Assemble a 72 hour bag, AKA Bug Out Bag!

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This is a post I have been meaning to make for some time.  It seems like whenever I got around to it I would put it off because there was something else I wanted to add before filming.   How silly.

I reality this is a new craft for many of us, and […]

Fresnel Give Away is Over!

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My Fresnel lens give away is officially over, so please watch your e-mail in the next few days.

I received 30 new sign-ups, so a third of you will be getting a Fresnel lens of your own! I’m starting to get convinced that there are folks really interested in old and new skills […]

Save a Water Logged Electronic Device

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Plop! Brand new electronic device; cell phone, mp3 player, e-reader, portable gaming system, whatever, goes in a puddle (or toilet). 🙁

I have had this happen to me a few times in the past and tried my best to dismantle the device, dry it out, wait patiently, then FAIL!  The issue is that […]

Handmade Trebuchet Target Practice!

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Here I have two awesome videos supplied by my father-in-law.

He set off on a mission a while back to build a trebuchet, and I’d say he did quite well!

From Wikipedia: A trebuchet (French trébuchet) is a siege engine that was employed in the Middle Ages. It is sometimes called a “counterweight […]

Corned Beef Recipe, Corned Beef Hash

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In this video I show you how to use a pressure cooker to prepare a corned beef recipe  in very short time!

We purchased this meat specifically to make a big batch of corned beef hash which is a family favorite, so I have included that footage also!

Check it out: Pressure cooking […]

Fresnel lens give away!

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I received so much feedback on my post about the Fresnel lens that I have decided to do a give away (yes I want more subscribers! :))!

On April 1st 2012 I will randomly choose 10 of my site subscribers (red box to the right) and send them the same Fresnel lens featured […]

Fresnel Lens Demonstration

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In this post I show you how to use a Fresnel lens to start a piece of wood on fire.

I think most of us have memories about messing around with a magnifying glass as kids. Sure you could start a fire or burn a hole in a piece of paper with those, […]

How to Make a Fire using a Firesteel

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In this video I show you how to easily start a fire using a firesteel.  I posted a video a few days ago on how to make a simple but very effective firestarter out of cotton balls and petroleum jelly, and that is what I use here.

The firesteel I use in the vid […]

Solar Backup System

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Today I am showing you a short video of my solar backup system.  I got interested in this concept because it was a way to dabble with solar energy that I could afford.

The system is small but useful.  I have already used it in a few power outages and was able […]

The Amazing Whirly-Pop

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Todays video is of me using a Whirley-Pop popcorn maker! 

This thing is great, as I mention in the video it was a Christmas gift which I at first kinda looked at with the ‘when the heck will I use this?’ attitude and boy was I wrong! We use it all the time! […]