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More on the Subject of Night Vision

Here is a post from Ed on the Subject of Night Vision Howard If you’ve ever had to find your way out of a large building after the power goes out you can appreciate the value of having at least … Continue reading

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Lt. Onoda, The Story of a Survivor

For those of you who don’t know about Lt. Onoda, he was a Japanese soldier who survived for 29 years in the Philippine jungles after World War 2 ended.  He died about a year ago at 91 years of age.  … Continue reading

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Tools and Knives For The Bug Out Bag

This article on tools and knives was written by Ed, a friend of mine. Howard Any “tools and sharps” in your bug out bag, stashed in the man overboard bag or aircraft crash kit must be compact, durable and versatile. … Continue reading

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Speedy Sharp, a Knife Sharpener and Aid in Fire Starting

For the last 15 years or more, I have been carrying the Speedy Sharp in my various packs.  Now I like small tools that are lightweight and can be used for more than one thing.  The Speedy Sharp is such … Continue reading

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How To Choose A Blade

This is a new post that is entered in our contest.  It is an article from Elijah on choosing a blade.  Don’t forget to get your article in, you have until the end of February. Howard Whether you are outfitting … Continue reading

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The Will to Survive, Our Number One Skill

Survival in emergency situations often depends not on skill or training but on our will to survive.  During World War 2, a study was conducted on the merchant marine because the old sailors had a better survival rate during sinking’s … Continue reading

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Finding Dry Wood in Wet Weather

It has been raining for the last couple of weeks and the ground in very wet; we have had about 5 inches of rainfall.  So I decided this would be a good time to take my wife out and show … Continue reading

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School Lockdown, How One affected My Family

Recently one of my grandsons was caught in a school lockdown.  This was caused when an illegal alien shot and killed two police officers, wounded a third and one civilian.  One of the officers was shot and killed, and another … Continue reading

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A Comparison of Four Different Fire Starters

Today one of my granddaughters and I were experimenting with different types of fire starting devices.  It ended with us making a video of Randy lighting Vaseline soaked cotton balls in a short video which we posted on you tube. … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Lightning Strikes.

Lightning is the third leading cause of weather-related deaths, right behind floods and tornadoes.  More people die or are injured by lightning more in the summer months than any other time of the year. This is caused by the increase in … Continue reading

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