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 19 Best Survival Flashlights

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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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11 Types of Rope You Should Know

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Before heading off to the store to get yourself kitted out with rope for your camping trip or stocking up your survival gear it’s best to know the inherent qualities of various types of ropes and their uses before parting with your cash. Bear in mind that ropes last around …

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Assembling Your Get-Home Bag

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We hear a lot about the famous bug-out bag, but not as much about the get-home bag (GHB).  But the GHB is perhaps more important than the BOB.  You might not ever need your BOB (best to have one just in case) because not every disaster is going to require …

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Take That! The Best Tactical Pens for Self-Defense

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Any prepper will need multiple ways to protect themselves and their family when SHTF. A tactical pen is a great option for a back-up non-lethal weapon. A strong sturdy pen is likely part of your escape plan. You will need one to write directions, make lists, and label items/storage spaces. …

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The Ultimate Inch Bag

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Bug out bags, get home bags, everyday carry kits… why do we need another survival bag? Because each bag has its own purpose and you do NOT need to own all of them. Think of “inch bags” as oversized bug out bags because their purpose is to keep you alive …

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The Best Bushcraft Knife

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Bushcraft generally refers to wilderness survival skills, and was initially used to describe the survival skills needed in the Australian bush country or outback. The isolated outback territory meant whatever you took with you when choosing to go on “walkabout” was pretty much all you had. You lived off what …

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