Should You Employ Multiple BugOut Bags

Bug-Out Bags form a sort of central hub of prepping. A bug-out bag, or BOB, is a self-contained survival stash containing tools, weapons, clothing, shelter material, medical supplies, calories, a way to get clean water, a way to start a fire and many other items essential to human survival when the niceties of civilization give … Read more

New to Prepping? Get these 15 Survival Items before Anything Else

If you are reading this article, chances are you have made the decision to start living a life of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility. Congratulations! While sometimes derided as paranoia or doomsday prophesying, prepping is really just a modern resurgence of specialty skills that would simply be called life skills a few generations ago. Even so, … Read more

How to Make Your Bug-Out Bag Modular

Ah, the bug out bag. The prepper standby and source of constant tinkering, consternation and much discussion. There are a 1,001 ways to choose, fill and pack a BOB, but one method in particular I have been experimenting with over the past year since an associate introduced me to it has been a real game … Read more

9 Essential Pieces of Gear for Any Disaster

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by Tim Makay Discussions or guides that offer recommendations about what supplies and items you should have in what quantities in to order to survive a given type of disaster are common. No two crises and climates are alike, and so this format has merit. Differing climates and situations mandate different approaches. I myself might … Read more

The Best Pepper Sprays for Survival

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The use of force continuum ranges from Command presence, in which your very presence deters aggression, all the way up to lethal force. Between these two far ends of the spectrum are less-than-lethal self-defense tools, including a Taser, Stun Gun, or Pepper spray. Pepper spray, more technically known as OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) spray, is a … Read more

8 Overlooked Bug-Out Bag Items

Tweaking your bug out bag is a never-ending endeavor. The more you learn, the more you add and remove items, the goal being to make it more lightweight, more functional and more tuned to your unique situation and the disasters you’re prepping for. Today we’re going to talk about some of the things you may … Read more

Last Trip to the Supermarket-80 Items to Get

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If you are one of those people who are aware and paying attention, you may have some advanced notice that the S is about to hit the fan. If you’re like most preppers you are already stocking up on the supplies you know you will need. But it never hurts to add to your stockpile … Read more

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

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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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 to be … Read more

Tactical Pens

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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 be a … Read more

Get Home Bags 101

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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 the get … 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

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

The Best Holsters for SHTF Survival

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The worst part about buying a new gun… is the cost of all the accessories! It seems that your estimated amount you allot for the purchase of a new firearm doubles or triples by the time you’re finished getting everything you need with it. If you buy a new handgun, especially one for serious purposes, … Read more

SHTF Supplies for Medical Emergencies

By: Tess Pennington When there is a  medical emergency, time is of the essence. Typically, medical rescue workers who respond to accidents work swiftly by having their supplies organized and at times, pre-assembled (wound care, trauma packs) to treat patients more efficiently. Having these items pre-packaged cuts down on response time, and gives the responders more of an … Read more

My Top 10 Must-Have Bug Out Bag Items

By BadVooDooDaddy This post really made me think about what those top 10 items would be.  I had to do a bit of thinking and soul searching to come up with these items.  There are quite a few that didn’t make the list but it did make me realize that I really don’t need some … Read more