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Solar water disinfection

<b>Solar water disinfection</b> ('<b>SoDis</b>') is a type of portable water purification that uses solar energy to make biologically-contaminated (e.g. bacteria, …

How To: Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree

In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, …

Native Americans

Building a Spot Welder From a Transformer

Manekinen’s spot welder uses a limit switch connected to a moving electrode to trigger the weld current for up to 4 seconds (as set by a pot) while giving the user time to clamp on the electrodes. It produces 2.6V at 1kA.<p>One cool aspect of the project is that he repurposed the transformer from a …

Wes shares his story on how he has been involved with Zamp Solar a company in Bend, Oregon that is bringing affordable solar options to tiny houses and small cabins. http://tinyhouseblog.com/solar/wes-zamp-solar/

Fall Gear Guide: The best gear of the autumn season

We tested the pants off this gear over the summer and it all transitions well into the cool temps of autumn. So here is your Fall Gear Guide, our …

Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Camping<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>This is the “Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw”, it’s a fantastic little piece of …

Gasoline

Apocalypse Essentials: The Almost Serious Survival Guide

The world didn’t end in 2012 (whew).<p>But things could still get hairy sometime in the future. So, what would you need to carry on after the grid …

Man stuff

Smith & Wesson Emergency Survival Kit--probably works for zombies too.<p>See more<p>Smith & Wesson Bear Kit- BEARS the number one threat in America!<p>See more<p>…

Fuel Cells For Charging Your Gadgets Outdoors

Fuel cells are one of the most promising technologies when it comes to future energy solutions. Taking advantage of the latest advances, Brunton is …

Life is Precious Survival Kit

Nobody said you could’t look good while fighting for your life in the wild, right? If you agree with that – as ludicrous as it may sound – this …

Bottleneck BK-3B Butterfly Knife

Usually, combing booze and sharp objects isn’t a wise decision. Introducing the two together will rarely be followed by someone shouting, “Dude, that …

Titanium Escape Ring, Urban Survival, Survival, Undercover - SHOMER-TEC

The Titanium Escape Ring adds another tool to the operator's E&E options for escaping captivity. It's a simple but elegant-looking ring made of …

Boost Turbine | Emergency Phone Charger

Another essential emergency gadget, the BoostTurbine from Eton is a durable back-up battery with a hand turbine power generator providing power when …

Gear & Gadgets

NiteCore Tiny Monster Flashlight

This waterproof flashlight can crank out a blinding 3500 lumens from a gadget that’s not much larger than the palm of your hand. Runs for up to 1000 …

Gerber's Downrange Tomahawk And Knife Are Built For Trouble

Gerber is well known for their edged tools, and the Downrange line looks to be an interesting addition to that legacy. Albeit the tomahawk Gerber has …

SOLKOA – Military-Grade Survival Kits For Civilians

<b>Colorado Springs, CO, November 2013, SOLKOA Inc.</b> — For several years SOLKOA, Inc. has been quietly producing a huge variety of specialized survival …

17 Great Ways to Utilize 2-Liter Soda Bottles for Survival

<b>Block of ice</b> – I’d imagine many of you expect to keep your refrigerated food viable for longer using ice in coolers. You can easily accomplish this …

Edc Gear | Tactical-style

Together with Huckberry we have picked an EDC(everyday carry for the uninitiated) roundup. A small collection of tactical-style tools, equipment and …

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter | Best Survival Water Filter

If you have been looking for a rugged, high quality water filter to include with your survival gear, you should consider the Katadyn pocket water …

Hepatitis

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

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Ti-Mini Solo Cook Set Review

The Ti-Mini Solo by Snow Peak is an ultra-light backpacker’s dream come true. It is the perfect size cook set for solo and two-person trips (although …

Hammock Sleeping Bag | By Grand Trunk

Hammocks aren’t designed for camping in cold weather, they are helpless against the slightest chill. Grand Trunk’s hammock sleeping bag solves this …

Backpacking

make a radiation detector

<b>News</b>: April 16, 2011 just added a PCB for a much easier to make version of the ion chamber kit, now available in the products section. This PCB has …