Gear Review: Survival Life and the Everstryke Match

I decided to try out the Survival Life free offers they push all the time just to see what I would get. I ordered the free Everstryke match. It cost $4.95 shipping and I got two of them about 3 weeks later. They are obviously not the highest quality items in the world but what … Read more

An Example of a BOB First Aid Kit & My Current Kit

I put out an example of a BOB Bag First Aid Kit Checklist in The Simple Survival Smart Book. Since then I have continued to tweak my gear and the mix of stuff I pack in my bag. There are several considerations for what to pack, especially in a First Aid Kit. The first I … 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

The Mundane of Everyday Survival-The Sewing Kit

In line with my contention that most prepping sites spend an awful lot of time talking about politics and/or weapons here is an attempt on my part to change that. Just about every BOB/GOTH list out there has a sewing kit on it. What they don’t really talk about are minimum content requirements. At a … Read more

Excellent Food Planning Link

Ran across this excellent resource today run by the USDA – the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. This database has over 8,000 different foods in it and contains detailed information on all of them to include calorie counts and nutritional content such as vitamins, proteins, and fats. This could be an invaluable reference when … Read more