Tag Archives: Outdoor Survival – Stoves

Maxxeon Pocket Floodlight

Review: Maxxeon Pocket Floodlight

I can’t say I’m a true flashlight nut, but I do appreciate having something reliable to light up the night. I’ve owned several Maglites of various sizes, as well as several other name brand and off brand lights. The Maxxeon WorkStar 330 Hunter’s Pocket Floodlight leaves them all in the dark. Maxxeon Pocket Floodlight...

Ferrocerium and Mischmetal Fire Starter Rods

Demystified: Ferrocerium and Mischmetal Fire Starter Rods

I would like to attempt to clarify the confusion often surrounding the terms “ferrocerium” and “mischmetal” when it comes to various fire starters. My wife, who speaks fluent German, voiced confusion to the term mischmetal as it relates to ferrocerium. She explained that the term mischmetal is from the German word Mishmetall, meaning mixed...

Glow in the Dark Paint Brushes

Emergency Lighting: Glow-in-the-Dark Paint?

Glow-in-the-dark paint isn’t just for kids anymore. Glow sticks have long been a staple of survival kits, but have you ever thought about adding glow-in-the-dark paint? The technology is getting better and brighter. It’s quickly becoming more appealing for the modern prepared person, especially for uses around the home. Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Lighting Up UK...

EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove Review 2

Video Review: EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove

Editor’s Note: Living Ready has posted reviews of the EcoZoom Versa before, most notably with this omnibus of the best survival gear and this rocket stove review. But because this is such a great product with legions of fans, it’s worth another review, this time from Jim Cobb. Convinced yet? Get one from the...

Best survival gear at Living Ready Store

8 Best Survival Gear Items in Living Ready Store

Despite my initials, I have no intention of leading you into pastures of bovine manure when it comes to survival gear, friends. Neither does the rest of the Living Ready staff. Case in point: the Living Ready Store. On a daily basis, we receive solicitations from survival gear companies to place products in our...

How to Make a Fire Straw

Video: How to Make Fire Straws

Jim Cobb explains how to make fire straws with a few simple items in this video. Fire straws are a waterproof, portable, efficient and reliable source of tinder.