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Sourcing Water in the Wild

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Sourcing Water in the Wild

Ideally you'll be equipped with a water filtration system like our Go Berkey Kit if you're heading out in the Wild, but if you find yourself without, these are some great tips: Water Basics The first thing you should do if you're stranded in the wild is find a source of drinkable water. The most obvious sources are streams, rivers and lakes. Animals always know where the water is, so be on the lookout for wildlife or animal tracks. Lush green vegetation is also a sign that water is nearby. Swarming insects may be a hassle, but they also signal that a water...

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Adventure Essentials

Posted by Cherry May on

Adventure Essentials

Planning your next adventure? Whether you're hiking the wilderness, going on a canoe trip or wanting to set up your off the grid home, you'll want to have the essentials covered. Here's what you'll need: #1.) Water Filtration  Water is kind of a big deal. As you know, it's essential to your survival, so having a clean and drinkable water source is a must for you. We have a variety of Berkey sizes available to suit your needs. Our Go Berkey Kit is compact and portable, making it an easy solution.  #2.) Food Storage Once you've got your water source covered, you'll...

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How to start a Fire without Matches

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How to start a Fire without Matches

Sometimes we find ourselves in less than ideal situations. If you've dropped your All American Sun Oven down a cliff and don't have anything to cook that fish you just caught, or you're suddenly without a heat and light source, here are a few creative ways to start a fire if you don't have matches: Friction-Based Fire Making Friction-based fire making is not for the faint of heart. It’s probably the most difficult of all the non-match methods. There are different techniques you can use to make a fire with friction, but the most important aspect is the type of...

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Building a Shelter in the Wilderness

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Building a Shelter in the Wilderness

If you find yourself in the wild, without one of our awesome Shelters to keep you warm and safe from the elements and wildlife, here are some helpful tips to get you through the night: Creating a Makeshift Tent Have the right materials. To build a makeshift tent, you’ll need rope or a line of some kind to string between two trees, a tarp or poncho to hang on the rope, and something to anchor the tarp to the ground. If you don’t already have these materials available, you won’t be able to build the makeshift tent. If you don’t have...

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