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Episode 40 Sawyer Interview with Patrick Hurst




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Part of what makes the Advantage Survival Podcast one of your survival resources, is that I try and bring information, products and technologies that will help you gain the advantage of survival in all your life adventures. Today, I bring you an interview with Patrick Hurst from Sawyer, Sawyer is one of the incredible companies out there that is making a difference and saving lives around the world.

Patrick explains Sawyer’s product offerings and the technologies behind the products that make them so attractive to outdoor and survival minded people. When I started researching a more reliable replacement for my pump-type water filtration system in my Water System of Survival I soon discovered the Sawyer Squeeze. I purchased my first unit and gave it a backcountry run for its money. After owning several water filtration units from many different manufacturers I soon made the Sawyer Squeeze and Sawyer Mini my main “go to” filters in all my backpacks, Get Home Bags and it is certainly a travel companion in my carryon bag.

In addition, when I was doing my research on water filtration I didn’t anticipate the depth of other lifesaving products Sawyer had to offer; from Insect Repellents, Sunscreens, to a diverse collection of First Aid Kits and supplies. 

We talk about that and much more with Patrick Hurst from Sawyer. Please enjoy the show and don’t forget to check out all the products and information available at


Water Filtration

Insect Repellents


First Aid

Sawyer U

Sawyer Ambassadors

Sawyer on Facebook

Sawyer on Twitter

Episode 39 Rob Hanus Interview



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I have an excellent show for you today. I’m talking with Rob Hanus from The Preparedness Podcast, I discovered Rob’s show a few months back and after downloading it, I was hooked. Now I’m filling up my phone with hundreds of episodes as I catch up and consume the shows as fast as I can. If you want a “real” common sense podcast about preparedness then I highly recommend his show.

That’s only the start of the amazing things Rob has going on. We talk about his books “The Preparedness Capability Checklist” and “Surviving EMP” along with his very popular daily -Prepper News Watch. Oh and did I mention CCRET? (Center for Community Resilience Education & Training) You need to tune in to get the skinny on that amazing project. So join me today in welcoming Rob Hanus to the Advantage Survival Podcast.


The Preparedness Podcast

The Preparedness Capability Checklist

Surviving EMP

Prepper News Watch

CCRET (Center for Community Resilience Education & Training)

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Episode 38 EDC Everyday Carry



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I often think there is some confusion when it comes to what makes up an EDC or (Everyday Carry.) Today I go over some of the Items I carry with me on a daily basis and my philosophy of use. Keep in mind that this is my EDC and is dynamic as my situation evolves. I hope this episode helps you build and carry items that help improve your life adventures.


Glock 26

VanGuard 2 Holster

Wallet: Alaska Bear

Cell Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active


Knife: Victorinox Swiss Army Dual Pro X Knife

Light: Olight I3s

Fire: Spark-Lite Fire Starter and 1 Tinder-Quik Tab & Credit Card size Fresnel Magnifier (For extra glasses)

USB Drive: Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 128GB USB Drive

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Episode 37 Headlamps Own the Night


Olight H15 Wave S

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If you’re going out to play after dark then you need to own the night. Get your headlamp on! I’m not talking night vision gear here, although that would be another incredible way to own the night. For us mere mortal budget-conscious individuals headlamps will have to do and my new pick is the Olight H15 Wave S.

In today’s show I discuss my philosophy on headlamps and why I think you need a few in your Survival Kits and Get Home Bags. Oh I forgot to add this little tip in the show so here’s an exclusive for you: This is an old search and rescue hack that can help improve your nighttime headlamp capabilities. Wear the headlamp upside-down and around your neck while hiking at night in foggy conditions. Just like dimming your high beams in an automobile driving in similar condition, you will see further and better. You can even attach the headlamp to your packs hip belt. Upside-down lets you adjust the head up as needed for distance. Just say’n…


Olight H15 Wave S

Headlamps at the (my Amazon affiliate site)

Episode 36 Fire Starting Kits



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A Fire Starting Kit is one of the most personal items you can create for your own Survival Kit. I’m going to talk about my Fire Starting Kit or Survival Fire Kit and what I keep inside. What I use in my kit is based on my environment or environments I recreate in. I think it’s important to keep in mind as you create the kit that best works for you, that you make it very user friendly. After all teaching someone how to make a bow drill in a survival situation while your hands are broken could be challenging. Have the advantage of fire on demand. Keep a kit with you!

Links Fire Making Products


Captivate The Heat

Episode 23 Fire - My Practical Guide


Silky Saw

Silky PocketBoy

Just a good book: To Build a Fire by Jack London

Episode 35 Lost Art of Wilderness Navigation



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In this week’s show I talk about why I think wilderness navigation is a lost art. I also talk about some of the search and rescue training I was involved in and how that plays a role in the lost art of wilderness navigation. My hope is that you do not let the skills fall to the ways of technology. Keep the fire burning and learn while you still can.


Brunton TruArc 15

Brunton TruArc 20

Suunto MC-2/360

Silva Ranger 75

Oregon 650t GPS

Surviving A Day Hike All Night

Back Country Navigator App

iHikeGPS App

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Episode 34 Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy Interview



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Joe Alton, M.D. “Dr. Bones” and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. “Nurse Amy” from Survival Medicine join us on the Advantage Survival Podcast today. We have a fun and informative conversation covering some pretty hot topics. From their main mission objective to their Podcast, the incredible resource that is, The Survival Medicine Handbook, Ebola, the flu shot, Doom And Bloom Survival and so much more. So please enjoy my conversation with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

Survival Medicine

The Survival Medicine Handbook

The Ebola Survival Handbook

Doom and Bloom Survival Board Game





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Episode 33 Take 2



Show Notes:
This show is Take II for the day. Sorry about having to pull the earlier show but it was for the best. Grab that cup of coffee and enjoy the show.

ASP on iTunes
ASP on Stitcher
Snowshoer Story
ASP's Systems of Survival
Surviving A Day Hike All Night (on Amazon)

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Episode 32 Survival Food



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It’s all about survival food today on ASP. What’s in your pantry? Today I’m giving you a sneak peak of some of the techniques and products I use in my survival food storage systems. I hope the information in this show helps you figure out and improve your survival food preps. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the show.

Hey! ASP is on STITCHER. Check out the show!


Oregon Freeze Dry


Got Water?

Gamma Lids

Excalibur Food Dehydrators

Wise Foods

Food Rotation Systems

FoodSaver® What I use.

Episode 20 Building Your Lights Out Kit

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Episode 31 Stoves for the Wild and Beyond



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In today’s show I cover 6 stoves that I use for my wilderness and urban prepping needs. All of the stoves I have purchased myself and as of the air-date of this episode, I have not received any compensation from the manufactures. My hope is this episode helps you figure out what stove will work best for you in your journey to the advantage of survival.


MSR® PocketRocket™

MSR® MicroRocket™

Solo Stove

White Box Stove

Fancee Feest Stove

GasOne GS-3000 Portable Gas Stove

SilverFire Survivor Rocket Stove

MSR® IsoPro™

HEET® (In the yellow Bottle)

UST WetFire™

Episode 20 Building Your Lights Out Kit

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