The Top 10 Prepper Gifts for 2015

1. The Kleen Kanteen  I first saw this on an episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods.” I did some research and think this is the ultimate canteen. It’s made of stainless steel, and if you go with the wide mouth, 64 ounce version, you can purify plenty of water as well as easily cook any food you might be able to find. I’ve been pretty good this year, so I think Santa will come Continue ReadingThe Top 10 Prepper Gifts for 2015

Do’s and Don’ts of Finding Potable Water

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Without water, you will only be able to survive about 3 days. I’ve covered how to purify/filter water here, but what if you can’t even find a potential water source? You’re not always going to be able to find a river or lake with unlimited amounts of water. Worse yet – you could be in the middle of the ocean surrounded by water that will kill you if you drink too much of it. Here Continue ReadingDo’s and Don’ts of Finding Potable Water

How Much is Too Much: Addressing Problematic Packing in Your Bug out Bag

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The old saying, “one is none and two is one”, is probably one of the best adages that prevails those who set out to create their own bug out bag. When packing and organizing supplies for your bug out bag it is all too easy to go overboard and why not? It is you and your loved ones lives you are preparing to protect. Despite this, it is best to keep in mind the goal Continue ReadingHow Much is Too Much: Addressing Problematic Packing in Your Bug out Bag

Winter Weather Safe Driving Tips

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This is a guest post from “Joe” at Survivallife.com It’s that time of year again. In the next few weeks, millions of Americans will be flooding the streets in their holiday travels. I will be joining them, as always, to head down to see my Grandparents and pack on a few pounds. I don’t foresee any trouble getting there, but you never know what’s can happen out on the open road. Check out these tips Continue ReadingWinter Weather Safe Driving Tips

25 Survival Gifts Under $25

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I’m cheap. There’s no nice way to put it. Being cheap isn’t necessarily a bad thing though. I have saved hundreds if not thousands of dollars throughout my life by finding deals, special offers, and comparing prices on things I want to buy. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just a few weeks away, I’m making my own list and checking it at least twice. Online retailers as well as brick and mortar stores will Continue Reading25 Survival Gifts Under $25

Review of the Schrade SCHA4BG Pocket Knife

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My Schrade SCHA4BG came sharp enough out of the box to slice paper. The spring assisted opening as well as the safety for it never failed. I really like how there is a thumb groove on the back of the blade itself to allow for more leverage and control. The weight and size are great and well balanced. Here’s my two reasons why I gave it a 4 out of 5: 1. The thumb knob Continue ReadingReview of the Schrade SCHA4BG Pocket Knife

My First Attempt at Homemade Pemmican

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First of all, I would like to thank Paul for sending me an email regarding pemmican recipes. This article is in response to his email you can read here. Pemmican was originally created by Native Americans and later adopted by European settlers and trappers. It is considered a high energy food that is predominantly protein and fat, but vegetables, fruits, and/or nuts can be added as well. It was traditionally made by drying lean meat Continue ReadingMy First Attempt at Homemade Pemmican

Cold Weather Injuries and How to Treat Them

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Cold Weather Injuries Bug Out Bag

There are 5 basic cold weather injuries that – with winter just around the corner – you should especially be aware of. The best treatment for a cold weather injury is to not get one in the first place. If you’re going out hiking, hunting, skiing, visiting family, etc. during the winter, bring/wear plenty of layers for warmth in addition to reliable fire starting means and other bug out bag essentials. You also want to Continue ReadingCold Weather Injuries and How to Treat Them

7 Places to Get Gear for Your Bug Out Bag

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I don’t know about all of you, but I’m always on the lookout for that new item to add to my bug out bag. I might want to upgrade something I already have, pack a backup, get something for a loved one, or just add something new. No matter what the reason is, there are thousands of things out there that you might want to grab. Here are 7 go to places when you get Continue Reading7 Places to Get Gear for Your Bug Out Bag

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