

No matter why you hunt, when you take down a large animal, you will end up with a lot of fresh meat. Obviously, you could take it to a meat processor and pay to have it done, but if you hunt often, those costs are going to add up…

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How to grow food all year round with Hydroponics

Posted on Jul 6, 2017

This infographic provides the important aspects of Hydroponics – Its definition, and the benefits of it over soil gardening. You will also learn about different types of Hydroponic systems and what types of plants that are best grown in Hydroponics.

Let’s start a Hydroponic garden and enjoy fresh food all year round…

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Three simple ways to Supercharge your Ramen…

Posted on Jul 2, 2017

Ramen is a Japanese dish typically consisting of Chinese-style wheat noodles in a flavored broth, often garnished with small bits of meat and vegetables. It is widely considered a staple food for college kids, but you’ll also find it in most prepper stores and on the trail alike. Backpackers love it because they are lightweight, easy to make, and they taste so good. Even with the high sodium content, people still love to eat it. I read a few articles and watched some Youtube videos recently on how people have taken their ramen to the next level so I decided to share with you how I supercharge my ramen with some much-needed protein…

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The Southwest Disk Discada Reviewed

Posted on Jul 1, 2017

As an avid outdoor chef wannabe, I am always on the lookout for gadgets and grills to broaden my horizon by expanding my culinary repertoire and skillset. Especially with Southwest and Asian cuisines. A few years ago, I heard about discada cooking. I watched dozens of videos before finally deciding to get one for myself. But after trying out a bunch of different options and much deliberation, my heart was set on an authentic hardened steel plow disk. I contacted David over at Southwest Disk and he sent one right over. Now I can let you in on the secret of incredible discada cooking…

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HydroBlu Pressurized Jerry Can Water Filter Review...

Posted on Jun 24, 2017

One of the most important considerations in survival is water. And when you are prepping for a family, the issue is only compounded. Each person needs at least one-gallon of potable water per day to survive. Obviously it is not possible for most to store enough water for a long-term emergency situation, and personal water filters are not that efficient. What about small children, or an an entire family? I recently came across an interesting solution online from a company named HydroBlu. After reaching out to them, they graciously provided me with one of their Pressurized Jerry Can Water Filters to try out. Stay tuned as we check it out…

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PowerSmith Rechargeable LED Worklamps Reviewed

Posted on Jun 23, 2017

I looked at a few different models before stumbling onto PowerSmith work lamps. The online reviews were good on average so I decided to reach out to them, and they kindly sent me a pair of their heavy-duty rechargeable LED work lamps to test out, and I’ve got some projects around the house that are perfect for taking these work lights for a spin. So let’s dig in and see how well they do the job at hand…

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How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Survival

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

For many people, travelling by car represents a part of everyday life, because they go to work and return home using these means of transport. Many people usually choose a car exclusively as a mean of transport for longer trips then going to work, for instance to travel abroad or going to the seaside. Due to frequent traffic jams on the roads, but also due to the high temperatures in the summer, it is important that your vehicle is in good condition to safely travel…

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Sticky Stuff: 15 Ways Duct Tape Can Save The Day

Posted on Jun 12, 2017

Its sticky interior and waterproof exterior make duct tape one of the handiest tools you can carry. The article outlines 15 ways to use duct tape in a pinch while at the mercy of the wilderness, and how to store it away from the elements.

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The NutSac Satchel Pro Reviewed

Posted on Jun 10, 2017

I typically carry some kind of EDC wherever I go. Normally, it is a 20-30L backpack filled with all of the goodies that I might need to get home from afar. But with my day job, a backpack is not always conducive, whereas a satchel or messenger bag would be much more so. So today, I’ll be looking at the Satchel Pro from NutSac to see how well it stacks up as an EDC…

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Fleming’s Fabrications Bushcrafter Reviewed

Posted on Jun 2, 2017

Some time ago, Travis of Fleming’s Fabrications provided me with the opportunity to review one of his handmade Bushcrafter blades, and I have been using it ever since. Even though this review has been a long-time coming, it is one that I have been very excited to do. Simply put, life had just gotten in the way. The positive to that is that I’ve had plenty of time to really play around with it. So without further adieu, let’s dig in…

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Fleming’s Fabrications – The Knifemakers Ser...

Posted on May 31, 2017

Late last year, I ran across some beautiful handmade bushcraft blades that really caught my eye while I was perusing some Facebook Groups for custom knifemakers. Each blade was crafted by the custom knife fabricator, Travis Fleming of Fleming’s Fabrications. On this edition of Knifemakers From Around the World, not only will I be interviewing Travis about his work, I also get one of his beautiful custom knives in my hands to do some knife stuff…

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ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Air Pad Reviewe...

Posted on May 28, 2017

Roughing it in a survival situation often goes hand-in-hand, but it can be especially difficult for those not used to it. Sometimes the smallest amenity can have a huge impact on your rest and recovery out there in the wild, even if you are out there having a good time. “Luxury” items like air pads or foam mattresses can make all the difference to your psyche. Today, I’ll be covering the backpackable self-inflating Comfort Series air pads from ALPS Mountaineering to see just how comfortable it really is…

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The Doomsday Book of Medicine Reviewed

Posted on May 23, 2017

Knowledge and proficiency in first aid and survival medicine is crucial to any successful emergency preparedness plan. What do you do if the grid is down or you are so far off the grid, that getting to a hospital or finding medical assistance would be impossible? Well, Dr. Ralph La Guardia has authored The Doomsday Book of Medicine to help fill that void by providing some real ideas to answer those questions. Today, we’ll be evaluating this book to see how well it stacks up…

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Schrade SCTS4 and SCTS6 Arkansas Stones Reviewed

Posted on May 16, 2017

If you hunt or you spend a lot of time outdoors, chances are high that your blade’s edge has needed a tune-up in the field. A sharp knife is imperative, especially if you need to process an animal or perform some intricate task. Schrade has produced some new high-quality black Arkansas sharpening stones, small enough to fit in a small pocket, large enough for use in the field. Today, we’ll be taking Schrade’s SCTS4 and SCTS6 for a spin…

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