Lately I've been working on making my 50 Mile GHB sleeping arrangement as comfortable as possible for 4 seasons without moving into a huge pack. Before I had no system and carried only an E-Bivy with the plan of sleeping on a debris bed if possible or hard ground. While the temps here in the … Continue reading PLUQ: Poncho Liner Under Quilt
The recent Paradise fire tragedy was a grim reminder that without a plan and more importantly preset "triggers" to implement it, you may not have time to avoid the same fate as many Paradise residents. Every prepared person (i.e. "Prepper") should have multiple EVAC-uation plans to pick from depending on the allowable time given to … Continue reading What’s Your 5 Minute EVAC Plan?
If you have not already made an electronic backup of your critical documents, DO IT NOW! I'm one of the worst procrastinators when it comes to boring stuff like this, but it really is important and I encourage you to not delay another week. Below is a list of items to consider storing electronic copies … Continue reading Thumb Drive of Your Life!
While cleaning out the shop today I found an old FOB that I had started making mods on a few years back. I remember "needing" this little thing because it was so cool at the time. It was sold by TAD and very expensive if I recall correctly. Back then they were not so … Continue reading Jute & My Alternate Fire Key Chain FOB
About 20 years ago in my backpacking days, I purchased a strange looking hammock called the Hennessy Hammock. I was intrigued by it's all-in-one design with a bug screen and fly, not to mention the unorthodox bottom entry. I quit backpacking shortly after that purchase and while I didn't get to use it much for … Continue reading The Best BOB Shelter You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Every hear of it? I had not either until 6 months ago. It's also known as BuJo which stands for "Bullet Journal" and is a very unique way of getting things done (GTD) using a standard notebook and pen. I learned how to use the system at the website (https://bulletjournal.com), before the author released his … Continue reading Bullet Journaling
I recently went looking for an EDC fixed blade to replace my custom Damascus Pikal blade that Mark Goldsworthy made for me years back. Mark made a real piece of art and a great defensive tool for me, but over the years I found myself wishing my EDC fixed blade had more utility to it … Continue reading Jolly Rogers “EDC I Survivalist Backup” Review pt.1