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Non-Hybrid Seed Pack, 30 varieties

Non-Hybrid Seed Pack, 30 varieties | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

for Bug Out Location - this kind of packed seeds will make the difference between mere "survival" and a more appreciated "vival"

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Homemade TIN CAN Rocket Stove - DIY Rocket Stove

Homemade TIN CAN ROCKET STOVE. Simple DIY. no special tools required. easy clear directions. This stove is great! Items needed: 3 metal cans, gravel/sand and/or dirt! that's it. only tools i used were a hacksaw, pliers and a drill. powerful stove. wind and rain resistant. can cook full meals using very little fuel (leaves, twigs and small sticks).

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great design, easy to built almost from scratch

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Why The Woobie Is The Greatest Military Invention Ever Fielded

Why The Woobie Is The Greatest Military Invention Ever Fielded | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
The poncho liner has been a staple of deployed life since it was first introduced in Vietnam, but the origin of the “Woobie” is shrouded in mystery.
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great add to BOB... the article teased me into searching for "soul-sucking website" Army Knowledge Online too.
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The Down vs Synthetic Guide

The Down vs Synthetic Guide | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
The Down vs Synthetic Guide: Expert Advice from Sierra Trading Post where you receive how-to instructions on Down Insulation,Synthetic Insulation and more!
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the article goes pros & cons on both down and synthetic, and it gives a pretty exhaustive list of Common Synthetic Fill Fibers

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This Back Pack Could Power Your Laptop For A Couple of Months

This Back Pack Could Power Your Laptop For A Couple of Months | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Unlike a conventional battery that contains both cathode and anode material, oxygen from the atmosphere is one of the battery reactants and is not packaged within the battery.  So a cell can contain more zinc fuel in the anode to provide more capacity, or run time, than a conventional battery.  As a result, the MetAir® Ranger PPS has higher energy capacity-to-volume (and weight) ratio than any other commercially available battery.
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interesting battery tech. 400$ MetAir Ranger Battery for 192hours. Not clear if you can buy "power cartridge" to change cells within the battery though.

 

More info from the FAQ: 

 

 MetAir® Cells Zinc-air primary batteries offer a long stable shelf life, generally up to three years (before initial use, sealed in the original airtight packaging). Once activated (exposed to air), the MetAir® battery should be completely utilized within three months.

if properly re-sealed to cut-off the air supply, you can slow the discharge rate and re-use the battery again for up to two months, depending on remaining energy capacity.

Zinc-air batteries are safe, eco-friendly, non-toxic, and nonflammable. MetAir cells contain zinc in the anode gel, a non-combustible, non-toxic material. The MetAir batteries contain NO added mercury, lead, lithium, or cadmium.

They are primary (non-rechargeable) cells which can be conveniently used and replaced. Once discharged (completely utilized), the MetAir® Power Cartridge is replaceable and can be disposed of in the normal waste stream

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This Water Bottle For Bikes Turns Air Into Water As You Ride

This Water Bottle For Bikes Turns Air Into Water As You Ride | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
A gadget created by Kristof Retezár, an industrial design student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, collects and condenses moisture from the air while a bicycle is in motion. It then fills up a water bottle attached to the bike frame.
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great BOV item as water access while on the road can quickly turn out to be an issue

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Would you put a gas-powered iPhone charger in your pocket?

Would you put a gas-powered iPhone charger in your pocket? | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
All a user has to do is squirt in a measure of lighter fuel or camping gas, and the company claims you'll be able to refill an iPhone 11 times over. eZelleron is making some big claims about the efficacy, efficiency and safety of its new product, saying that it'll be safe to stash in your pocket and will even be allowed into an aircraft cabin.
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Now that's new! Intsead of a battery pack, you pack a generator :)

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A Long-Term Survival Guide - Make a Survival Staff

A Long-Term Survival Guide - Make a Survival Staff | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
How to make your own custom hiking staff, with survival items concealed inside.
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That's brillant design! I'm going to make one!

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7 Ways to Lighten Your Bug Out Bag - The Prepper Journal

7 Ways to Lighten Your Bug Out Bag - The Prepper Journal | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
some simple steps you can take to lighten your bug out bag but before I get into that, I want to give you my opinion on what a bug out bag should be in the first place
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There is quite a reality between "less is more" and "two is one and one is none". Here are a few tips worth considering when packing... 

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How to Sight a Crossbow - Red Dot and Reticle Scopes

How to Sight a Crossbow - Red Dot and Reticle Scopes | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Looking for a crossbow sighting guide? Here is a detailed tutorial with pictures - it'll answer all your questions and doubts.
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good tips

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How to Build a Survivalist Homestead - A Complete Guide

How to Build a Survivalist Homestead - A Complete Guide | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Would you like to learn How to Build a Survivalist Homestead? This complete guide takes the reader from start to finish.
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did not read the whoke thing but the base is solid.
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Une Introduction a la Pharmacie Familiale

Une Introduction a la Pharmacie Familiale | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
infos fiables sur la pharmacie d'urgence
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ça faisait longtemps que j'attendais ce genre d'article complet et réaliste
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Working Goats - HARNESS TRAINING

Working Goats - HARNESS TRAINING | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Working Goats bloggers talk harness training on goats
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goats are the perfect homestead - survival animals!
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Prepping Myth: When SHTF You Will Bug Out To The Woods - The Prepper Journal

Prepping Myth: When SHTF You Will Bug Out To The Woods - The Prepper Journal | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
[When SHTF, will you grab your] brand new Bug Out Bags and quietly walk into the national forest. This is the bug out to the woods strategy that I read about often in comments or on forums.
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A pretty interesting reality check. The comments thread is worth checking out too. Now it's time to consider bugging out to a Bug Out Location through thoughtful planning of various routes and scenarii... with survival caches along the way. That takes time but it's
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How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand

How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
DIY archery.
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the bow part is very well put and it comes as no surprise that "making your own arrows is really more of a process of assembly than of construction". Making them from scratch is a very complicated process.
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Sailing with Google Earth for Navigation - Google Earth Blog

Sailing with Google Earth for Navigation - Google Earth Blog | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

 I wanted to test the ability to use Google Earth as a navigational tool while under sail. I brought the following tools:

 

Windows Laptop – some of the tools I used were only available for Windows.Google Earth – just the basic free versionGPS – used a Garmin 60Cx – a nicely featured GPS with color screen and charts. But, a basic Garmin GPS with a serial or USB port would have worked just as well.EarthNC – EarthNC offers very nicely converted digital vector nautical charts for Google Earth (KML format) from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – over 600 charts. The EarthNC charts take very good advantage of advanced KML features to present colorful information for the charts (depth contours, buoys, hazrds, etc.) in an eye-pleasing and informative fashion in Google Earth. See my earlier review of EarthNC.GooPs – GooPs provides tools for linking your GPS with Google Earth and drives your view in GE so you can use it for navigation. Even the Pro version only costs US$14.95Franson’s GPSGate – I needed this in order to allow GooPs to think I had my GPS hooked up by serial port instead of the USB. I’m told GooPs will soon have its own ability to handle USB GPS interfaces. I used the 14-day trial version for GPSGate for my review. It worked perfectly.
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great insight into boats as BOV

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Bug Out Bag Meals: DYI MREs

Bug Out Bag Meals: DYI MREs | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

the goal is here is to put together some shelf stable 800 calories meals for our BOBs. The requirements were that the meals had to be nutritiously balanced and significantly cheaper than MREs. And I wanted the foods to be as close to our ordinary diet as possible so we don’t suffer digestive shock.

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The Electric Swincar May Be The Ultimate Cross Terrain Vehicle!

The Electric Swincar May Be The Ultimate Cross Terrain Vehicle! | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
The French company Mecanroc has created the Swincar Spider, an extremely nimble and ecological electric car that can tackle all sorts of nature with its unique tilting technology.'Swincar comes to life after many years of research, reflections, testing and developments. We are now ready to share with you our Adventure … and the pleasure of this extraordinary vehicle! Swincar, this electric vehicle with exceptional field skills was developed by reinventing a tilting technology on fully mechanical
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Looks like a legit BOV :) I wonder what's the max load capacity on this

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Simple Pine Branches Can Filter Out 99% of Bacteria Producing Clean Water

Simple Pine Branches Can Filter Out 99% of Bacteria Producing Clean Water | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

If you’ve run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip, there’s a simple solution: Break off a branch from the nearest pine tree, peel away the bark, and slowly pour lake water through the stick. The improvised filter should trap any bacteria, producing fresh, uncontaminated water. In fact, an MIT team has discovered that this low-tech filtration system can produce up to four liters of drinking water a day — enough to quench the thirst of a typical person

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We did not wait the MIT to test & approve this technique, but it might help spread the word. You shouln't be in a hurry though, it's takes for ever to go through.

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Tarp Shelter: The Simple A Frame Is Easy To Set Up

Tarp Shelter: The Simple A Frame Is Easy To Set Up | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Tarp shelters are easy to set up and are very versatile. Discover which tarp shelter is the easiest to set up and how to deploy it...
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tarp tips

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A Long-Term Survival Guide - Survival Cabins

A Long-Term Survival Guide - Survival Cabins | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
How to build small cabins, for long-term survival.
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This guide elaborates on Dick Proenneke's movie “Alone In The Wilderness”. The same author created several other well documented bushcraft/survival guides.

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Ancient Pathways Survival Blog

Ancient Pathways Survival Blog | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

Ancient Pathways is a wilderness skills company specializing in desert survival and primitive technology.

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lots of interesting bushcraft and survival entries on the blog.

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Illustrated & Detailed Guide To Making A Fire Piston

Illustrated & Detailed Guide To Making A Fire Piston | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

In this instructable I will attempt to show you how to make a fire piston using relatively common materials found at your local hardware store.

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Good tuto, because those things are pricy!

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Basic Self-Reliance Series: How to Choose a Survival Cache Location

Basic Self-Reliance Series: How to Choose a Survival Cache Location | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Select a good location for your survival cache and learn how to conceal it.
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The author of the great article on Survival Caches (http://www.survivalnewsonline.com/index.php/2013/01/how-to-hide-and-recover-your-survival-cache/) comes back with a series of video on the same topic. Lots of great tips for what is a cornerstone of "bugging" preparedness.

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Sources, fontaines et pouhons d'eau potable - EauPotable.info

Sources, fontaines et pouhons d'eau potable - EauPotable.info | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

source d'eau potable en accés gratuit.

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Trés peu d'entrées mais belle initiative. Utile pour créer ses "bug out routes"

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There’s an outdoor app for that…

There’s an outdoor app for that… | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

You need to calculate the amount of coal you need in your Dutch oven? There's an app for that :)

for calculating the number of coals you need for your dutch oven to reach a certain temperature - See more at: http://outsidemom.com/2012/03/theres-an-outdoor-app-for-that/#sthash.rQeLIKLh.dpufHere’s an app for calculating the number of coals you need for your dutch oven to reach a certain temperature (droid only). - See more at: http://outsidemom.com/2012/03/theres-an-outdoor-app-for-that/#sthash.rQeLIKLh.dpuffor calculating the number of coals you need for your dutch oven to reach a certain temperature - See more at: http://outsidemom.com/2012/03/theres-an-outdoor-app-for-that/#sthash.rQeLIKLh.dpuf
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Really, there IS an app for that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mwls.oven&feature=search_result

 

And for trail mapping, stars watching, knot making... here is a non-exhaustive-yet-quite-complete guide to ourdoor apps for both iStuff & Droids, some free, some pricy, some online and some offline... enjoy

 

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