Survival In The Swamp Sucks!

This is a look at the Everglades National Park, I recently had the opportunity to take an air boat tour and thought I would share the pics with you guys. While the swamplands are a very beautiful place and enjoyable to see from the comfort of an air boat. I would not want to have to survive there for long at all! What do you think would be the most important piece of survival gear to take with you on an extended trip in the swamp?

Everglades National Park Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfdsodKJfRg

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Survival In The Swamp

Military Meals Ready To Eat & Why You Should Add Them To Your Preps!

Meal Ready To Eat (MRE) Soliders have been eating them since 1983 and the military has spent millions of dollars refining the nutritional values, increasing storage life, and making them more palatable.  So much so that of all of the emergency survival foods with a long shelf life that are available on the market today, military Meals Ready To Eat (MREs) remain some of the best choices out there!  To get a great deal on some brand new Meals Ready To Eat check out CampingSurvival.Com.

Meals Ready To Eat have a few advantages over freeze dried foods in my opinion.  First, you don’t have to cook them.  You can cook with with the flameless heater that comes with them, but you can also just eat them cold right out of the package!  This is a huge benefit if you are in a crisis situation where time is of the essence and you need to be able to cover serious ground quickly.  You don’t have to stop and eat, you can just keep on walking and pull out a pouch and eat on the go!  MREs are also nutritional balanced and very calorie dense.  They are also calorie for calorie very competitive with freeze dried foods and other foods with a long shelf life.  Speaking of which is at least 5 years if stored at room temperature.

Meal Ready To Eat Variety

MREs are heavier since they are fully hydrated, but that also means that you would have to carry less water in your pack…  The thing that some people may not like about MREs also is that there are only about 24 or so entree flavors.  However, each MRE comes with a wide assortment of side dishes, fruit, candy bars, desert, etc.  They are truly a whole Meal Ready To Eat, so you can easily mix and match to get the flavors you prefer!

Meals Ready To Eat make a great addition to a Bug Out Bag.  I personally recommend having 2 MREs per person in their Bug Out Bags.  Then add additional Freeze dried meals for the remaining number of days that you want to carry for with you for.  I also recommend keeping a couple of cases of MREs in your home to be able to use during short term power outages or other short term disasters where you may not be able to cook normally.  Additionally, if you were going to give food away to help other people in need, MREs are packaged nice and neat to be able to do that without a lot of fuss and mess.

Military Meals Ready To Eat Review Video:

Take a look at the video below to see the full review and taste test my family and I did on some MREs that I recently got from CampingSurvival.Com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soktG_7aTzw

What Is Your Favorite Flavor Of MRE?  let us know in the comments below!

Meals Ready To Eat & Why You Need Them!

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s34UW-5DvM

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!

 

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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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uDmezPqboA

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

Condom Pic

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aw-vB0vR60

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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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tun_ClypyUY

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.

Features:
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.

Fitments:
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.

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

AR-15 Slide Fire Stock Field Review and Tactics Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hUONi3dUAo

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