What’s the best multitool for edc?

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by Eric How many times have you ever been out and about on your daily business and found yourself needing a screwdriver or a pair of pliers? No? So it’s just me then? Yeah, I find myself in need of a tool of some sort several times throughout the day, but then, I do a … Read more

15 Bug Out Bag Essentials You Must Have

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Bug out bags are essential items for any survivalist. Deciding what to put in your bag can be difficult. Each person has different needs and requirements. You may have a large family, or you could be a single person, prepping for the future. A bug out bag is meant to carry items to allow you … Read more

The Best Gloves for Survival

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by Ryan In my experience, I have often found my gloves lacking.   In addition, I have found times that I thought I would be fine without gloves only to end up with hands that are blistered and bloody.  It my be my poor circulation or may be the circumstances, but I often find my hands … Read more

Tactical Pens

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by Ryan The best items for your everyday carry kit are items that are hidden in plain sight.  Items that you can use in your everyday life allow you to expand your kit without having to keep that item concealed.  A tactical pen is simply a pen designed for uses other than writing.  It must … Read more

Get Home Bags 101

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by Jeanie Unlike the bug out bag with everything (or almost everything) you need to survive away from home, the Get Home Bag (GHB) has what you need to help get you home in an emergency. Without further ado, let’s talk about what it should look like and what to pack in it How Big Should … Read more

How to Assemble an INCH Bag

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by Karen In the prepper world there seems to be a bag for everything. There is your bugout bag (BOB), your get home bag (GHB), and your everyday carry (EDC) bag. But there is another bag that might just be more important than all of these because it is the bag that you leave home … Read more

Check Out The Best Survival Backpacks

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via BugOutBagExperts.com Finding the right backpack to keep your BOB items in is not an easy task. You need something reliable, you need something you can carry. Depending on your age, sex, location, climate, level of fitness and so on, you need to make a decision on which backpack to get. Hint: if you’re on a tight budget, you might … Read more

How to pack a bug out bag

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via BugOutBagExperts.com If you want to optimize your bug out bag to save space, make it lighter or simply to fit more gear, know there is a lot you an do. From figuring out the right backpack and containers to knowing cool tips to pack them all together, you should definitely spend some time on this. One way … Read more

A Guide to the Best Survival Lighters

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I think it is fair to say that the ability to start a fire is arguably the most important aspect of survival. Fire allows you to purify water, cook food, avoid hypothermia, dry clothes, deter insects, keep away predators, and see at night. Dehydration and hypothermia are the two most common ways that people die … Read more

Do you Have These Go Bag Essentials?

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by Nicholas Revised & updated November 2018 by Derrick Krane It’s not uncommon for preppers to use the terms Go Bag’ and Bug Out Bag as if they were the same thing. But the reality is that a Go Bag and Bug Out Bag are two vastly different setups. They each have different intended purposes, … Read more

Homemade Survival Gear and Tools

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by Shannon Immediately after you find yourself in a dangerous situation, most people think first about how they’re going to defend and protect themselves. Often, the situation will give you little leeway and there’s an even smaller chance that you just happen to have the proper resources within reach. This is why having the basic … Read more

What are the Best Survival Flashlights?

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by contributing author When you are preparing for a potential disaster, the type of flashlight you buy can make it or break it. Most people think all flashlights are equal. If it shines pretty bright and is fairly durable, it will get the job done in any situation. This way of thinking, however, is foolish … Read more

35 Manual Kitchen Tools and Gifts for Peppers

By K.I. I ran across a post on one of the blogs I get digests for titled ‘35 Manual Kitchen Tools and Gifts for Peppers’.  Now, being as I collect kitchen gadgets and other tools, of course, this caught my eye.   ’35 manual tools and gifts’ ought to have some good ideas, yes? Um….well….no, not really.   I … Read more

Survival Cooking: Lightweight Mini-Camp Stove 3.9 oz.

I have been looking for a small and lightweight backpacking stove for a few months. There are so many models to choose from and quite a price range involved as well. I finally made a decision and ordered a few to try out. The first one I tried was the Ultralight Backpacking Camp Rocket Stove. … Read more

Two Good Multi Use Chemicals for Your Bug out Bag

There have been many good articles on items that are needed for an emergency kit.  In this article I will discuss two easy to purchase chemicals that have multiple practical uses. These two chemicals are glycerin and potassium permanganate. Many of you have probably seen the videos on how to use these chemicals to start a … Read more