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Published in November 2008

On 19 November 2008, by James, in About us and disclaimers has been on the web from october 2003 to october 2008. It operated as from 2001 to 2003. In 2008 it stopped because it was too much work and hassle to run for an amateur webmaster and only one life to live. RIP and special thanks to all who made it, and for the good time we had ! OM does not operate anymore, this is a static archive cleansed from CPU consuming operations and not indexed by external search engines.

Published in September 2008

On 26 September 2008, by Taky, in Bushcraft and Survival
Ever since I’ve discovered the firesteels, I’ve been dependent on natural tinder to light fires.

On 25 September 2008, by pnslts, in Bushcraft and Survival
A nice video using as bow string to start a fire by friction.

On 24 September 2008, by James, in Long blades
A review and test of 3 traditional "Asiatic" blades.

Indigenous Knowledge From the National Film Board of Canada

On 13 September 2008, by James, in Bushcraft and Survival
One of our forums Friends recenty posted a pointer to these marvelous movies.

On 7 September 2008, by James, in Bushcraft and Survival
Videos from A-Z bushcraft.

Published in July 2008

On 18 July 2008, by sweeper, in Long blades
I’ve used this parang in the outdoors for 4 years, at least, and I want to share my opinions with you.

Published in May 2008

On 23 May 2008, by Sharpshooter, in Lamps and Lanterns
The latest offerings from the Brilliant Folks at PEAK LED Solutions

On 6 May 2008, by jables, in Fixed blades
A look at the Buck Hartsook S30V Neck Knife.

Published in April 2008

On 28 April 2008, by James, pnslts, in Bushcraft and Survival
This explains how to light a fire using marcasite, flint, tinder fungus, and an abandoned bird nest or dry herbs.

Blog: Adventures, stories.

MOBY-GAR A not so subtle metaphor reflecting on my low budget adventures

On 14 September 2008, by jables, in Blog: Adventures, stories
Creek Fishin Shenanigans

Published in August 2008

On 12 August 2008, by trout whisperer, in Blog: Adventures, stories
I’m in the drivers seat of the boat.......

On 12 August 2008, by trout whisperer, in Blog: Adventures, stories
Summer job. Worm wrangler

Some random articles

Published in December 2004

Urban Preparation Kit, Part II, Supplemental Kits The four urban kits that support and complete the on-body kit.

On 22 December 2004, by Schwert, in Bushcraft and Survival
Part II of this article covers the four supplemental kits: coat/hat, shoulder bag, desk kit, and car kit designed to compliment the on-body kit discussed in Part I. These kits are part of the concentric rings of kits...each getting more capable or providing better items to assist in responding to an urban disaster.

Published in September 2002

On 6 September 2002, by V Shrake, in Bushcraft and Survival
Building a survival vest on a budget

Published in July 2005

On 6 July 2005, by Tjin, in Bushcraft and Survival
This article is about my personal BOB, it’s more suited for people with interests in the outdoors, but less about preparedness. I hope it will inspire others to make one for themselves.

Published in April 2003

On 4 April 2003, by James, in Safety and health
Basic precautions to handle and work with blades in order to avoid accidents.

On 7 September 2002, by OldJimbo, in Bushcraft and Survival
Splitting wood with a knife and a baton

On 7 September 2002, by OldJimbo, in Clothing
A test of forest caulked boots

Published in January 2004

On 30 January 2004, by Sargey, in Bushcraft and Survival
Diary of a week long advanced bushcraft survival course.