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Yesterday at 08:44 PM Mini Survival Heater by CANOEDOGS

well that might be saying to much but I thought I would post a photo of this Gaz lamp. from China by way of Ebay I have been using it on my canoe trips this year.

in the past I have used my Primus Gaz lamp to warm/heat the
inside of my tent and shelter on cool damp evenings.
then I saw this and decided to try it out.it's a copy of the
Gaz lamps with metal mesh globes.made for hard use those are over twice the price.rather than mesh this just has a "globe" of metal with holes punched thru it.it puts out plenty of light for
working around the camp but for me I used it as a heater.
the metal top and sides get very hot,the top red hot when running at full blast.turned way down it still throws off enough heat to warm up my tent.i keep it in the vestibule with the inside door open and the outside closed.
on my Fall trip I got caught outside in the rain.i was pulling my chow bag up a tree,bear country here,when some nasty
weather I had a eye on came down lake in a wall cloud and in
a few seconds I got wet.
inside the tent I got out of my wet clothes and turned the heater on.i was starting to shiver but in a minute the inside
of the tent was warm to the point I turned the heat back and let it run just enough to keep the burning mantle white.
a word of warning!!!! this will burn thru nylon in a flash and scorch even canvas it touches.in a make shift shelter that you might have this in keep it away from anything that might burn.

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09/28/16 04:46 AM Keeping Insulin Safe in Emergency by Ors

My wife is Type I diabetic and therefore has an insulin pump.

We just moved to SoCal, and the potential for earthquakes disrupting things for extended periods of time.

It needs to be kept cool, or it spoils and can be dangerous for her. She travels with freezer packs regularly, but I'm looking for solutions for the long haul.

I was thinking maybe one of those coolers that plugs into a cigarette lighter and a portable power source, either solar or hand crank.

I would welcome other solutions. This one really could be life or death for my beloved.


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09/26/16 07:02 PM Disaster Preparedness course by Tjin

For those who like to follow MOOC's (Massive open online courses). Coursesa is currently running a Disaster Preparedness course.


No affiliation with the course, just though some might be interested.

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09/26/16 12:35 PM List25 on survival: by quick_joey_small

25 Survival Myths That Could Actually Hurt You:
(number 2 makes you think)


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25 Amazing Stories Of Survival Against All Odds:


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25 Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life In A Catastrophe:


25 Camping Hacks That Are Truly Genius:



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09/23/16 04:22 PM Treating leather sheaths for rust prevention? by clearwater

Just made some leather sheaths for knife and hatchet. What do people like to treat the leather with to avoid moisture issues that can rust the finish?

I have some mink oil and snow seal on hand. Would these work well? How about other stuff like gun oil or silicone? Was thinking of treating inside and out.

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