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    Gear Tasting 53: New LBT Packs, Footwear and One Year Anniversary Giveaway!
    ITS Tactical / Imminent Threat Solutions



    Published on Aug 25, 2016
    On today’s episode, Bryan showcases the brand new LBT 1476A-V2 pack with a detachable sustainment pack. He also answers some Questions Over Coffee including his alternative to Gore-Tex footwear and some BUD/s tips for a viewer shipping out soon.

    Finally, Bryan announces Gear Tasting’s Anniversary Giveaway prize pack, including details on how to enter to win!

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    Chics and Guns: Why Women DON'T Carry
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    Published on Aug 26, 2016
    What are the barriers to women carrying their guns? How do you choose good gear or a good pistol?
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    Russian Emergency Ration "Marine Pro" - Taste Test
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    Published on Aug 26, 2016
     
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    4 Reasons I bought all these items for prepping.
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    Published on Aug 24, 2016
    Super great clearance deals I bought.
     
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    Incredible Modular Shovel Multitool
    Canadian Prepper



    Published on Aug 27, 2016
    Most folding shovels suck! This one surprisingly doesn't. I have seen these things all over the place under different names so I thought I would give it a shot, I was very impressed.

    Prices quoted in video are in Canadian dollars, retails for 60-70 USD
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    Testing Survival Gear With Melanie On Pine Island
    TR Tech Tactical & Survival



    Published on Aug 29, 2016
    My wife Melanie and I took the boat over to Pine Island for a couple days of survival training. It was nothing hardcore but just a testing of our gear and to see what we needed and what we could do without.

    See my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/techman2015
    and watch our daily videos as we strive to become self sufficient and off the grid.

    We are always adjusting our gear to reduce weight and maximize usefulness of what we have. In order to really find out what works and what does not, we have to go out and use the stuff.

    It does you no good to get a survival bug out bag and leave it in the closet somewhere until one day it is needed. You have to go out and use your gear often. You need to know where everything is in a hurry. You need to practice setting up camp and breaking it down in a hurry. And much more.

    We are tryout out some new gear as well during our stay. One unique item we are testing is the SunJack USB LED light. This is a USB powered LED light which is also daisy chainable. Plus it has color changing LEDs inside. And it is remote controlled too.

    I am powering the USB LED camp light using the SunJack 8,000 mAh USB battery bank with dual outputs. And I charge that up using the SunJack folding solar panel which is a permanent part of my Bug Out Bag.

    You can find SunJack products here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=U...

    Or visit their website: http://www.sunjack.com

    Melanie and I set up camp using a tent. Yes, a tent. Melanie is not yet used to camping in the woods so we brought a tent with us on our trip this time. I hope to wean her off the tent and into using the ultra light portable shelter using a couple rain ponchos and rope.

    But for now we are using a tent from Eureka which I have reviewed in the past. This is a pretty cool tent because it is wired up for 12 volt power. It originally came with a solar panel and battery back. But I can bring power with me if needed. For now though we are using the SunJack USB battery pack which is way lighter and better for hiking and survival.

    After setting up camp I pulled out my SilverFire Scout wood gassifier stove which I am also testing out recently. We heated up some coffees and enjoyed the evening together while the water for dinner was heating up.

    We brought some various foods with us but the main course was chicken and rice from Mountain House.

    During this time Melanie and I had a nice coffee chat, so please stay tuned for that. It was a really nice talk and Melanie opened up for the camera nicely.

    We pack our entire mobile kitchen in the Fieldline Pro series gear bag. I did a full video review and shared the contents of our portable kitchen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GezHp...

    Our plates and cups are silicon and collapsible. This makes them both light weight for hiking and survival plus it makes them take up way less space.

    Later Melanie and I roasted smores on the SilverFire Scout rocket stove. This was an interesting test to see if we could even roast marshmallows on this stove at all. But it turned out very well. As I said, this was not hardcore survival but just a time out to test our gear and try some new products.

    Later I realized that all our headlamps and flashlights on this trip were from ThruNite. We both have ThruNite headlamps but mine was on top of the camera to provide light for recording. I was also using a mini pocket penlight from ThruNite.

    You can find ThruNite products here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=U...

    Or visit their website directly: http://www.thrunite.com

    Stay tuned for more videos of our trip to Pine Island.

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    Building An ADZE, Apocabox August Challenge
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    Published on Aug 29, 2016
    A ADZE is a tool made since the stone age, very versatile and useful. Enjoy seeing it made with the M.U.S.T tool.
     
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    Vehicle Kit Update/Jess-X and Thrunite GAW Winners/Coming Soon - Preparedmind101
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    Published on Aug 28, 2016
    Sometimes...you smash your foot and need to do a housecleaning video. I cover updates to the car kit and answer FAQs from that video, Draw the winners to the final Summer Of Jessica video and the Thrunite T01 video, and gives some hints to upcoming videos.

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    Survivalism 101: Function Over Fashion
    Canadian Prepper



    Published on Aug 30, 2016
    Broadening the definition of preparedness.

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    NEW OneTigris Poncho Field Review
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    Published on Aug 30, 2016
    ACTION CAMERA SOUND IS NEVER THE BEST, i APOLOGIZE!. After reviewing their older poncho, they worked on designing another , that would be more fitting. I have to record with my water proof camera, the sound is not great.
    To check it out click here http://www.onetigris.com/product/onet...
     
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    Hexmag Series 2
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    Published on Aug 30, 2016
    Hexmag sent me a couple of their new Series 2 magazines so I wanted to make a quick video showing the function and talk about the updates they made. Check out https://hexmag.com/ for all the stuff they make.
     
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    TAC-BAR: Tactical Food Rations - Final Review
    TheUrbanPrepper



    Published on Aug 31, 2016
    AMAZON LINK: http://amzn.to/2belQuf

    TAC-BAR WEBSITE: http://www.tac-bar.com/

    MANUFACTURE DESCRIPTION :
    Tac-Bar is the only ration designed to perfectly fit into this standardized ammo can five at a time. Additionally, our 4 layer Mylar vacuum pouches have a thickness of 110 microns, the strongest around. Shipping, storage and deployment often damages food rations if they are not adequately protected, not a chance of that in our ammo can. Many prepper and tactical supplies are packaged in stackable ammo cans. Conforming to this system makes storage and deployment both practical and efficient. In a SHTF or extended tactical deployment scenario, food performance is paramount. There's lots to consider whether bugging in or out. Fact is, your body needs real food to perform at its peak and retain mental clarity. Tac-Bar has been engineered for a specific balance of calories, fats, carbohydrates, natural sugars, protein, vitamins and minerals to keep you operating at your best. There is no other food that can compare with Tac-Bar's daily recommended vitamin and mineral levels. Serious consideration to the physical size and weight of your provisions needs to be given. Tac-Bar is the highest calorie, vitamin & minerals combination per mass and volume around. There is no other ready to eat survival, emergency or tactical ration that contains real foods such as honey, oats or whey protein isolate. Tac Bar also requires no prep work, just snap off a piece and keep moving and stay alert. If you're using a vehicle to head to your bug-out location, just throw a Tac-Bar ammo can into it and you're set for a week for food (12,500cal) and water purification (10L). There is no silver bullet for survivalist food and no one wants to eat the same thing for extended periods. However, Tac-Bar has its place in any survivalists food plan. A free survival tin is now included, please visit the Tac-Bar website for more info on this and other great features of the Tac-Bar system.
     
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    Gear Tasting 54: PCU Comparison, Hydration Tube Covers and Giveaway Winner(s)
    ITS Tactical / Imminent Threat Solutions



    Published on Sep 1, 2016
    On this episode, Bryan walks through the Protective Combat Uniform (PCU) features and differences between Block 0 and Block 1 . He also answers some Questions Over Coffee, including what CCW to run in a class and his preference on hydration tube covers.

    Finally, Bryan announces the winner of our 1st Anniversary giveaway as well as some honorable mentions from all the submissions we received!

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    Keep Your Family Warm When the Furnace is Out | Galen Lehman
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    Published on Sep 1, 2016
    Can you weather natural disasters like ice storms or blizzards, and power outages or critical equipment failures, and despite any of these threats still prevent freezing damage to your home and maintain the livable heat and comfort that is so vitally important to your family's survival, stability, and safety?

    How can you keep your family and your house from freezing when the furnace is out? Galen Lehman, CEO of Lehman's Hardware, the legendary family-owned premier provider of off-grid, non-electric solutions for self-reliance for over 60 years, joins Reluctant Preppers to lay out the successful options and trade-offs you need to know for keeping your family warm and protected. Lehman draws on decades of experience to alert us to the safety concerns, best practices, and cost issues that really matter to your family!

    IN THIS INTERVIEW:
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    Cold house Impacts:
    - Separation of family
    - Burst pipes
    - Water damage, mold

    Realistic disaster scenarios:
    - severe weather
    - extended power failures
    - furnace failure

    Kerosene lamp: ($200 + $50 fuel) surprising amount of heat and light (Aladdin style lamp) mantle incandesces through heat. Requires no pumping, fuel can be stockpiled for up to 10 years.
    Needs adequate ventilation, may need to crack a window in a newer home. Fuel storage: keep cool

    Natural gas generally a reliable supply, since lines are buried and
    Natural gas heaters: ($800-$2000)
    standing pilot light or battery ignition. - Thermal pile technology: heat of pilot generated enough electricity to operate the thermostat. Creates enough heat to prevent pipes from freezing. 20,000-50,000 BTUH.
    Do not buy a large unvented natural gas heater! Definitely need vented heater:
    B-Vent vs. Direct vent (double-wall pipe brings in outdoor combustion air & vents exhaust to outside.)
    Downside: dependence on natural gas supply.

    Propane:
    Higher cost: 500-1,000 gallon tank ($1200-2000)
    Fuel ($1500-$3000)

    Wood Stoves: ($2,000-$3,000)
    Vent must be higher than house
    Dramatic advanced in wood stove technology
    Smokeless: burn the smoke before it leaves the chimney- to see the smoke burning is beautiful
    Efficiency: 50-nearly 80%! Saves on firewood!
    Appearance of stoves:
    hearthstone soapstone (buffed to look like marble) even heat for a long period of time (12 hrs) maintain fire through
    Wood fuel:
    long term wood storage: if stored wood too dry, need to mix green wood to prevent surging burn & smoking
    Store outside, bring wood in daily
    Chimney:
    in newer homes or traditional home: prefer metal chimney pipe
    round flue works well with spiraling exhaust gases
    use class A stainless steel chimney pipe with insulation
    DuraVent, Metalbestos brands
    Wood cook stoves: cook well and heat somewhat well.

    Lehman's is here to help you! - Blog articles, classes in the Lehman’s store, experts on call center available!

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    Sterno portable folding stove
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    Published on Sep 2, 2016
     
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    Ammo Stockpiling
    The Immortal



    Published on Sep 2, 2016
    My reasoning regarding the purpose for stockpiling and my strategy in order to do so. Share your thought, please.
     
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    The G-Suit : Personal Camouflage
    The Immortal



    Published on Sep 3, 2016
    Personal camouflage and techniques to disappear in nature.
     
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    Prepping Update- Water, Bug-out Bike, Packs, Politics
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    Published on Sep 4, 2016
    Prepping Update.
     
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    Modern Wood Harvesting Tools for Preppers
    Canadian Prepper



    Published on Sep 5, 2016
    Your ability to harvest energy to burn to keep you warm may mean the difference between surviving and thriving, in this video in this video I document what has worked for me in this regard.

    Here is a list of the tools in the video
    Silky Ono
    http://amzn.to/2bNHpGb

    Silky katanaboy 650
    http://amzn.to/2cgYeaa

    Silky BigBoy 2000 XL
    http://bigbeartools.com/store/#!/BIGB...

    Fiskers Chopping Axe
    http://amzn.to/2c5urli

    Fiskers Splitting axe
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    Ontario SP 8 Hatchet
    http://amzn.to/2bXNJs4

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    Battlbox Mission 1.2 Tent Setup and Discussion
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    Published on Sep 4, 2016
    Luke has been asked to setup and discuss the Battlbox Mission 1.2 Tent so here ya go!

    Link : https://battlbox.com

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    Raven Phantom OWB Holster! AND The Importance of HOLSTER MAINTENANCE!
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    Published on Sep 4, 2016
    My commentary on the importance of knowing your gear and maintaining it. I also share my initial thoughts on the Raven Phantom holster and the experience with the Blackhawk Serpa
     
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    Bug Out Practice Using What We Scavenge On The Way
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    Published on Sep 5, 2016
    Melanie and I went out on a bug out training trip. We took only our bug out bags, boat and the truck. Our truck would serve as our bed and the boat would hopefully provide us with access to food.

    We packed our gear within about ten minutes including the boat and left home in the afternoon. We joined up with a friend who had a camp site on private land out in the country.

    The first thing we did when we arrived was to set up our beds in the back of the truck. I put down our ground tarp and then the military foam pads. Next came my sleeping bag as a big more cushion and to isolate us from the cold metal of the truck bed. And last came Melanie's sleeping bag which we used as a blanket.

    Over the top I put an old tent rain fly which would keep the heavy dew off our gear.

    We were simulating a bug out scenario where we grabbed what we had prepared and then salvaged things on the way that looked useful.

    We had an old charcoal grill bottom which we found in the woods and a metal grate which we used to cook on. Some scrap lumber which was salvaged from a junk pile served as fuel for our fire.

    I used Melanie's Hultafors knife and a board to split wood into kindling so we could get the fire going. The Hultafors knife is rugged and tough enough to do the job with ease.

    Later Melanie used the same knife to cook with.

    After coffee and dinner we settled in for the night. It was going to be a big day. We needed to catch some fish to put away for later use.

    In the morning we rekindled the fire and put on a pot of coffee. I used my Ozark Trails pot set which I love so much now. The larger two quart pot is big enough to serve a small group of people with coffee.

    After breakfast we loaded up the boats and went fishing. This pond does not know man and the fish should be biting like mad.

    We were not disappointed. We all brought in a nice mess of fish which we took into camp to clean and preserve for later use.

    I believe in training with the gear that you have. I also believe in survival with comforts. If you have your bug out gear ready at all times then you can have comforts on the trail. If you train with your gear then you learn what comforts are missing.

    The truck bed serves us well as a place to sleep and a camp kitchen. It also makes a good place to sit around the fire later on.

    If you find yourself in a bug out scenario then your vehicle often makes a good improvised shelter. It was cold out this night but we were comfortable.

    Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe, Like and Share

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    Wife's Swiss Gear Bug-Out Bag- Update
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    Here is an updated video showing my wife's bug-out bag and some of the changes and modifications I have made as of 9-5-16.
     
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    LIFE VEST SURVIVAL KIT for Floods and Tsunamis (PFD)
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    Published on Sep 7, 2016
    PDF: https://www.mediafire.com/?ah2we6np6x...

    This is a prototype design of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Survival Kit for water emergencies such as floods and tsunamis. While I have several general purpose emergency kits, I didn’t have anything specific to act as a flotation aid. While the top priority is to evacuate a water hazard path as quickly as possible, I still wanted to have an emergency kit available that could potentially aid with my personal flotation and possibly help save loved ones. While tsunamis are more probable in coastal regions, flooding can occur almost anywhere. Here is some additional information regarding floods:

    FLOOD FACTS:
    1. In the past 5 years, all 50 US states have experiences floods or flash floods.
    2. Hurricanes, winter storms and snowmelt are common (but often overlooked) causes of flooding.
    3. Flash floods often bring walls of water 10 to 15 feet high.
    4. A car can easily be carried away by just two (2) feet of rushing water.
    5. In a high-risk area, your home is more likely to be damaged by flood than by fire.
    6. The Centers for Disease Control reported that over half of all flood-related drowning occurs when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood waters.
    7. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!

    The items included in this prototype PFD kit were designed with the intent of being easily replicated for others (e.g., family members) and affordable (less than $100 after the purchase of the PFD itself).

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    DONATIONS:
    Text "LAFLOODS" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross Louisiana Flood Relief efforts.

    REFERENCES:
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    http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/
    http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prep...
    https://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/floo...

    TYPES OF PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES (PFD):
    http://www.mustangsurvival.com/blog/2...

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    Bug-Out Van- Items from the Container Store- Storage Discussion
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    Published on Sep 7, 2016
    A video showing some storage items that I recently picked up from the container store. I also discuss possible storage improvements that I may be working on in the near future to make this van more livable.
     
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    Published on Sep 7, 2016
    A video montage of an ATV I rented honing my video skills while having some fun! What a blast these things are! Now I want one, and its on my wishlist! I overlay some text regarding the pros and cons of ATV's and their utility to give this video some practical value! Enjoy!
     
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    Gear Tasting 55: Writing Consumables, Plate Carrier Preference and Coffee Brewing Methods
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    Published on Sep 8, 2016
    On this episode, Bryan discusses a new book on Pearl Harbor and offers a look at his writing consumables. He also answers some Questions Over Coffee including his thoughts on gear subscriptions, plate carrier setup and coffee brewing methods.

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    Top 10 Things You Need To Live Off The Grid
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    Published on Sep 9, 2016


    Top 10 Things You Need To Live Off The Grid, So I wanted to share my 10 things you will need to live off the grid.

    Welcome to my channel: My channel is about How I use renewable energy to live off the Grid on the Big Island of Hawaii. I use renewable energy Wind Turbines Solar Panels and other ways to achieve my way of life. I started my channel because I wanted to share my experience living the off grid. I started with a small 12v off gird system and now I am building a Brand New 48v Off Grid Home here in Hawaii. If you follow me you will see where i started and where i am going. I am sharing the way i have done this and want to share any tips i can to help others that may be in the same situation or may be thinking about living off the grid. There is a lot of good information on my channel and a lot more to come. My VLog - Modern Off Grid DIY

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    Maxpedition 12x5 Water Bottle Holder- Set up with Gear
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    Fabric/Nylon
    • Imported
    • We finish our bags with a triple coat of polyurethane for water resistance and add a Final coat of dupont Teflon fabric Protector to repel the elements. Only the best components and designs are used
    • We Use complete YKK zippers and slides exclusively unlike our competitors who put YKK slides on generic zippers
    • We add Military grade Nylon webbing for straps, handles, and modular attachment points. Genuine Dura flex buckles and hardware add strength and functionality
    • Starting with large, unseamed panels of 1000 denier Nylon, we meticulously reinforce each stress point with composite thread. No unnecessary seams or polyester parts are used
    • The 12" x 5" Bottle Holder will hold a tall insulated container or a bottle of wine (750ml).

    •Main compartment: 12" high x 5" diameter, padded, with drainage grommet
    •Frontal: 7" x 4" x 1.5" with elastic retention
    •PALS attachment webbing: Front and sides
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    Reworking Contents Of My BOB Bug Out Bag
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    Published on Sep 10, 2016
    A real prepper will be using his/her Bug Out Bag (BOB) regularly to become familiar with its contents and to improve things with time. As you find something better you replace older items. And you replace wearing or worn out items as you go.

    If you have a bug out bag siting in a closet somewhere then I have to first say that you are better off than over 90 percent of the population. But if you are not practicing with your gear then you are going to be hurting a bit if you ever do bug out.

    Some items are perishable and have a shelf life. Some things just deteriorate with time. Medicine, vitamins and water have shelf lives. Survival foods have a shelf life. Some items with certain plastics or rubber will simply degrade with time.

    It is a good idea that you at least inventory your Bug Out Bag regularly to become familiar with the gear inside and to replace aging items.

    But it is even better if you take your survival backpack out in the field with you. Take it camping and use it as your main source for equipment and food. See if you can make if comfortably or not.

    Melanie and I are going out once a week now and we take only our bug out bags and our supplementary food bag. After a trip we repack our gear and replace used items. In this way our backpacks are always ready to grab and go.

    After a few trips recently with Melanie I had her take notes while driving home from a survival training trip. We discussed what items would make our lives better or more comfortable and what items need to be improved in our gear.

    I like to have my Bug Out Backpack compartmentalized. Everything has its place and each pouch has related items in it.

    For example personal hygiene items are in one pouch in my BOB.

    I have heavily reworked my first aid kit and am still improving it as I find the proper materials. I have replaced the bright colored first aid kit I carried for years inside my BOB with a good pouch that attaches to the outside of my bag for easier access.

    I am planning to get some bags that fit inside my Bug Out Bag which will carry my portable kitchen. Currently I am using the Fieldline Pro Series bag as my camp kitchen. This has all our cookware, fire starting materials, food and my personal dishes and silverware. Melanie carries her own dinnerware in her BOB.

    I removed a lot of heavy items such as binoculars which I never used all these years. In a true grid down survival situation I may add these back. I will keep a supplementary grab bag on the side with any items that may be useful in a real world grid down scenario but for now these are just extra weight.

    I am always reworking my survival backpack and it is far from complete so stay tuned for the final contents of my survival Bug Out Bag.

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    My New Favorite Hiking Pot Set From Ozark Trail
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    Published on Sep 10, 2016
    This is my new favorite backpacking and survival cookware set. I have been looking for a good, affordable stainless steel cooking pot set for a long time. I finally found it.

    I do not use or believe in non stick or aluminum cookware. Aluminum is known to cause mental illness in the elderly. And I have no idea what that non stick stuff does to your body long term but I am not using it. In our house we use only glass, stainless steel and cast iron cookware.

    Of course most people use aluminum cookware for ultra light hiking and backpacking but for me it is always stainless steel. And stainless steel is more durable over an open flame than aluminum. In a true grid down or survival situation your camp fuel will run out and you will be cooking over an open flame. I prefer to be prepared for that day.

    That is the reason for being prepared after all.

    I have used stainless steel pots and pans for camping many years now. I would prefer cast iron but it is just too heavy to carry in my backpack long term. So stainless steel it is. As long as you have no heat distribution coating on the bottom the pot or pan is good for use over an open fire. It may warp and bend some but it will last.

    This pot and pan set is the best I have seen in years of searching. Most camping pot and pan sets are so tiny. Most are less than a quart with most of those being about 700 ml.

    I always wanted a larger set so that I can just heat up water one time and have my coffee and food at the same time. I never hike alone and I am usually the camp cook. The small pots are perfect for a single person alone on the trail. Or if every person in the group has their own pot and stove. But this is wasteful of fuel and takes up valuable space in the group backpacks.

    With a smaller pot you are heating up water multiple times which wastes valuable time.

    Now I have this set with two pots and a lit. Both pots have folding handles which wrap around the pot. The smaller pot sits neatly inside the larger pot. The lit fits both pots.

    The larger pot has a 2 quart capacity which I have found is perfect for three or four cups of coffee and water left over to wash the cups in. Or two to three cups of coffee and water for a meal. Or two cups of coffee and two meals. This is the perfect pot if you are not alone.

    The smaller pot has a capacity of 1.44 quart which can still provide us with two cups of coffee and a meal.

    Since this review we have used both pots again quite a bit and we all love this set. Melanie, my friend and myself.

    Oh, and to top it all off, this set comes with a mesh bag to keep it all neat together in your backpack. This keeps the soot off your gear.

    Ozark Trail is only found in Walmart and this kit only costs $10. Yes only ten dollars for such an awesome three piece stainless steel cooking pot set.

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    SUV Storage Solution For A Service Vehicle. (Or BOV)
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    Published on Sep 9, 2016
    This video was a work related informal internal solution on how to make a practical field service vehicle out of a standard Chevy Tahoe 4WD SUV. Got many inquiries about it on other vids so I decided to release this to everyone else. For preppers, consider it a BOV modification.
     
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    Lets Talk: Prepper Sellouts, Trolls and Integrity
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    Published on Sep 11, 2016
    Some rant about selling survival products, the integrity of youtubers and delving into the psychology of trolls.

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    Bug Out Practice Ready 2 Go In 4 Minutes My Wife And I
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    Published on Sep 11, 2016
    My wife Melanie and I are often taking our Bug Out Bags and boat on fishing and survival training trips. So we decided to time ourselves life and see how fast we can load the truck with all our gear.

    We surprised ourselves by having the truck fully loaded in just four minutes.

    Now, keep in mind that we have our bug out bags always prepared and ready to grab in a hurry. Our bags are always updated after every use and put back in their places. The are easy to grab and go.

    Our boat, motor, anchor and oars are also close by and ready to go because we use them once a week.

    The battery is always stored out in the battery shed outside the off grid tiny house on wheels.

    Our food and other necessary items are always ready to go in the supplementary food bag. This is also packed and checked after every use.

    The cooler carries some extras and this is also always ready to grab and go because we use it so often.

    Nothing here was staged or moved to make it look better on video. We wanted to time ourselves for real and see how long it takes us to pack our gear into the truck.

    The idea for this arose two weeks ago when we went out camping with a friend and it took him hours to get his gear ready while it took us only about 5 minutes to pack our truck while he waited for us. We were surprised ourselves at how quickly this went.

    So we wanted to time ourselves live on video.

    I had put on the truck cap earlier in the day to see if it would fit on the truck. The idea is that we will be adding this to our survival preparations for future trips. Camping in the back of the truck is faster, easier and safer than using a tent or ground shelter.

    With a truck you simply get out of bed, jump in the truck and go if you have to leave in a hurry.

    Every single family should have a bug out plan and practice it. If you have children you should practice with them as well. As kids growing up we often had fire and tornado drills in school so this is second nature for me.

    Everyone needs to be prepared for anything. Tornado, fire, hurricane, war or other disaster could have you on the road in a hurry. Be prepared.

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    Melanie And I Truck Bed Camping At The Lake
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    Published on Sep 12, 2016
    Melanie and I joined a friend for some truck bed camping during a bug out practice run. We also restored an old cast iron frying pan in the fire.

    Watch the previous video to see Melanie and I preparing our bug out gear in a hurry. In only 4 minutes we packed our truck and were ready to hit the road. Since we are camping every week now, we are working smoothly together and we have the job down to a science.

    We were both surprised to find that it only took us 4 minutes to load the truck though.

    To cook our meal we took out an old rusty cast iron frying pan which badly needed to be restored. We started a fire and then tossed the frying pan into the fire to burn off. After it was in there for a while I flipped it over to burn the other side as well.

    I restored this old pan and we used it for all of our cooking on this weekend.

    You can see how to restore rusty old cast iron cookware here:
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    After cleaning up the frying pan we enjoyed some good food on an open fire.

    That evening we slept in the bed of the truck. We had a mattress in there with our bug out gear. It was raining a bit so I put a tarp over the top of the truck cap and hung a tent rain fly over the opening as a water proof door. It worked very well.

    Later on Melanie and I both played some cards in the back of the truck in all comfort. We had a good time.

    The only problem we did have is that it was very hot and humid. None of us slept at all that night due to sweating so badly all night. We all agreed it was the hottest night we have seen yet this year.

    We had planned to take out our boats and catch some fish but the pond stank badly. It was the same pond that we visited last week but it was so much changed. The algae had grown over the entire surface of the water as well. We just did not want any fish from that water.

    Melanie and I are putting away fish for the winter. We are growing our own food and stocking up to save on food costs this year. Fish is a cheap and easy way to stock up on good food.

    Some we freeze but most we salt cure for later use.

    Melanie and I did have some comforts this time though. We had some folding chairs and tables. One for each of us.

    I am reviewing the tables and will let you know what I think of them later. I bought these last fall during a clearance at TSC and only not got a chance to really use them.

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