Category Archives: survival

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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Finding Direction by the North Star

The idea of finding directions by the use of the stars scares many people.  They feel it is too complicated.  The truth is it is not complicated.  You can learn to find the North Star (also known as Polaris or … Continue reading

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Alternate Uses of MRE Components

While MRE’s are normally used for food, that are several components that do have other uses than their intended ones. MRE toilet paper can be used to start a fire. Tabasco Sauce – A friend, who spent several tours overseas … Continue reading

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A.B.C.s  of  Survival and Evasion

This article is based on information sent to me by my friend Ed who has some experience in the area of survival. A – Accept your situation.  Denial of the fix you are now in is pointless. B – Have something … Continue reading

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Improvised camouflage for Everyday Use

I was talking to a police office the other day about chasing people who run in the dark.  He said that police now had a new advantage.  No not, what you are thinking some new high tech gadget.  But something … Continue reading

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A review of the Land Shark Survival Shelter and Stealth Bag

Recently I was contacted by a representative of Corporate Air Parts Inc. which is a company that has been providing parts and service to the aircraft community for over 30 years.  The Land Shark Survival Shelter was developed by them to … Continue reading

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Everyday Carry, What do You Have in Your Pockets?

Everyday carry is a very personal thing; it can depend on where you live, the weather and the laws on concealed carry.  In writing this article I am going to describe what I carry and why. I probably have too … Continue reading

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Making a Dakota fire hole

The other day when I wrote about how Cooking Odors can Blow Your Cover When Bugging In I mentioned the Dakota Fire Hole.  This a method currently taught by the US Marines for making tactical fires because they have a … Continue reading

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A Problem with Chinese Made Fire Starters

In the past, I have told you about the magnesium fire starters that are currently being sold by Harbor Freight.  They are normally priced at $2.99 and occasionally on sale for $1.99.  These starters are made in China.  Since they are … Continue reading

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Crayons for Light, is it a myth?

On face book and other sites I keep getting all of these survival tips, now don’t get me wrong I like to get them.  But at the same time look at some of them with a bit of skepticism.  It … Continue reading

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