Future map of flooded USA
15 Dec 2017

Oceanfront Property in Nebraska?

Forbes had an interesting article that I thought was worth sharing to our audience here. Take a look at this map of what the future USA might look like: I’ve long known that billionaires like Ted Turner had very large parcels of land in the central United States. But I

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Making your own char cloth
01 Dec 2017

Make Your Own Char Cloth

Some fire starter systems rely on char cloth. I wrote about the fire piston that I bought a while ago as one of some backup fire starter systems to have on hand. I like the fire piston, but it requires some type of tiny piece of tinder and char cloth

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chempack locations near you
20 Oct 2017

Is There Nerve Agent Antidote Near You?

Did you know the CDC has stockpiled caches of nerve agent antidotes around the country? The CDC (Centers of Disease Control) states that if their nerve agent antidote is all in one place (like Washington, DC, for instance), that it would be too difficult to deploy the antidote in the

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29 Sep 2017

Preparing for North Korea’s EMP Threat

We’ve all seen a change in how our government is handling North Korea now that Donald Trump is president. Previous administrations quietly acknowledged that Kim Jong Un was a madman while publicly either ignoring him or politely tiptoeing around any threats he made. Our current president has done quite the

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04 Aug 2017

This Coin Claw Knife is Badass!

Why should everyday carry gear be boring? If every day you’re like, ‘Oh gees, this heavy, plain, boring thing again that I have to hook to my belt,’ you’re eventually going to stop caring whether you have it on you or not. We predict that will never happen with this

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21 Jul 2017

Five Portable Solar Chargers

Now that the sun is reliably shining, harness that energy for your devices and emergency gear. Here’s a list of the top 5 solar chargers that you can have on you at all times. We also wrote this helpful guide to choosing a power bank to explain what qualities to

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CRKT Crossbones Knife
21 Jun 2017

CRKT Crossbones Wins Knife of the Year

We’re pretty in love with CRKT stuff and we’ve reviewed a few of them here on this site (here and here, and we have a “first thoughts” video gear review of the new CRKT Rune Axe scheduled for Monday, June 26).  The CRKT Crossbones everyday carry folding knife has won Blade Show’s

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Book Review: Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury
05 Jun 2017

Book Review: Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I would handle a traumatic situation. I interviewed Tom Kaleta of Blue Force Gear last week about the company’s Micro Trauma Kit NOW! and why he thinks it’s so important to have these tools on hand to deal with the three most

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Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit NOW!
02 Jun 2017

Why You Should Carry a Micro Trauma Kit NOW!

Would you rather carry a trauma kit that you picked out yourself and made from drugstore purchases, or one that was developed by special request from Delta Force Special Operations? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Most people can put together a first-aid kit, but a trauma kit is a second-level

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Kershaw Cryo Stainless Steel Knife
01 May 2017

Carbon Steel Versus Stainless Steel For Your Everyday Carry?

Does it matter if your knives and other accessories are carbon steel or stainless steel? Let’s examine the difference of carbon steel versus stainless steel for your everyday carry items. First of all, let’s give a little explanation of the different types of steel that you are likely to encounter

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