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A Review of the Solavore Sport Solar Oven

Solarvore Sports Solar Oven

The stove set up without the reflectors

This is a review prepared by one of my sons on the Solarvore Sport Solar Oven.  This will be the last post that I put up for a few days , but you will hear from me in the future.


When my life depends on something it had better work, and had better work for a long time. So when I look for survival gear I look for quality, durability and effectiveness. Unfortunately most items sold as survival tools are built very cheaply and lack any quality or durability and are not something I would trust in a survival situation.…

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A Review of the Condor Primitive Bush Knife

condor primitive bush knifeI 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 interesting knife and has some pro and con.

The biggest con that I found is the sheath.  I plain don’t like and would not carry it.  The sheath is designed so that the knife will fit in either direction.  This is supposed to make it work for left or right-handed people.  The knife fits very deeply into the sheath and since it lacks a belt loop, I find it hard to get out with only one hand.  …

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The AquaRain Water Filter

For some time I have been using an AquaRain water filter and have found it to be quite satisfactory.  It is an attractive stainless steel unit that is easy to clean and will not harbor bacteria like some porous plastics.

It is approximately (assembled) 22 inches tall and 10 inches in diameter.  Its approximate shipping weight is 8-9 pounds, including filter elements.

It is available in two models:  the 200 which uses 2 elements and holds 1 1/2 gallons of water and the 400 which uses 4 elements and holds 3 gallons of water.  Its price is comparable to other similar units on the market.…

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Purify your water with the Sidewinder by SteriPEN

Sidewinder by SteriPEN

I recently received a relatively new product the Sidewinder manufactured by SteriPEN.  SteriPEN has been producing water purification devices using ultra violet light for some time.  The difference between the Sidewinder and previous models is that it uses no batteries.

Ultra Violet light is a well proved method of water purification; it is used by many large municipal water districts.   The Sidewinder destroys waterborne bacteria, protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium and viruses that could make you sick.

Ninety seconds cranking will purify one liter of water.  It is simple to use, merely fill the one liter Tritan™ BPA-free water bottle with clear water, and screw it on to the Sidewinder.…

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