Survival Radio: 5 Solutions For Two Way Communications

Imagine Chechnyan hackers breaking into the National Inventory of Dams (NIDS). NIDS is a database of vulnerabilities of every major dam in the US. And further, imagine that the power goes out. All of it. For a long time. A grid down situation can be catastrophic. But there’s something that can be even bigger. A…

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SURVIVAL RADIO: Avoid Disaster And Decide On A Survival Radio in 15 Minutes

The phone lines and the internet are down. now what? smoke signals? There is no feeling like the feeling of isolation from the rest of the world. And it can get really bad if you have a pressing disaster in your own hands! Like a medical emergency with no way to get a message out.…

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MAGNESIUM FIRESTEEL TOGGLE: How a Very Small Cheap Thing Can Solve Very Big Problems

Imagine this scenario. You started alone on what was going to be a day hike in the national park. But now your head hurts and your throat is parched. Having gone off the trail for a half mile, you got disoriented. But here’s the thing. There’s only enough water for the day. And that was…

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Bug Out Bag: How Is It Better Than A Survival Kit?

The problem that comes up with hurricane preparedness, tornados, tsunamis and other disasters… is that you don’t have anything to carry your stuff in. A survival kit is made to carry just a few items. But in this case you’ll want days worth of supplies. You require something to carry communications, clothing, food fire starting…

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72 Hour Kits: Why Are They Critical And How Do You Make One?

Have you ever experienced a tsunami, hurricane or a tornado.  If you have, then you’ll know it comes quickly.  And your home and every one of your belongings can disappear in minutes.  Everything… gone. Now what?  What do you live out of?  What about clothes?  Water? People assume that WalMart has everything they need.  Or…

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Hurricane Survival Kits: 9 Lifesaving Pieces Of Gear

Hurricane survival kits are important. And after living through 10 hurricanes, I’ll tell you why. Recently, Sandy drove right up the Atlantic not far off of the Virginia capes and took a sharp left to New Jersey. Many people were prepared, and another bunch just didn’t even try. In Virginia we got lucky… this time.…

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Survivalist Christmas gift #7 for under $10: WetFire Tinder

What is it? Its a block of stuff that lights on fire no matter where you are. Why is it such a great gift? Its a block of stuff that lights on fire no matter where you are. What are the alternatives? nothing What will Santa do if I don’t give this as a gift?…

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Survivalist Christmas Gift #8 for under $50: FroggToggs jacket

What is it? A lightweight jacket that keeps you dry. And people at the Grocery store will tell you that you look cool. Why is it such a great gift?  Its as light as Tyvek. It looks that thin. But its totally waterproof. I’ve got one of these and it outperforms any other jacket I…

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Survivalist Christmas Gift #9 for under $200: BioLite Stove

What is it? This is the coolest camping stove in the universe. Why is it such a great gift? Because its the only lightweight compact camping stove that generates electricity. How cool is that!? Here’s how it works. You put twigs and small pieces of wood into the bottom chamber of the stove. The orange…

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Survivalist Christmas Gift #10 for under $50: BlastMatch

What is it? The BlastMatch is simply a tool to start a fire. You push it down and sparks start streaming off of it. Why is it such a great gift? Its packaged very compactly, so it takes up almost no room in your loved ones survival kit. Also, most fire starting methods require 2…

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