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You all know my personal history, so of course you understand that when it comes to going camping, I think military. Actually, I have no concept of how civilians go camping. That's what happens when you are an Army Brat and then join and become a soldier in your own right. So, a website I recommend where you can get what you need for camping ...

I tried the cheap Gook type of camping gear from ... It's not worth it.
And More ...

What I'm Looking at Getting:
Mil-Tec Pistol Belt, Harness, US Canteens, Basic Utility Pouches and a Backpack/Rucksack/Bergen with a laptop compartment, and a water bladder for the back. All ALICE & MOLLE standard.
The rest you can figure out for yourself if you're interested.

That's what I need and know how to make use of. You get what you want for your own needs.

There's other sites around the net. Add them if you think they are as good or better.

Good post Rev. Cambeul. This site looks to have some great gear.

This is a hammock I've owned and used every summer for close to 10 years. It is compact, durable, stays dry, bug free and after setting it up a hundred times you can do it in a few minutes or less in the dark.
I do not own one, but I have been told by a friend who served in the military that rocket stoves are: Compact, foldable, requires small amount of wood for fuel, easy to extinguish, best portable heating method for survival situations.

I almost always wear wool, it keeps me warm, doesn't get cold when wet, breathes in hot weather and insulates in the cold, easy to wash in the lake or river and air dries fast. I hate cotton and acrylic junk, it gets sweaty and sticky and stinky in less than a day.

These are the warmest driest boots on the planet.

If anyone has found a pair of gloves or mittens they consider to be the warmest and driest and best let me know!

I always wear wool socks in the winter, cotton and acrylic are junk.

As far as blades I use my axe 10 times more than any other.

Birch trees have bark that can be used as paper, as fire starter and as medicine. A highly nutritional fungus called Chaga also grows on birch. Also the Birch Polypore mushroom which when carved correctly can serve as dressing for a wound and has properties to stop bleeding. This polypore of the birch is also a fire starter mushroom that will hold a spark for hours maybe days to transport your fire. Birch bark can be if rolled tightly into a cylinder and stuffed into a coffee can, flip the can upside down, poke a hole, set it in a pie pan with a hole in the bottom, dig a small hole and put a tuna can in the hole beneath the hole in the pie pan, build a fire around the cans, You will after the fire is down have a tuna can full of Birch tar, this can be used as adhesive, sealant and medicine, the fat wood of a pine tree works for this purpose also to make pine tar.

there are two books by a man named samuel thayer from wisconsin, one called natures garden and one called foragers harvest. These contain a comprehensive seasonal format from early to late a large list of edible plants in the wild in this region. These are the best on the subject for this region.

The best way to learn what mushrooms to eat, study the few that are deadly posionous and know them well. Eat the rest.

Here is a video describing the most effective camo pattern, see it for yourself. ASET. Black, brown and whites.

An Excellent Survial Hut Tutorial
Chimney and all.

"Hunting & Fishing New Zealand Neoprene 12G Shell Belt - Camo"


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