Sit. Rep. #102: Reflections, Ears, and Feet

1-  Do you carry a mirror with you when camping?  Can you make a mirror or reflective surface from your knowledge and supplies at hand?  The reason that I ask the question is to acknowledge that a signal mirror is probably one of the most useful and least used items in a survival situation. A: … Read more

Sit. Rep. #98: Axe & Hatchet Sharpening I

1- Sharpening an axe or hatchet with a hand file.  Simple enough – just file away till you get the axe sharp.  But let’s take a more in-depth look and refine our technique with knowledge, skills, and practice.  I will break this down into 2 Sit. Reps.  First the history and foundation information. 2- Back … Read more

Sit. Rep. #84: Cloth to Respect!

1- I am looking for an artist &/or photographer to help me design a logo.  The website is using WordPress which I am learning bit-by-bit.  I could use some pictures from campouts, campfires, Scouts in general. 2- Here are a couple of weather tips that I have learned over the years.  When you hear a … Read more

Sit. Rep. #62: Spice in your life

1- I  want to recommend another book for reading. Thunder Below!  by Eugene B Fluckey.  He was the Captain of the Submarine Barb during WW II.  He had an opportunity to sabotage a train.  His criteria for choosing the saboteur squad was:     ” My secret criteria were: first, no married men, except Hatfield; second, members … Read more

Sit. Rep. #25: Please, no splinters

From the old guy;  Note: Different countries/cultures call the same part different things- ie: they use different words to mean the same thing even when we are using the language. 1- A while back I was asked what single thing I wanted to have if I was ever lost and in a survival situation.  My … Read more