Bug Out Bag Gear Basics

There is plenty of information out on the internet for what you should and should not have in your bug out bag and there are many variations on the gear depending on who you ask.  In many cases these recommendations are coming from people who have made short trips with gear, maybe on a weekend […]

Superesse Straps – The survival bracelet you wish you had

Survival bracelets have become quite popular over the last few years, I know I can even find them in the gas station near me for about $5 and see people wearing them every day.  What you don’t see everyday though is a bad ass survival bracelet that can actually help you survive and not just […]

DIY Simple Survival Fishing Kit

Here is a quick and easy little “project” you can put together in a just a few minutes to provide you with some basic fishing equipment in a small package in case you ever need it.  All you need is some fish hooks, line, and a wine cork…I know everyone has those three items laying […]

14 Survival Uses for a Condom

Some time ago I posed a question to a Wilderness Survival group on Facebook asking them to come up with survival uses for a condom.  As expected, the conversation went on for days full of laughs as everyone chimed in with their ideas both joking and serious.  In survival situations, making innovative use of any […]

DIY Backpacking Turkey Soup in 10 Steps

After Thanksgiving, I do as many other Americans do and cook up a nice big pot of turkey soup, the problem is, I still have 4 quarts canned up from last year since I seem to be the only one in the house who eats it (crazy right?!).  Certainly I could have canned up more, […]

Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages

People in general are spending more and more time learning how to self-sustain themselves through various means to better prepare themselves for anything life throws at them and in many cases save money in the process and increase their knowledge to become more resourceful.  One way of doing this is by landscaping their property with […]

15 Uses for a Space Blanket

A mylar blanket (aka space blanket) is a very inexpensive yet handy item you should always have with you. They are lightweight and take up very little space yet have a variety of uses in various situations. You can purchase 10 of these for under $10 and keep one in your bag, vehicle, jacket, etc […]

10 Every Day Carry Gift Ideas Under $20

Tis the season to be shopping for your loved one’s.  This year give them the gift of being prepared for those little challenges life throws at you every day.  Each of these hand-picked EDC items are under $20 and are sure to make excellent gifts this Christmas. 1. Lighter Bro Stainless Steel Lighter Sleeve Multi-tool […]

How to set-up a tarp as a tent

For over-nighters, I used to exclusively use a small 2 man tent since they are pretty lightweight and easy to setup.  More recently, I have ventured into the world of using just a tarp to shed some weight and allow a bit more versatility and flexibility to how I construct my shelter while out in […]