Think about it . . . if you’re in a real survival situation, are you going to be using up your magnesium firestarter and gel kindling right off the bat, or will you save that and get your hands on a Bic lighter or a hundred? It’s going to take
When you travel, you might feel limited in what survival gear you depend on, because you can’t always take your important items with you. If you’re flying on an airplane, TSA has strict guidelines regarding the type of products and their sizes that you’re allowed to carry on board and pack.
When the SHTF, ways to communicate in an emergency with your family and your close friends will be a high priority. Communication infrastructure is also the one aspect of the grid that’s all but sure to fail, thanks to the general public’s reliance on digital electronic devices such as phones and computers
Having some basic survival essential items with you when you’re outdoors is a must and the key to outdoor success. The items you have with you should provide for your basic needs while out and about, both while things are going according to plan and when things get hairy. But
A wilderness survival knife is an essential tool to keep in your bug out bag. It will help you perform a number of important tasks such as preparing food and cutting branches and rope. And it can be used as a weapon to protect you in case you’re attacked by
These days, we use our smartphones for everything. They’re always with us, even when we’re in the backcountry. Smartphones are helpful but they shouldn’t be your line of defense if you’re out in the wilderness. Technology is never a substitute for knowledge, experience and safe planning. When you’re hiking in
The “survival pod” is a unique capsule designed to withstand any type of disaster. At least, this is what inventor and CEO of Survival Capsule, Julian Sharpe, claims. The survival pod is made of metal, is covered in an aircraft-grade aluminum shell and is lined with a ceramic thermal blanket. It
Buying a lightweight tent that is functional, convenient and affordable is ideal for camping or emergency preparedness. What features should you consider for this type of gear? Do you want a single-wall or double-wall tent? Double-wall tents are more versatile and allow for greater ventilation and protection from foul weather.
You’ve done all the right things. You have plenty of stored water and food, your bug-out-bag is stocked and ready to go, you have an emergency plan that you’ve discussed with your family, and you have weapons that you can use to defend yourself and your home. But what happens
Having adequate footwear should never be overlooked by preppers. Having the right shoes and boots capable of standing up to potentially rigorous conditions in the event of a crisis is key to making it through anything. After all, you’ll be on your feet more than normal. Here’s what to consider