Category Archive: Survival Gear

Lacerations & Avulsions

Skin injuries are frequently occurring injuries amongst people. If you are into plenty of physical activity, or have a job that entails plenty of manual labor, then you are probably familiar with this. There are several types of skin injuries, as well as varying severities of injuries. Some skin injuries can be linear and superficial …

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8 ‘MUST HAVE’ Items Everyone Should Have In Their Bug-Out-Bag

The thought of a natural disaster or some other catastrophic event is not one many enjoy meditating on; however, in our modern society, this is a very real threat. To protect your family, and yourself, it’s essential to begin preparing for the worst. While there are many ways to accomplish this goal, the easiest, and …

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How to Communicate When the World Goes Silent

So how would you communicate with your family or get help if communications go down? So if you found yourself in the middle of a wide-scale disaster such as a hurricane or other catastrophe and you had no government coming to help for a while, how would you communicate with your family or others? What if …

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M40’s 10 Cent Survival Knife

  Is it a high end blade? Is it big? Is it a chopper? Ummm… not really. It’s none of the above, but what do you want for a total cost of less than ten cents?   Here’s a better picture:     Okay, so it’s a piece of a hacksaw blade. The other day …

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Making and using a Bow Drill

When I was learning to make fire using the bow drill I browsed the internet for information, I found that there are quite a few websites out there that have articles about the bow drill, but I felt there was never enough information. Each person has their own tips and specialist knowledge around the subject …

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Portable Fishing Gear

  Imagine being able to fish on a backpacking trip without having to tote an ungainly fishing pole and tackle box. Imagine having a setup so compact that you barely notice it in your backpack. Not only is this fantasy rig a real possibility, but you can make it yourself. Here’s how. Supplies You’ll Need: …

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The Do-it-All Israeli Bandage…Survival in an instant!

We talk a lot in survival circles about food, water, security and shelter, and rightfully so. These pillars of preparedness take time and money to develop, and at least some small amount of training or education to effectively execute. However, the most instantaneous threat to survival is traumatic injury, such as severe blood loss. This …

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