DIY Small Scale Artillery – A Black Powder Cannon

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My father, “Pops”, was a welder by trade, as was his father. Both did far more than just weld, being from the same stock that built this country into the great powerhouse that it once was. Rare was the time either my dad or […]

Rule Of Threes

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In survival training, many instructors refer to the “Rule of Threes”.
 
Here they are, as taught to me by Hank, of Green Earth Survival School:
 
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Coturnix Quail for Homesteaders

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I’ve had a bit of interest over the last few weeks regarding quail as a backyard meat source. I thought I’d dust off the topic and put another article together covering the ins and outs of raising Coturnix quail, particularly in an urban setting. It is a rather long […]

The Fastest Way to Sharpen a Knife

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(Here is an old article I wrote way back when. If you are like 90% of the households out there, your knives are dull. Here is a quick-fix for that issue. )
In my post reviewing the Mora Companion knife, I mentioned the Smith Abrasives 2-Step Knife […]

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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 […]

Hog Harvesting

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First, let me tell you that this is NOT a “How-To”,  it is simply an “I Got to” article. Also, this will include graphic details and pictures. This is about turning a live animal into food, start to finish. We took healthy animals, in an environment we controlled, and ended up […]

Harvesting Quail

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Today I’m finally posting my quail how-to video. I’ve written about it before, but I never could task anyone into holding the camera […]

Every Day Carry

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I’ve mentioned before that folks that know me know I’m more likely than most to be ready, […]

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Guest Post: Four from RidgeRunner of Green Earth Survival School

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Today, I have four selections from RidgeRunner’s Green Earth Survival […]

Home Canning – Your First Batch, Strawberry Jam

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This is the final entry in my Home Canning series. I cannot stress how simple the whole process is, how little extra equipment you need, how much money you save on the end product, or how much better quality and taste is of the final […]