Category Archives: equipment

An Epic Boot Failure

This morning my wife and I decided to go for a four-mile hike.  Now this is a trail that we hike on regularly and normally have no problems.  Lately my wife has been complaining about her ankles and so she … Continue reading

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A Review of the Condor Primitive Bush Knife

I recently received a new knife and today I took it out for a test run.  The knife is the Condor Primitive Bush Knife that is a copy of the one Matt Graham uses on Duel Survivor.  It is an … Continue reading

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Digging Bars Should be Included in Your Preps

This morning I got up early and planted a couple of fruit trees before it got to hot.  Now the area in which we live is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the soil can be very … Continue reading

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More Good Information on Mothballing and Maintaining Small Engines.

This morning I found a comment on small engines from Tim V. one of our readers that I thought deserved to be put up as a post in order for it to get wider distribution.  There is some good information … Continue reading

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Mothballing Small Engines for Storage.

Over the years, I have learned about mothballing small engines the hard way.  Years ago I failed to mothball engines correctly, just shutting them down and forgetting about them.  Several years later I attempted to start them and ended up … Continue reading

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Yard Sales can Save You Lots of Money

Where I live the temperature has been in the mid 70’s and the garage and yards sales have started.  Yesterday morning was the first time this year I have been out and spent a couple of hours shopping.  Now every … Continue reading

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Thermal Imaging Devices, Pro’s and Con’s

A few months ago, I posted an article on hiding from thermal imaging devices, since then I learned a bit more about them.  So I decided to post a second article with some new information.  I see a number of … Continue reading

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Electric Panels and How to Turn Off the Power.

It seems that whenever I talk to a group of people, I find someone who does not know how to turn of the electric panel to their house.  This is something that everyone should know how to do, even your … Continue reading

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Desiccant Packs, What They are and Why You Need Them

I live in a fairly dry climate and have not had problems with preps rusting from the humidity.  However, I know that it is a big problem in parts of this country that are subject to high humidity, so I … Continue reading

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Block and Tackles, Something Every Prepper and Homesteader Needs

The other day when I was posting about ropes, I mentioned using a block and tackle to gain an advantage when lifting heavy objects.  A block and tackle is a system of two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them. The … Continue reading

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