Eagle Scouts Reunite 43 Years After National Jamboree

Nov 10, 2016

Several years ago while attending a monthly BSA Round Table, I noticed a tall red headed man, about my age, with a 1969 National Jamboree patch on his scout uniform. That is a patch that one rarely sees, since it is now 47 years old and not many people that...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

Clean, Running Water in Your Tent

Nov 05, 2016

Watch descriptive video - This past summer while camping we had a difficult time getting water from the 6-gallon water jugs to the sink. It involved lifting the heavy jugs to pour water into a 55-gallon barrel, and using a sloppy hand pump to pump water to a 15 gallon...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

Musings on International Travel

Sep 27, 2016

I am on a plane heading back to Utah after a 3 week trip to visit my son and his family in Seoul, Korea. He is an army helicopter pilot and took 2 of our grandkids along with him last year. Then his wife added a son to the family...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

Solar Power for Your Long-Term Camp

Aug 21, 2016

I am going to try and make this as simple as possible. For many, solar power is big black hole that they know they need to have but they don’t understand it. And because they don’t understand it, they either avoid doing something about it or buy something that doesn’t...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

Cooking with my Rocket Stoven

Aug 16, 2016

Written by Debbie Robertson, my wife and prepping partner. She is an excellent cook, both indoors and outdoors. Practicing cooking skills in preparation for a grid down situation has been a priority of mine. I knew that in a real grid down situation we would all be stressed, burn lots of...

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Posted By Debbie Robertson

Keeping Cool, Water, Parade of Tents and a Mouse Trap

Aug 10, 2016

The 2016 Tifie Camp provided some great lessons about keeping cool, water, parade of tents and a mouse trap.  Keeping Cool At the July camp it was in the 90s every day. Most of the tents were in the sun all day long. Fortunately there was a breeze in the...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

Day One at the Tifie Prepper Campout, and Tips on How to Set Up a Wall Tent

Aug 01, 2016

The camp didn't officially open until Monday until most campers arrive. If this were a normal, short term camp, I would arrive Monday, set up my minimal gear, and get ready to enjoy the week. But this camp is not normal. This is a camp for preppers to learn how to...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

My Week at the BSA Philmont Training Center

My Week at the BSA Philmont Training Center

Jul 17, 2016

I was “invited” to live in a tent city for a week. I was at Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico for a week of leadership training. I was there to learn how to be a more effective scout leader, but I also learned some more things about tent living. This...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

Why I Invented the Rocket Stoven

Jul 06, 2016

by Kevin Card, a great friend and extraordinary prepper I have cooked outdoors with various methods for 50+ years. Each method has its positives and negatives. But I had found no solution that met all the criteria that are important when long-term off-grid cooking. I love rocket stoves for cooking. They use...

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Posted By Kevin Card

Garden Carts and Flat Free Tires

Jul 02, 2016

I have had a garden cart like this one stored in my trailer for 4-5 years.  It has been packaged up nicely in the box that it came in. I plan on using it to haul water from the camp water source to my tent, wood from wherever it is...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

10 Tips for Great Sleep While Camping

Oct 30, 2015

I have a good friend in the Boy Scouts who told me that he had never slept in a sleeping bag. I was dumbfounded. I knew that he had spent many nights in the wilderness with the scouts and I was puzzled how he slept without a sleeping bag. So...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

Superior Cleaning Gear for a Clean and Comfortable Camp

Oct 23, 2015

Let’s talk about items we use to keep our bodies and kitchen clean. In our current living situation, we use big cotton bath towels, cotton hand towels and wash cloths. In the kitchen, we use paper towels, along with cotton hand towels and dish cloths. For soap, we use both...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

Advanced Tips in Using the Deluxe Camp Sink

Sep 17, 2015

Last week I went camping with some family members.  Of course, I took along a Deluxe Camp Sink.  I set it up at the end of the picnic table.  My sister-in-law was amazed that her children washed their hands while camping.  And they did it before every meal.  My 5...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

The Sweet Spot of Prepping

Sep 02, 2015

For those of you who play golf, you understand that there is a sweet spot on your club face. When you hit the ball on that sweet spot, the ball goes straight and far. If you miss the sweet spot, the ball flies off at an unintended angle and doesn’t...

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Posted By Michael Robertson

The Four Lists of Preparation

Apr 12, 2015

I presented two days on the topic, “Useful Camp Gear – How to Make a Tent a Home”.  I shared some of the things that I have learned about sanitation, sleeping comfort, space considerations, keeping clean, play and handy tools.  Then I talked about the four lists of effective preparation and how to prioritize.  Here is a link where you can view/download my presentation - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B379M2RVQQFaRkpVVGtXSE5jMTA/view?usp=sharing

 

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      Posted By Michael Robertson

      How I came to build the Deluxe Tent Shower

      Feb 11, 2015

      In designing the Deluxe Tent Shower, I had several objectives. They were: Take care of my wife – something she would use Easy to store and transport Conserve water - a precious and limited resource Pressurized hot water Safe and easy to use Captures and drains water Comfortable Multipurpose Durable...

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      Posted By Michael Robertson

      My First Trade Show

      Oct 29, 2014

      I want to follow-up on my experience at the DoItNow Expo in early October. Although I have participated in many tradeshows in my earlier careers, this was the first time I had ever represented my own company. I did my best to estimate how many sinks and what model people...

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      Posted By Michael Robertson

      Useful Camp Gear - How to Make a Tent a Home

      Sep 18, 2014

      I will be making a presentation on “Useful Camp Gear – How to Make a Tent a Home” at the Do It Now Preparedness and Freedom Expo in Orem, Utah, at Utah Valley University.  If you are in the area, it will be worthwhile to attend. There are some great...

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      Posted By Michael Robertson

      Clean, comfortable camping with a foot-operated, running water sink.

      Aug 27, 2014

      Wouldn’t it be great to have a sink with running water at any location? This foot pump operated wash station is great for camping, the patio or a food booth. It is also perfect for campfire or BBQ grill-side food prep and cleanup.  I’ve used this sink for:• Family camps•...

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      Posted By Michael Robertson

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