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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Best Survival Knife For Your Bug Out Bag

Best Survival Knife For Your Bug Out Bag.  Do you have a knife that you just love.  What knife would you put in your get home bag.  When It comes to knives you have so many choices.  This is a knife that I would like to have. Gerber 22-01400 LMF II Survival Knife 

Here are some of the reasons I would love to add this knife to my bug out bag checklist.

  • The knife has a stainless steel buttcap on the end of the knife that can pierce glass.
  • It has a built in sharpener and include a sheath.
  • Serrated blade
  • Molle straps on the case.
  • Made in the USA.
This is a really nice knife.  Gerber make really great survival products.  I have a multi-tool from them that was made over 25 years ago and it still works like new.  I would love to try out my urban survival skills with this knife by my side.

  • Removing Knife from sheath is tight (practice makes perfect)

All is all this knife would be a good choice for a person wanting a nice Knife.  I want to be able to purchase the best survival knife that money can buy.  The Gerber knife is an excellent choice to polish up your urban survival skills.  Make sure you have a survival knife to add to your bug out bag list.