Aids to Survival Manual This manual is published by the Western Australian Police Academy.  Australia is known for it’s unforgiving outback.  There are some things in this manual that pertain to only Australia such as some of the vegetation they refer to, however, there is some very good survival suggestions,Read More →

The pocket fishing pole is a perfect fit for any go-bag.  These are small, lightweight, and affordable.  Most come with a reel and some do not.  There are a wide variety of these available, but quality will also vary.  These are perfect for emergency fishing, or to catch food.  ThereRead More →

Keeping your electronics charged during a power outage Staying charged during power outages in important for many reasons, mainly for communication and the ability to call for help if the need arises.Power outages can occur at any time, for a variety of reasons.  the most common being storms or weatherRead More →

This manual Australian Bushcraft is a serious guide to survival and camping.  This manual covers ropes and cords, knots and lashings, huts and thatchings, camp craft, food and water, fire making, animal habits, travel and weather, time and direction, and is 319 pages. To download this manual, please click theRead More →

Boiling Water with Stones for Survival Boiling water with stones may save your life .  In a survival situation, the basic rule to remember is the rule of 3’s.  You can survive 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, and 3 hours in  inclement weather either too hot orRead More →

Yes, you are not imagining it, you are looking at a copy of the legendary, the impossible-to-track-down, the $160-for-a-crumbling-copy at a rare-books auction where the guy selling it is a fat nerd and is never going to use the fantastic shit herein… the once lost, but now gloriously found… ThisRead More →

The Dutch Oven is a cast iron pot, with a top, that can be used over a fire.  Typically, the meal is placed into the pot and coals from the fire are placed below and on the lid to control the heat.  These are amazing, and one of my favoriteRead More →

Map Reading and Land Navigation FM 3-25.26 Map reading and land navigation are some of the first and most important skills you should learn to master.  You would be surprised to actually see how many people can’t actually read a map.  It gets even worse when you ask them toRead More →