Chia seed is much better used as a food than as a pet.
It is actually an ancient superfood from the sage family (Salvia Hispanica), and was once a staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with the Native Americans of the southwest.
It was actually used as an energy supplement for Mayan couriers who ran messages between cities and always had a small bag of chia seeds with them to get a surge of energy.
It has a lot of essential nutrients, is energy dense, and is very easy to eat. It is said by some Mayan descendants in Mexico that as little as one table spoon of chia can sustain a person for 24 hours. Continue reading
This is a very quick tip that is handy to keep around. Until you do this enough to memorize, I would laminate an index card with the chart below and stick in somewhere with your camping/bugout equipment
If you have ever tried to manipulated something in a campfire fire, you know that the hotter the fire the less time you can stand to have your hands near it. Continue reading
When I was in the service I was witness to some guys putting some tobacco sauce inside someone’s hydration bladder. I remember thinking it was pretty funny at the time, but changed my mind when I saw how hard it was to actually clean one out.
I don’t know how effective this would be to remove oleoresin capsicum from a water bladder, but I know that many backpackers (and military servicemen) use the method below to clean out their hydration packs. Continue reading
I like pineapple upside down cake, but I don’t make it often. We never end up eating the whole cake and I hate to see it wasted.
When we made the bread in a can video I started thinking, and I wanted to see if I could cook other things in cans.
This is an experiment (but in researching I have seen others do this in similar ways) in cooking cake in cleaned out tuna fish cans.
I made some yellow cake batter (from a mix), and made some individual portioned pineapple upside down cakes. Continue reading
Lashing is a great skill to have, with some rope and a little knowledge you can make all sorts of useful things.
Start with a Clove Hitch around one pole. Wrap about six racking turns (Racking is the when the rope passes between the poles over one and under the next).
This increases the contact between rope and wood and reduces slipping. Continue reading