Do It Yourself 72-hour Survival Kit

When a disaster strikes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says you should expect to be on your own for at least 72 hours. This 72-hour window of time gives responders enough time to react to the situation and find you. It may take longer for disaster relief to reach you, and it’s always smart to be as prepared as possible. However, remember that there is a limit to how much you can carry in a survival kit. I am a big proponent of the K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Survival) system. There is a lot of information out there (on … Continue reading →

CRKT ExiTool

When you think about survival gear, you might think about gear that will help you survive should you be forced to abandon your home and belongings for any reason. I’ve come to realize, however, that those are not the only types of survival situations you could encounter. The CRKT ExiTool is one tool for those survival situations that are less likely to cross your mind. The ExiTool is a great emergency tool to keep in your car—it slides on to your seat belt and stays pretty inconspicuous until you need it. The multi-tool has a seatbelt cutter, LED light, and … Continue reading →

Bear Grylls Survival Knives – Worth It?

Bear Grylls is a well known figure in the world of survival no matter how you look at it, or how you feel about it. He has the survival street cred; he served three years in the British Special Forces (21 SAS), until he broke his back in three places in a parachuting accident in Africa. He has climbed Mt. Everest. Not too long ago, this rugged adventurer decided to endorse his own line of survival products. He was approached by several knife companies, and Bear decided to go with Gerber Knives. Today we are going to take a look … Continue reading →

The Top 6 Survival Fixed Blade Knives

Looking for some great survival gear? If so, then you will need to make sure that you include a knife on your list. Here we have listed our top 6 survival fixed blade knives. #6 Gerber LMF II Infantry This is the best knife to re-purpose as a hunting tool or weapon. At 10.59” overall, this knife is perfect for any survival situation. It has a 4.84” blade made with 420HC stainless steel material that is perfect for chopping sticks into kindling or cutting rope to construct a shelter. The LMF II Infantry includes lashing holes and handle grooves so you … Continue reading →

What to look for in a survival knife

If you’re roughing it outdoors, you’re probably a tough person, and you’ll need a tough knife to keep with you. Here are some traits to consider when you’re searching for that knife that’s as tough as you are. Full Tang Because your survival knife must be versatile, it also needs to be durable. A full tang adds strength to the entire knife, and it ensures that the handle isn’t going to snap off. That being said, you can infer a couple of things about a knife with a full tang. First, a knife with a full tang is going to … Continue reading →