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The Everything Guide to Foraging
The Everything Guide to Foraging by Vickie Shufer has the stated goal of keeping the skill of foraging alive and the book provides a wealth of knowledge on the subject...
Magnesium fire starters are an absolute must have item when it comes to being prepared. Not only are they simple to use, light to carry, and inexpensive, they’re also one of the easiest ways to start a fire in nearly any condition...
Let’s Learn About Fire
According to the Greeks, fire was brought down by the God Prometheus and bestowed upon mankind allowing us to progress and develop civilization. Others claim that early hominids began controlling fire roughly 1.7 million years ago. Gift of the Gods or a product of evolutionary advancement, either way it is one of the most useful and most dangerous natural tools that humans now have at our disposal...
CampingSurvival.com's tinder Hot Box Solar Firestarter
Product Review - Sponsored
On my recent Camping trip I brought along the Tinder Hot Box Solar Fire Starter that was provided by campingsurvival.com. Upon arrival the quality of the construction definitely impressed me. This appears to be roughly the size of a can of dip or a hockey puck and has a knurled edge. This knurling should allow for it to be easy to use or open in the rain, or extreme cold with or without gloves...
Welcome to the About section of the webpage. Out of the Box Survival was founded with the intent of saving you from going through the agony of buying something that you may rely on only to find out that its a piece of junk. There are a lot of hucksters out there that want nothing more than to take your hard earned money and provide the cheapest hunk of junk they can get away with. After purchasing survival gear and making my way through the quagmire of conflicting opinions on what you should and shouldn't do in an emergency I decided to do something about it and put pen to paper for all the research and time I was spending reviewing things for my personal use.
You will never see a product in any of my videos that I have not used personally. there will be some products that after use I may recommend against or at least recommend that you not stake your survival on. The Tag line is Dependable reviews of the products you depend on and I stand behind that statement. I will not recommend any product that I wouldn't personally own or use if my life depended on it, because the reality is that one day it may.
Out of the Box Survival has a double meaning. First, your survival items and gear will serve you best out of the box. its nice to have a new ___fill in the blank___ sitting on a shelf but only if you have one you are currently using and are familiar with the care, maintenance and use thereof. Secondly, it means that you need to think out of the box. Cliché I know but its true. if the SHTF or TEOTWAWKI happens then you need to be practiced in the art of making things perform beyond their original intent.