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.

Are Sleeping Bags Machine Washable?

Technically yes they are, BUT the more you wash your sleeping bag the more likely it is that the filling may shift and compress and then you lose the loft of the sleeping bag that makes it so comfy. If however it has got so grimy, and the loft isn’t …

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The Best Battery Backups and External Batteries

power bank

The modern world is full of wonderfully portable and amazingly capable rechargeable electronic devices. The now ubiquitous smartphone is a miracle do-all gadget that handles everything from email and voice comms to record keeping and even star charting. The latest GPS systems are more accurate and small enough to ride …

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Can You Dry Clean a Sleeping Bag?

sleeping bag

A lot of people are wondering whether or not dry cleaning their sleeping bag is a safe and effective means of getting it ready for the next camping trick. But is it really a good idea? The short answer is No! Avoid dry cleaning because the chemicals are quite harsh …

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Top 10 Best Backpacking Chairs

backpacking chair

Amidst all the gear and survival supplies you might carry with you when camping or bugging out, you could be forgiven for forgetting all about a place to sit. Even in the midst of a long trek into the wilderness or real-life SHTF problem, you should not underestimate the value …

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Kelly Kettle Full Review

kelly kettle kit

A Kelly kettle is not just another brand of electric or gas kettle, it’s a unique camping kettle that requires just a bit of grass and a few twigs to deliver boiling water in just six minutes. For anyone who has tried boiling water over a fire is a pretty …

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Top 21 Best Dog Camping Gear Items

dog on camping chair

Taking along camping items for your dog has a two-fold purpose – it makes the dog’s trip more comfortable and your own trip hassle free so you can enjoy exploring the outdoors together without glitches. The food your dog eats is not on this list – just make sure you …

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The Best of the Best Knife Sharpeners

knife and sharpener

Knives are essential tools for preppers. As part of your EDC or packed away in a BOB, there is hardly a tool that offers more capability, ounce for ounce than a knife does. Knives can help you create shelter, prepare a fire, catch dinner, cook dinner, cut yourself free of …

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The Best Portable Camping Toilets

One thing most people take for granted until they experience a temporary outage is indoor plumbing. We recently had a plumbing situation where every single drain in the house began backing up, kitchen sink, bathroom sink, tub, toilet, etc. We tried everything, plunging, liquid drano, baking soda and vinegar, boiling …

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