Category Archives: Survival/Outdoors

Chia Seeds

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

Cleaning Hydration bladders with Efferdent

DSCN1025When 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

Recipe Tuna Can Cake

DSCN0382I 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