The Ontario RTAK II is an impressive field knife, to say the least. It’s not something that I carry around with me, but there are occasions where it comes in so very handy. From time to time, I have to clean up fallen trees from the back yard, and this knife will take the limbs off in a most handy manner. Limbs up to an inch in diameter usually come off with one swing.
So…I was playing on my computer one night while my girlfriend was watching some obscure cable channel. Suddenly she exclaimed, “I wonder if that would work with pee?” She had just watched an ad for the Hydralight — a water-powered flashlight.
Some might consider our Northman Ryan a handy person. He builds and fixes flying machine parts for a living. Occasionally he also work as a sellsword for RECOIL OFFGRID and writes DIY articles for ’em.
Recently he was asked about making a watertight storage container out of PVC. This is the result. Most people use screw caps that need a wrench, which makes it difficult to open. Jim Cobb starts the article off and part way down you’ll find his part of the article detailing the build process here.
We have tried far too many battery powered lanterns over the years. In fact [warning: nerd reference], we could probably build the entire lantern horde from Kingdom Death Monster. That’s an extremely fun but exceptionally frustrating board game, btw.
Thankfully the one lantern to rule them all has finally been found. It’s not only a great piece of kit, it has a badass name.
Magazines and survival websites oftimes feature amazing survival and bushcraft gear in them, but they come at a price the average person just can’t swing. Here are a few of things that make it into my bag, all items even the smallfolk can afford.