It's a good piece of gear to have, don't ya think? Below is a shot of all the compass types I own, including my Samsung 9 phone. Today the wife and I were rechecking our pace counts and going over the basics of Land Nav after watching a great starter video by "Corporal's Corner", when … Continue reading Got Compass?
In my other post Got Fire? I made a couple of candles in metal tins to put into my GHB that seemed to work great at taking the heat back in June when I wrote that post. Later in the year I decided to check on them and found that they had leaked a bit and sealed themselves … Continue reading A Better Fire Starting Candle
This is actually my second try at harvesting rain water. The first time was at my previous property and it did not turn out so well for one main reason... It is critical that you keep your tank completely sealed! I made the mistake of cutting a hole through the tank lid so I … Continue reading Rain Water Harvesting Setup
The surrounding 2 miles around my property are interlinked by timber grows of Doug Fir and stands of White Oak and Ash. They have heavy underbrush ranging from blackberries to ferns. Between those groves are fields of grass for sheep and cattle. That's a diverse range for any camo to blend into. Something that the … Continue reading Seriously Bro… Multicam?
If you are not aware already, NatGeo has quadrant maps for free that will print on standard 8.5x11 paper. These are great for putting in your GHB for your route should your phone die on you. Check it out. https://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads
I'm always looking for a better setup when it comes to having an offline topo map program for my phone and tablet. I can't count how many times I've been outside of cell service and used an offline map to find my way when Google Maps was not available. Today I found one that is … Continue reading The Ultimate Offline Map for Android
Today I decided to do a "BOB Dump" to see what's in the thing and what I want to improve on, notes are inline with images. The pack is an USMC one I got from a surplus store for $100.00 It's large and rugged but heavy. If I were planning on trekking long distances I … Continue reading B.O.B. Dump 09/2018