Tyvek Shelters: Lightweight, Waterproof Shelter for $30? Here’s How To Get It.

Why is/are TYVEK SHELTERS so important when it comes to survival kits?  In this post my goal is to convince you to include a tyvek shelter in your survival kit, and dump the tent that you are currently using.   Why?   And what is it about Tyvek Shelter that makes it so unique…? Some things to…

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Survival Blankets: These 2 Tips Will Keep You Warm In A Disaster

Why are survival blankets important? Where do they fit in? How do you make them a part of your EDC? Or your Bug Out Bag? For starters, a survival blanket is not a typical blanket. Also, it has no bulk. Most space blankets are made out of mylar. It looks like aluminum foil. When I first…

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Survival Kit Checklist 1: Scenarios For Drinkable Water, Earthquake, HazMat Kit

In a disaster, which would you rather have.  Chaos and confusion?  Or a simple progression with simple checklists. Where I work, we have SOP’s or Standard Operating Procedures. These SOP’s might be a list of steps to follow for a given task. The military has SOP’s all over the place. That’s how the entire US…

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Most Durable Flashlight: These 3 Models Guarantee You’ll Never Go Without Light

Its one thing to have a strong flashlight. But if you drop it and it breaks, then you’ve got nothing. Durability is important for everything in your survival kit. Illumination is no different. My personal flashlight is the Redline Nebo. I’ve had some experience with this light and its durable. Its got 220 Lumens maximum…

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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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