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HydroBlu Pressurized Jerry Can Water Filter Review...

Posted on Jun 24, 2017

One of the most important considerations in survival is water. And when you are prepping for a family, the issue is only compounded. Each person needs at least one-gallon of potable water per day to survive. Obviously it is not possible for most to store enough water for a long-term emergency situation, and personal water filters are not that efficient. What about small children, or an an entire family? I recently came across an interesting solution online from a company named HydroBlu. After reaching out to them, they graciously provided me with one of their Pressurized Jerry Can Water Filters to try out. Stay tuned as we check it out…

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PowerSmith Rechargeable LED Worklamps Reviewed

Posted on Jun 23, 2017

I looked at a few different models before stumbling onto PowerSmith work lamps. The online reviews were good on average so I decided to reach out to them, and they kindly sent me a pair of their heavy-duty rechargeable LED work lamps to test out, and I’ve got some projects around the house that are perfect for taking these work lights for a spin. So let’s dig in and see how well they do the job at hand…

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How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Survival

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

For many people, travelling by car represents a part of everyday life, because they go to work and return home using these means of transport. Many people usually choose a car exclusively as a mean of transport for longer trips then going to work, for instance to travel abroad or going to the seaside. Due to frequent traffic jams on the roads, but also due to the high temperatures in the summer, it is important that your vehicle is in good condition to safely travel…

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Sticky Stuff: 15 Ways Duct Tape Can Save The Day

Posted on Jun 12, 2017

Its sticky interior and waterproof exterior make duct tape one of the handiest tools you can carry. The article outlines 15 ways to use duct tape in a pinch while at the mercy of the wilderness, and how to store it away from the elements.

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The NutSac Satchel Pro Reviewed

Posted on Jun 10, 2017

I typically carry some kind of EDC wherever I go. Normally, it is a 20-30L backpack filled with all of the goodies that I might need to get home from afar. But with my day job, a backpack is not always conducive, whereas a satchel or messenger bag would be much more so. So today, I’ll be looking at the Satchel Pro from NutSac to see how well it stacks up as an EDC…

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Fleming’s Fabrications Bushcrafter Reviewed

Posted on Jun 2, 2017

Some time ago, Travis of Fleming’s Fabrications provided me with the opportunity to review one of his handmade Bushcrafter blades, and I have been using it ever since. Even though this review has been a long-time coming, it is one that I have been very excited to do. Simply put, life had just gotten in the way. The positive to that is that I’ve had plenty of time to really play around with it. So without further adieu, let’s dig in…

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Fleming’s Fabrications – The Knifemakers Ser...

Posted on May 31, 2017

Late last year, I ran across some beautiful handmade bushcraft blades that really caught my eye while I was perusing some Facebook Groups for custom knifemakers. Each blade was crafted by the custom knife fabricator, Travis Fleming of Fleming’s Fabrications. On this edition of Knifemakers From Around the World, not only will I be interviewing Travis about his work, I also get one of his beautiful custom knives in my hands to do some knife stuff…

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ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Air Pad Reviewe...

Posted on May 28, 2017

Roughing it in a survival situation often goes hand-in-hand, but it can be especially difficult for those not used to it. Sometimes the smallest amenity can have a huge impact on your rest and recovery out there in the wild, even if you are out there having a good time. “Luxury” items like air pads or foam mattresses can make all the difference to your psyche. Today, I’ll be covering the backpackable self-inflating Comfort Series air pads from ALPS Mountaineering to see just how comfortable it really is…

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The Doomsday Book of Medicine Reviewed

Posted on May 23, 2017

Knowledge and proficiency in first aid and survival medicine is crucial to any successful emergency preparedness plan. What do you do if the grid is down or you are so far off the grid, that getting to a hospital or finding medical assistance would be impossible? Well, Dr. Ralph La Guardia has authored The Doomsday Book of Medicine to help fill that void by providing some real ideas to answer those questions. Today, we’ll be evaluating this book to see how well it stacks up…

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Schrade SCTS4 and SCTS6 Arkansas Stones Reviewed

Posted on May 16, 2017

If you hunt or you spend a lot of time outdoors, chances are high that your blade’s edge has needed a tune-up in the field. A sharp knife is imperative, especially if you need to process an animal or perform some intricate task. Schrade has produced some new high-quality black Arkansas sharpening stones, small enough to fit in a small pocket, large enough for use in the field. Today, we’ll be taking Schrade’s SCTS4 and SCTS6 for a spin…

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A Good Fishing Setup Is An Essential Part Of Any S...

Posted on May 3, 2017

People are starting to take survival preparedness a lot more seriously these days. That is because the world seems to be a much less stable. All types of survival gear are selling like hotcakes both online and in stores. If you are looking to build your own survival kit one of the most essential parts of it should be a means to catch fish…

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How to Survive an Extreme Situation If You or a Lo...

Posted on May 3, 2017

We like to comfort ourselves with the thought that medicine has advanced so much that few things are still a mystery and that most, if not all, diseases can be resolved. There is only a category of diseases that still cause fear, confusion and anxiety, the ones about which people talk in a low voice – mental disorders…

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SURVIVAL Emergency Solutions First Aid Kit Reviewe...

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

Like bug-out and go-bags, everyone should have first aid kits stashed all over the place… In your home, in your car, and even at your workplace. You never know when you might have or come across a medical emergency. Anyone can put together a decent kit on their own, but sometimes it is much easier to start off with a solid platform, and then tailor it to fit your own needs. SURVIVAL Emergency Solutions has a series of comprehensive first aid kits that just might be the perfect platform to build from. Today, we’ll be taking a detailed look at their Home/Workplace Solution to see how it stacks up…

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First Aid Kits: When to Build and When to Buy Them

Posted on Apr 25, 2017

Is it better to build a first aid kit from scratch, or is it better to buy a good one to start with and customize it for yourself? I’ve asked myself that question more than a few times over the years, and each time I’ve come up with another grand scheme in my head on how I might put together a new first aid kit with only the best of the best gear and medical supplies and save myself a ton of money doing so. But it is never really that simple, is it?

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Survival Fishing Tips: How To Survive In The Wilde...

Posted on Apr 24, 2017

Are you interested in some survival fishing tips? In case you end up in a wilderness with little survival tools, or you know how to manufacture some tools while in the wilderness, you can always create a means of livelihood by drawing out some fish.

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City Girl Prepper Survival Backpacks Reviewed

Posted on Apr 23, 2017

There are an endless number of reasons to carry a go-bag… It could be anything from natural disasters to a simple break-down on the side of the road, or something much more serious. There are quite a lot of pre-built survival bags on the market these days, some good and some not so much. While I would never consider any of them complete, they often provide a good platform to start with. Especially as a gift for a non-prepper or someone just getting into it. City Girl Prepper has a unique series of 72-hour survival backpacks designed specifically for women and children that I thought were interesting and I’d like to share them with you…

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