Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How many days could you survive with the skills you have

Do you have enough skills to survive by yourself?  What if you did not have a gun, what could you do for food?  I feel that people should be responsible for themselves.  If you have help than so be it but you should be ready.  We all should have a back up plan just in case.  What if the your city shut down and the roads were impassable for about 5 days.  Do yo have enough food and water to make it out.

What do you do if your neighbor comes asking for food on day four?  I know one thing is that You Need Water Have you even thought about that?  I see more and more people paying with ebt or food stamps.  They drive nice cars what is going on with that? Have you though about what those people would do if the food supply was disrupted.  I am glad I know some things on how to get my food if it was no longer available at the store you?  Take a look at the link below to see if you are ready.  If not Amazon has what you need.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Is the Coleman Packaway Deluxe Camp Kitchen on your camping supply list? If not it should be.

This looks like a camping kitchen that I would use.  Coleman is a good brand name that has been around for a long time.   I love this kitchen because you can fold it up and set it up easily.  It has a nice area to prep your food .  If you need to make some hamburger patties then you have plenty of room to do it.
Along the side is an extender that you can hang or hold other camping stoves

I have seen people using these just like a real kitchen in the middle of their campsite.  I love the fact that you can store pots, canned food, places for mugs and spices too.  I know I would use the paper towel holder.  If you are working at night you even have a lantern hook so you can attach your lantern for light.  I really like the removable tub for washing dishes.  I love to cook collard greens and I think I would be able to cook a pot of greens with this kitchen.

I am not sure if this could hold all the food I have on my camping food checklist.  I would not like to move this kitchen camp for a long distance.  I would love to use this kitchen at my local campground to see how it would do.  I love Coleman products and they always have great quality.

If I would make a purchase today this would be in my top 3 based on Amazon reviews.  The Coleman Packaway Deluxe Camp Kitchen would be a contender.

  • Easy setup
  • Nice Storage
  • Tub basin for washing dishes
  • Paper towel holder does not stay on (easy fix)
  • Shelf under table is not very sturdy
This would be a great addition to our camping gear.  Need Camping Tips then Click Here!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Winter is coming. Are you ready to survive in the Cold.

Are you ready to Survive in the Cold?  Learning how to make it in the wilderness is one thing.  You always see movies when people are building small little log cabins and planting crops in the spring and living off the land.  They never show you the dark side of things.  When winter sets in.  If you don't have certain things done by first snowfall then you risk the chance of dying in the winter if you were in desperate situations.

You should have some things done before the first snowfall comes.  You should have some cans of food packed away.  Your rice and beans should be stored away.  Water should be stored away.  Smoke meat should be stored away nicely.

If you are smart you should have a few tools with you.  Do you have the correct layers of clothing. You could start off with this Under Armour Gunpowder Scent Control Jacket .  Do you have the correct glove and hats that you need to survive the winter.  You can do it if yo plan well.  I would not like to stave to death in the Winter time.  I would do all I could to make it to the spring.  I hope if I had to I would be ready to survive in the cold.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Why You Need To Have A Bug Out Vehicle If Your Gonna Make It To Your Bug Out Shelter.

You need a good vehicle to make it to your bug out shelter.  I hope that you would have a vehicle when TSHTF.  I would not want to be walking in a time like this.  The vehicle would be able to carry a lot of supplies that you have packed away for some rough times that you may be coming upon.  If you really have the money you could always pull a bug out trailer too.

I would like to have a vehicle that has a high clearance so I could roll over stumps and sidewalks if I needed to with out tearing up my bug out truck.  I know the vehicle is going to be a gas guzzler but that is a risk that I will take.  If all else fails I could just park it and hide it until I was able to get more fuel. It could also be a great shelter if you had a Coleman White Water Large Cool-Weather Scoop Sleeping Bag to lay in  I would have to have a secret bug out location that I could feel comfortable and park my bug out truck.  If I had time each bug out shelter would have enough supplies to get me to my next destination.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Optimus Crux Stove Is What I am going to cook Ramen Noodles In.

Yeah that's what I said.  I would love to get my hands on a Optimus Crux Lite with Tera Solo cook Set   I think it would fit quite nice in my bug out bag.  So many products are out on the market to make surviving way easier then it was.  This stove would come in handy for me.  If you were out tracking your deer that you shot and you had to stay and make shelter you could fire this stove up and heat water to add your freeze dried beef stew which by the way is delicious.

 I really would like to purchase this stove.  I love the look of  the handles.  They say that you can boil water in 3 minutes on this thing.  I have seen some on you tube and they say it can boil in 1 min and 50 secs.  I just love it cause it can fit in your bag and you have fuel a pot and a lid all in one.  I may just have to bring a little bottle of vegetable oil and fry up some good catfish that I know I would catch.  If you are in the market for a stove read some reviews at amazon and decide for yourself.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Exped DreamWalker 650 Sleeping Bag I Want This In My Bug Out Bag

This Exped DreamWalker 650 sleeping bag looks amazing.  The price is amazing almost.  This sleeping bag converts from a sleeping bag to a blanket or a camp coat.  When you wake up in the morning you can just get up and walk around.  The jacket/sleeping bag is a 100% goose down and can stand temperatures from -6 degrees Celsius/20 degrees Fahrenheit.  They say that you will not experience any cold spots while wrapped up in this sleeping bag/goose down coat.

 When I add this to my collection I will check it out.  I would like to use this on a mock 30 day survival test. I have had many cheap sleeping bags and have woken up with cold feet, broken zippers.  ant's in my sleeping bag you name it.  I have read meany reviews and they save it does a pretty good job with the moisture protection.  I guess that would come in handy if you sweat a lot.   It does have pocket hand warmers to keep your hand from getting cold.  You can lock in your body heat with this sleeping bag.  The cold does not really stand a chance from all the reviews I have read.  The bag has a 5 year warranty and that is a lot for a sleeping bag.  I love that about  this sleeping bag.

Here are some specs that come from Amazon.
  • Converts easily from sleeping bag to camp coat
  • Unique insulated hood with easy adjustments for clear vision
  • Chin guard insulates against cold zipper
  • Insulated draft tubes protect arm accesses
  • Soft draft tube collar offers complete adjustment, and prevents heat loss
  • Insulated, hand warmer pockets also hold personal items
  • Locking zippers adjust from either side
  • Reflective, glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls
  • Stiffener behind the zipper prevents snags
  • Double tuck-stitch design for extra durability and moisture protection
  • Bar-tacked stress points for extra strength
  • Includes a mesh storage bag and a waterproof fold-n-roll closure stuff sack
  • Overall weight: 2.67 ounces (medium); 3.43 ounces (large)
  • Down fill weight: 1.44 ounces (medium); 1.78 ounces (large)
  • Packed Dimensions: 12 x 7 inches (medium); 13 x 7 inches (large)
  • Fits lengths to: 75 inches (medium); 83 inches (large)
  • Shell material: Texped PA35 Ripstop Nylon
  • Lining material: Texped PR 58 Ripstop polyester
  • Fill content: 750 fill Goose Down

Temperature rating EN 13537:
  • Traditional North American Rating = -6 degrees Celsius/ 20 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Upper Comfort Limit: 15 degrees Celsius/ 59 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Comfort Women: 2 degrees Celsius/ 36 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Comfort Men: -3 degrees Celsius/ 27 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Lower Extreme Limit: -6 degrees Celsius/ 20 degrees Fahrenheit

I would love to get my hands on this sleeping bag.  It has a hefty price tag but from all the reviews I have ready it seems like it is worth it to me.  I think it is really neat that you can get up in the middle of the night and still be warm.  Have you ever got up in the middle of the night out of your sleeping bag?  The air outside is so cold you exhale icicles.  This sleeping bag is heavy so don't try and pack your bug out bag so heavy that you can't add the DreamWalker 650.   Make sure you take a look at your bug out bag checklist and take off any extra stuff so you can add this bag.  I know if I get this bag I would be waking in heaven around my campsite.  Then I realized I was wearing the Dream Walker 650 in my dreams.   It's always nice to dream.  "Don't Judge Me".  Survive your dreams and buy the DreamWalker 650.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Living Off The Land So You Can Start A Farm

Living Off The Land So You Can Start A Farm.  If I could this is how I would do it.  There is no wrong or right way but If I had to do it then this is what I would do. You can start a farm on 1/4 on an acre.  Could you make it if you had to start all over?  I am not sure but I would damn sure try.  I would first start and on a hunt and look for some fresh water.  I  would look for a nice property on the fresh water source.  I am not sure on how I would get water to the property but I know I need to have that to survive.

I would love a root cellar to store all of the goodies that I would have canned from that years harvest.  I am talking about going wilderness family.  I have nothing but wood so  I would start cutting down some trees to make my shelter and then store some wood away for the winter.  A wood stove would be a must so I could heat my small bug out shelter or my home.

I would hope I would have sufficient tools with me.  I would love to have some horses so I could plow the field to plant some great vegetables and beans to grow so I can last during the winter.  I would have some chickens, rabbits, cows and pigs.  All those animals would need feed.  That is when it gets tricky and surviving in the wild becomes a crazy thing to think about. Lol.

I can't forget about my pond that I would have or have built my cabin near.  I would hope to have catfish and all kinds of fish to fill my belly if I needed to.  That reminds me I would like to have a worm farm so I can have fresh night crawlers at my fingertips.  Ohh So many things you need for self reliant living.  I am going to have to break this process down in steps.  I would plan to start a farm as soon at my shelter was built. I need to practice on my urban survival skills on farming.  Next time  I will go into detail on the way I would start a farm.