essential survival gear

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  • How to prepare for Frankenstorm

    7 Thing You Can Do Right Now To Prepare For Frankenstorm

    Last year it was the Halloween Nor’easter that crippled parts of New England. This year it is a potentially more devastating storm that many have termed ‘Frankenstorm’. The official name of the storm is Sandy but many weather forcasters have been calling it Frankenstorm because …

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  • Electronic Survival Gear

    Survival Packing List: 12 Cool Tools that Make Surviving Easier

    I often cover the basics of survival gear; but there are survival tools that take survival to the next level and make life in the field much more bearable. For instance, the image above shows a neat little solar charger that can charge all of …

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    Survival Gear Debate: Serrated vs Plain Edge Knife

    When choosing a survival knife, there are quite a few options that you can choose from: carbon steel vs stainless steel, the design of the point, serrated blade vs plain edged, blade length and thickness, etc. The feature you choose should always be determined by …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Some think the leatherman wave is the best multi tool.

    Six Qualities Of The Best Multi Tool

    When disaster strikes, (did you just break out in a sweat?) you are going to need survival gear to help you get through the crisis. You may already have some gear stashed in a bag and be more prepared than 90% of the people with …

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  • The best survival knife is the one you have with you.

    How To Choose The Best Survival Knife

    Choosing the best survival knife for your particular needs can be an intimidating task. The key is understanding how you will be using the knife for and knowing the environment you will be using it in. Will you be batoning or chopping wood? If so, …

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  • Emergency bivy sacks make good survival shelters.

    Bivy Sacks: The Essential Survival Shelter

    Bivy Sacks, also known as bivouac sacks, are small, lightweight, waterproof, shelters that work well as emergency survival shelters. I consider bivy sacks to be an essential survival tool that everyone interested in survival needs to have in their arsenal of survival gear. They were …

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  • Ready America Home Survival Kit

    Home Survival Kits Aren’t Just For Survivalists Anymore

    Not too long ago many people thought that home survival kits were needed only by those crazy survivalists who are readying themselves for the next big doomsday scenario. However recent natural and man-made disasters in the U.S. (i.e. Hurricanes Katrina and Irene), Japan (earthquake and …

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