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.

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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The Best of the Best Survival Knives

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Ask any number of preppers, outdoorsmen and other tough, gritty self-sufficient people to name one, and only one tool that they could bring with them if they were being dropped into an unknown survival situation for an unknown length of time and I’ll bet by bottom dollar that most if …

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The Top 10 Best Food Dehydrators of 2019

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A food dehydrator is typically a device that is used to draw out moisture from fruits, meats, vegetables, and other foods to create jerky, chips, fruit leathers, and powders that can be stored for a long period of time. If you’re looking to extend the shelf life of your food …

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The Best of the Best Spyderco Knives

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Spyderco is not the oldest, but they are definitely on the most respected of the major American knife makers. From the humblest of beginnings with their founder and chief salesman motoring to conventions and trades shows to the multi-million dollar high-tech manufacturer we love today, Spyderco has been on the …

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How to Pick the Best Pressure Cooker

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Most of us have heard a horror story or two about grandma’s pressure canner or cooker exploding and turning the kitchen into a mangled mess of metal and food. In fact, many people may be hesitant to use a pressure cooker or canner because of these accidental explosions which were …

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