CRICK-ETTES : $3
I don’t know that I would consider you a true survivalist unless you’ve eaten at least 1 bug. The cricket is a great place to start! Did you know that many insects have just as much protein as beef when compared pound for pound?! Here are 4 RULES when it comes to eating insects in the wild: 1) Don’t eat anything brightly colored. 2) In general, stay away from really hairy or bristly insects. 3) Avoid insects that STINK! 4) Cook all insects because some insects harbor harmful parasites. By the way – these CRICK-ETTES make a great party snack while watching Season 2 of FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS!
BERRY FINDER: $6
Your knowledge base item this month is the BERRY FINDER. No matter where you live in the world, this guide can be useful. Even though it’s printed in Black and White with line art drawings, this is one of the best small fleshy fruit guides I have ever read. It will help you identify plants with fleshy fruits found mainly in the eastern woodlands of the US but many of these plants exist in tons of other areas, including America’s west, Canada and Europe. Tis the season for BERRY HUNTING. Be sure to read the manuals safety guidelines!
Purinize is an ALL NATURAL water purification solution. It strips away contaminants from the water molecule, making them insoluble. Its proprietary formulation of complex mineral (electrolyte) salts results in a powerful sterilizing reagent. This reagent is harmless to the body and capable of producing safe, clean drinking water from the rain, a pond, swamp, lake, or any other freshwater source, without using toxic chemicals. This product is a great alternative to other chemical purifiers such as Iodine or Chlorine. For details and a great product video visit: http://www.purinize.com/pages/explainer-video
Creek’’s “”REWILD” BANDANA : $6
Made in one of the last remaining USA based textile manufacturing facilities, this 100% Carolina cotton bandana has hundreds of survival functions. As you know, I am a huge fan of scarves, bandanas and neck coverings. If you can control the temperature of your neck you can almost control the temperature of your entire body. Use it to insulate your neck in the winter or wet it in summer months to cool the pulse points in your neck and help cool your body. And besides, it just looks cool! For those of you who made CHAR CLOTH in last month’s APOCABOX, this bandana makes a perfect char cloth material in a survival scenario. Post pictures of you wearing this bandana on INSTRAGRAM with #APOCABOX.
INSTANT BOWSTRING + KIT : $12
I am really proud to be one of the 1st outlets to release INSTANT BOWSTRING. I believe it is truly one of the most useful and unique survival products to hit the market in a long time and you are officially the 1st to see it. Not only can INSTANT BOW STRING be twisted into a fully functional bow string but it has 100s of other uses as well. The enclosed plastic strap ties and gear repair needles extend uses even further. IBS can be stripped all the way down to a 40 lb sewing thread or fishing line or can be used as is with a 700 lb tensile strength. It is also flammable. Use your knife to scrape up the fibers and ignite with sparks or a match. Paracord gets a lot of praise in the survival community but this stuff is equally as multifunctional. Watch the following video filmed by the creator to see how to use it as a bow string: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSBy7kJEZF4
NOTE: I’ll be including a companion piece to IBS in next month’s APOCABOX that I know you will love!!!