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This is the best and probably the only fire you can risk to make in an extreme SHTF situation (if any at all!).
It can’t be seen from a distance and it can be easily & IMMEDIATELY put out if needed.
This stealth fire can really be improved upon until you can only see it from a VERY, VERY short distance.
Recommended tool (not only for the Dakota Fire Hole) and now on sale…
Cold Steel: Spetsnaz® Shovel (With Sheath)
(I am NOT affiliated with Cold Steel and earn NOTHING by recommending this to you.)
This ‘Spetsnaz Shovel’ can be used as a weapon and is important to built a hidden/stealth survival shelter/camp, among many other useful applications.
Don’t miss to watch the following video by…
…The Gray Bearded Green Beret…
Video in German by ‘Sacki’ (Kai Sackmann)…
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You’ll need to have at least one knife & one fire steel on you at all times and some more in your BOB or INCH bag.
Silky saws are an important survival tool.
Silky Bigboy 2000, Silky Gomboy and Silky Pocketboy are great.
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Also check out the other promotions (Birthday promo, veterans discount,…), in case you’ll see this when the blowout sale is over.
Price (Select country): $813.52, $1,074.99 CAD, €721.79, £626.92
- One of OSC’s signature styles, the Atka is the ideal combination of style and function whether you are braving the streets of NY or working in the Yukon.
- Proudly Handcrafted in Canada
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From a Web Review:
Although this parka was quite expensive to purchase, I find it well worth the money when the temperature drops below -30 and everyone else is shivering except me. The manufacturers of this coat don’t scrimp on down and it keeps me warm in -40 weather wearing just a t-shirt with no extra layering needed. Very heavy duty construction throughout. Lots of roomy pockets. A top quality garment that will last a lifetime.
The OSC Collection provides a unique combination of warmth and waterproofness that is hard to find in winter parka collections while encompassing a sense of style and fit that remains unmatched.
Our entire collection is handmade in Canada by our own skilled artisans.
- Entrax – Waterproof/Windproof/Stain Resistant Outer Shell (Critical seams are sealed)
- Entrax 800 – Moisture Wicking and Breathable Lining
- 650 Loft Power Premium Down
- Removable Hood and Removable Coyote Fur Trim
- Machine Washable
- Temperature Rating of -40C/F
- Limited Lifetime Warranty* (See our FAQ’s)
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- 2″ high
- 4″ wide
- Compact mirrored compass for taking highly accurate and reliable directional measurements
- Global needle works anywhere on the planet; base plate with magnifying lens
- Fixed declination adjustment system is ideal for areas with large magnetic variation
- Extra sighting hole for added precision; luminous bezel and markings for nighttime viewing
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…however, in an INCH (“I’m Never Coming Home”) situation and when it is about life and death I would choose the Cold Steel 3V SRK…
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Designed for activities where stealth is key (hunting, fishing, nature watching…), the TACTIKKA +RGB headlamp offers a powerful 250 lumens of lighting. It features a very long burn time and great lighting versatility: proximity lighting or focused lighting for movement. TACTIKKA +RGB also has red, green, or blue lighting to preserve night vision and ensure stealth. TACTIKKA +RGB is a HYBRID headlamp that is also compatible with the CORE rechargeable battery.
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Knowing about wild edibles will be of vital importance.
I would NOT use totally useless iodized salt (as explained in the book ‘The Iodine Crisis’ by Lynne Farrow), but I would certainly take iodine.
‘You Don’t Know The Definition Of Brilliant Until You’ve Seen A Child Whose Been Born With Iodine’
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Is A Ferro Rod Worth Having? (Spoiler alert: It’s an absolute MUST-HAVE!!! …several of them, just like you need backup knives.)
And make sure you watch his usnea/spruce method!
The 12,000 strike fire starter will last you a long time.
It is also a great barter item.
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Emergency DIY Water Distillation for Survival Bug-Out Bag
Water Distillation for Bushcraft and Survival
Some of the used materials will not be good for your health, but in an emergency/survival situation you will still be able to make ‘safe’ drinking water…
DIY Portable Distiller – How to make seawater drinkable
Survival Camping: #1 Turn Seawater into Fresh Water with Trash
More useful survival gear…
Looking for a camper’s best friend? While small & compact, this feisty chunk of Japanese craftsmanship won’t let you down when it comes to clearing trails or cutting small timber or firewood.
Part hatchet & part machete, the NATA exudes everything you would expect from a premium chopper. The two part rubber handle absorbs impact & reduces stress to the user.