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

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

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

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

pig livestock
10 Mar 2016

5 Best Livestock Animals for Preppers

Are you ready to move beyond stacking cans on shelves? If you’re serious about survival, you might want to think about keeping some livestock for when things get ugly. Certain animals are better than others in providing vital food and other items we all need. It requires a balance of

02 Feb 2016

Know This Before Carrying Concealed This Winter

Concealed carry becomes a little more strategic during the winter season. All spring, summer, and fall season was a far simpler when you wore less clothing and were ready for anything in the event you needed to rapidly reach for your weapon. The Distraction of Winter Weather Cumbersome clothing and

21 Jan 2016

Why Every Survival Kit Needs Fire Starting Tools

If you are stranded in the wilderness, it is absolutely essential that you are able to start a fire. In many locations, temperatures at night can get dangerously cold. Even if the temperatures are not frigid, you still may be in danger. Hypothermia can occur in temperatures as warm as

car in winter
10 Dec 2015

How to Prepare Home and Car for Winter’s Worst Weather

Don’t get stranded out in the cold. Winter is here. The cold winds and snow are beautiful but deadly if you’re not prepared. Here’s how to get ready for anything Old Man Winter can throw at you. The two main places people are at the most are in their homes

03 Dec 2015

Survival Skills Training Conducted At New York Parks For Urban Residents

You don’t have to be out in the deep woods to learn basic skills. Now even residents of the Big Apple can get training. One organization in Rochester, New York is designed to arm people with the survival skill they need to make it in the wilderness. EarthWorks Institute has

axe on stump
26 Oct 2015

Axe vs. Large Survival Knife: The Battle of Big Blades

I’m a big fan of fixed blade knives. I carry one hiking (a Gerber Prodigy in case you’re wondering) and it’s an essential part of my SAR mission kit. They’re handy for anything from prying to cutting rope and webbing. They also serve well for survival tasks such as shelter