Survival Items You Need in Your Vehicle at All Times

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Bug Out Bag Car Kit

One of my worst case scenarios that is most likely to happen is being stranded in my vehicle. Whether it’s for a few hours, days, weeks, etc., having several essential items will make it much more bearable and survivable for you and your passengers. Having some of these items can even allow you to “self-rescue” and get your vehicle going again and continue to your destination as planned; however, if multiple factors come together (a Continue ReadingSurvival Items You Need in Your Vehicle at All Times

One man’s trash bag…

…is another man’s survival! Heavy duty trash bags have a multitude of survival applications – water catch/holder, poncho, shelter, sleeping bag, flotation device, waterproof container/bandage/boots, sling, collecting food, or a sanitary latrine. You could opt for the cheaper route and just buy regular trash bags, but with as many as I have torn, I’d personally rather spend the few extra bucks when it comes to my and my family’s survival – 3 mil or “contractor” Continue ReadingOne man’s trash bag…

The Henry U.S. Survival Rifle

If you haven’t read my article on choosing a bug out gun for you, then you might want to give it a shot. There are a multitude of guns and other weapons to choose from, and the Henry U.S. Survival Rifle should be one that you definitely look into. This rifle was the choice of U.S. Air Force pilots since 1959 as their “get out” weapon if they were downed in a remote area. The Continue ReadingThe Henry U.S. Survival Rifle

The 3 types of Bug Out Bags

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Bug out bags can either be internal framed, external framed, or just day packs. Picking which type you want is a matter of personal preference and intended use. 1. Internal Frames. These are usually narrow (about as wide as your shoulders) and longer. This is so that your center of gravity remains closer to where it is normally and won’t throw you off balance as much if you have to traverse rough terrain. My top Continue ReadingThe 3 types of Bug Out Bags

6 Survival Items for Mom

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Mothers’ Day is just around a corner, so I wanted to dedicate this post to all the mothers out there – especially mine! She has become an avid fan and supporter of this site and started her own bug out bag! I know that all of you want to be as prepared and protected as possible – why not share that mindset with those you love, especially the women in your life by giving them Continue Reading6 Survival Items for Mom

Review of the Survival II by Tool Logic

Overall, the Survival II by Tool Logic is a pretty handy addition to your bug out bag, wallet, purse, or glove compartment. In this video, I go over all of the components, tell you one downfall I found while using this product, and also how to start a survival fire with it. I know that I’ll keep this on me at all times and will get one for my wife as well (Happy Mothers’ Day?). Continue ReadingReview of the Survival II by Tool Logic

4 Characteristics of a Good Survival Machete for your Bug Out Bag

This past weekend my wife and I made a trip to our local flea market to see if we could find anything worth adding to our bug out bag. We came across multiple vendors selling military surplus clothing, ruck sacks, knives, and machetes. If you know what you’re looking for, these places can offer some real gems in the way of survival gear. Here’s how I picked out my new machete: 1. Full Tang. Just Continue Reading4 Characteristics of a Good Survival Machete for your Bug Out Bag

Guns. Will you need any for survival?

I personally believe every house should have some sort of self-defense weaponry. It could be a bat, a knife, pepper spray, taser, handgun, rifle, or a shotgun, among other things. You also have to keep in mind what could happen during a struggle with an attacker, or if someone broke into your home while you weren’t there. Any weapon you possess can be used against you if an attacker can get their hands on it. Continue ReadingGuns. Will you need any for survival?

Survival Kit-In-A-Can

There are several different manufacturers and versions of these handy pre-made survival kits. These are great starts to any bug out bag or survival plan. Notice, I said “starts.” While these things are convenient and easy to buy, they do have some down sides. I personally have the Coghlan’s Survival Kit-in-a-can. Here is a list of pro’s and con’s I have made for these types of survival kits, and why it’s also a good idea Continue ReadingSurvival Kit-In-A-Can

How to Cut 550 Para Cord without a Survival Knife

If you have read any of my posts about 550 cord, you can see how valuable it can be to your emergency bug out bag. Below I demonstrate how to cut 550 cord without the use of your survival knife. This technique can be used if you don’t have access to your knife and need to quickly cut a piece of cord to secure something.