This is how I use the Sawyer Mini water filter system and a few tips to make it work a bit better too. This is the best, lightweight water filter you can get for the money and very versatile too. Sawyer Products SP103 Mini Water Filtration System, Single, Orange

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Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

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Wetterlings Bushman Axe By Les Stroud (Video)


This is the best all-around backpacking axe that I have yet seen. It splits and cross-cuts. It hammers.
The extended beard makes it outstanding for fine cutting tasks and feather sticks. Wetterlings Bushman Axe by Les Stroud One Size Wetterlings Les Stroud / WoodlandPRO Firewood Cutters Kit

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Bahco Laplander Vs. Silky Pocketboy: Battle Of The Bushcraft Saws (Video) Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 7-1/2 -Inch Blade, 7 TPI

Somehow Amazon does not provide a product link to the Silky.

If you want to buy a Silky click on the Bahco and then insert the Silky description below: Silky Folding Landscaping Hand Saw POCKETBOY 170 Medium Teeth 340-17

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Cold Steel 3V SRK Fixed 6-Inch Blade Knife


Survival & Rescue operations demand a versatile knife able to withstand the most extreme conditions. Simply put, the Cold Steel SRK (Survival Rescue Knife) was designed specifically with this in mind. A popular knife with Military and Tactical Law Enforcement Personnel, the SRK is the standard issue knife of the Navy SEALS for their BUDS – or Basic Underwater Demolition training – the SRK has proved its worth time and time again in the most demanding environments. Whatever the mission, we’re confident that the SRK is the knife for you!

Excellent survival knife, but if you want to use your knife only for hunting, then the Master Hunter is probably the best choice out there:

Cold Steel 36CC 3V Master Hunter Fixed Blade Knife ($99.80) ($199.99)

If this really is a 3V SRK, then this is a bargain (that is hard to believe, but then the Master Hunter also looks incredibly cheap. Am I missing something?): Cold Steel 3V SRK Fixed 6-Inch Blade Knife ($128.05) ($254.99)

Sadly, unlike the Gerber LMF II ($78.21), the 3V SRK is not equipped with a pointed buttcap that is made of stainless steel, but I still prefer the 3V SRK.

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Basic Bushcraft Skills

  1. Shelter
  2. Fire
  3. Water
  4. Food

Basic Bushcraft Skills:

Nature contains all the resources that we need in order to survive, but the trick is knowing what to do with them. When hiking, camping, or living in the great outdoors, one must have the skills to use his surroundings to his advantage. This set of skills is called bushcraft, a group of interrelated skills that can help you survive and thrive in the wild with nothing but nature at your side.

Bushcraft decreases your dependence on store-bought supplies. So even if they run out, there is no need to panic because you are confident in your ability to use the natural resources at your disposal. It also makes you more prepared to face unexpected challenges along the way. Although bushcraft focuses more on wilderness survival, the same logic can be applied in an urban setting in terms of using your surroundings.

Here are some basic bushcraft skills that you should know:

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How To Tap A Birch Tree – Birch Sap – Birkensaft Zapfen (Videos)

Just don’t boil/cook (= kill) nature’s perfect water!

The second video mentions that research has shown that birch sap has cancer healing properties. Not if you buy it bottled and pasteurized! Have to drink it fresh to have that anti-cancer effect.

For the same reason bottled (pasteurized) juices, incl. coconut water, are pretty much useless.

The tree has to defend itself against fungi, bacteria and viruses and so its cancer fighting properties should not be surprising for those that know that every cancerous tumor is full of parasites.

Birch sap is nature’s distilled water with lots of organic minerals, vital nutrients and vital energy in it.

Same method can be used with maple trees.

In a survival situation this knowledge might be very useful.

Try this during springtime and enjoy the sap!

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The birch in this video has been growing like that, because it is probably growing above a water vein:

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Video is in German, but the (relatively non invasive, compared to drilling) branch-bottle method is self-explanatory…

At 14:46 into the video you see the results…

Solo Stove Lite: Compact Wood Burning Backpacking Stove & Solo Pot 900: Lightweight Stainless Steel Backpacking Pot For Solo Stove

Solo Stove Lite

Solo Stove Lite – Compact Wood Burning Backpacking Stove:

  • GEAR OF THE YEAR WINNER – RECOMMENDED BY BACKPACKER MAGAZINE. The Solo Stove is the #1 wood-burning backpacking stove recommended by Backpacker Magazine and serious survivalists including Discovery Channel’s Matt Graham. Winner of 2014 Gear of the Year award from 50 Campfires & Section Hiker.
  • PATENTED DESIGN – LESS SMOKE. The patented design features a unique double wall that creates ultra-clean gasification and a secondary combustion. This allows fuel to burn more completely and with less smoke.
  • FUEL IS FREE. No more spending money on white gas or expensive liquid canister fuel. Solo Stoves use twigs, leaves, pinecones and wood as fuel. Free up more space in your backpack and eliminate the need to carry heavy, polluting and expensive canister fuels.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & FAST BOIL TIME. Boils water in 8-10 mins (34 fl oz water). 4.25″ Diameter, 3.8″/5.7″ tall (packed/assembled). Solo Stove weighs only 9 oz. Made of premium stainless steel and nichrome wire. Nylon stuff sack included.
  • COMPACT SPACE SAVING DESIGN. The compact Solo Stove design nests inside the companion Solo Stove Pot 900 (not included) leaving you with more room in your backpack.

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Solo Pot 900- Lightweight Stainless Steel Backpacking Pot for Solo Stove and Other Backpacking And Camping Stoves

Solo Pot 900: Lightweight Stainless Steel Backpacking Pot for Solo Stove and Other Backpacking & Camping Stoves:

  • Companion pot to the Solo Stove. Extremely durable and lightweight design. Only weighs 7.8 oz
  • Size: Height 4.5 inches, Diameter 4.7 inches
  • Material: Food grade 304 stainless steel
  • Max Volume: 30oz
  • Features: pouring spout, volume markings (oz, mL), foldable handles, lid with lockable lift tab. Includes black nylon stuff sack with drawstring

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Solo Aluminum Windscreen

Solo Aluminum Windscreen: For Use with Solo Stove and Other Backpacking Stoves, Camping Stoves, Butane Stoves, Alcohol Stoves

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Solo Stove & Pot 900 Combo

Solo Stove & Pot 900 Combo: Ultralight Wood Burning Backpacking Cook System. Lightweight Kitchen Kit for Backpacking, Camping, Survival. Burns Twigs, No Batteries or Liquid Fuel Gas Canister Required

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch:

  • Versatile fixed blade outdoor knife of hardened Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel
  • Patterned, high-friction grip makes the knife comfortable to hold and easy to handle
  • Blade length: 4.1 inches (104 mm); Blade thickness: 0.1 inch (2.5 mm); Overall length: 8.6 inches (218 mm); Weight w/ sheath: 4.1 oz. (116 g)
  • Color-matching plastic sheath with belt clip
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

Tasmanian Tiger (TT) Backpacks: Pathfinder – Mission Pack – Trooper Light Pack – Essential Pack

TT Pathfinder

TT Pathfinder:

  • Capacity: 5187 cu in (85 l)
  • Backpack with snow guard
  • Detachable side pockets (7.5 l) – can be used individually or both as a day sack
  • Neoprene helmet fastener
  • Detachable lid subdivided into 4 pockets

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TT Mission Pack

TT Mission Pack:

  • Volume (liters): 37
  • Front loading backpack with two large main compartments
  • Subdivided into 7 separate pockets
  • Six tube or antenna outlets at main and front pockets
  • Hydration system pouch with tube outlet in the main compartment
  • Integrated rain cover and rescue handle in the bottom compartment for transporting casualties

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TT Trooper Light Pack 22

TT Trooper Light Pack 22

  • Universal 22 l combat backpack. Features: Ergonomically padded back; Ergonomically formed, padded shoulder straps; Removable hip webbing; Compression strap; Visible marking; Front and side areas with MOLLE system for optional attachment of additional pouches;

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TT Essential Pack

TT Essential Pack:

  • Two compression straps surround the complete pack;
  • Molle system on all strategic fastening points;
  • Handle;
  • Drinking system;
  • Measurements: 18 x 11 x 2 inches

Digital TDS-Water Quality Tester

Steam distilled water: 0 ppm TDS

Lauretana (Engl., German): 7 ppm TDS

Most tap water ranges from 150 to 420 ppm TDS.

Water with a TDS of 500 ppm or more is regarded as unfit for consumption.

Sea water has a TDS of around 35,000 ppm.

Related info:

24 Doctors With The Courage To Tell The Truth About Distilled Water

Amazing Story Of 70 Year Old Woman Finds The Fountain Of Youth – Ageless Woman Annette Larkins Interview (Video) HM Digital TDS-EZ TDS Water Quality Tester with Auto-off Function TDS-EZ Price: $13.19 EZ Digitales TDS-Messgerät zur Überprüfung der Wasserqualität – TDS-3A Blau Preis: EUR 16,99


Digitales TDS-Wassermessgerät (TDS = total dissolved solids = Gesamtmenge der gelösten Feststoffe) das den Gehalt an nicht-organischen und organischen Substanzen in Ihrer Wasserprobe erkennt und misst. Dieses Messgerät ist sehr nützlich wenn Sie einfach nur wissen wollen, wie sauber Ihr Wasser wirklich ist. Testen Sie Ihr Leitungswasser. Sie können die Leistung Ihrer Wasserfilter messen und sich vergewissern, wann der beste Zeitpunkt ist, einen Wasserfilter zu wechseln. Geldverschwendung durch den zu häufigen Filterwechsel wird somit vermieden, ebenso schlechtes Wasser, weil Sie nicht früh genug gewechselt haben. Das Messgerät ist sehr leicht und tragbar, so dass Sie auch die Wasserqualität im Haus Ihrer Freunde, in Restaurants und anderen öffentlichen Orten messen können. Das Messgerät misst in ppm mit einer Auflösung von 1 ppm und einer Genauigkeit von + / – 2%. Das Messgerät schaltet sich automatisch nach 10 Minuten aus, um Batterien zu sparen. Hold-Funktion: Speichert Messungen für komfortable Erfassung und Aufzeichnung. Messbereich: 0-9990 ppm. Zwischen 0-999 ppm erfolgt die Auflösung in Schritten von 1 ppm. Von 1000 bis 9990 ppm ist die Auflösung in Schritten von 10 ppm, angezeigt durch ein blinkendes ‘x10’ Icon. Werksmässig kalibriert/geeicht: Rekalibrierung ist nicht erforderlich, kann aber leicht mit einem Uhrenschraubendreher erfolgen.

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Very high quality product that also comes with a 20-year warranty.

I bought one too several years ago.

Thank you so much for your support!

A big thank you also to all the other readers that start their Amazon sessions via the links above the donate button and support Infinite Unknown. Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter Product Description:

Water treatment products are in high demand for outdoor enthusiasts, international travelers, and relief agencies. Few are better for long-lasting continuous use, however, than the Katadyn Pocket water microfilter. Made of heavy-duty materials, the Pocket features a silver-impregnated ceramic element that’s effective against bacteria and protozoa even in extreme conditions. Unlike disposable filters, the ceramic element can be cleaned several times, even in the field. More importantly, the element filters all microorganisms larger than 0.2 microns (0.0002mm), producing clear, drinkable water no matter where in the world you are. The pump also includes an improved, round pump handle for better ergonomics and an outlet hose that attaches to water containers with a single clip.The Pocket hails from Katadyn’s Endurance series, a high-quality line of filters that produce up to 100 times more water than standard water filters. The Pocket is so tough, in fact, that it’s the first choice for extreme adventurers like Mike Horn. Plus, it’s the only water filter with a 20-year warranty. Other features include a measuring gauge that indicates when you should change the filtering element, a cushioned base that makes it easy to pump on all surfaces, a prefilter, and a carrying bag.

Why Water Filtration Is Important

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Gerber LMF II Black Infantry Knife – Price: $67.95 (List Price: $136.06)

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Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife with 4.8-Inch Blade

List Price: $136.06
Price: $67.95
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The Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife was designed for survival during even the worst conditions. This 10-inch survival knife was engineered by former military man Jeff Freeman and was field-tested with troops, ensuring that it can stand up to rugged, rigorous use and offer high performance under a variety of emergency conditions.

Strong, Serrated Blade Can Be Used in All Situations
Whether you need to cut firewood, build a shelter, or slice through a seat belt, the LMF II survival knife has you covered. It was designed to adapt to a wide variety of situations, so you’ll never have to worry whether you have the right knife.

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