Tools and Gear

The Best Survival Tools and Gear Money Can Buy

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When someone makes the decision to become a survivalist or prepper, one of the first actions they typically take is to purchase some basic gear. Buying some neat gadgets is easier and less time consuming than learning a new skill, so this is the direction most people take. There is …

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Go Bag Essentials

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It’s also common to mix up the definition of a go bag and a bug out bag, so let’s first discuss the difference between the two. A go bag is a bag that you carry with you that has the essentials of short term survival inside. These bags are designed …

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The Best Survival Watches under $100

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It used to be that no self-respecting man or woman would be caught without a watch on their wrist when they were away from home. Watches went from analog and wind-up to digital battery operated fairly quickly. If you’re old-school you may have chosen to rebel against the digital trend …

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Weird Items that Could Save your Life

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There are always obvious items to save for survival situations.  Of course you want to hoard dry food, water, weapons, and tools.  However, some of the best survival items are not nearly as obvious.  When putting a pack together or hoarding items, I like to think of at least three …

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The Best Urban Survival Gear

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When people read and talk about survival and preparedness, there is a great focus on rural locations, bugging out, and surviving in the wilderness. However, over 80% of the population in the U.S. lives in urban areas and a large majority of those people do not have anywhere to go …

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Surplus CBRN/NBC/ “Gas Masks” and Their Effectiveness

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There are many gross misconceptions concerning the effectiveness/ineffectiveness of surplus “gas masks” currently on the marked.  The term gas mask is in itself a misnomer.  What most people call a gas mask is actually a CBRN (formerly known as NBC) Protective Mask or Pro Mask in military terms.  CBRN stands for …

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