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The Shelter box

This picture gives you some idea of the size and weight of the box.

While doing some research on disasters in third world countries, I came across something called a Shelterbox. This is a box containing a shelter and assorted items  to provide heat and cooking facilities after a disaster.  The charity that provides these to third world countries figure they cost one thousand dollars each including shipping and storage.

While you cannot buy one already made up they have designed a nice compact package that would be very useful in a bug out situation or if you lost the use of your home. …

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The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home, by Lew B.  is a contest entry, don’t forget to submit yours.

August 18, 2009 – My wife and I leave Southern California for a nice 5 day drive through the beautiful (but desolate) state of Nevada.

As we are about 50 miles into our trip, with the Starbucks in the cup-holders of the Suburban, I asked my wife what we would do if the economy were to collapse?

We spent the next 5 days talking about all the things we would need to live a life even remotely similar to the one we have now.  It was quite overwhelming.…

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More Information on the Eureka Assault Outfitter 4 Tent

A couple of weeks ago, I put up a review on the Eureka Assault Outfitter 4 tent.  This last week, I spent several days at the beach.  I camped near some sand dunes for my grandchildren’s benefit.  They are young and love to play on the dunes.  The tent my wife and I choose to use was the Assault Outfitter 4.

My wife and I found the tent easy to sent up and take down.  During the time we were there it was exposed to winds in excess of thirty miles per hour.  The tent never wavered.  The vestibule system worked well. …

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A Review of the the Eureka Assault Outfitter 4, a Great Tent

I spent this afternoon setting up and evaluating the Eureka Assault Outfitter 4, which is the 4 person civilian version of the Marines combat tent.

We started by opening the tent and examined all the components. The tent came in a large fabric bag containing the tent and rain fly, a bag with three aluminum poles and a smaller bag with 6 aluminum stakes, three plastic stakes and assorted shock cords.

The tent was spread on the ground and we insert all three poles before standing it up.  The poles were then placed into grommets located on the stake out webs. …

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