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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Fanny Pack Survival Kits: Four Tips For Choosing The Best

When it comes to survival kits, you’d think that more is better, right? But that’s not always the case. Let me explain. Lets take the Bug Out Bag for instance.  It’s big enough to carry tools,  shelter, food and fire making gear.  But can you carry the entire thing everywhere?  Can you carry it into…

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Alternative Survival Shelters: Here Are 6 That Fit In Your Kit

In emergencies, shelter is critical. To prepare, you can fit any number of ultra lightweight survival tents in your kit. But consider this. There may not be time to grab shelter. As a result, your survival kit might be the very clothes on your back. After reading this article, you’ll know about 6 shelter alternatives…

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The Best Survival Kit Fire Starting Tool

Have you ever tried to start a fire under water? A few weeks ago I was trying to get a fire started in the rain. I had my two “go to” fire starters, the BlastMatch and a WetFire block. And the driving, drenching rain overcame these two very capable tools. Rain was the issue. The…

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Magnesium Firesteel Minitoggles: The New Way To Start A Fire

Have you ever tried to start a fire with your jacket? And I’m not talking about lighting your jacket on fire. I mean, have you ever used your jacket as a fire starting tool? There’s a way to do it and its pretty quick. The thing I’m going to share with you is the concept…

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Tyvek Tents: 3 Ways To Improve Your Tyvek Tent

Have you ever thought about a Tyvek tent?  Does anyone use Tyvek home sheeting for tent material? Yeah! If you are wondering how to make a DIY Tyvek tent or Tyvek emergency shelters, then there are a few things you’ll want to know first. But before I share, imagine bugging out in the middle of…

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Tyvek Tent: 4 Reasons Why House Wrap Belongs In Your Survival Kit

Imagine bugging out in the middle of a natural disaster. And imagine a perfectly waterproof shelter on your back that weighs almost nothing. That’s what a Tyvek tent would feel like. Sure there are plenty of alternatives to a home depot tent like plastic, Mylar space blankets, canvas and Gore-Tex. But these are either very…

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