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12 CROSSBOW DO’S AND 3 DON’TS

When I first started shooting modern crossbows several years ago, I had no idea what to expect. Like many who had never played with them, these tools confused me. I had seen them on TV, but without ever handling one, I wasn’t sure about a lot of things. How do you load one? How do you pull the string back? What’s the trigger like? Do they kick, like a rifle? Are they noisy? Are they accurate? How far away can you accurately shoot one? Do they have enough power to kill a deer?

A Slingshot?

Yup a slingshot. When I was young, the boys in the neighborhood would always play with toy guns or homemade slingshots. Who would have ever known that it can be considered a viable tool for survival. I know some of our readers have had experience with using them for hunting and such, but I am aware most of our readers have not given this tool much thought. We recently discussed using archery as a skill in your preparedness program, but let us take a look at the slingshot.

Tinder Hot Box Solar Fire Starter

You have to see the Tinder Hot Box Solar Fire Starter to believe it. Parabolic sun fire starting technology at it’s finest.

EcoZoom And Eartheasy “Are You Prepared” Giveaway

The folks over at EcoZoom gave us a heads up about this giveaway they are having in a partnership with Eartheasy. I know there are a lot of our readers who are always looking to get their hands on some necessary gear, but just can’t afford to do so. So here is a chance for you to get in on this contest.

Survive this: Make a Garbage Bag Shelter Part of Your Survival Kit (Great Video)

I’m not sure how the early settlers along the Oregon Trail or the western frontier  got along without duct tape, WD-40 or trash bags, but life surely would have been easier with them!Trash  bags, in particular, are included in all my survival kits. They have a multitude of uses, including being containers for picking up trash! But in an emergency,  when correctly used, trash bags can prove a quick, temporary shelter from the elements.

Gear Review Preview: K-TOR Pocket Socket Hand Crank Charger

We are kicking off our 2013 Backpacking and Camping Review Series with a thorough field test of K-TOR’s Pocket Socket Hand Crank Generator. Whether you are out in the woods having fun or in a bad spot; we are going to review products we feel may be worthy of your hard earned money.

Upcoming Backpacking And Camping Gear Reviews

Hey everyone!! With the warmer weather right around the corner, it is time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Stay tuned as we will have some upcoming reviews on backpacking and camping gear. We are not only choosing essential gear you could use to make your outdoor trips enjoyable; we are choosing gear that could become a vital part of your preparedness program.