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 Survival Matches

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When you look at the list of the bare minimums required for life, you see air, water, food and shelter.  Fire is not on that list, but it often will make the difference between living and dying.  It provides light and warmth, and has important functions in acquiring water, food …

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Full Review of the Cree Q5 Flashlight

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A flashlight is a very important piece of equipment to have in your survival plan. In this article, I am going to talk to you about the Cree Q5 flashlight. This flashlight is small in size, but has many benefits. It’s only 3.7” long. The flashlight weighs only 2.3 ounces …

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The Best Water Filters for Preppers and Campers

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Whether you are new to prepping or not, everyone agrees that water is extremely important. In fact you can survive about 3 days without it. So we know water is important, but we don’t always have clean water at our disposal. I am first going to talk about potential contaminants …

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How to Build a BOB for Under $500/$750/$1000

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As a prepper, you’ve more than likely heard about what a bug out bag is (and why it’s important). For those of you who are relatively new to prepping, first of all I’d like to extend my gratitude for entrusting your search for advice in me. I can assure you …

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22 Things to Stockpile for the Next Snowstorm

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Winter is on its way, and a majority of the United States will face at least a snowstorm or two. Massive winter storms aren’t uncommon; being prepared should be your goal. The worst time to prepare and stockpile for the next snowstorm is as it approaches. All of the shoppers …

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Survival Kits for Every Emergency

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Preppers are really good at lots of things, and making “lists” is chief among them. Getting prepared and remaining prepared requires organization – that takes the making of lists, as well as with lists of lists – got to keep all of those lists recorded and updated, too! You absolutely …

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How to Take Your Bob from 72 hours to 7 Days

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Turning your 72-hour bag into a 7-day survival kit is more than feasible, but doing so in an organized manner is essential if you want to make sure the bag won’t be too heavy to carry. Before you begin making a checklist of items to go into the expanded 72-hour …

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The Megalist of Survival and Prepping Gift Ideas

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Whether you’re looking for a birthday present or one for the holidays, a prepping gift should definitely be on your list, whether or not the person receiving it preps or not. Much better to give them something useful than something they’ll throw in the back of the closet and never …

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