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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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

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

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

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