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What if you had only three minutes to grab whatever you could take from your home, and the rest of your belongings would be lost forever?
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The Bug Out Bag

What if you had only three minutes to grab whatever you could take from your home, and the...

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Survival knives have advanced with new steel recipes and synthetic materials.

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  • July 28, 2014

    Survival Skills: 3 Safe Bugs and How to Eat Them - 1

    Maybe it’s just so deeply ingrained in pop culture survival that it’s become inevitable, but there’s always somebody in my survival classes who expects to eat bugs. Even in a class clearly defined as being about edible plants, someone eventually asks when we'll be dining on insects. While it’s unsettling and unsavory to most Westerners, the consumption of insects by humans dates back to antiquity and still persists today, and with good reason. Many insects present a safe, digestible source of fat and protein that is too generous to ignore in some stark regions or in famine conditions. So if you find yourself in a survival situation, maybe you can find some bugs on which to subsist. They’re not as bad as you might think. Here are my favorites. [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 18, 2014

    Survival Gear Review: Gerber Edict Tactical Folding Knife - 1

    Looking for a lightweight tactical knife? The new Gerber Edict folder is a feather-weight tool at only 3.6 ounces, but delivers the strength and features that you’d expect from a heavier blade.

    While the Edict was designed as a back-up weapon and utility blade for soldiers and police, it’s available to the public for these same tasks. The Edict makes a great tactical Every Day Carry knife with its full size tanto-style blade and fine edge. [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 17, 2014

    Survival Skills: 5 Survival Tricks Your Kids Should Know - 1

    Many outdoor activities often take place during the peak of summer. And as families go camping, hiking, fishing, and living-it-up in the outdoors, their risk of entering a survival situation goes up as well. As a caring and responsible parent, it’s your job to prepare the kids as best you can, in case they get lost or get stuck out overnight. Here are five things your kids should know to do if they get into trouble outdoors this summer. [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 14, 2014

    Survival Skills: 3 Ways to Make a Better Signal Fire - 0

    I probably don’t have to tell you that fire is a significant element in a survival situation. We all know that it cooks food, boils water, provides warmth and light. Fire is also one of the better methods of primitive signaling. The light of your fire and the accompanying smoke can work as a signal both day and night. But is your signal fire adequate? Use these three tricks to make your fire work even harder as an emergency signal. [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 11, 2014

    Survival Gear Review: Eton FRX1 Emergency Radio - 0

    Since most natural disasters give us very little notice, staying on top of current events and warnings can be vital to your family’s safety. Even the one-way communications from a radio can provide life-saving information, such as evacuation orders, instructions to seek shelter, and other critical directions. It turns out that a small emergency radio can be huge asset to you and your family, and the Eton FRX1 is the most affordable one that I have found. Before hurricane season really gets rolling, here’s why you should consider adding this small and inexpensive device to your preparedness supplies.  [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 10, 2014

    Survival Skills: 5 Cool Uses for Summer Berries - 2

    My favorite part of summer is the berries. Raspberry, blackberry, black raspberry, wine berry – you name it, I’ll go pick it. And now is the time to begin. The wild ones are coming in now around much of the country. You could just eat them as-is, and be quite happy. But if you come into a wealth of berries, it’s nice to know some other uses for an excess of these sour/sweet gems. These are just five of the things I do with my berries, when I’m not eating them right off the canes. [ Read Full Post ]


  • July 7, 2014

    Survival Skills: The Ten Essentials, Then and Now - 2

    Ever heard of the Ten Essentials? The original list of Ten Essentials was drawn up in the 1930’s to aid mountain climbers and outdoorsmen. A Seattle-based group called the Mountaineers designed the list for two reasons. First, it gave people a list of gear to acquire in case of emergency or accident. Second, it provided resources in the event someone was forced to spend an unexpected night–or longer–in the wilderness.

    In 2003, the Mountaineers updated the list by focusing on systems rather than ten specific items. Does this list work for hunters, anglers, survivalists, and other outdoors lovers? See for yourself.

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