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.

12 Things You Should Not Put in Your BOB

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BOBs are prepper mainstays, our invaluable combination pantry, toolbox and gear locker when tough times call for desperate measures. If the time comes that you ever need to strap on your BOB and giddy up you can assume that things are dire indeed. This is a big part of the …

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6 Off-Grid Ways to Charge Your Cell Phone

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The modern phone is pretty miraculous. Your average example is essentially a piece of sci-fi kit made material, able to provide instantaneous communications under most conditions, navigation, a flashlight, compass, a library of ebooks and the sum of all the worlds knowledge (plus videos of dogs) by way of the …

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Ten $10 Preps You Should Get Today

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I regularly hear “motivated” people who have drank deeply from the cup of self-sufficiency express fervent intent on “prepping” and “getting ready” and then promptly spin their wheels, do nothing and generally waste time. Whatever the cause, be it uncertainty, lack of a plan or just sheer, plain laziness, talk …

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18 Critical Items to Keep in Your BOB

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Debates carry on endlessly about what one should or should not keep in a BOB. Preppers furnish meticulously detailed and designed lists of their BOBs’ contents only for other to tear it apart for some real or imagined inconsistency or incompatibility with their environment or intended mode of egress. This …

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7 Alternative Survival Uses For Flashlights

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A flashlight is a ubiquitous and vital tool to help overcome one of man’s most glaring weaknesses- our poor night vision. I’ll bet dimes to dollars there is not a single reader of this article that doesn’t have a flashlight at home or in your vehicle, and any prepper worth …

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18 Things to Stockpile for the next Wildfire

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Wildfires threatened the lives of people near wildland areas, as well as their property. Different conditions throughout the year increase the risk of wildfires. If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you need to be prepared. Planning and protecting your buildings can reduce the devastation your family might …

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50 Survival Products 100% Made in the USA

When it comes to survival products, many preppers prefer to keep their money at home, in the good old USA. This means searching out and buying only those products that are 100% made in the USA. With today’s global economy however, it can be difficult to find survival products that …

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