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 Top 8 Portable Stoves for Bugging Out

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During a SHTF situation you must have a heat source that functions on readily available fuel to boil water for purification, cook, stay warm, and perhaps even to cauterize a wound. Quality survival stoves must be three things: lightweight, portable, and quick lighting. You might think that all lightweight emergency …

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The Best Headlamps for Survival

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Anyone who is serious about personal readiness knows how important lighting is to your game plan. There are countless scenarios where having on demand lighting will make the difference between success and failure. Perhaps the power is out, or maybe you are venturing through remote places where the only on-demand …

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Here Are All The Bags Preppers Have

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When you bring up the topic of prepping and especially bugging out, one of the first things that comes to mind is an image of a guy (or gal), hiking off into the wilderness with a huge exterior frame backpack stuffed to the gills. Thanks to shows like Doomsday Preppers …

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The Best Survival Gloves You Should Get

Like all pieces of personal protective equipment, or PPE, gloves are an item you don’t need until you do, then it is too late. Considering that our hands are the principal way we interact with the world around us, directly or with tools, it is a good idea to protect …

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The 10 Best EDC Flashlights of 2019

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If you could carry one single, solitary piece of equipment for survival or self-defense, what would it be? I’d argue it should be a flashlight. Not a pistol, not even a knife, but a good, reliable and bright flashlight. Light is so essential for success in any instance of low …

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The Best EDC Pouches

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The gear you carry with you on a daily basis is more than just convenience items. Some of those items may just save your life or the life of someone else. EDC is about being prepared at all times for life’s emergencies both big and small. The best EDC pouches …

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How to Inspect Your Bug Out Bag

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A packed BOB features prominently into most preparedness lore and the individual plans of many preppers themselves. That bag of tricks and tools is akin to your ejection seat or parachute when disaster is looming: grab the handle and go, no fuss, no muss, no scrambling to make ready. And …

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The Ultimate Review of the Lifestraw

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Water is the most critical resource for humans. You can survive 30 days without food, but you won’t make it 3 days without water. While water is exceptionally abundant on our planet, only a small portion is safe to drink due to the majority of the water containing substances or …

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