Category Archives: by Ghillieman

It’s Six Feet of Cord, Dummy!


At school yesterday, my oldest son corrected a classmate that paracord bracelets are not just “fashionable”.

“It’s six feet of cord, dummy!” he said.  After he told me that, we talked about paracord bracelets for awhile.  I came away with a request to make one for my son.

I can’t explain just how proud and happy that makes me.  My sons are well-known for their love of all things army and preparedness.  My youngest son has a cross-body EDC bag that resembles my wife’s black bag.  It’s simple things like their awareness of prepper lifestyle in little things, as well as their curiosity, that makes me happy. Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Carry a Handkerchief


Top ten reasons to carry a handkerchief:

In the modern age of disposable paper products, the humble handkerchief has become a bit of an anachronism.  Still, One would think that with all the “green” hoo-hah these days that more people would see the intrinsic value in this little piece of cloth. So, here is my top ten list for reason to carry a handkerchief.

10.  Runny noses.

9.  Handy for a sweaty brow.

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When old age isn’t enough…


Maybe you’re like us.  You get creaky bones and aching joints.  Your 23 year old wife groans every time you stretch and something pops.  And no matter what you do, you find yourself involved in projects and activities that tend to aid you in the quest of losing a body part.  You should relate.

Or maybe you’re not like that at all.  You’re one of those young’uns who like to laugh their asses off at old people.  In that case, we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading our endeavors and sage advice.  Trust me, being around the block enough times, it’s easy to pontificate as though you have all the wisdom in the world.

So, what exactly are we up to?  We make food that stand up.  We re-create survival scenarios.  We shoot stuff.  We unwittingly put ourselves into fantastic joke fodders.  We like to play with metal, which makes Dharmachick cringe and brace herself for the moment she has to apply her first aid knowledge on us.  We’re a huge fan of Survivorman, Dual Survival, and Good Eats.

Every now and then, we settle our old creaky bones down and gravitate towards sci-fi shows that should have never been shut down.  Yeah, this is pretty much the life.  And you’ve just received the privilege of peeking into the old and treacherous world of Ghillieman and Mongo.  Oh, yeah, and Ghillieman’s wife, Dharmachick.  She’s kind of our editor and manager because we don’t know what the crap we’re doing.

We welcome you.


The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Keep a Water Bottle Handy


(preferably stainless steel).

Every now and then, you find yourself in gmail chat and talking about how awesome water bottle is for no good reason.  If you don’t, you should.  I can’t state enough my love for water bottles, but I’ll just let this brief list give you a hint.

stainless steel water bottle (upaya.com)

 

10.) Makes a good improvised cool pack. (Headache, anyone?)
9.) Powdered toast doesn’t hydrate itself.
8.) Spontaneous human combustion.
7.) You never know when you need to top off the boiler in the steam-driven PC.
6.) Keeps the bladder full for marking territory.
5.) When totally full, makes a good impromptu weapon.
4.) DID you pay the water bill?
3.) One word: SANITATION.
2.) Comes in handy for the occasional industrial sabotage caper.
1.) It’s darn tasty when you’re thirsty.


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