Category Archive: Survival Gear

How to Make Chimney-Jet Alcohol Stove

  Chimney stoves work by creating an updraft through the stove that feeds the flame with oxygen and by having the flame start inside the stove which causes it to really heat up and vaporize more fuel.  The simplest versions are singled walled while others are doubled walled.  The heat output can be adjusted by …

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Primitive Fishing Tool – The Gorge Hook

The Gorge Hook is a highly effective and simple to make primitive fishing tool… In this episode I demonstrate how to make, bait, and use the gorge hook in an actual fishing situation. This tool is among the simplest of the primitive fishing hooks. It is in essence a straight bodied device tapering down to points on each …

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Making Charcoal

  A quick demonstration of a simple and fool proof way of making high quality charcoal. This method can be scaled up or down to fit your needs. It’s so simple that you’ll even have time to roast a few marshmallows while you’re cooking your charcoal.  

Handy PVC Pipe Hacks to Use Around the House

PVC pipe can be used for a lot of things, from holding tools to creating frames or irrigation systems. They also represent the perfect material that can make life around the house a little bit easier as well.  Let’s take a look at a few ingenious ideas that may be useful, and maybe they will inspire …

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Food Storage for Bugging-In

  You want to concentrate on dry and canned goods to represent the largest part of your stockpile. These items are usually pre-cooked or only require water to prepare. They are easy to store and can last a long time if they are packaged properly.   You want to avoid relying on refrigerated or frozen items. If …

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How to Bend PVC Pipe Easily and Efficiently

One of the biggest advantages to using PVC pipe is that it can be easily modified.  Working with iron or metal pipes requires a lot of force to bend them, and copper pipes are not always the best option to use.  PVC solves all of these problems as they are durable, pliable and lightweight.  Let’s look at …

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Making the Most of Your Firewood

Firewood needs to be prepared properly in order to produce heat and energy efficiently. Different types of wood also produce different characteristics that can impact the quality of your fire. Let’s take a look at some factors that influence how well firewood will ignite and burn so that you can make the most of this resource …

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Make Cordage from Natural Materials

In this episode, we show you how to take natural materials, such as bark, and make your own cordage. This might be a primitive skill, but everyone needs cordage and if you are out you have no choice! A great skill to have and hope you can give it a try!

Civil War Hardtack – AKA “Survival Biscuit”

How to make Civil War type “Hardtack.” Many a Civil War soldier depended on “hardtack” to keep him in the fight. Hardtack was a thick and hard “cracker-type” of biscuit make with flour, water and salt. It was known to be so hard and tough that only by soaking it in water, coffee or frying …

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Super Easy Soap For Beginners.

I started making soap around the time I started prepping. Yes, I can go to the store and buy soap, but in a SHTF situation, that may not be an option. I make soap so I can save money, know what is in it, and most importantly, keep the skill fresh in my mind.    

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