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 Bug Out Bag Essentials Shortlist

In response to a reader who wanted a shortlist of the bug out bag essentials list I made here, I came up with the most important items to consider for your bug out bag. Regardless of your age, sex, location, climate, medical condition, or disasters you have to face, if you’re new to prepping, …

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The Best Survival Lighters

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Some of us don’t leave home without one. Survival lighters, the fuel to your main source of warmth, food and even water. With the volume of choices though, how are you to pick the best? I always have at least a few with me in the outdoors as they’re also …

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Premade Bug Out Bags? No Thanks!

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There are two types of preppers when it comes to the way they spend money on preps. Both of them have a lot in common, though. They both see the mess we’re in, the numerous natural and man-made dangers that can affect us, and both categories want to prepare. The difference is …

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18 Survival Gear Must Haves

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With so many choices available for survival gadgets, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed. In fact, those who are new prepping can actually spend a ton of money unnecessarily trying to buy every type of supply they will need. It’s actually more important to get the most bang for your …

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23 Wacky Survival Items

When you think about it, pretty much any item in your household can be used for survival and prepping purposes. Even some the things you throw away every week can be re-purposed. Some of these items are simply nuts which is why I want to make a list and see which ones are completely …

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Everyday Carry Gear: 36 EDC Essentials for 2019

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We talked about bug-out bags, get home bags, INCH bags and how important they are for your survival. Now it’s time to discuss another kit, the everyday carry kit or EDC Kit. Your everyday carry kit consists of all the things you should have on your person at all times,in case a disaster or …

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Light versus Heavy Bug-Out Bags

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Though I’m not, by any means, trying to bring this particular prepping debate to an end (and there are quite a few of them), I do want to weigh in on the “lightweight versus ultra-packed bug-out bags” issue. Spoiler alert: there is no clear winner, it’s up to you to …

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