20 Last Minute Items to Hoard in Surplus

I like to think that as preppers most of us are already pretty prepared, materially. But I know that in reality some people are new to the lifestyle, and others are just procrastinators. Still others might be rebuilding after the use or loss of their supplies that they spent so long accumulating. What matters is … Read more

10 Survival Items to Get at Garage Sales

Being prepared means acquiring a certain amount of gear. But all of this gear that we buy as preppers gets expensive, and quickly! Tools, weapons, equipment, shelter supplies, clothing- it adds up fast and you could be looking at a small mountain of debt if you are buying high-end gear brand new from your local … Read more

Camping vs Survival Knives – What is the Difference?

If you’ve been around prepping for any length of time, there’s little doubt you’ve been sucked into a big conversation about gear. One of my most favorite conversations that preppers have is about knives. Knives are invaluable to preppers, being tools that we take everywhere, do everything with and never go without. Particular knives that … Read more

Fighting Versus Survival Knife: What’s the Difference?

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When you discuss knives – especially tactical and/or survival knives – there is always the possibility that the subject of self-defense will come up. When it does come up, it often seems like the people having the discussion don’t really distinguish between survival knives and combat/fighting knives. What’s the difference between a survival knife and … Read more

Tactical Versus Survival Knife: What’s the Difference?

It seems like the terms ‘tactical’, and ‘survival’ have become interchangeable when it comes to the knives. If you’re looking to get into knives, whether it’s to collect or carry them, you may have heard people talking about tactical and survival knives; and usually average Joes don’t know the difference between the two. What’s the … Read more

Cheap vs. Expensive Knives – Does It Matter?

I have a question for you, dear readers, does it matter what you spend on a knife? Do you prefer cheap ones or expensive ones? I’m sure we’ve all been there; you see knife that you like but the price point makes your poor wallet cry. Likewise, we’ve all seen cheap knives that look like … Read more

So, How Far Can a Slingshot Shoot?

The slingshot is an ancient weapon, and one that still sees plenty of use today for hunting, target practice, and even insurgent operations. Shockingly powerful and nearly silent in use, it is easy to see the benefits of this primitive but useful weapon. Any prepper worth their salt should consider himself wise and add a … Read more

The 14 Types of Bows and Which Is Right for You

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Learning how to shoot a bow should be one of the top priorities on your survival plan. For some reason, picking up a bow often tends to intimitate folks far more than learning how to shoot a gun. Maybe it’s because aiming and shooting a firearm seems like a less complicated process than figuring out … Read more

Best of the Best Survival Gloves

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Sometimes the most practical and important items receive the least amount of consideration in our plans. Among these things gloves might certainly be a contender for the crown as they are vitally important pieces of personal protective equipment that will see more or less constant use in the aftermath of a major disaster. Our hands … Read more