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An Army Of Knife Experts Share Tips On Choosing The Best Survival Knife

February 4, 2015

If you’re concerned about survival in the backwoods, having the tools you need when all hell breaks loose, or don’t feel comfortable heading anywhere unprepared, you need a survival knife. A survival knife isn’t just a blade – it’s an instrument of defense, but also one you’ll use to build shelter and cook. It has … [Read More]

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Bug Out Bag List: Why Tampons, Condoms and Lube Should Be In Your Bag

February 12, 2014

It might sound like the start of a dirty joke, but seriously – if you are the MacGyver type that can do a lot with a little, you will enjoy all the unexpected survival uses of tampons, lube, and condoms. Before we get into the “extras,” lets go over the basics. 10 Essential Items For … [Read More]


Is Your Vehicle Stocked With These 4 Essential Cold Weather Supplies?

January 9, 2014

When living or traveling in a cold climate, a few simple preparations can really boost your confidence. It’s reassuring to know that even if a vehicle were to break down at a bad time, you’d still be able to keep yourself hydrated, fed, warm, and dry. Emergency blanket For less than $5, a Mylar emergency … [Read More]


The Three Top Survivors of 2013

December 26, 2013

We all know that disaster can strike at any time. However, with solid preparation, some survival grit, clear thinking and a little luck, people are capable of beating the odds and surviving some incredibly perilous situations. That is exactly the case for’s Top Survivors of 2013. A ship’s cook swam past dead crew mates … [Read More]


How to Prepare for A Winter Storm

December 3, 2013

Whether it’s a mild winter storm to a full blown doozy of an ice crusher, your family should be prepared for all types of weather, storms and blackouts. Blackouts can happen during normal circumstances when electricity companies become overrun, equipment fails or stresses on the network cause supply to short. These issues cause the power … [Read More]

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Survival Gear By Personality Type

November 4, 2013

What’s the perfect Bug Out Bag Load-out?  That depends on who you are. There are a few basics everyone needs, like water and food, but depending on your particular personality, there’s a bug out bag load-out tailored just for you. The Conspirist The Conspirist is prepared for a clandestine government military takeover, a coup d’etat, … [Read More]