Thursday, October 21, 2021



The Rule of 3 says:

You can die in:

  1. 3 seconds without security;
  2. 3 minutes without air;
  3. 3 hours without shelter (in hostile weather);
  4. 3 days without water &
  5. 3 weeks without food.

So let's talk about shelter.  Shelter protects you from the weather, the sun, wind, rain, snow, heat, cold, and more.

Shelter might be something as simple as an emergency blanket, sleeping bag, bivy sack, a rain coat, a hat, or even sun tan lotion.  While these help keep you comfortable, they don't protect you from the kind of things that will kill you in 3 hours.... extreme weather... mainly extreme Temperature.  

Warm clothing, fire, a debris shelter, blanket, an Ice Igloo, or Snow Cave help protect you from the cold.  Shade, a hat, sun tan lotion, proper clothing, and water protect you from the heat.

 The key is to think about the risk you might face, and what provisions would be prudent, and be sure you have them available when needed.

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Sustainable Meal Planning - Calories   

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Ammo Prices October 2021


Yes, we are seeing improvement in Ammo prices, but they are still high when compared to 2019, and coming down slowly. In a few cases, Academy and Bass ProShops had 50 count boxes, limit 4, available at $10/box less than on-line prices, AND without any shipping cost. My advise on this is to get out to some of the large retail stores, where they will offer you some good deals to get you in their store.

Due to tight supplies, and no ammo being available in certain categories, especially JHP (Jacketed Hollow Point), there were only a few economy brand prices to report, skewing the 2020 JHP price lower than normal when compared to the others.

If you see good 9mm 115g Brass ammo in the $0.30 - $0.38 price range, that is a pretty good deal today, but with prices coming down, I wouldn't buy any more than I'd shoot in the next two months. 

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Ammo Prices September 2021



We are seeing substantial improvement in Ammo prices after escalating during the 2020 riots on the west coast.  But prices are still much higher than 2019.  With the huge inflation that started under Biden/Harris, and their ban on imported Ammo from Russia, it is unlikely prices will ever reach 2019 levels again. 

Name brand 9mm FMJ 115g Ammo is selling at about $0.60 per round, or about $30 per box of 50.  This compares with $60/box in 2020, and $13/box in 2019.

Economy brands can be about 15% lower than well-known brands like Federal and Winchester, but not when ammo is hard to get. When supplies are tight, economy brands will cost nearly the same as name brands.

A Winchester 9mm 115g FMJ bullet will have 1190 feet per second velocity and 362 ft-lbs. of energy. An economy brand may offer 1150 fps and 350 ft-lbs. of energy or 3.4% less, but at double-digit lower cost, it would seem to be a good value for target shooting.

Next month, we will look at the bargain brand prices for 9mm.  


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Monday, August 23, 2021

Alone Season 8 Food Harvested by tool

In Season 8, we estimated foraging food gathered based on comments on the show and compared that with the other tools for the following results.  There were also some lessons learned in this season.


It is important to note that for the first 45 days, the participants were not allowed to use Gill Nets, due to local fish and game laws.  So the gill net could have been about 2X higher under other circumstances.  A lesson learned, was that deep water gill nets were performing much better.  Had everyone realized this, the gill net could have been much more productive. Instead, it was in 3rd place behind a Bow & Arrows.  Considering hand fishing lines and gill nets, both combined were still in 3 rd place, but access to deep water would likely be a game changer.

The Bow, in the hands of a Master Hunter like Clay was able to bag a deer.  The producers said he got about 50 lbs of meat from this, I would have thought more, as it was not a small deer. This along with a grouse, also by Clay, but the Bow & Arrows in second place behind Foraging.

Onions, berries and dead fish & fowl on the shore line, along with some information from the producers and Theresa, Foraging appears to have provided more food than all other methods combined.  

Snare Traps, have been very successful in previous shows when the ground was covered with snow.  This show was no exception, but there was limited snow for the first 30 days or more. 


Foraging is the top food source, which if done while hunting with your Bow, the second highest food generator, should increase your yield on both, and use your limited calories wisely. 

Normally deep water fishing lines and gill nets would be set early, but deep water was limited and gill nets were prohibited.  Despite the weak performance this episode, these should till be important tools to have. 

Snare trapping is also important, with an increased focus after the snow falls.  In some cases, it may be worth hunting over one of your snare traps with a rabbit in it, if the predators can be killed and eaten.  This would also reduce the risk of your traps being robbed during the night while you sleep. 

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

Alone Winners 1-7


‘Alone’: The Winners from Every Season

* The article below contains spoilers for the first seven seasons. Do not continue reading if you don't want to find out the winners!

The HISTORY® Channel’s hit survival series Alone is back like never before and taking place in the most dangerous location yet—the Canadian wilderness on the shores of Chilko Lake. As we head into the new season, check out all of the past winners below and relive their victories by watching every season without signing in. Who will take home the prize this year? Tune in starting Thursday, June 3 at 9:30/8:30c to find out.

Alan Kay, winner of Alone Season 1
David McIntyre from Alone Season 2
Zachary Fowler from Alone Season 3
Ted and Jim Baird from Alone Season 4
Sam Larson from Alone Season 5
Jordan Jonas from Alone Season 6
Roland Welker from Alone Season 7