Cook Meals, Boil Water and Make Electricity with BioLite’s CampStove 2

I appreciate resourcefulness and creativity, especially when they prove useful for you and me. It’s good to know it’s possible to cook meals, boil water and make electricity with BioLite’s CampStove 2.

There’s a lot going on inside the CampStove 2. Watch the short video below and discover how BioLite burns wood like gas and turns flames into electricity.



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Get Ready for Duck Hunting 101

If you’re a hunter, or if you’re thinking about hunting ducks or other small game for the first time,this will be of interest to you.

Get ready for Duck Hunting 101.

The survival Summit team believes that prepping doesn’t have to always be about doom and gloom. In fact, astute survivalists will take the opportunities to prepare for the worst, while keeping a positive mindset, then morph those opportunities into team building and family bond-building scenarios.

Just like the experts from this DVD did.

Why not step into the practical (and fun) side of self reliance in Duck Hunting 101 – Hunting and Processing Small Game To Survive The Greater Depression, and Have Fun Doing So.

Here’s what it’s all about…

  • Duck Calling
  • Shotgun Selection
  • Ammo Selection
  • The Right Choke Selection
  • Various Duck Decoy Spreads
  • Methods To Hunt a Variety of Areas
  • How To Make a Duck Call
  • How to Blend In During The Hunt
  • Local Law Awareness
  • Why a Cajun Microwave Is So Useful
  • How to Use a Cajun Microwave to Cook a Raccoon (So it doesn’t taste like road-kill)
  • How to Prepare Ducks For Cooking
  • How to Prepare Squirrel (and other small game) For Human Consumption

You’ll meet wilderness survival coach, Kenneth Blanton from Duck Life, as he walks you through the basics of duck hunting and preparing small game. Strengthen your group’s unity, while having fun, and becoming self reliant through the skills presented on this DVD.

Here are some “expert tips”–just for fun–to whet your appetite.

Join The Survival Summit as they team up with Duck Life and the Bayou Gunners to walk you through their way of life, harvesting ducks from the sky, and surviving off the land by regularly eating squirrel and raccoon.

And, yes, they show you how to have fun during the process, too, so you can be mentally and physically prepared to survive and thrive during The Greater Depression.

If you’re ready for Duck Hunting 101, click on the ad banner below.


Duck Hunting 101 DVD


Starting a Fire in Any Kind of Weather

In “Backwoods Home Magazine” for September/October, 2016 (Issue #161), Charles Sanders offers tips for starting a fire in any kind of weather. Read the entire article by clicking the link below the following exerpt.

Start a fire in any weather

By Charles Sanders

Most of us living in the backwoods are comfortable with utilizing fire as a tool. We use fire to heat our homes, burn brush, power our forges, help clear land, smoke meat, and cook our hotdogs at picnics. My grandma used to use kerosene-soaked corncobs to get the fire going in the kitchen range each morning.

But we also know that we may someday be in a situation where our ability to build a fire might determine whether we live or die.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

Survival in Harsh Environments – Get the Instruction You Need

It’s been said that if you know how to survive the high desert, you can survive just about anywhere. That’s precisely why The Survival Summit teamed up with expert, Kirsten Rechnitz, to produce her 3-Disc Series; Survival HD, How To Survive The Harsh Environments of the High Desert & Low Mountains.

With extreme temperature transitions from “shorts-weather” to blizzards in just a 12 hour time frame, the high deserts and low mountains near Moab, UT proved to be the perfect location for this incredible film.

Step into the shockingly harsh environment of High Desert, Low Mountain, as survival expert Kirsten Rechnitz takes you in depth and behind the scenes of real-world applications of survival. Coming from a woman who lived in the desert for nearly the last decade, she’s not afraid to get her hands a little bloody to passionately teach you the tricks of her trade.

Whether you’re preparing for TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It), SHTF, or just a general emergency, this hilariously entertaining and educational DVD is for you.

If you found yourself in the High Desert, or Low Mountains…

• Could you find water?
• Do you know the top three things to do to get rescued?
• Could you survive the intense heat of the day, followed by snow at night?
• Would you know what plant to use which is better than toilet paper?
• What about that spiked plant with anti fungal properties that can be used for sewing your clothes, cleaning under your nails, and even in more personal areas?

This series goes in depth into the How, What, Why, and What If’s of true survival. This is one of the most comprehensive survival courses ever made available outside of the military.

I’ve seen chapters from this instructional package, and I can tell you, you won’t be disappointed. You don’t have to live in the high desert or low mountain lands to benefit from what you’ll learn.

Click on the image below for more info and to place your order for this essential instruction on survival in harsh environments.


Survival HD DVD


Get Training in Land Navigation for Survival

The folks at the Survival Summit have produced another in their series of survival skills DVD’s. This one is “Survival Land Navigation.”

If you get lost, knowing how to navigate on land could mean the difference between life and death. You may not always have GPS available. “Survival Land Navigation” shows you how to navigate without it.

Why learn navigation the old fashioned way, without the help of electronic devices? Because it may be necessary one day. In the meantime, you can use these skills in situations that are fun, such as camping or geocaching.

To start with, what kind of compass should you have? One that’s reliable. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Various features are discussed.

You’ll also get tips on what to do when you don’t have a compass.

Do you know how far you’ve walked on a journey through the woods? Watch the info on pace count and ways to keep track of distance.

Plenty of time is devoted to instruction on using a USGS topographical map, including how to figure declination and plotting coordinates.

A good portion of the video is taken up with challenges out in the field, navigating to several locations. That’s followed by a discussion on various terrain features and how to plan routes.

The training concludes with encouragement to practice and develop your land navigation skills.

Your instructor is Top Albritton. He’s straightforward and matter of fact. However, dry humor is springkled in throughout the DVD and at the end.

Most chapters or sections in this DVD are short. Production quality is professional. Run time is an hour and 30 minutes.

To get “Survival Land Navigation,” click on the banner below this post.



Beyond the Bug Out Bag – Taking it on the Road

In the January/February 2016 “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #157), Jackie Clay-Atkinson has written about emergency planning beyond the bug out bag. Namely, taking it on the road.

If there should come a time when you need to get out of Dodge, have you considered a travel trailer stocked with survival supplies? How about tent camping as a temporary means of shelter? What about buying your own piece of property to escape to?

Or what about a combination of the above?

Take a look at the whole article, linked below the following exerpt.

Emergency planning beyond the bug-out bag

By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

In many emergency situations, simply staying home can be your most sensible choice. After all, most of us have stocked up on a good supply of food in our pantries, have made provisions to store large quantities of water, and have alternative ways to keep warm, should the power go out during cold weather.

At home, you’ll have plenty of clean, dry clothes and comfortable bedding and your family will feel much less threatened than if you leave for destinations unknown in an emergency.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.



Your first priority is to decide whether and when to bug out. In early 2015 I featured a two part conversation on DestinySurvival Radio with Bill Cirmo, who has devised a system to help you determine your BIBO number. BIBO means bug in or bug out.

Biew what I wrote about our visit here. That post includes the link to part 2.

Cirmo also sells travel trailers, stocked or unstocked, depending on what you need and can afford. Find out more at