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.

How to Battle Harden Your Bug Out Bag

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When it comes to bug out bags, we spend a lot of our time thinking about the different types of gear that we might need in a whole range of situations that we might find ourselves in if the SHTF. We often consider what our skill levels are in different …

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The Best Survival Backpack

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With all this talk about which survival items should be part of one’s bug out bag (or BOB for short), people forget to talk about the backpack itself. In what follows we’re going to have a lengthy discussion about the best survival backpack you can get on the market today. Yes, …

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Types of Survival Saws You Should Get ASAP

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I have learned over and over that processing wood in a survival situation is absolutely essential.  Whether you are building a shelter, building a fire, building a trap, or crafting tools, you have to be able to cut wood to a precise length.  There are dozens of different tools available …

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Bow Battle: Recurve VS Compound

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For a survivalist, this is a difficult question to answer because there are so many factors involved in your decision. I hope to help you through the maze of considerations in this article and I will attempt to keep it from becoming something you read when you have trouble sleeping. …

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Top 12 Tactical Tomahawks Recommendations

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When using a tomahawk for military purposes like hand-to-hand combat and forced entry, it is termed a tactical weapon. When used in daily circumstances like chopping kindling, meat and bone or digging then its use is practical. No matter the situation, tomahawks are among the most versatile and handiest of …

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Essential Tools and Gear for Long-Term Survival

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Preparing for emergencies is about accumulating the knowledge, supplies, and tools to handle whatever life may throw at you next. A power outage that lasts a few days, or a flood that requires you to evacuate for several days is just a temporary situation. Temporary emergencies are easier to handle …

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Hygiene Items for Your Bug Out Bag

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A huge mistake that many preppers make in regards to packing a bug out bag is neglecting personal hygiene products.  It’s perfectly understandable why someone would focus on items that seem more pressing, such as weapons, water and food. Those are all obviously critical to survival, but personal hygiene is …

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30 Survival Items Under $30

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When I first got into prepping and survival, I felt the need to go out and buy as much gear and I could find. I think this is probably a normal reaction as you learn about the different ways to survive in different situations. However, as soon as I started …

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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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