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By Cameron McKirdy – Survival Bros Founder

Survival Bros smashes the screen of a cellphone with a new COAST Products F611 Tactical Field blade.  It was total destruction!  The carbide tip can also muscle through regular glass, Plexiglas, and plastic.  It’s a sturdy knife, and I usually have it handy at the bottom of my backpack, just in case.  The F611 is a solid tool for camping, because it can help you process wood for a fire, or even when creating an emergency shelter.  You’ll like working with it, and it’s guaranteed by COAST.

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Tech Specs:

Cost $43.99 Retail

  • 7Cr17 stainless steel blade
  • 6.0 in. blade
  • 11.0 in. overall
  • 10.8 oz.
  • Tactical elastomer handle on stainless steel frame
  • Molded, hard protective sheathCoast F611 Survival Field Knife

A budget survival knife worth considering

 

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By Cameron McKirdy

In this HD video I drop my new LG G2 and Ballistic SG phone cover on gravel, then concrete from 6 ft high!  I just got this smartphone, so I was terrified it would break.  However, I know there’s fellow geeks out there that want to see Survival Bros stress test all kinds of gear, so I went for it.  The Ballistic case worked well, but after taking off the cover I did notice a tiny dent on the rim of my LG G2.  It’s purely cosmetic, and I can live with it, because my screen did not crack.  Of course I would have preferred no damage, which I expected since it’s rated to six feet according to the manufacturer.  The minuscule chip isn’t worth taking a picture of, and I’m pleased with my purchase overall.  Therefore, I give it 4 out of 5 Stars.  It’s still probably the best case out there for this recently released Android device, so until better cases are produced it’s staying on me as one of my everyday carry items.  Have you had any experience with Ballistic Cases?  Let us know.  Thanks.

On a side note: I dropped this phone with the case on a few weeks back from about four feet up, and after all of my contacts had been erased!  It was the strangest thing.  My emails, and phone numbers never returned, and I didn’t delete them.  Please comment on this blog post if something similar has happened to you.

ballistic shell gel caseFor all the tech specs here’s the Ballistic website.  Visit Survival Bros again soon.

Cameron McKirdy from Survival Bros recommends covering your cameras connected to the internet for privacy.  Try putting stickers over the lenses on your cell phone, and laptop.  Take a stand on surveillance.  Boycott Big Brother.  Please like, comment, and share. 

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ios 7 fail

Breaking news!  iOS 7 Software update fails to install.  Just another reminder not to depend on technology. It’s probably due to heavy demand on their servers. Maybe it will work later today.  Survival Bros will keep you updated.  We’ve tried to install the software 7 times now, with no success.  Luckily the sun is shining, and it’s going to be a wonderful day regardless.  Thanks for visiting the blog.

Update:  Just when it looked like my iPhone 4S was about to update with the new software displaying “verifying update”, my phone turned off.  I figured that was a good thing, and I’d reboot, and get all the new benefits of the system.  But NO!  When I turned my cell back on, it was the same old, boring version.  Now it seems frozen, with a picture telling me to plug the device in so it can connect to iTunes.  I did that, and it’s not doing a damn thing.

Plus, this blog post was going viral, but now it’s nowhere to be found by Google search.  I smell a conspiracy.  It was on the top of the results page when you typed in iOS 7 update failure.  Clearly, Survival Bros is being prevented from sharing real news.  Now I don’t have a phone, because it’s still screwed up and paralyzed!  Damn you Apple.

Wow…So I plugged my phone into the computer and launched iTunes.  Then I clicked on the device, and a warning popped up reading, “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.  You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.”  How the hell are you supposed to restore it?  It’s still frozen like a caveman.  I bet ya I lost a ton of data, including contacts, and notes.  This is the worst case scenario.  I can’t believe it.  Luckily I backed up all my photos and videos earlier today.  Still.  Welcome to Hell iPhone users.  I pay $140 a month for this shit?  Unforgivable.   I should have stayed with a Droid I guess.   

I started the process of restoring my phone, but Apple said it would be reverted back to the old version and not iOS 7.  Meaning I lose all my data, and still don’t get he new operating system.  I wish I would have waited for others to discover this issue before I tried updating, but I never had issues in the past.  At the moment I’m downloading the newest version of iTunes.  Maybe then I can get iOS 7 installed correctly, but I doubt it.  And I’m still boned because restoring the system means going back to the factory settings.  I’m in a pickle, and I don’t like them on anything.

Now “Errors occurred while installing the (iTunes) updates.”  I guess I have no choice but to reinstall iOS version 6.1.4 so I can at least use my phone again, and see the damage.  Then maybe I can get an update fixing the bugs.  Arghh.

Please like, comment, and share this blog post so that others don’t endure the same pain and personal anguish.  Good luck Apple fans.

After trying to restore my iPhone, I just ran into another problem.  iTunes is saying, “There was a problem downloading the software for the iPhone.  An unknown error occurred (9006).”  All I can do is try again later.  Not like I need a phone or anything.  Now I feel like a caveman.  

After updating my iTunes software once again, I hit “restore iPhone.”  It seemed to be updating, and the iPhone restarted.  However, now I’m having problems activating my 4S with iOS 7.  It wants me to join my wifi network, but once I type in the correct password, it still won’t connect.  It won’t connect using my cellular network either.  I’m stuck again, as Apple “Could Not Activate iPhone.”  This is bullshit.  I thought they beta tested this.  I still don’t have a working phone.  I’ve been trying to update the system for 3 hours now with no luck at all.  More soon.

Produced By Cameron McKirdy

20130918-163440.jpgiOS 7 is finally up and running on my cell.  I lost all my contacts and data, because I was forced to restore my iPhone.  Lame.   I got this odd notification too.  Now I’m downloading all the apps I had.  That was a long 6 hour ordeal.  #AppleFail

Produced by Cameron McKirdy

My dad and I just got back to the Oregon Coast, after a 4 day trip playing on the McKenzie River and the trail. First we geared up, and hit the rapids with the Oregon Whitewater Association. A group of 70 extreme outdoor enthusiasts floated 14 miles down the river. The water was brutally cold, at only 47 degrees. I fell off our cataraft for the first time after we smashed into a log along the bank. I didn’t have time to be fearful. I was just trying to catch my breath from the shock of the water, and keep my legs up as I floated down. Of course, I had a class 3 life jacket on. I swam to the back of the boat, but didn’t like being where I couldn’t see the rocks ahead of me. Plus, I didn’t want to get trapped under the massive military grade raft. So I separated from the craft, and tried to swim to shore, but the water was moving too fast, and nobody there could help me. I swam to the side of the raft, and was barely able to climb back on. I had to quickly jump off the river bottom to boost myself up. I was fatigued, and just wanted to sit down and assess my injuries. I hit my knee on a rock, and bloodied by shin up. I was only in the river for a few minutes, but it wouldn’t have been long before my body started shutting down, and hypothermia set in. It was intense.

I had my iPhone 4S in my pocket with a LifeProof case on when I went overboard. It worked. No water got in thankfully. In my other pocket I was carrying the new Coast DX335 rescue knife. It stayed clipped on, but luckily I didn’t have to use it. You’d be surprised how many people die on the river getting tangled in ropes. Below is a funny clip I took with the LifeProof case on my cell. It took great video, and you can hear my dad yelling at me to put it away. He thought it was going to get splashed, or fall in as we hit the drop in the rapids. Also below is an HD video review of the Coast Products knife. I will update this blog as I get media online. I used my GoPro Hero 3 Black camera to record my treacherous mountain bike ride down the McKenzie River Trail. That will be up soon. Thanks for visiting Survival Bros. Follow us on Twitter, Youtube, and join the community on Facebook. Peace.

 

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