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31
Aug2019
Homemade Donuts and coffee at camp in Stanley Cook Pot

Homemade Donuts and coffee at camp in Stanley Cook Pot

Some days on the Roanoke River are sweeter than others. Homemade deep-fried donuts at our campsite.

29
Aug2019
Updated Extreme Cold Weather Tent ECWT ECWS North Face Tent Review

Updated Extreme Cold Weather Tent ECWT ECWS North Face...

It's long overdue. Finally, we decided to revisit and create a new video on our mighty Extreme Cold Weather Te...

15
Aug2019
My FILBE Bugout Bag Survival Kit

My FILBE Bugout Bag Survival Kit

In this video, I am showing the contents of my bugout bag. I've been using my USMC FILBE system to carry my bu...

13
Aug2019
Mountain House Freeze Dried Raspberry Crumble Taste Test

Mountain House Freeze Dried Raspberry Crumble Taste Tes...

We've had several packages of the Mountain House Freeze Dried Raspberry Crumble and I am finally getting a mom...

25
Jul2019
Is it Warmer to Sleep Naked in a Sleeping Bag?

Is it Warmer to Sleep Naked in a Sleeping Bag?

I have always heard that the best way to stay warm in a sleeping bag is to zip up with no clothes on. I've bee...

24
Jul2019
Let's talk about catfish and how to catch them

Let's talk about catfish and how to catch them

Catfish are classified as warm water game fish, preferring water temperatures from the mid-70s to 80s. They're...

24
Jul2019
How Water Levels Affect Bass and Bass Fishing

How Water Levels Affect Bass and Bass Fishing

Natural lakes have stable water levels; outflow balances inflow, and except in times of serious droughts, dept...

24
Jul2019
Largemouth bass fishing tips at Lake Gaston

Largemouth bass fishing tips at Lake Gaston

Largemouth bass fishing tips with seasonal activity, strike and bass rig information.

19
Jul2019
Busch Gardens theme park friendly day survival kit with FILBE hydration water bladder

Busch Gardens theme park friendly day survival kit with...

We visited Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA on July 4th, 2019 and had a fantastic time! We try and visit the...

18
Jun2019
Five Quart Collapsible Canteen is a Multipurpose Piece of Survival Gear

Five Quart Collapsible Canteen is a Multipurpose Piece...

Recently we picked up several Viet Nam era 5qt collapsible canteens from military surplus and we've been thril...

07
Jun2019
USMC FILBE Hydration Carrier and Camelback Bladder

USMC FILBE Hydration Carrier and Camelback Bladder

USMC FILBE Hydration Carrier is made in the USA and issued by the US Government to the United States Marine Co...

05
May2019
Source Aquasource 25L water tanker hydration carrier

Source Aquasource 25L water tanker hydration carrier

I picked up a new Source Aquasource 25L water tanker hydration carrier from Facebook Marketplace and I couldn'...

29
Apr2019
Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce MRE Taste Test

Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce MRE Taste Test

Dad and I took a hike along the Roanoke River and decided to taste test a couple MREs (meal ready to eat).

24
Apr2019
USMC Improved Bivy Cover Rain Test

USMC Improved Bivy Cover Rain Test

Used military surplus can really be a mixed bag of total awesome and total junk. We were lucky to have picked...

18
Apr2019
ALICE Pack mods with sleeping bag carrier

ALICE Pack mods with sleeping bag carrier

I've been working on a few mods on my ALICE pack that includes adding a sternum/chest strap, quick release buc...

02
Apr2019
USMC 3 Season Sleeping Bag vs. Military Modular Sleeping System Bag

USMC 3 Season Sleeping Bag vs. Military Modular Sleepin...

Here is a comparison of my USMC 3 Season Sleeping Bag (with extreme cold weather bag) and IBC (improved bivy s...

25
Mar2019
ALICE Pack mods with Viet Nam sleeping bag carrier

ALICE Pack mods with Viet Nam sleeping bag carrier

My Dad has been working on a few mods on his ALICE pack that include adding a sternum/chest strap, quick relea...

17
Mar2019
Bushcraft cooking corn fritters

Bushcraft cooking corn fritters

Bushcraft cooking is today's task and we are cast iron cooking corn fritters over a campfire. The closest I ca...

Front Store Items

Cutting Tools

Survival & pocket knives, axes & tomahawks, saws & wood carving tools, sheaths, knife making kits, sharpening supplies and more

Combustion Tools

Fire starting kits, ferrocerium rods, magnifying lens, steel striker (flint & steel), matches & lighters, tinder and fire materials

Containers

Cook Sets, bottles, hydration bladders, canteens & cups and more

Cordage

Paracord, bank line, climbing rope, climbing gear, cordage accessories and more

Cover

Tarps, tents, hammocks, ponchos, sleeping bags, blankets, accessories and more

How to tie Fishing Knots

Several illustrations on popular fishing knots

Trilene Knot

Run end of line through eye of hook or lure and double back through the eye a second time. Loop...
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Improved Clinch Knot

The Improved Clinch is very easy to tie, which is the main reason it's so popular for connecting...
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Two-Turn Clinch Knot

The Two-Turn Clinch has been around since the turn of the century. It's stronger than the Improved...
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Non-Slip Mono-Loop

This is an exceptionally strong loop when tied correctly. But be sure to use the right number of...
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Surgeon's Knot

This is an exceptionally strong, simple-to-tie knot for joining lines of different diameters. It's...
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Surgeon's Loop

The Surgeon's Loop is a quick and easy way to put a loop in the end of a line. It's tied in the...
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Uni-Knot

Strong, reliable, and easy to tie, the Uni-Knot is an excellent knot for securing line to terminal...
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Arbor Knot

The Arbor Knot provides the angler with a quick, easy connection for attaching the line to the...
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Braid Knot

This special fishing knot has been proven to be one of the best for use with braided lines. Run...
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Basic Survival Gear

There are a few basic pieces of gear that we like to have along on any outing that we take.

Hat

A hat is a very basic piece of gear that has tons of uses, most importantly keeping your face and head out of the sun

Shirt

A good long sleeve shirt proves useful to us in just about any season. Protection from sun and bugs is key here.

Pants

These pants are tough and rugged and can be used in all seasons. The legs are removable for summer climate.

Boots

Quality footwear can make the difference of how well your feet are protected from moisture, blisters and rough terrain.

Backpack

A good external frame backpack is a must have when hauling around all of our gear and food.

Hydration

While you can save weight by not carrying water into your bushcraft camp we prefer to always have some with us in our hydration bladders.

Sleeping Mat

Keeping your body insulated from the ground is key in regulating your body's temperature.

Socks

Did you know that your socks can make all of the difference in the world in terms of protecting your feet? Protecting your feet is a must!

What are you kicking around in?

We picked up three pairs of these boot at surplus and we couldn't be any happier with our purchase! The Hot Weather Combat Boot is a revolutionary combat boot unlike anything previously available to U.S. military personnel. Once you wear this US Marine Corps approved boot in the field, you will realize that it represents a significant step forward in tactical footwear. Sizes range from 5-14 in half sizes as well as wide and regular widths.

  • Leather
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately Mid-Calf" from arch
  • Polyurethane removable insert insole
  • Full grain cowhide leather and nylon fabric
  • U.S. Marine Corps Uniform Approved
  • Height 8" & Stylish, Tactical Design
  • Vanguard running shoe sole construction