The Prusik Loop is not only a safety autoblock that could save your life while rappelling, but it’s also a great friction hitch for other purposes.
In addition to showcasing how to tie the knot using a Double Fisherman’s Knot to start, Bryan offers a look at how the knot will fit into our DIY Knot Board Display.
Proper signaling gear can ensure that rescuers or first responders can find you as fast as possible. This week on Gear Tasting Radio, we break down some of the best signaling options to include in a Bug Out Bag.
In addition, we also highlight the different redundancies Bryan is including for signaling as we continue to analyze and improve his bag.
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Fire and the skill of being able to build one is at the top of the skills I consider core. Fire warms, it protects, it feeds and it comforts. There’s not another skill-set that I feel even comes close to the empowerment that being able to successfully build a fire under any condition provides.
I’ll assume most of you reading this have seen the movie Cast Away with Tom Hanks and the drastic turn of events that happens when he finally learns how to build a fire. I HAVE MADE FIRE! That’s honestly the way I feel every time I build a successful fire that stays lit. I also use every opportunity that comes along as a way to try out new methods for fire starting.
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