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Review: America Stone

October 23, 2012

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Using the America Stone

As the husband of a loving prepping and homesteading wife, I don’t receive neckties and shaving kits for Christmas and my birthday. I don’t remember the last time I got soap-on-a-rope as a gift. Instead, Laura and the kids give me things like books and videos on survival, multi-tools, and bug-out bags. I have a wonderful […]

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Dull Knives are Dangerous

October 22, 2012

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keeping your knife sharp

It may seem a bit counterintuitive, but a dull knife is far more dangerous than one that is sharp. Why? The answer makes sense if you really stop to consider what happens. The Perils of a Dull Knife A dull knife doesn’t serve the purpose for which it was intended. You want a knife that will […]

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Review: Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener

May 30, 2012

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precision knife sharpener

Being somewhat geeky, I recently purchased the Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener, “Pro-Pack” along with an additional sets of 800/100 diamond ‘stones’ and a set of ceramic ‘stones’ for curved blades for an embarrassingly large amount of money, even on sale. But hey, I have bought some expensive knives and if added up, there is far more money invested in the knives than the sharpener. Rationalization is a wonderful tool.

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Finding Dry Firewood When It’s Wet

May 3, 2012

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gathering dry wood from wet

I took my oldest two kids on a 3-day backpacking trip a few weeks ago. We hiked with some friends about a dozen miles on a trail that was rated “Strenuous.” At times there were some pretty steep inclines that we had to traverse, but overall it was a good, pleasant hike. It felt good […]

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Review: Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Companion

November 2, 2011

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The Ka-Bar BK2 Companion Knife

Before making most any purchase, I enjoy thoroughly researching a product. I go online and look for unbiased reviews of the item, I visit Amazon.com to look at how other consumers have rated it, and if possible I go to local retailers to touch and feel the item I’m considering. I learned this lesson the […]

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Joe’s Prepping Diary: 10/03/2011

October 3, 2011

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Had a wonderful time over the weekend. Camped Friday night, got up and day-hiked 10 miles through some pretty hilly terrain, and returned to my base camp on Saturday afternoon. Came home on Sunday. It was a bit chilly at night, but I had good gear and slept well. Made sure to carry the necessities […]

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Get Thee to TSC

July 18, 2011

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Apparently, Tractor Supply Company is having an unadvertised sale for preparedness items.  I am a bargain hunter by nature, so I always give at least a glance to the clearance sections of just about anywhere I shop.  Look at some of the fantastic things in the clearance bin now. When the world is a different […]

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A Good Knife

May 20, 2011

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A good, high quality knife is an essential tool for every survival scenario. With the exception of a multi-tool, no other item has as many wide-ranging capabilities as a good knife. A good knife can be used to cut saplings to make a shelter or to skin a rabbit for dinner. It can be used […]

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