Posts Tagged ‘Camping’

A lot of us enjoy a nice hike in the woods where meandering paths intersect with an abundance of tall, shady trees.  Criminals like these places too but for entirely different reasons.  They like them because it gives them access to potential victims who are isolated and out of range from help from law enforcement.  Just because you’re out in the woods relaxing doesn’t mean that criminals aren’t out there also plying their special brand of violent, criminal behaviors.

So it pays to be situationally aware at all times.  It is also imperative to be armed to protect yourself and your family if and when a dangerous, violent situation occurs.  Being well trained with firearms, having the ability to conceal carry, and being able to defend yourself it attacked are important considerations to seriously think about.

Don’t go looking for trouble and pay attention to your gut feelings if you sense that trouble might be up ahead.  But if you have to deal with a life or death situation; then do so with aggression, ferocity, and an unfair advantage in your favor.  If an assault takes place in a remote area, which criminals are counting on, there will be no one to help you other than yourself.  Stay alive, stay safe, and be prepared always for the unexpected.  Your life may just depend on it.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and preview one or more over at by clicking on the book cover images.  If they seem like your type of story then feel free to purchase. They really are quite entertaining to read according to 9 out of every 10 readers when properly motivated 🙂


What’s next on my prepper purchase list you ask?  After reviewing my survival and preparedness gear, equipment and supplies the next item I plan on getting is the EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove.  For those who are unfamiliar with a rocket stove they are basically simple cooking stoves which can be used when camping or when there is a power outage.  They can either be homemade or purchased from reputable manufacturers; and they are efficient and relativley easy to operate.  I’ve already asked my wife for this item for Christmas this year 🙂

Here’s the product description.  EcoZoom’s Versa Stove can burn wood, charcoal, or dried biomass and is their most versatile cook stove. The Versa is a great option for those wanting cook fuel options while still providing the same EcoZoom durability. The Versa is there most popular emergency preparedness model in the United States and is also great for camping. The Zoom Versa features an abrasion resistant and durable ceramic combustion chamber with a 10 cm in diameter vertical section that forces the gases to mix with the flame, decreasing harmful emissions and adds a refractory metal liner to the inside of the combustion chamber that protects the ceramic insulation, increases the life of your stove, and improves combustion efficiency. This stove features there new hinged combustion chamber doors enabling for an effortless conversion from wood to charcoal fuels. Both the main combustion chamber door and the damper door (bottom door) have reinforced metal frames and have hinges that serve to securely close the doors and regulate airflow. The Zoom Versa also has a durable, reformulated 6-pronged cast iron stovetop that improves heat transfer for all pots including round bottom pots and woks.

I can’t wait to try this out when I receive one for Christmas.  Just a gentle reminder and hint to my wife 🙂 

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at  They are really quite interesting if I do say so myself 🙂


550 paracord is a kernmantle rope consisting of a braided covering over a bundle of seven inner cords. Paracord has many uses.  Here are some of the things I have considered using paracord for.  I’d be interesting in hearing what additional uses you might have for paracord for as well.

  • Replacement shoe laces in the field
  • Carry Strap
  • Ridgeline for a tarp shelter
  • Clothes line
  • Splint for broken fingers
  • Lashing items to a pack
  • Trip line
  • Zipper pulls
  • Tent guy out line
  • Belt
  • Knife Lanyard
  • Hanging a metal pot over a fire
  • Perimeter trip wire in conjunction with tin cans.

You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.  Make your purchases before it’s too late.