Sawyer Mini Water Filter

Got my Sawyer Mini water filter that I bought a long while ago. I got the one with just a 16oz “pouch” and I also received a free emergency blanket, thank you!

Looks to be a sturdy thing. Haven’t tried to filter any water through it yet but that will come soon. I most definitely need to start using all my new stuff – I haven’t even had time to try out my new backpack with some stuff in it. Same goes for the tent but that’s mostly due to the late delivery of the trekking poles. Unfortunately this weekend is quite cramped with stuff to do but I hope to get some spare time on Sunday…

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Ultimate Survival : Alaska

A great survival series that you should watch if you already haven’t is the National Geographics Ultimate Survival Alaska.

 

They are some of the toughest, most extreme survivalists from across the nation. Dropped in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness by bush plane, with only their raw, die-hard ingenuity and the gear on their backs, they’ll navigate through treacherous glaciated river valleys, barren ridgelines, and high mountain peaks, battling hunger, hostile predators, and perilous weather conditions along the way. Like the original National Geographic explorers, for those who succeed there is no grand prize, just the well-fought pride of having conquered the grueling challenges that Mother Nature can throw at them. It’s an epic competition series where the only prize is survival.

Season two offers a new set of survivalist, many of them quite famous, in different from the first season (if your not an Alaskan). For those of you that have read the book by Evan Wright or seen the TV-series Generation Kill might find one of the participants and the name Rudy familiar… or should I say Rudy Reyes aka “Fruity Rudy”.

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Rudy “Fruity Rudy” Reyes at Ultimate Survival Alaska, season two.

Surviving in the Wild: 19 Common Edible Plants

ITS Tactical just posted a little something about edible plants. It was a good read. It’s nice to touch up on the old skills and once again to be reminded of what to eat and not to eat in case of an emergency.

So you’re stranded in the wilderness. You consumed the last nub of your Clif Bar two days ago, and now you’re feeling famished. Civilization is still several days away, and you need to keep up your strength. The greenery all around you is looking more and more appetizing. But what to nibble on? Some plants will keep you alive and are chock full of essential vitamins and minerals, while some could make you violently ill….or even kill you.

Read more at ITS Tactical.

And oh, I almost forgot! Grey Group Training has got a sale on Arc’Teryx gear this week.

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