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SCHOOL OF SELF-RELIANCE

"OTIS' GENERAL STORE"

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Here you'll find books, booklets, and DVDs on survival and self-reliance.  Plus, we have fire-making tools, herbs, knives, knife-sharpeners, water purifiers and more.  LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC NEED! 

You can call our office at (626) 791-3217, or mobile at (323) 605-7283

Please first check our SPECIALS, and then scroll down to see our other products.  Thank you for visiting!

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   SPECIAL OFFER THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER:

Purchase the DVD called "Survival Foods,"where we see Huell Howser interview Christopher and Dolores Nyerges in downtown Los Angeles -- and choose a free copy of Enter the Forest book, OR a magnesium fire starter.

ALSO, any order over $100 will get a free copy of Shiyo Miller's "The Winds Erase Your Footprints,"the true story of life on the Navajo reservation during the Great Depression.  (see description below).

 

 PACKAGE SPECIALS

2 NYERGES PLANT DVDs

SAVE $6

WHEN YOU BUY "EXPLORING EDIBLE WILD FOODS" DVD AND "SURVIVAL FOODS" VIDEO.

$44 if purchased individually, purchase them both for $36.

 

 

 

BOTANY PACKAGE

SAVE $8

When You Buy the Botany Package
"Guide to Wild Foods"
"Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West"
"Botany in a Day"
These make a great combo.

$75 if purchased individually, buy them all for $67.


NYERGES LATEST BOOKS

SAVE $10 

For $35 you receive
Christopher’s latest two books, "How to Survive Anywhere," and "Self-Sufficient Home," for only $35 PLUS we send you a magnesium fire starter!!

 

RON HOOD DVDs

SAVE $15

WHEN YOU BUY ANY 5 DVDs
  You will get a great foundation of survival skills with the following DVDs: Fire, Shelter, Traps, Weapons, and Navigation.

$110 if purchased individually, you get all 5 for $95

 

NOTE: You must tell us in the Note section of Paypal WHICH 5 DVDs you wish to receive.

 

ALL 3 NYERGES DVDs

SAVE $16

3 DVDs
Get all 3 of Christopher’s DVDs and for $50, you will receive:

"Exploring Edible Wild Foods," a one hour DVD filmed in Hahamongna Watershed Park, where Christopher shows you how to recognize and use wild edibles;

"Survival Foods," a Huell Howser public TV production, where Christopher and Dolores Nyerges explore the wild spots of downtown L.A. and talk about the "old ways" with Huell Howser

"Survival Skills," a one hour collection of Christopher’s segments for a national TV show, demonstrating 39 survival skills.

 

3   NYERGES BOOKS

SAVE $10

WHEN YOU BUY 3 GREAT BOOKS BY CHRISTOPHER NYERGES.
"TESTING YOUR OUTDOOR SURVIVAL SKILLS"
"HOW TO SURVIVE ANYWHERE"
"EXTREME SIMPLICITY:

 

Purchased individually, these 3 would cost $52. Buy all 3 for $42.

 

 

 

FIRE PACKAGE

SAVE $10

When you buy the Fire Package we give you the magnesium fire starter (carry it with you all the time!), a flint and steel kit, a bow and drill, and a hand drill.

Purchased individually, these will cost $65; buy them all for $55

 

 

 

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FIRE-MAKING


MAGNESIUM FIRE STARTER.   If Carlos likes it, you know it's good!

This is THE fire-starting tool that everyone should carry, all the time. It is a block of magnesium from which you scrape shavings. Then, using the built-in sparker, you ignite the powdered magnesium. This tool provides thousands of lights. No moving parts, nothing to re-fill or wear .

$7

 

 

BOW AND DRILL.

We assemble a primitive kit so you can practice fire-making the Old Way. You receive bow, drill, hearth, socket, and instructions.  Everyone should learn how to go into the woods and make a fire using this method.  In the meantime, you can practice with our kit until you achieve mastery.

$25

 

 

           THE HAND DRILL

This is the simplest, but hardest, method of primitive fire-starting which was more widely used than any other method.  We send you a mulefat hand drill, a baseplate of willow or ash, and instructions. It's best if you practice this with a partner.  Once you master this method, everything else is downhill.

$15

 

 

STEEL STRIKER  -- Gary demonstrates the striker with flint and charcloth.

 

This is a heavy-duty steel striker for making fire by the “flint-and-steel” method.  They’re made by a blacksmith and designed to wrap around your knuckles and hopefully prevent nicks and cuts.  Strike flint, quartz, or other sparkable rocks, and let the sparks shower into char cloth or steel wool.  Detailed directions for use can be found in Christopher’s How to Survive Anywhere book.  If you need assistance, let us know and we’ll include an instruction sheet with the striker. 

 

$15.

 

FLINT & STEEL KIT

Our standard kit includes a “U”-shaped steel, a piece of flint, cotton tinder, and instructions all packed into a tin. 

$15

 

 

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Sun Oven  -- Ed Begley out in the yard using his trusty Sun Oven.

 

SUN OVEN We've used our Sun Oven for nearly 20 years and it's still going strong. This is a great way to cook with the sun, and this is the best commercial solar oven we've seen. If there's an emergency and you don't have gas, you can cook during the day with this oven. If you can't make a fire, you can cook with this oven. And it's portable, with a handle. We've taken it on car-camping trips. Though some lower-quality solar ovens take a long time to work, this one has gotten up to 350 degrees f. on a summer day! This means that it takes no longer to cook in this oven as it does to cook with a conventional gas stove. This is a "must-have" addition to your home preparedness gear, and it's something you can use every day to demonstrate the power of the sun. Remember: A solution to our problems rises every morning. Suggested retail is $349, we sell it for $269. Shipping to your home is $32.85 if you live in the contiguous United States.  

 

$269 + $32.85 Shipping.

 

 

SunRocket Solar Kettle  --

 

When you fill this thermos with water and open the panels, it heats water in as little as 30 minutes, depending on weather. Then you close it up and it keeps the water hot. We didn't know what to think when we first set this out during one of our outing, but everyone was surprised how hot it got. We all made some coffee and hot tea! It's made from an evacuated glass tube made from Vycor glass (95% silica, high temperature and thermal shock resistant). The aluminum reflective panels are made of high-quality scratch and weather-resistant plastics. Also includes a pressure relief valve. This is great for quick hot water in the back yard when you can't use the stove, and it's great for camping trips. Cost is $59.50 and it costs $15 to ship.  

 

$59.50 + $15 Shipping.

 

 

SUN SHOWER  -- $24

 

This is an essential product that should be in every backpack and in every home. We've used these in the backyard when the water heater wasn't working. You just fill the heavy-duty plastic bag with as much water as needed - it can hold 2 1/2 gallons - and lay it in the sun. Depending on the temperature outside, you'll soon be bathing in hot solar-heated water! Fantastic for backpacking and power outages. The bag weighs just under 13 ounces, with welded seams for durability, and a reinforced plastic pipe handle so it will hold up to the weight of the water. Just hang it on a hook, or from a tree, and take your shower. If you conserve water when you shower, you can take two hot showers from one filling.  

 

$24.00 + 6.00 Shipping.

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WATER-PURIFICATION

 

 

 

TIMBERLINE WATER FILTER.  This is a low-cost water filter that is easy to use, and easy to carry.   It will purify water from giardia, and othe biological contaminants.  The filter element can be replaced so you don't need to purchase an entirely new unit.  

$28

 

 

 

IODINE CRYSTALS FOR WATER PURIFICATION.  You receive 1/4 tsp. iodine crystals in a glass bottle, with instructions for purifying water. This is the best chemical method of water purification. (Obviously, boiling is best when you can make a fire).

$17