Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

This is a review of the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter.  Having a good water filter could be one of the most important items of survival gear you carry with you when you go into the wilderness.  I believe the Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter is one of the best water filters on the market today! No joke.  I give this filter a 10 out of 10 stars and would personally recommend purchasing one if you want a high quality micro water filter that is simple to use and maintain and is extremely reliable and well built!

If you are the kind of person who trusts your life on your gear, this is the filter for your backpack.  The rugged construction and precise machine ensure that this filter will be able to take a ton of abuse and is going to work when you need it to work!  The Pocket Water Filter has a high flow rate and pumps a liter of water in about one minute.  It has a silver impregnated ceramic filter that filters out all of the bad disease causing bacteria and protozoa including Giardia and cryptosporidium.

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review Video:


If you would like more information on the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter you can go to CampingSurvival.com  use the coupon code “realitysurvival” to receive 5% off of any item on the whole site.

What is your favorite water filter? Let us know in the comments below!


Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review

Fat Guys In The Woods!

Fat Guys In The Woods

Wait a minute that guy isn’t fat!  No he isn’t. That is Creek Stewart the host of a really cool new Reality Survival TV show called Fat Guys In The Woods that will be premiering on the Weather Channel on Sunday Aug 10 2014. Go set your DVR now before you finish reading this post.  No seriously, I will wait…

What is Fat Guys In The Woods All About?

One of the unique things about this show that is different from all of the other Survival shows on TV that I am aware of, is that this show is putting the everyday average Joe (who could afford also to loose a few pounds and get their life turned around) in the survival situation for a week.  The regular guys will be the ones building the shelters, fire, trapping and hunting for food, searching for water and edible plants! It is a show that is very positive and encouraging and shows how being in the wilderness can change lives and bring out the best in people, even in dire situations!

How many episodes of Fat Guys In The Woods Will There Be?

There will be 8 episodes and in each episode you will see new shelters, different fire starting techniques and different wild edibles and ways to catch game.  There will be three new guys in each show and in every episode you will be right there with them as they go through the Real World struggles that anyone would have when trying to survive with essentially nothing but a Knife, A Canteen and the clothes on their back!

What Gear Will The Fat Guys In The Woods Be Able To Take With Them?

No food, no water, no fully stocked backpacks with mega charged survival kits.  These guys are getting the bare essentials and having to stay out in the Smokey mountains in the winter time!  Remember the Polar Vortex we had last winter?  Yep, they were filming this show during that mess!

When Does Fat Guys In The Woods Air On TV?

Fat Guys In The Woods will premiere on the Weather Channel on Sunday Aug 10, 2014.   I think this is going to be a great show and I will be speaking with Creek Stewart live on my Youtube channel in a google hangout tomorrow night July 29th at 830 PM Eastern Standard Time.  So cruise on over to this link at 830 PM tomorrow night and join us via chat. Just submit any questions you have about the show by slapping them in the comments on the video and I will ask your questions to Creek directly! http://www.youtube.com/user/realitysurvival.

Watch The Interview Of Creek Stewart The Host Of The New Reality Survival TV show Fat Guys in The Woods By Clicking Below!


What Area Of The USA Would You Like To See Season 2 Be Filmed In? Let us know in the comments below!


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Fat Guys In The Woods!

How To Use A Condom To Carry Water Without It Breaking!

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Many people have made a mini survival kit and included a condom as an emergency water carrier.  Sure it is the back up to the back up, but do you know how to fill it with water?  Or do you know how to keep it from breaking once you do get it filled?  Well here is a couple of tips that just may help you out if your answer was no to either of those questions.

A couple of considerations is that if you are going to pack on condom you should go ahead and pack two if at all possible, because even if you do everything right there is still a good chance that one could break.  Heck even both could break as they are pretty fragile!  Also you should try to get non-lubricated condoms if at all possible.  Although those are a bit tougher to find these days.  Last thing is that you should probably replace them every year or so to keep them from degrading while in storage. Ok that about covers it!  Check out the video below and let me know what you think of the technique in the comments below!

Survival Kit Gear Videos: How To Use A Condom To Carry Water


So Do YouThink Condoms Make A Good Back Up To The Back Up Emergency Water Container?

Thanks for watching and as always I definitely appreciate it when you share these articles on Facebook, Twitter and Google +!  And don’t forget to live the 6 P’s! Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance! Stay Safe.



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Survival Kit Gear: How To Use A Condom To Carry Water

AR-15 Slide Fire Stock Review: Practical & Tactical Or Toy?

Slide Fire Stock

When I got this Slide Fire Stock I wanted to attempt to make a somewhat informed judgment on whether or not the Slide Fire Stock has any applications for a combat or tactical type environment.  So a friend of mine and I came up with three short tests to compare the Slide Fire’s Fixed Position mode to the Slide Fire mode to see which one comes out on top.  I was a bit surprised at the outcome on the third test.  The other two tests were fairly predictable.  You can see the results of those Field tests by clicking on the second video below.  But first before watching that video, check out the table top review that I did showing How To Install the Slide Fire Stock on an AR-15.

How To Install The Slide Fire Stock On An AR-15


Slide Fire SSAR-15: OGR Specifications

Slide Fire Stock Logo

The following information is from the Slide Fire website.  Check it out for additional information and some of the other cool products they offer!  The SSAR-15® OGR is designed for use on all AR-15 rifles equipped with a carbine style buffer tube. There are no permanent modifications necessary to install the SSAR-15® OGR.

Allows shooter to shoot as quickly as desired, in a safe manner.
Easily installs on most AR-15 rifles equipped with a carbine style buffer tube.
No permanent modifications necessary.
30 day money back guarantee.
Made in the USA.
Constructed of Premium Reinforced High Strength Polymer.

Only compatible on AR-15s with Carbine Style Buffer Assemblies.
Compatible with mil-spec and most commercial buffer tubes.
Most third party sling attachments are not compatible. See our S.P.A.D.E.

SSAR-15® OGR Rifle Stock. (Right or Left Handed)
Interface Block.
Hex Key.

AR-15 Slide Fire Stock Field Review and Tactics Test


So tell us what you think about the Slide Fire Stock!

Does it have tactical applications for civilians who can’t reasonable afford an actual automatic weapon or is it just a fun toy for the recreational shooter and plinker?


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AR-15 Slide Fire Stock Review

How To Field Dress A Turkey

Skinning A Turkey

Turkeys are one of the few animals that you can hunt in the springtime.  Some really enjoy the activity, and the thrill of calling in a big tom.  Others hunt spring turkey because their normal quarry is out of season.  Some hunt because they need to put food on the table. Others do it because it is a great way to break kids into hunting since it isn’t as cold as many other hunting seasons in the fall or winter.  No matter the reason for the hunt, one consideration to make after you have taken the game is how to clean and prepare the bird so that you and your family can eat it!  In the video below, Jeff and I show How To Field Dress A Turkey.  Though there are other methods for field dressing a turkey, and some may be faster, this method maximizes the amount of meat you can get from your kill, which could be very important in a survival situation or a situation where you had to hunt for food because there was no more food on the shelves at the grocery store!

Field Dressed Turkey

How To Field Dress A Turkey Instructional Video


Spring turkey hunts are an excellent way to get out early in the year, and kick cabin fever.  As you can see, there is a lot of meat to be had from one of these birds.  So if you’re looking for something to do in the spring of the year, try turkey hunting, and try filed dressing your next turkey in this manner instead of just breasting it out.  That way if you ever need to Field Dress A Turkey in a grid down situation you will have done it before.

What is your favorite knife for field dressing Turkeys? Comment below and let us know what you think.

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How To Field Dress A Turkey

How To Use A Climbing Tree Stand

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Hunting is an important part of preparedness and the obvious benefit to knowing how to hunt for food is that in a grid down situation you would be able to supplement some of the nutrition your family needs with some of the food you kill while hunting. Additionally, the  skills you gain while hunting now while the grid is up will be useful for more than just being able to hide from animals. In a grid down situation or bug out scenario you may also want to know how to avoid people as well!  If you can hide from a 10 point Whitetail buck you can probably do a pretty good job hiding from zombie Joe as well!  One excellent way to hunt is by using a tree stand. Some benefits of using a tree stand are that they allow you to gain significant elevation. This helps you to be able to see farther, and also to mask your scent and give you better angles and shooting lanes to hit your game. Tree stands, however, can be useful for more than just hunting. They could also be useful for scouting new areas, as well as a security lookout post outside of a camp. In the video below I will be discussing How To Use A Climbing Tree Stand which is what I believe is one of the best types of tree stand for a prepper or survivalist to own.

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How To Use A Climbing Tree Stand Instructional Video


As you can see the climbing tree stand has many benefits. It allows you to be more mobile, as you don’t have to leave it affixed in one location. It allows you to move much more easily to other trees if you decide to move. You do not have to worry about your stand getting stolen because you can keep it with you.  You can just arrive a bit early and quickly set it up when you get to your hunting spot. Then take down and carry it with you when you leave. Climbing Tree Stands also do less damage to trees than some other types of tree stands. When used properly, and safely, a climbing tree stand is one great option for hunters and preppers.

What is your favorite way to hunt? Ground blind, stalking, ladder tree stand, or some other method? Post a comment below to tell us what you think.

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How To Use A Climbing Tree Stand