Tag Archives: DIY

Fire Proofing

Fire Proofing

We had a house fire a few years ago, and as I continue to pack for the move to the farm (96 days to go), I am amazed at the amount of junk we have managed to gather since then. Prepping is all about being prepared for disaster, that includes personal disasters such as a house fire. Making sure you

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How to sharpen a knife

How to sharpen a knife

I just finished reading a post on Wolf Tracks by Shy Wolf, in which he goes into great detail on how to sharpen a knife. The reason he did this post was in reply to a post on M.D. Creekmoore’s survival site. I really like not only the post, but the fact that Shy went out of his way to

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The Ten Cent Survival Knife

The Ten Cent Survival Knife

Another Sunday Must Read, simple little posts on Sunday make my life much easier. Here is a simple survival knife you can make, personally I prefer to use these to make lock picks, but I do like the idea of a simple 10 cent survival knife.   – Wolfe

How to make Char Cloth

How to make Char Cloth

I use dryer lint a lot on walkabouts because it is easy to use to start your camp fire. However, it is not replaceable as a source of tinder when in the back woods. Any form of cloth, moss, birch bark, and similar materials can be used to make char cloth. This video is a good example of how to do it yourself.