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 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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Effectiveness of Surplus CBRN/NBC Gas Masks

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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 Chemical, …

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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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