Tips on choosing a survival knife
30 Jun 2016

Choosing the Best Wilderness Survival Knife

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

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Do You Rely Too Much on Phones While Hiking?
16 Jun 2016

Do You Rely Too Much On Your Smartphone when Hiking?

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

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ride out a tsunami with a survival pod
11 Jun 2016

‘Survival Pod’ Capsule Designed to Withstand Any Type of Disaster

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

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Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Tent
08 Jun 2016

Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Lightweight Tent

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.

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Best Bugout Vehicle
18 May 2016

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Bug Out Vehicles

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

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sturdy boots for prepping
11 May 2016

These are the Best Types of Shoes and Boots to Consider for Bugging Out

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

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lost in the woods
15 Apr 2016

4 Reasons You Should Carry a Personal Locator Beacon

A personal locator beacon (PLB) is a portable device that will transmit your location in case of an emergency so that rescue crews will be able to find you.  A personal locator beacon must be activated manually, and it transmits data to a satellite system, allowing rescuers to track your

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knife locking
15 Apr 2016

Knife Designer Creates New Custom Folding Knife Lock Design

In the folding knife business, there have been few changes in the design of locking mechanisms. You’ve got your liner locks, frame locks, lockbacks, slipjoints, buttons and the Axis and Arc type locking mechanisms from Benchmade and SOG. These locks are tried and true and have lasted throughout the years

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04 Apr 2016

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Smartphone “Flashlight” and Get the Real Deal

Let’s face it, many of us prefer convenience. Today’s technology has bundled our needs together into compact devices. We’re now able to call, read mail, news, and even navigate from one item in the palm of our hand. But all tools have limits, and our smartphones are no different. They’re

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hiker on ice
19 Mar 2016

How to Rescue Someone Who Falls Through Ice

You need to know the critical steps and  how to avoid risking your own life in the process of rescuing someone from a fall through the ice. If someone falls through ice and you’re the only one who can save the victim, don’t rush to them. Don’t go near the

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