Emergency preparedness from a Counterintelligence Agent

A simple way to make your own char cloth

How does char cloth work and how do you make it? As we saw in the article on How to Build a Fire, there are a few key components to make a fire, and all of them have to work or you’ll be cold and getting angry stares from your shivering girlfriend. Or worse, you […]

What you need in your bug out bag – a comprehensive look

A bug out bag is critical but what do you put in it? When considering disaster preparedness, keep in mind that what survival gear and emergency supplies you add to your bug out bag and then pack for your survival kit can mean the difference between life and death, or at least affect your level of comfort if SHTF and you had to get outta dodge. Read this article to find out what you should consider putting in your bug out bag.

How to build a fire the right way

Starting a fire is one thing. Having it light and stay lit is entirely another. Here’s everything you need to know about the science of how a campfire works.

How to make a datoka fire hole

One of the biggest ‘AHA’ moments I’ve had learning about survival is when I learned about the Dakota Fire Hole. If you’re at all interested in survival, you need to learn about this simple trick.

The best pocket fire spark I’ve tried: Aurora firestarter

Solo Scientific contacted me and asked if I could do a review on one of their 2SA firestarters.The rep said that it was “…endorsed by the Navy Diver Challenge and been to Mt. Everest…”. Due to the obvious marketing-speak bullshit of the exclamation points and ALL CAPS of some of the email, I wasn’t expecting much.

Prepping: 10 simple ideas on how to start

There is a lot of information out there now about being a prepper but if you’re new to prepping, what should you do first?

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