Survival Gear Blog

  • Basic Survival Gear

    Basic Survival Kit

    With all of the disasters that are happening all over the world, more and more people have come to realize that they need a basic survival kit stocked with some basic survival gear to help them get through a disaster. These disasters have proven over …

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  • 550 Paracord Bracelet

    550 Paracord

    Something that often gets left out of survival kits is a good amount of proper cordage. The moat versatile and therefor the best cordage for survival is 550 paracord. 550 paracord is a nylon rope that has an outer layer (sheath) with 7-8 strands running …

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  • lightweight survival gear

    Lightweight Survival Gear

    Decades ago,when I was a young man in the Army infantry, I sometimes marched 25-30 miles a day with a heavy (65 lb) rucksack attached to my back. Sometimes we had to march through sticky, muddy fields and ended up with around 20 lbs (at …

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  • Bug Out Backpack

    Choosing The Bug Out Backpack

    Choosing a Bug Out Backpack  should not be very difficult…any backpack will do in a pinch. Heck, your bug out bag can even be a duffel bag, a messenger bag, or even a fanny pack if you don’t want to carry it on your back. …

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  • Survival First Aid Kit

    Survival First Aid Kit Checklist

    A Survival First Aid Kit is a necessity for anyone interested in disaster preparedness. There is a problem though; many people just play at preparedness like it is a game. They might have a first aid kit lying around but they don’t know what’s in …

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  • Mora Knives are great for bushcraft.

    A Few Reasons I Love Mora Knives

      Perhaps the best survival knives for bushcraft use are the inexpensive Mora Knives. These knives come razor sharp out of the box and are very durable. They are also easily maintained. The most impressive fact for me though is that they make many of …

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  • Leatherman Charge TTi1

    Leatherman Charge TTi Review: Survival Tool Extraordinaire

    The Leatherman Charge TTi multi-tool is a great tool that any outdoorsman or survivalist would love to have. It’s a multi-functional pocket tool that carries many important tools in one small convenient package. The Leatherman brand has been around since around 1983 when Timothy S. Leatherman …

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  • SODIS Method

    SODIS Solar Water Disinfection

      The SODIS method of solar water disinfection is a simple method that disinfects water using the rays of the sun. SODIS stands for Solar Water Disinfection. It is very easy to do. All you need is a PET bottle filled with the contaminated water …

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  • Earthquake Survival Kit

    Earthquake Survival Kit: Build Your Own

    After every major earthquake there are people who are displaced out of their homes either temporarily or permanently. These latest major earthquakes are no different. People who still have their home intact often find that they are without water, electricity, phone, and even sewage services. …

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  • The Becker BK2 is a workhorse of a survival knife.

    Survival Knife Review: Ka-Bar Becker BK2

    Ka-Bar’s Becker BK2 survival knife is one of today’s most popular fixed blade knives. It is very popular with hikers, campers, and survivalists. I’m going to present you with a detailed review of this Becker BK2 “Campanion” knife. You will find out about its general …

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