Want To Know The Brightest Flashlight? Here Are Four Ways To Compare.

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14 Crazy Ways To Light A Campfire Without A Match.

Your ability to start a fire without a match is has a high value. For instance, think about this. Imagine your bug out bag and fire starting materials outside of your reach. They are miles away. To make things even more stressful, you can’t get to them at the moment you need them most. This…

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Waxed Jute Fatwood Matches: An Unbeatable Combination

A waxed jute fatwood match is a natural alternative to the BIC lighter. It’s more effective than using a bow drill. And it’s lightweight and compact for your kit. That means it saves space and weight in your bug out bag or survival kit. So what is this? It’s a combination of two things.  But…

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Best Medical Survival Kits: Forget These 10 Items At Your Own Peril

Why is the best medical survival kit important in a disaster? There are many reasons. Here are just a few. If you get injured while bugging out or making an exit, what do you do? What if there is severe bleeding? What do you do if there is a broken bone? What happens if someones…

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CB Survival Radio: The Midland 75-822 Handheld CB Is A Great Add On To Your Survival Kit

Overview: What Is The Midland 75-822? Recently, I wanted to start incorporating communications into my survival kit. I wanted some kind of a radio to work with.   The local pawn shop had just gotten a Midland 75-822.  Price was under $50.  So I nabbed it and took it home.     These guys have been around forever. …

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Survival Knot Tying: The Complete Guide To Tying A Clove Hitch

Of all the survival knots, the clove hitch rates up there with the top five. Once you’ve read this post, you’ll know why a clove hitch is important to know. You’ll also get some examples of where you would use it. Finally, I’ll show you one disadvantage and thing to be aware of when using…

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Instant Tents: Here Are 4 Unique Types You May Not Have Seen Before

Space and weight are two survival shelter features that are critical. Every ounce and every cubit inch are precious. So what I’m going to do is show you 4 unique instant shelter solutions. Each has it’s own unique twist. Once you finish this article, you wont be thinking about shelter in the same way. You’ll…

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Survival Kit Communications: Increasing FRS Range… Legally

Imagine you and your family are separated. With inexpensive FRS radios on hand, they could be life savers. Here’s another scenario. The tornado is on it’s way. You hand each of your children and your spouse a radio and have them place it inside their clothes somewhere. You instruct them that if something happens and…

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Long Range Survivor Radio: Antenna Range And GMRS Repeater Capable Radios

The other day a friend of mine was telling me about walkie talkies.  He was telling me that they had ranges of 25-30 miles.  Well, let me tell you something. Those are bogus claims. Walkie talkies communicate no further than the edge of the neighborhood. The painful thing about it is this. In an emergency,…

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Survival Firemaking: 2 Items of Gear To Give You The Most Foolproof Fire Starting Method Yet.

Is Wetfire tinder important? Well, consider these scenarios if you want excellent fire starting gear. SCENARIO 1 THAT REQUIRES FIREMAKING EXPERTISE Let’s start with scenario 1. Imagine that some nefarious group has taken out the power plants in your state and the neighboring states. Generators are at a premium and so the question is this.…

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