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Episode 36 Fire Starting Kits



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Show Notes

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



Show Notes:

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



Show Notes:
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



Show Notes:

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.

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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



Show Notes

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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Episode 30 MTTA Ski Patrol


Tony Abruzzo (Ski Patrol Director, MTTA VP), Ellie Healy (Treasurer, MTTA), Les Baker (ASP)
Bob Myrick (President MTTA), Dave Stonington (MTTA Board)


Show Notes:

Today we take you to the Mount Tahoma Trails Association (MTTA) office in Ashford Washington, just west of the Longmire entrance to Mount Rainier National Park to meet with Tony Abruzzo and Dave Stonington. Tony and Dave along with many other dedicated volunteers, help manage an incredible volunteer organization that oversees North America's largest No Fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System. Join us as we talk about the Ski Patrol, Huts, Trail System and how you can help out. 


Mount Tahoma Trails Association (MTTA)

MTTA on Facebook

Email: Tony Abruzzo

Email: Dave Stonington

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Episode 29 John D. McCann Interview


Photo Provided by John McCann

Show Notes:

The ASP would like to welcome John D. McCann to the show today. John is an accomplished author of several books. He is the Managing Director and founder of Survival Resources™ He joins us to talk about his very successful books, his veteran owned company along with topics that cover survival, self-reliance, bugging out and much more. Please give a warm welcome to Mr. John D. McCann.


Survival Resources™



John D. McCann’s Personal Blog


Sillcock Key Video

Fire Blowing Tube Video

Email John’s wife Denise for Wilderness Survival questions for women:

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Episode 28 Survival Knives


Show Notes:

Warning: This is not a knife review show.

We are talking Survival and EDC knives today on the Advantage Survival Podcast. I walk you through my philosophy of use for 2 types of knife categories and the 4 knives that I use the most.


KA_BAR Large Heavy Bowie
Victorinox Swiss Army Dual Pro X Knife
Columbia River Knife and Tool 2850 Bez Tine Skinner Fixed Blade Hunting Knife
KA BAR Becker Campanion
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Episode 27 A Walk in the Park



Show Notes:

A short walk in the park with Kelly, we talk about getting outside for a healthier lifestyle. Preppers need to take care of themselves first so they can help others in time of need. So take the call to action…

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