Emergency preparedness from a Counterintelligence Agent

Start a fire without matches using a cheap Fresnel lens

Starting a fire is one of those manly skills you just gotta learn. Anyone can start one with a pack of matches or a lighter, but what if you don’t have any or you run out or lose them somehow? Starting a fire without matches is pretty easy if you have a little knowledge. There […]

10 ways how to start a fire without a lighter

You might not have a lighter or matches available when you need to start a fire. Here are 10 creative ways to start a fire without them.

Six survival skills you should learn now

There are a lot of things that you could possibly spend your time on to get yourself ready in case you’re lost in the wilderness while hunting or checking out your bugout route. I debated how many categories I wanted to have but I think I came to a decent compromise. Here are the top […]

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 […]

Prepping Survival Supplies and Gear Webstore

If you’re looking for gear to keep you alive in a survival or SHTF scenario, this is it. Fire starters, water purification, tents – it’s all here.

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.

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