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.

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

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

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