Product Review – Paleo Meals to Go’s Coconut Berry Breakfast

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My buddy, James from SurvivalPunk, runs a blog similar to mine, and lives a similar lifestyle. He and I both eat as close to 100% Paleo as we can.
For those not in the know, “Paleo”, or “the Paleolithic Diet”, in a nutshell, consists of […]

Peace, Love, and Preparedness

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I was exchanging emails with what has turned out to be my latest advertiser, While finishing a reply, I signed off in my typical fashion, “Peace, db”, and laughed to myself about how much of a hippie I sound like. Not that it is a bad thing, […]


Frozen Moments in Time – Campfire Breakfast While Primitive Camping on an Island

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From time to time, you will have a moment in time that is frozen forever in your mind as a good memory. Odds are as the years pass, that frozen moment becomes better….you forget the bad parts, leaving only the […]


Water Quality: Ichetucknee Springs vs. The St. Lucie Estuary

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I am almost too tired to be writing this, I had […]

Interview at

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Today I’ll be talking instead of writing. I was recently interviewed by the great folks over at, Aaron and Jason.
Here is their post regarding my interview:

Episode 101: The Season II Finale
by AARON FRANKEL on MAY 12, 2013

 Episode 101: The Season II Finale [ 1:23:41 | 38.81 MB 
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My off The Grid Coffee Options

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James over a SurvivalPunk wrote up his method for off the grid coffee, and while his works fine, I decided I wanted to express my method too. (He does seem to bring out the competitor in me, and I’m thankful for his prodding and motivation. Thanks Bro!)
I  […]

Product Review: Ozark Trail Camp Cot

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My good friend SB refuses to camp, mostly due to his belief that sleeping on the sucks. To be honest, I mostly agree, it DOES suck to sleep on the ground….so I don’t anymore.
There are several alternatives available: foam pads, air mattresses, sling chairs, hammocks, and cots.
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Bacon Coffee

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Back in 2006, the wife, two girls, and I went on a camping trip covering four states in ten days. We started toobin’ in Ichetucknee Springs in northern Florida, then decided since we were almost half way out of this long state, we may as well go visit some other places.
In […]

Gear Review: Hotsnapz Reusable Heat Pads

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I live in Florida, the southern half, way down south where bananas grow. But even here, we almost get frost. And when the temps dip into the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, water temps drop FAST. Since I get into swimming pools for my work, I have had […]

After the Fire

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When I was about 10 years old, my brother and I were playing with matches and a lighter out in the woods.  In a fit of stupidity, we ignited a patch of grass that got out of hand. The fire quickly spread to a nearby hillside, and we did what […]