GOTH Kit – Example

GOTH (Go to Hell) Kit This post is largely an excerpt from my book: The Simple Survival Smart Book available as paperback, kindle, or audiobook from Amazon. It struck me recently that I have made several posts in the past about what kits to use/have immediately available in a crisis but I have not posted … Read more

Hydration Chart for Those that don’t Know

With warm weather hopefully just around the corner for all of us I recently found this little gem and thought it would be a good idea to share it around. Dehydration is not a joke. I have only ever seen one person killed from it but I have seen literally dozens of people fall out … Read more

Using Pine Wood as a Water Filter

Found an interesting article from MIT this morning that discusses using fresh pine sapwood as an improvised water filter. It requires some materials that most people will not have in the BOB or GOTH/INCH bags but it is an interesting idea to say the least.  The article was published in the online open access journal … Read more

Johnny Cake # 2

Here is the report on Johnny Cake. First off, let me describe the Johnny Cakes that comes out after cooking. Mine came out as lumps abut 1 ½ inches around. Much like Hardtack, after you let it dry and cool completely it actually crumbles into chunks with a little effort. Johhny cakes are 95% corn … Read more

The Quest for a Modified ALICE Ruck -Update # 1

A quick update on the rucksack Mod. I finally got my modded medium ALICE ruck back from the shop yesterday. I had the pockets removed and a MOLLE/PALS rack installed on the outside and had quick release clips added to the compression straps. Now I just have to get down to business putting it back … Read more

Hardtack -How to Prepare It # 1

How to prepare hardtack and a taste test coming soon. I am eating it for lunch right now and putting the video together. I hope to have the video edited and uploaded by this afternoon but it will go up by tomorrow at the latest. It depends on how much my video editing software fights … Read more