In this latest post on the TI website I’m going to be reviewing another flint and steel fire-making kit created by Mikhail Maletkin of flint-and-steel.com. I will also be showing you how to make your own natural charcloth that takes a spark just as easy as — but creates a longer-lasting coal than — traditional cotton or linen charcloth.
I have long been a practitioner of primitive survival skills (going on 20 years now). And in that time I’ve made a number of flint and steel kits for myself as well as other primitive fire making kits such as bow drill and hand drill kits.
If there were one fire-making skill I’d recommend all preppers get good at it would probably be making fire from char cloth.
If you were in a SHTF situation, which one would you rather have – a bow or a firearm? Before you gun nuts (me included) start saying there is no contest, I thought I’d use this article to maybe not so much change your mind but to expand your understanding of the capabilities and advantages of […]
One of the recipes I mentioned was for making a Violet infusion. With that said, I decided to upload a quick video demonstrating how easy it is to make one of these. Click here to watch How to Make a Violet Infusion or watch below:
The modern dental industry seems to love to promote the myth that the only way we can keep our teeth healthy and clean is through chemically laden (fluoride, etc) toothpastes and other dental care products.
When the shelves go bare, the supply systems shutdown, and chaos hits the populated areas, it’s highly unlikely you’ll be frequenting your favorite restaurant for some time.
We all know how important water is in a survival situation. Without it, you don’t stand to last long. One question I get on this blog from time to time is: “If I were stuck out in the bush how would I go about making a field-expedient or homemade version of a water filter similar to the […]
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is one of those plants that for the longest time I knew what it was and that it was edible but by the time I had the time to try it, it had long since wilted (it begins to wilt away in early summer).
I’m sure you’re already familiar with cotton balls and Vaseline being an excellent tinder for starting fires. That in combination with a ferro rod (FireSteel) is typically my go-to method for starting fires in an emergency.