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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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Multi Tools are They Worth Carrying?

For many years I have carried a multi tool. Years ago I started by carrying the first Leatherman that came out.  I found it useful and carried it for many years.  Later I encounter the Leatherman Wave and found that … 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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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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