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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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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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The Survival Medicine Handbook Reviewed

Posted on Oct 9, 2016

An intrinsic part of any emergency preparedness plan is survival medicine which is so much more than treating minor wounds or stabilizing a patient with a severe physical trauma until they can get to a hospital. What if SHTF and there aren’t any hospitals available, or you are so far off-grid that getting to a hospital is impossible? The Survival Medicine Handbook, now in its third edition was written to help answer many of those questions. Join me as I dig into the book…

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Living Rational 2-person Survival Kit Reviewed

Posted on Jul 24, 2016

Preppers and survivalists who have been doing it for a long time typically create their own custom, and often very elaborate bug-out and get-home bags closely tied to their personal emergency preparedness plans. But what about someone who is just getting started? Where is the best place to begin? Living Rational has put together a series of general emergency packs and those specifically tailored to various emergency scenarios like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and so on. Lets dig into one to see what they include and if it is a worthwhile platform to build from…

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