Tarp

Easy Tarp Setup for Camping

I needed a semi-permanent shelter out on the land as James and I went about clearing the trash from Dual Homestead.  I did not want to spend any money, and I did not want to take a lot of time…

The M6 Scout is One of the Best Homestead Rifles

The M6 Scout is One of the Best Homestead Rifles

See larger image Build the Perfect Survival Kit (Paperback) By (author): John D. McCann Your Kit, Your SurvivalWhen an unexpected emergency situation rears its ugly head, will you be up to the challenge? “I wasn’t prepared for that!” will no…

First Night on Dual Homestead

First Night on Dual Homestead

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Duct Tape Tip for Backpackers

Duct Tape Tip for Backpackers

A common trick among backpackers is to wrap some duct tape around their water bottle or lighter so that they always have a couple feet readily available for quick repairs.  This is an easy duct tape tip that ensures you…

Contour Lines

Demonstrating Contour Lines I

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Chia Seeds

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…

Camp Fire Temperature Estimation Tip

Camp Fire Temperature Estimation Tip

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…

Cleaning Hydration bladders with Efferdent

Cleaning Hydration bladders with Efferdent

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…

Recipe Tuna Can Cake

Recipe Tuna Can Cake

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…

Basic Lashing - Making a Tripod

Basic Lashing – Making a Tripod

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…