One knot every survivalist should know – The Trucker Hitch

TRUCKER HITCH:  Step-by-Step Tutorial + Video! The Trucker Hitch is an impressive knot that is comprised of two very basic knots.  The name comes from its use in the transportation industry when tying and securing heavy loads.  It can be used to tie down a load using rope with crushing force.  It is the ratcheting strap of the knot world.  I use the Trucker Hitch to secure my kayak to the roof rack on my truck.  In survival, I primarily use it when setting a rope shelter ridgeline or when sleeping in a hammock.  However, it is extremely useful, whenever the need may arise, to stretch a rope very tightly between or across two anchor points.  While …

One knot every survivalist should know – The Trucker Hitch

TRUCKER HITCH:  Step-by-Step Tutorial + Video! The Trucker Hitch is an impressive knot that is comprised of two very basic knots.  The name comes from its use in the transportation industry when tying and securing heavy loads.  It can be used to tie down a load using rope with crushing force.  It is the ratcheting strap of the knot world.  I use the Trucker Hitch to secure my kayak to the roof rack on my truck.  In survival, I primarily use it when setting a rope shelter ridgeline or when sleeping in a hammock.  However, it is extremely …

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. Understand how to handle a boil-water advisory…

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no …

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. …

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA…

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. Understand how to handle a boil-water advisory. And …

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no different for me.  But, …

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. Understand how to…

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no different for …

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of …

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of…

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications …

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no different for me.  But, I guess it’s these personal draws that help to make a story…

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. Understand how to handle a boil-water …

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no different for me.  But, I guess it’s these personal draws that help to …

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare…

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no different for me.  But, I guess …

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. Understand how to …

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no different for me.  But, I guess it’s these personal draws that help to make a story relatable…

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. Understand how to handle a boil-water advisory. And then get your home and your family…

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no different for me.  But, I guess it&#…

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. Understand how…

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no different for me.  But, I guess it’s these personal draws that help to make a story…

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of…

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and…

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. Understand how …

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories…

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it’s critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you understand the implications of line breaks. Understand how…

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 years or so – mainly survival guides.  RUGOSA is my 1st survival fiction novel and it was a much more challenging project for me to write. First, I found it hard to write a fiction story that wasn’t personal in some way.  I guess most authors have to draw on personal experience to write some of their stories and RUGOSA was no different for me.  But, I guess it’s these personal draws that help to make…