I just collected together some things that I've tried or learned about. You'll probably want to go over to the survival forums at Knifeforums Bladeforums to get more detail..
I have some new stuff - which won't bore people so much because I didn't write the articles. Thanks to V- Shrake we have some new articles to read!
First is an article on personal survival kits:Personal Survival Kits
And of course an urban survival kit:Urban Survival Kit
The Survivalist's Travel Pack:The Travel Pack
New - A SAK based Fob Kit:The SAK Fob Kit
Next an article on building a survival vest for carrying more stuff - and doing it cheaply!Vest
A weapon is just a hunting tool. Here's how to get started with a bow and spear. This is good information which should encourage people to try things with their local wood - and see how they make out.The Construction of Modern Primitive Weapons
If a long term breakdown of society occurred - just what would you use for trade and barter? Find out...The Fallacy of Gold
Weapon selection for "The end of the world as we know it"... Surprising!Alternatives to the "Assault Rifle" for Today's Patriot
A Deep Woods/Jungle Survival KitKnife based kits
A Second knife Based Survival KitKnife based kits - part two
A Better Belt OrderA Better Belt Order
First in a Set of Articles on the .22 Rimfire.Rimfire
Second in a Set of Articles on the .22 Rimfire. Ammunition TrialsRimfire Ammunition
The Springfield Armory M6 Survival rifleM6 -.22/.410
Some humor to show that V isn't the doom and gloom type!Humor in Uniform
Some more humor - or could the attack of the killer skeet be real? My favorite!skeet
Nature's BountyToo much produce?
Testing of Goloks - Valiant and martindale #2Goloks
Here's an article from Adrian in Romania, on the personal survival kits he carries there.Romanian Kits
We're also lucky enough to have some incredible pictues of hatchets and knives - and some wooden sheath making information from Edgewise!
Some incredible hatchet pictures from "edgewise":Edgewise hatchets:
information on making wooden sheaths from "edgewise":Edgewise's Wooden Sheaths:
information on refurbishing an older marble's Woodcraft knife and making an appropriate wooden sheath from "edgewise":Edgewise's Woodcraft Knife Project:
Here's a review of a knife made by Dale Chudzinski "Racquette", for Chad. This a present day interpretation of the Nessmuk Knife. Read the review and you'll see why I'm anxious to be getting mine!The Modern Nessmuk Knife"
Here's a review of the Kelly Kettle by Schwert. Now everyone is wondering just what one of these might be and what it might do for them... It's a highly refined stick stove with water boiler built in!The Kelly kettle
A Budget Survival Kit - by Kurt HoffmanThe Budget Survival Kit
The Coglin's Survival Whistle, and its Accessories - by Kurt HoffmanThe Whistle Survival Kit
I was asked by Dorothy Kato of diabeticmenus.org, if I would post some of her writing. We start with "The ten Common Myths of DiabetesTen Myths of Diabetes
And for the rest for now - well you'll have to put up with my stuff!
Some tests I did on various firestarters are here:Firestarters
New - Extreme tests with Doan Magnesium Firestarting ToolDoan Machinery Tool
Tinders for fire starters.Tinders
Making your own cheap fire starters - by Adrien.Egg Carton Fire Starters
New stuff - The Coglan's Tinder Kit test:Tinder Kit
New Stuff - The Spark-Lite test:
Here are some pictures of starting a fire using natural materials - updated summer, 2005:Fire
Some thoughts on axes with pictures:Axes and hatchets:
An Axe To Grind - Bernie Weisgerber:pdf files:
Some thoughts on hatchets:The $4.95 hatchet:
Some more thoughts on hatchets:Norlund, Neolyth and Hults:
Even more thoughts on hatchets:The saga continues:
The hatchet plot thickens:The saga continues on:
Some tiny hatchets - "pocket axes":Gransfors Mini, Vaughan, Walters:
Some more extreme stuff with tiny hatchets - "wedging and long handles":Splitting Logs and Longer Handles:
Some Pics on Grinding a Vaughan Hatchet:Take care with the power tools, guys!
Axe tests in Colorado - by Steve AckerColorado Axe Tests
Axe tests in Colorado - Part 2 - by Steve AckerColorado Axe Tests - Part Two
Some thoughts on machetes:The Barteaux Machete:
Some more thoughts on machetes:The Tramontina Machete:
Some of my thoughts on Valiant goloks - first part of many...:The Valiant golok:
A Small Golok or a Large Leuko? The Horn Golok:The Valiant Horn Golok - Small:
The Large Horn Golok:The Valiant Horn Golok - Large:
The Horn Golok SX:The Valiant Horn Golok SX:
Some thought on larger Valiant blades in damascus:The Parang Lading and Klewang Sumbawa:
Some thought on a short heavy golok - The Kelapa:The Old Style Kelapa:
Initial Impressions of the Valiant Large Bolo Camp:That's not a knife, THIS is a knife!
Initial Impressions of the Valiant Golok Mala:And how would a sword-like blade make out in the bush?
Some safety tips with big blades - from Singularity:Mirror of Singularity's advice - super!
Sharpening and Reprofiling Traditional Blades:High Performance Blades
Some of my thoughts on the Cold Steel LTC Kukri :The Cold Steel LTC:
Some thoughts on can stovesstickstove:
The Svea 123R StoveSvea:
Some thoughts on CHEAP axes with pictures:Canadian Tire Axe:
A good light axe:The light Iltis Axe:
Gransfors Bruks Axe and Hatchet:Gransfors Bruks:
More Advanced Axe Selection:Selection:
Putting a New Handle on an Axe:Rehandling:
Various Saws for the Outdoors:Saws:
The Sawvivor Saw:Sawvivor:
Some information on the "Crooked Knife":Crooked Knives
Some information on the original long type "Crooked Knife":The George Wostenholm Crooked Knife
A Light Mora Draw Knife:Draw Knife
Cheap knives and sharpening systems:Cheap is good!
Singularity's Thoughts on Sharpening Systems:Thoughts on Sharpening and Tools
The care and feeding of a very cheap but great knifeThe Cheap Mora Knife
Mora knives with synthetic handlesMore Moras
The Frosts Mora Clipper in StainlessClipper
Mora knives with Laminated BladesLaminated Bladed Moras
Knife and Baton ComparisonsBaton
The Leuko and Bowie style MoraThe Leuko
The Cold Steel Red River Knife:Mountain Man Knife.
The Cold Steel Hudson Bay Knife:Voyageur Knife.
The Cold Steel large folder:Twistmaster
The Benchmade 721 and what makes it a great field folder:Benchmade 721
The Grohmann Russell Belt Knife Kit from Lee Valley Tools:Knife Kit
Cute Knives for Alyssa and Cala!Scandinavian knives
Why I'm interested in survival stuffCommon Questions
Serious Forest BootsCaulked Boots
A lighter look at survival blade designHoodoo and Jimbo's research.. Right!
A Mirror of Hoodoo's LinksHoodoo's Links Mirror
That's all for now! I've just thumbnailed the larger graphics to speed up loading a little - this should help during busier times at Geocities. I'm sorry about my monotonous writing - just try to concentrate on the facts. If you have different opinions or detail to add - please email to me and I'll put them up. These pages are more of an initial reference and to fire up controversy so that people will want stuff added.