Survival Navigation – Stick Shadow Method
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Survival Navigation – Stick Shadow Method

The stick shadow method of navigation, sometimes called the shadow tip method, is another basic form of outdoor navigation. This method can be used in a survival situation or for getting general directions for travel. No specialised equipment is required to use the shadow stick navigation method. You need the sun and a stick! I…

EverSaw Folding Hand Saw Review
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EverSaw Folding Hand Saw Review

A quality folding hand saw is an essential tool for many applications! It is a very useful addition to your garden gear, survival backpack, or toolbox or your hunting gear! It is even a useful item to include in your beekeepers tool box as I found out recently! The EverSaw folding hand saw is the…

The Ultimate Little Pocket Bellows
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The Ultimate Little Pocket Bellows

This little pocket bellows from Epiphany Outdoor Gear is the epitome of simplicity and ingenuity! I was blown away – excuse the pun – when I first saw this product! The pocket bellows is such a simple tool, and yet can be an indispensable part of your outdoor and camping kit. It does not make…

How To Make Char Cloth
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How To Make Char Cloth

Making char cloth is a useful survival skill to have as an alternative way to help getting your fire started. Char cloth is something that needs to be prepared and therefore requires some forward planning. In this article I will explain how to make char cloth and show you how easy it is. What is…

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

A personal water filter can be a lifesaving component to your hiking or survival gear. The LifeStraw personal water filter is an amazing invention that uses modern tech to purify contaminated water. Clean water is paramount for survival – Check out this award wining device to help you get out alive! You can use this…

Eyeskey Multi-functional Compass Review
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Eyeskey Multi-functional Compass Review

The compass as a direction finder has been around for a long time and has become a standard for wilderness and outdoor adventures. Finding your way around in the wilderness can be a daunting task, but with the right equipment, you can face it with confidence. Not all compasses are made equal and there are…

Survival Navigation – Watch Navigation Method
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Survival Navigation – Watch Navigation Method

Survival navigation means learning multiple methods of navigation so you are not reliant on any one method to escape a sticky situation. The more “primitive” methods of navigation are obviously less accurate than a compass or GPS. They are however more reliable than electronic devices that are prone to failure in rugged environments. Knowing the…

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle Review
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Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle Review

The collapsible water bottle can be a very useful item to include in your survival pack, or hiking backpack. You can increase your potential water carrying capacity by having one of these guys rolled up in your gear. It makes a great backup to your go to rigid water bottle. In a survival situation, water…

TACT Bivvy Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag Review
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TACT Bivvy Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag Review

Today I have a fantastic piece if survival gear for you! The TACT bivvy is an emergency survival sleeping bag that is the answer to keeping warm in an emergency or survival situation! This emergency survival sleeping bag should be part of your everyday emergency preparedness! Don’t replace your traditional sleeping bag with this product,…

Portable Camping Wood Stove Review
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Portable Camping Wood Stove Review

A portable camping wood stove is an awesome piece of outdoor gear to carry with you on your wilderness adventures! These modern lightweight stoves are compact and take up very little room in your pack. The stove I am reviewing today is the Outon portable camping wood stove, which is available on Amazon at a…

Review of Campfirepiston Hickory Fire Piston
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Review of Campfirepiston Hickory Fire Piston

Using a fire piston to make fire is getting back to ancient, reliable methods for fire starting. There are many other fire starting methods, such as a ferro rod, or flint and steel, and this is another method to add to your survival skill repertoire! You need to carry multiple fire making methods when venturing…

Wise Owl Camping Hammock Review
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Wise Owl Camping Hammock Review

A hammock is an awesome outdoor gear item to have with you. Whether you are out hiking or camping, or as part of your survival kit, take one with you! This product makes camping and hiking in the outdoors a luxury. It keeps you off the damp, cold ground! It also keeps you out of…