Tools and Gear

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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The Best Survival Flashlights [PICS]

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We’re all familiar with flashlights and how handy they can be to help light the way through the dark. For power outages of short duration, your typical everyday plastic housed flashlight will suffice, as long as you can find it when you need it! But, for a bug out situation …

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How to Build a Bug-Out Bag in 16 Easy Steps

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Despite being one of the most popular and well known aspects of prepping, most bug out bags are still very poorly put together.  Many times this is because the bags have been pre-made by stores, and are thrown together using items that are low quality and don’t take into account …

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