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…

Dehydrated Toothpaste Dots

Dehydrated Toothpaste Dots

Here is a quick tip for backpacking or camping where space and weight is a premium. To make a chewable single use dry toothpaste “mint” lay out foil sheet or parchment and make rows of toothpaste spots. Allow to dry…

Pencil Sharpener for Tinder

Pencil Sharpener for Tinder

As far as survival gear goes, I like cheap, light, unobtrusive, and multi-use. Today’s tip fits all those things. If you keep a small pencil sharpener in your gear you can use it to make tinder for your fire. It…