Magnesium fire starting isolated on white
05 May 2017

Fire Starter Options and Backups

If you’re like me, you like to have a back-up and then a back-up back-up. Every method of starting fires has their pros and cons. Let’s look at a few things to think about when you’re worried about starting a fire. Magnesium Scraper These work well, but you have to

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A woman trained in the martial arts using an armbar against a mugger
18 Apr 2017

How to Get Away From Someone Who is Dragging You

Over recent days I think it’s fair to say that most of us have heard about the man who was dragged – literally dragged – off a plane because he didn’t voluntarily leave when the crew randomly appointed people to leave an overbooked flight. This video that a friend showed

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Ron Hood Ultimate Survival Guide Video
05 Apr 2017

Review: Ron Hood’s Ultimate Survival Guide

I recently wrote a review of the first Ron Hood video I had ever watched. It was called “Advanced Survival Guide” and you can read that review here. I got three of his videos while I was at SHOT Show this past January and this is the second of the

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red hammers to break the window.
01 Apr 2017

Assembling a Car Emergency Kit

Here in the Pacific Northwest Spring is just around the corner. We keep getting glimpses of the sun but not a whole day of sunshine yet. Around here, as soon as the weather warms up people hit the road. When Northwesterners aren’t snowboarding or skiing, they’re at the ocean, hiking,

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Inferno Sleeping Bag Hammock
28 Mar 2017

Stay Warm and Dry with the Inferno Sleeping Bag Hammock

I love the idea of sleeping in a hammock. I just love hammocks in general. But in the Pacific Northwest, if you don’t have the right gear (and even sometimes if you do) you can awake in a puddle on the floor of your tent after a night of unrelenting

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Ron Hood Advanced Survival Video
18 Mar 2017

Review: Ron Hood’s Advanced Survival Guide

I’ve known about Ron Hood and his survival videos for a while. But I have to tell the truth…I had never watched any of the videos! While I was at SHOT Show earlier this year in January I got to meet the people behind the production company, Stoney-Wolf Productions. I

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steam on pot in kitchen
11 Mar 2017

How Can You Collect Water in the Desert?

OK, you might not be in the actual DESERT when there’s an emergency situation. But around my parts, the Pacific Northwest, it’s common to go for weeks in the summertime with no rain. I’ve lived in my city for 25 years, and over that time there’s been a noticeable shift

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JIT Charger
08 Mar 2017

The JIT Charger is “Just In Time” When You Need Power

While we were at SHOT Show earlier this year in January, we met the people selling the JIT Charger. They were also selling Ron Hood survival videos (more on that later!) I got to talking with the guys at the booth and became really interested in their JIT charger. I

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Sherp ATV
28 Feb 2017

Sherp ATV Is Crazy Cool Off Roader

I like vehicles. Yes, I drive a car everyday to and from work and everything else. But our everyday car is not the type of car we dream about. Last year we wrote about the Ripsaw EV2 Supertank, and we’ve discovered another drool-worthy vehicle we have to tell you about.

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MyCanoe Folding Origami Canoe
23 Feb 2017

Will a Folding Canoe Save Your Life?

Depending on where you live, you might need to cross water to get home or to your safe place in the event of a social or natural disaster. I live in the northwest, where there are two major rivers that bisect my town. Depending on the way I drive home,

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