What if you had only three minutes to grab whatever you could take from your home, and the...
A roundup of the best and most innovative survival gear ever introduced.
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Eight watches that do much more than just give you the time of day
Survival knives have advanced with new steel recipes and synthetic materials.
A few days ago I received a short email from a teenager who has done some survival training with me. The message was quick and simple, but the answer is another matter.
He wrote: “What's it like to teach a survival school, or, better yet, own one? I want to someday either teach at one or own one and teach. Does it pay good? Or, rather, is it enough to live off of? Stressfull or not? easy or difficult?” [ Read Full Post ]
The Gomadic SunVolt portable solar power station was designed to provide the electrical power to charge your devices as quickly as a wall charger does in your home. This can be ideal in the event of an emergency situation where you require a power source, or in “off-grid” living situations such as campgrounds, hunting camps, cabins, sailboats, and homesteads. [ Read Full Post ]
Fear is not always a bad thing. It is often a very valuable survival instinct. But when left unchecked, fear can lead to the irrational state of panic, which can manifest itself in diverse ways.
Depending on the severity of the emergency, you may experience everything from blind rage to a complete mental shut down (catatonia). So how do you accurately figure out if you are “losing it” in a real life emergency? Here are five signs that you are panicked, along with some tricks to get your mind back on course: [ Read Full Post ]
When planning a survival food garden, it’s critical to know what seeds to purchase and what to skip—and it’s just as vital to know how to store those seeds and what you can expect from those food crops.
I was fortunate to grow up with the concepts and calluses of growing a family garden, so I have seen bumper crops and more than a few disappointing yields. I’ve also seen that there are a lot of different interpretations when it comes to growing your own garden. [ Read Full Post ]
Buying a large volume of food is a serious investment in your survival. It can also be a bad investment if no emergency comes and you are stuck eating hundreds of meals that you find nauseating. There are plenty of food storage options out there for purchase, ranging from historic preservation methods to the latest technology. Let’s look at the pros and cons of the two most popular food storage systems—freeze-dried and canned—to determine which is the better preservation method for you. [ Read Full Post ]
During a winter storm is the worst time to get stranded in your vehicle. It’s also the most likely time you could be stuck in your car for a few days.
The ice storms, deep frozen slush, and thick snow that would bog down a perfectly functional vehicle can create some dangerous survival conditions inside the vehicle, and deadly conditions outside if you were to try to walk for help without the right gear and clothing. [ Read Full Post ]
You’re running out of time. Hanukkah is half over, Christmas is just 13 days away, and you still have no idea what kind of holiday gifts you should get for your favorite survival enthusiasts. They don’t always make it easy for us either. Many survivalists already have all of the basic survival gear that a person would need; and without knowing any specific wish list items, these folks may be very tricky to please. Some of us are very picky about our gear. [ Read Full Post ]
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