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!
Click here to see items Christopher is selling on Ebay
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.
Sun Oven -- Ed Begley out in the yard using his trusty Sun Oven.
$269 + $32.85 Shipping.
We sell several patterns for making your own clothing. If you have never done so, it is a remarkable feeling to make and wear your own garments. This is just a partial listing of the patterns available.
CAPOTE. A capote is a cape-like coat originally made by the Plains Indians from trade blankets. Adjustable for men and women of all sizes. A separate pattern is available for children.
PLAINS INDIAN CLOTH DRESS. Create the Calico Plains Indian cloth dress, the ribbon dress, and the traditional trade cloth dress. Adjustable from sizes 8 to 20.
MOCASSINS: Create your own leather mocassins following the instructions here.
Natural Cotton t-shirt, with slogan "100% compostable"
This is a custom locally designed and produced shirt. Please specify size when ordering, only white color available at this time.
SCHOOL OF SELF-RELIANCE T-SHIRT
This 100% cotton shirt displays the earth on the front, emphasizing that our skills our crucial to saving the planet.
On the back, there is our logo image of a man picking yucca, with the slogan, "Where there is no struggle, there is no merit." We feel that the yucca epitomizes "living off the land," since the yucca produces several foods and fibre for countless projects. The slogan points out that we never really appreciate those things that we have not truly earned.
Available in Small, Medium, Large, XL, and XXL.
FLORIAN RATCHET CLIPPERS
These are the original ratchet clippers that make it easy to cut wood and branches. They are great in the garden, and in the field. If you have been on Christopher's outings, he is using these all the time to make clean cuts to cut plants for food, or mulefat for hand drills and arrow shafts, or willow for bow drills, etc. etc. etc. If you want a quality pair of clippers for long-term hard use, these are the ones you want. Yes, you can buy cheaper knock-offs, but they won't last like these.
$30, specify traditional yellow, or purple.
$34 with nylon sheath
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.
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).