Tools and Gear

We talk about which tools and gear are best for survival situations, we give you our top picks, and even teach you how to use some of these.

 

But remember, skills and knowledge always trump tools and gear.

The Importance of Equipment Checks

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Prepping is a commitment to a wholly new level of procedure, schedule and periodic activity. There are always things to do, skills to learn and topics to investigate. If you are a prepper, if never ends, and if it does, you aren’t really a prepper. To stay still, to remain …

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The 9 Best Credit Card Knives for Preppers

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Most preppers can get on board with the EDC or everyday carry concept. For most people, EDC includes items or gear you wear and other vital items your store in your phone, carry in your pockets, attach to your keyring, or tuck into your purse or wallet. Minimally, EDC is …

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Use These 7 EDC Items to Survive a Riot

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Riots and other violent “demonstrations” are an increasingly common sight in many cities across America. Often motivated by political ideology along sectarian lines, we are seeing a sharp uptick in the frequency, duration and intensity of these events. From clogging major thoroughfares with a mass of bodies to completely shutting …

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Top 10 Best LED Flashlights of 2019

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For daily carry or emergency preparedness, there is hardly a more valuable and more used tool than a good flashlight. More than any firearm, more than even a knife, a reliable flashlight is vital for all kinds of situations, from common chores and tasks to serious survival situations. The reality …

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10 of the Best Ways to Upgrade Your BOB

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Any bug-out bag is just a starting point. No matter how nice the bag, or how cleverly you have it packed to the brim with your survival kit and accoutrement, you can improve on it in some essential way. Maybe you can make it more comfortable, durable, waterproof, or something …

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The Best Lanterns for Survival

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Personal lighting solutions are an important part of preparedness, as you’ll have a definite and acute need for light no matter what kind of emergency you are facing. At home, on the road or abroad, you’ll hardly find a prepper that does not keep a flashlight of headlamp handy. But …

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10 Non-Electric EMP-Proof Devices to Get

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If SHTF because of an EMP, the world as we know it will change rapidly. Many devices that we rely on every day could simply stop working. Although scientists have an idea of what the effects of a wide scale EMP would be on electrical devices, it’s difficult to know …

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10 Preps Your Should Not Cheap Out On

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Prepping entails a significant amount of physical and material preparation, and with the latter making ready entails significant expense. Most of us are not made of money, and even for those of us who are financially secure, there is always good cause to spend thriftily and steward your resources. Unfortunately …

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