A full tank of gas could save your life

An emergency has been declared due to an oncoming hurricane, and the city has been ordered to be evacuated. You rush to gather a few belongings and shove them into the back of the car, grab the cat, and you, your wife and 2 kids jam in as best you can. You slam the car into reverse, take one last look at the home you’ve lived in for the last five years, then drive down the block to the freeway. As you pull into the jammed on-ramp, as directed by the national guardsmen, you look at your gas gauge and … Continue reading →

Get Out and Gather Information in a Disaster

One of the very first steps in working through your disaster plan is to take a look around you. It’s a simple (and free) step, yet it’s one of the most important things you can do. This does not have to be a dull grinding exercise. You can plan some local trips, have some picnics and take some hikes while doing your research. This will make it more fun, involve your family (and possibly friends) and give you better motivation to get through it. Some of the questions to keep in mind are: Are there any dangers, such as chemical … Continue reading →

Trash Bags : Essential Survival Supply?

Believe it or not, simple trash bags are an essential survival supply. Imagine there’s been an earthquake, not the huge “big one” everyone’s been terrified of for decades. Just a medium sized, scare the hell out of you shaker. You survive just fine and everyone in the area is doing fine. Sure, the power is out and there is no gas, but you’ve got some supplies and it’s only a matter of time until the utility companies come around and fix things up. But now you notice that there is no water coming out of the tap. You are prepared … Continue reading →

Urban Bug Out Bag – Survival Kit

This kit was designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. Others won’t know that you have everything you need to survive, packed into one suitcase. With this survival kit, you won’t stick out in a crowd and you won’t draw attention to yourself. This is a 2-person survival kit, designed to keep 2 people sustained for a minimum of 3 days. Extra food and tools have been provided to sustain you for even longer, should the need arise. There are over 9 days worth of emergency food and 3 days worth of emergency water. A simple water purification system is … Continue reading →

Gift Ideas For the Survivalist or Outdoorsman in Your Life

I can hardly believe it, but Christmas is just over a month away! That means it’s time to start thinking about what to get your friends and loved ones, especially if you’re going to be doing any online shopping. It’s always an option to do holiday shopping last minute, but that also means you might not get your package on time. I’ll admit that I won’t be doing any Christmas shopping for another couple of weeks, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about what to get the special people in your life so that you don’t end … Continue reading →

Holiday and Birthday Gifts for Wilderness Lovers

Now when it comes to an outdoorsman every guy/girl out there has a total different style and different interests. Your outdoors man or woman may be a day hiker, multiple day hiker, hunter, fisherman, survivalist, rock climber, and/or nature enthusiast. Sometimes it is hard to know what your loved one needs or wants. With Christmas coming fast it’s time to decide what to get now before items are out of stock. I’ve compiled a gift list that would go great for an average outdoors woman or man. Here are a few things that are a want to some, but a … Continue reading →

Top Ten Uses for Paracord (550 Cord)

Paracord, also known as parachute cord and 550 cord, is an extremely useful survival tool. Paracord is essentially nylon rope that has been intertwined to make it stronger. Standard 550 cord contains seven strands of nylon cord within it, and has a minimum breaking strenth of 550 pounds. Today, I want to share with you my top ten favorite uses for paracord. #10 Survival Bracelets Wrapping paracord into a bracelet is lightweight and easy to carry on your wrist. Then you always have some in case of an emergency. #9 Keychains and Lanyards Paracord makes a cool lanyard or a knife fob. It can be tied into … Continue reading →

Zombie Survival: Are you prepared?

I thought I’d take a lighter note on survival this month. Since October is the month of the paranormal and horror, I have compiled a list of many different items that will be useful in a Zombie outbreak or heaven forbid a Zombie Apocalypse. Disclaimer: Use this only as a reference list for your own survival kits: you know what works best for you. If you have a base of operation and plan on staying in it for the duration of the attack, then all following items would be a great arsenal to have with you. You should always have a day … Continue reading →

Starting a Fire: Methods and Tools

You probably have a basic understanding of what’s important in a survival situation—shelter, water, and food, but one of the most important things to know in a survival situation is how starting a fire can be achieved. You may not always need a fire, but it can sure make a world of difference in the right survival situation. Fire can come in handy for purifying water, keeping you warm, cooking your food, signaling your position, and more. There are some fire-starting products that can make your life a lot easier while you’re camping or in a survival situation. Take a look at … Continue reading →

Rod & Flint Combos – Fire Starter Kits

There are many ways to start a fire. Matches and lighters are the most common ways to start a fire. In this post we will be taking a look at the Fire Starters that use a flint rod and a striker. These are great to have for camping, backpacking, hiking and survival gear. eGear Magnesium Fire Starter w/ Flint Rod & Striker The method of using a flint and rod to start a fire has been around for quite some time. Although it can be difficult to use it is a great source to have on hand. Scraping shavings of … Continue reading →