16 Dec 18
Punty Ventures

For several years now, I have been using the same cookset. Over the years, I have added a few things to it, but I haven’t changed it. Is it perfect? No, there is no such thing. But, my cookset can do just about anything I need it to do. I don’t have to choose what […]

12 Dec 18
The Loadout Room

The crash through the ice was surprising. The chest constricting cold hit you immediately as the water flowed over your Gore-Tex soaking your insulating layers. With extreme perseverance and strength, you manage to pull yourself onto the bank of the stream, you lay on the bank for a moment as the water begins to freeze […]

12 Dec 18
mojos leather works

1/2 x 5″ Ferrocerium Rod with a stick of fatwood and paracord. Start your fire in the rain snow wet conditions. The all-weather fire starter yields 12,000 strikes and produces a 3,000-degree Fahrenheit spark; works even when wet Have a tinder ready with the fatwood handle ,just scrape a few chips off of the handle […]

05 Dec 18
Supernatural & Natural Worlds

by Sara Eudy, UNC Charlotte My great-grandmother had a lot of superstitions around food. Certain foods held connotations of bad luck, while others would bring good fortune and wealth. Though a devout Baptist Christian, my great-grandmother functioned like a lot women in the Rural South, somewhere between Paganism and Traditional Christianity—let’s call it Pantheism, for […]

02 Dec 18
Thoughts from Mark "Hat" Rackley

See, the Lord, the Lord Almighty, will lop off the boughs with great power. The lofty trees will be felled, the tall ones will be brought low. He will cut down the forest thickets with an ax; Lebanon will fall before the Mighty One. A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from […]

19 Nov 18
Smoking FACEPelt Outdoors

Anyone that knows me, how much I love pine trees. From pine needle tea to fatwood, I have always been a big fan of pines. One thing I haven’t covered is pine resin. The sap from pines is an extremely valuable resource that is fairly easy to harvest. When a pine tree is damaged, it […]

14 Nov 18

US Conference of Catholic Bishops delays vote pending Vatican approval; Crd. DiNardo, “We’re not happy about this.” 11/13/18 – (InfoWars; Adan Salazar) The Vatican stepped in to prevent a vote at a US bishops’ conference Monday which could have led to the formation of a commission to hold bishops accountable for child sex abuse crimes.

10 Nov 18
Running with Sheep

One of the joys of camping in the colder weather is getting warm by the campfire. Sharing stories, drinking hot chocolate, cooking – or just get mesmerized by the best television show there is; fire! In this post we will share the essential ingredients of the art of fire making, different ways to get your […]

29 Oct 18
National Association of Christian Ministers

It sure has been a long time, since we revisited the subject of survival, hasn’t it? Today, we’re discussing one of the first components of all creation: water. As we mentioned, water was one of the first things to be created. It’s brought up several times in Genesis 1. Genesis 2 mentions the four rivers […]

26 Oct 18
RV Retirement Lifestyle

Cooking over a wood fire is my favorite way to get great tasting meat. Start with a thick-cut pork chop. It’s darned near impossible to cook thin cuts of meat over a wood fire without over-or-under cooking them. Buy thick cuts and enjoy the leftovers. My thick pork chops this time came from HyVee, an […]

22 Oct 18
Cart Sales

Blue Rhino Uniflame Black Coal Hod C-1704. It is an angled lip hod with handle. It has a black finish and is 17.5 inches deep. It has a steel construction. Use this fireplace accessory for toting coal or ash. It has a great handle for the toting. Stack it with firewood or fatwood kindling next […]

18 Oct 18

A Touch of Perfect   Just sit down and write. It’s what I have been telling myself for years.  Unfortunately for me, having a goal like that delegates everything else that can be done to surface and therefore what I end up doing is everything else. It’s not just writing.  For example, I am here […]

09 Oct 18
MD Creekmore.com

Fire is an essential element of survival, living, and warfare. It has been used for many millennia for heating, cooking, controlling growth, reducing wildfire damage, to promote grazing and conduct defensive and offensive campaigns against enemies. Ferro Rod usage is popular with many people within the prepper community, and yet, from what I have seen […]

04 Oct 18
The Loadout Room

Ever been on a camping or backpacking trip where it rained all night long? Maybe you planned on making a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning, but all the available firewood and tinder was soaked. Many times, in similar conditions, you may need to start a fire for survival purposes, whether that’s to get warm, […]