Jeff Halter

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G-pod unveils expandable shipping container-based off-grid home

Not to be confused with the G-POD we reported on back in 2012, the Dwell is currently in production, and a company rep told Gizmag that the first …

No Map No Problem Part 1

Spark Sleeping Bag

The Spark SPI minimal sleeping bag by Sea to Summit is ideal for adventurers that need to pack light. The Spark has changed adventure traveling …

Bikepacking

Poler expands the horizon of rooftop camping

The Le Tente is made from heavy-duty, waterproof canvas structured by aluminum poles. It mounts to standard Yakima and Thule roof-rack bars, offering …

The Must-Knows of Survival Water Purification Systems

If you are interested in survival water purification systems, this article is for you. Here we will explain the different types that are available as …

6 Tips for Dealing With Disaster

Before disaster comes your way, get the knowledge you'll need to keep your family safe and deal with the long process of rebuilding.<p>Before disaster comes your way, get the knowledge you'll need to keep your family safe and deal with the long process of rebuilding.

What Goes in Your Disaster Tool Kit

You know you'll need a generator if you want power during a long post-disaster outage, but what else should the smart prepper keep around the house?<p>You know you'll need a generator if you want power during a long post-disaster outage, but what else should the smart prepper keep around the house?

Are Personal Locator Beacons Lifesavers or Expensive, Unnecessary Gadgets?

Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) have saved hundreds of lives, but human error has also spurred erroneous—and expensive—rescue attempts. Are PLBs necessary equipment for every adventurer? We run down the pros and cons of available models.<p><b>In mid-July, a man in his 50s</b> ran out of water while hiking in …

PM/AM: What if a Solar Flare Hit the Earth?

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>Recently, there's been news of a humongous solar flare that narrowly missed the Earth in 2012. If it had been one week earlier, one …

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Mystery Solved, Scientists Say

For years, scientists have debated the evolutionary reason behind a zebra's stripes. Are they: a. Costumes for courtship? b: Camouflage to confuse lions and other predators? c: A natural way to cool off? d: Bug repellent?<p>If you answered "d," you'd win the prize, at least in the eyes of Tim Caro, a …

Biology

Even you can climb a rope with a Prusik knot

One of the things you should be spending your time learning how to do in case you’re in a survival situation is learning how to tie knots. It’s …

Climbing

Make Drinking Water Safe with Bleach

<b>Water</b>. We can’t live without it. Not for long – only about 3 days. In fact, <i>water is the one thing that we need the most, to survive</i>.<p>The general rule …

Magnetic Declination Demystified

Survival

Our tips, tricks, tactics and tales will help you get out of whatever it is you've gotten yourself into.

How to Sharpen a Knife while Minimizing Mistakes and Maximizing Cutting Edge Performance

DISCLAIMER: I ask that you read the entire article and keep in mind that this is one of those discussions that rank up there with talking about …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

Long-Term Water Storage: How to Store Water for the Long-Term | The Art of Manliness

A big storm and earthquake hits your town. It’s a certifiable quakenado.<p>Your house is spared structural damage, but the power and water are out. …

How to Build an Evaporative Cooler

Portable Swamp Cooler. Click for larger image.How to build a low-cost 12 volt evaporative cooler. My husband and I built two swamp coolers that we …