Thursday, July 25, 2013

Homemade Vietnamese "Bun"

After visiting many Vietnamese restaurants I have found a great dish known as "bun". It is like a salad with noodles and meat. I liked it so much I tried making it for myself.
1 package of rice vermicelli noodles
1 cucumber
1 carrot
Handful of crushed peanuts
Hoisin sauce
Fish sauce
Some sort of meat

1. Boil a pot of water to cook the noodles, and follow the directions on the bag.
2. Cut up the lettuce to make a salad and place in a serving bowl with the finished noodles.
3. Add on julienned carrot and cucumber with the peanuts.
4. Place your choice of cooked meat on top and serve with a side of fish sauce and hoison.

My Version

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Buying A Flashlight

If your looking to buy a new flash light, whether it is for hunting, fishing, emergency use, or just to use around the house then you should check out these suggestions.

I personally like L.E.D. lights. They can be extremely bright, last a lifetime, and they do not brake when dropped like a glass bulb. As a matter of fact I am going to suggest L.E.D. is the only kind of flashlight you should buy.

I have purchased all kinds of different flashlights and there can be some very dim L.E.D. flashlights that last a long time, but they are very hard to use for long distance sight. So make sure you get one with a high lumen rating. 100 lumen is bright enough to use around the house and as a emergency light, its bright enough to get the job done. 200 lumen is bright enough to use as a hunting light or even a front bicycle light. The higher the lumen rating the brighter the light output.

Some flashlights have different features such as strobe for signaling an SOS, a low and high mode to save battery life when you do not need it to be the brightest, focus capabilities to narrow or widen the beam, and color change for hunting, less eye strain, and to find blood.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paracord Projects

Interested in survival shows, or do you go camping or hunting a lot? Then look into para-cord. It is an excellent tool in survival. I use 550 para-cord to make my projects. 550 para-cord means that it can hold 550 lbs., the casing holds 200 lbs and each inner strand holds 50 lbs. There are 7 inner strands. The inner strands can also be used as fishing line in a survival situation.

Survival uses:
1.) Use as fishing line or fishing net - The inner strands can be taken out and used as 50lb test fishing line. You can also construct a fishing net using the right tying techniques.
2.) Create a shelter - By tying branches or other material together you can create a makeshift shelter. You can also stay off the ground by constructing a hammock.
3.) Create traps or trip wires - Using the inner strands of the paracord you can create a snare trap for small animals or a trip wire to act as a security warning for predators or attackers. There are many different types of animal traps you can make.
4.) Fire starter - By using your paracord to make a bow drill (like seen on many survivor shows) you can create a fire much faster than any other method using only wood.
5.) Medical uses - You can make a tourniquet to stop a wound from bleeding, or create a sling to secure a broken arm. You can even use the inner strands as dental floss.
6.) Obstacles - You can use paracord to repel down a cliff, or climb up a tree.
7.) Bear bag - By hanging your food in a tall tree, you can keep the bears or other ground animals from stealing your food.
8.) YOU NAME IT - Paracord is useful for so many things, the military uses it, i have even heard of someone being able to tow a car out of a ditch by braiding the paracord enough times to get thousands of pounds of strength to do so.