How to Make Your Own First Aid Kit

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Whether it’s a small scrape, a heart attack, or a broken bone, the last thing you want in a SHTF scenario is to deal with a medical emergency without a quality first aid kit. Long considered an essential piece of gear, a first aid kit is something that no prepper should ever be without. However, … Read more

Bushcraft versus Survival Knife – What is the Difference?

As preppers, proper gear selection is key for success and all kinds of survival situations. This maxim is all the more true when discussing the most essential and most important types of survival gear. The right boots, the right water filter, the right fire starter and certainly the right type of knife. Chances are if … Read more

16 Must Have Items for Surviving the Apocalypse

If you’re just now making your way into prepping as a lifestyle choice and a smart investment in your continued survival, chances are this isn’t the first relevant article you’ve come across on the internet. Even dipping your toe into the ocean of prepper lore available on the web can be a dizzying and intimidating … Read more

DIY Your Survival Electronics Kit

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Lions and tigers and EMPs, Oh My! The quintessential survival scenario is an EMP. Power’s out! No pesky fallout to evade! No foreign invaders on our shores (yet!). It’s just me, my family, and a metric ton of ammo. And not a working cell phone in sight. Who could ask for anything more? Regardless of … Read more

How Does a Rocket Stove Work?

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Rocket stoves are efficient and hot burning stove concepts and products you have doubtless heard about if you’ve been involved in prepping these past few years. I say both products and concepts because rocket stoves are not just an item you buy over the counter to toss in your bob. Rocket stoves are pretty easily … Read more

How Long do Bic and Zippo Lighters Last?

Few are the preppers who will go without fire-starting tools as part of their bug-out kits or even their EDC. Lighters are usually on the frontlines of fire starting duty and among lighters there are two standout options for preppers: the ubiquitous Bic and the legendary Zippo. Naturally, the debate rages over which is best. … Read more

The Most Reliable Brands of Duct Tape Money Can Buy

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Duck tape, also known as “duct tape” has been in use since the early 1940’s. Believe it or not, it was first manufactured for the military and called “duck” tape, because it was waterproof. It wasn’t until the mid-1940’s that it became popular for HVAC use and thus was called “duct” tape because of its … Read more

Top Survival Items for your Wallet

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When putting together your everyday carry kit, you need items that can easily be concealed. These are typically small, lightweight items that you can keep in your pocket. You also want to focus on items that you can keep with you 24 hours a day. If you are like me, you probably never let your … Read more

The “Perfect” Urban Survival Kit [PDF Checklist]

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Surviving a short term disaster or a long-term crisis in an urban environment presents its own share of challenges and advantages. A towering hive of steel and concrete is a unique environment harboring things that can both help and hurt you, the same as any other biome, be it a dry, scorching desert or a … Read more