Category Archives: tools

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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Replacing Axe Handles is an Art

The other day I came across a nice old boys axe.  A boy’s axe is a midsized axe that normally comes with a 28-inch handle and 2 ¼ pound head.  Since this one had a broken handle, I decided to … 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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Fresnel Lenses can be a Useful Tool for Preppers

The other day a friend gave me a Fresnel lens that he removed from a projection television.  It is huge, it measures 50 inches by 37 inches.  We took and installed it in a wooden frame and have been experimenting … Continue reading

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What Type of Knife do You Carry?

One question that always intrigues me is what kind of knife people carry?  I normally always carry at least three knifes.  They consist of a Leatherman Wave, an older Gerber multi tools and a Spyderco. I have been carrying the … Continue reading

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Alternate Uses for Things Like Pencils and First Aid Dressings in Your Bug Out Bag can Save Your Life

The simple items you carry in your seventy-two hour kit, bug out bag or get home bag (whatever you want to call it) can make a big difference.  Take a simple thing like, do you carry a pen or a … Continue reading

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How to Replace an Ax Handle

This is a Forest Service technical bulletin it is the best article I have seen on how to replace a ax handle.  In a real emergency knowing how to replace tool handles can be the difference between success and failure.  This is … Continue reading

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How to Fix Loose Ax or Hammer Handles

Loose ax or hammer handles can be a very irritating and dangerous problem.  So what do you do to solve this issue?  Years ago, I used to soak the ax or hammer in a bucket of water, the handle would … Continue reading

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