36 Lessons Learned From Testing a 72-Hour Kit

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Over the last two months, on two separate occasions, I had the opportunity to test my 72-hour kit.  Yes, these tests were intentional... Testing a 72 Hour Kit...Why? My background is one of preparedness.  In the military, we made casualty response ... Read More

Book Review: 5 Stars for Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need, By John D. McCann

Stay Alive! by John D. McCann

Have you been looking for a book that covers survival kits and gear as well as basic survival skills? Stay Alive!: Survival Skills You Need, by John D McCann, is a book you should consider. After reading and reviewing the second edition of McCann’s ... Read More

“Build the Perfect Survival Kit”, by John D. McCann: Book Review

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Do you need to put together a survival kit for your Everyday Carry, Bug Out Bag (BOB), an upcoming backpacking trip or your vehicle, to name just a few possibilities? I have an excellent resource to help you: The book Build the Perfect Survival Kit, ... Read More

“The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide”, by Robert Richardson: Book Review


Let me start by telling you what I think Robert Richardson’s first book, The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide, isn’t. It’s not the same old rehash of survival skills regurgitated between the covers of a newly minted title. It is a fresh look at ... Read More

How to Survive a Blizzard in Your Vehicle

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How do you survive if you become trapped in your vehicle during a blizzard? With winter fast approaching, this is a good question. The last few years have seen unseasonably cold and snowy winters in the U.S. Along with sustained cold temperatures, ... Read More