SilverFire® Does It Again!

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SilverFire’s new ‘Scout’ is arguably the best compact gasifier stove!

It doesn’t matter if you’re into backpacking, hunting or prepping, SilverFire’s new compact ‘Scout’ camp stove deserves a close look. I have to say that Todd (the brains at SilverFire) has a winner with this cool little stove that encompasses many of the features of larger stoves. In fact, the Scout is so awesome, that the copy-cats are already hard at work trying to flood the market with cheaply made look-alikes that aren’t even close to the quality and functionality of a genuine ‘Scout’!

 

First off: The Scout is small enough to fit into any Prepper ‘go-bag’ (bug-out bag), as well as easily fitting in any backpack. In fact, I see some advantages in carrying two units in my backpack; one for cooking and another for simultaneously heating water.

 

The construction of the Scout is absolutely top notch! The stainless steel parts are beautifully finished as if they were fine jewelry, yet are precisely made of durable heavy gauge stainless steel that will certainly withstand the test of time (plan on handing this one down to the next generation). Trust me; this stove is NOT like the other small stoves you have seen or used!

 

The Scout comes with its own nylon pouch and when you first take it out, it’s deceivingly compact as a result of some amazing engineering. My wife though that it was just a small cooking pot! The entire stove is cleverly designed to fit within the cooking pot, including the metallic sticker!

Here is the Scout set-up and ready to use

Here is the Scout set-up and ready to use

 

When the Scout is setup, it provides a good size stove and cooking pot with an excellent capacity (about 1-liter/3 lbs.) for heating food or water quickly using locally available ground scrub (twigs, grasses, leaves, crushed pine cones, etc.). This stove is designed for a solo hunter or backpacker, and would serve Preppers in ‘bug-out’ mode very well.

 

You can learn a lot more about this amazing compact stove by visiting SilverFire’s official website here: http://www.silverfire.us/new-for-2014-silverfire-scout-backpacking-bug-out

 

From my chair, this compact stove is a must-have item for Preppers, hunters and backpackers (heck it can easily fit into the glove compartment of most cars and trucks). And its retail price of less than $60.00 represents a great value. I just hope that Todd can keep these little beauties in stock!

 

Cheers! Capt. Bill

 

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Living Off The Grid At A Mystery Island!

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Capt. Bill negotiating a rocky trail on a remote desert island in the Sea of Cortez (photo by Laura Simpson)

It was a warm January morning in 2010 when my wife Laura and I dropped the Iron Maiden’s anchor in a remote cove on an undisclosed Island in the Sea of Cortez… READ MORE CLICK HERE

 

The ‘Iron Maiden’ Crushes A 21-foot Boat

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Doomsday Preppers ‘Fortress At Sea’ – Iron Maiden Crushes 21ft Boat

This is an excerpt (B-Roll) from the full episode Doomsday Preppers; Season 2 – Episode 15 (March 2013).  In the picture above is a fiberglass reinforced commercial fishing boat (21-foot), which weighs about 2,000 pounds. When the 90-ton ‘Iron Maiden’ (coming into frame shortly) hits this cabin cruiser at 12 mph, it didn’t even rattle the dishes in the galley…. the reinforced 3/8 inch steel bow of the Iron Maiden cuts through this boat like a graham cracker.  In bow and stern of the Iron Maiden are 1/2 thick steel collision bulkheads; this provides nearly a full inch of steel plate between the outside of the hull and the inside of the hull in these areas.The Iron Maiden was built to ~200% of specs on her hull and decks, so she’s literally twice as strong as most 70-foot steel boats her size, and she’s also much heavier, which is a real blessing at sea in big seas and heavy weather… she’s as sailors say ‘sea kindly’. More about the Iron Maiden here: http://www.svironmaiden.com

Check out the full episode!  Cheers! Capt. Bill

 

 

 

On Guard! Protect Yourself & Survive!

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It’s very easy to get caught-up and become distracted by all the fun prepping toys. The blogs are choked with articles about guns, knives and survival gear.

However, the single most important consideration in prepping is you! Your health and well being is by far the most important consideration there is in any survival situation… Click Here To Read More

 

 

TV Series ‘Bunker Diaries’ & ‘Missionary Wars’ In Development By Simpson/Underhill

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Creative Team Simpson/Underhill Developing Exciting New TV Series Combination Targeting Audiences Craving Drama, Adventure And Doomsday – Disaster Genres

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release)Jun. 5, 2013Portland, Ore.It was by chance that Capt. William Simpson, one of the stars of the National Geographic hit series Doomsday Preppers, met Rob Underhill, a producer, director, and writer who has exploded onto the movie scene with two successful feature films Continue reading

Survival In Large-Scale Disaster?

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A Sobering Problem – Requiring A Different Approach

Most survival strategies and related tactics today draw upon the methods that worked in much smaller disasters and will likely work to some extent today in similar small scale disasters. However, large-scale (continental-sized disasters) are quite different in many ways. Continue reading

Disaster Communication: Skills & Equipment

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Many people have no idea how critically important communication becomes during and immediately following emergencies and natural disasters. As easy as it is to communicate and access the Internet with mobile devices, it’s just as easy for that network to collapse during a disaster, potentially leaving thousands, if not millions, of people in an information blackout  Continue reading

Disaster Preparedness Strategies – Will Yours Work?

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Over the past few years Disaster Preparedness (‘prepping’) has become a popular topic. A very large mix of people have begun preaching prepping, all having different motives for promoting their particular views on ‘how to prepare’, which makes it very difficult and confusing for people who are trying to figure-out what to do. Because of this, some people end up doing the wrong things for the right reasons Continue reading