survival gear

Build your emergency kit with this Junk Drawer Challenge!

Your junk drawer, love it or hate it, just might be the gold mine you’ve been looking for when it comes to equipping your emergency kits and other preps. The Junk Drawer Challenge saved me loads of time and money. Here’s how it went down. I wouldn’t have believed this, either, until I reorganized my own kitchen junk drawer a while back and came across a mother-lode of supplies: Packets of hand sanitizer A sunglasses case, perfect for a mini …

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Stay Alive! by John D. McCann

Book Review: 5 Stars for Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need, 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 first title, Build the Perfect Survival kit, for the blog, I could not wait to dig into this one. I wasn’t disappointed. “Stay Alive!” is a Must Read… Stay Alive! essentially picks up where the author’s first book ends, focusing …

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Wilderness Survival Gear

7 Pieces of Essential Wilderness Survival Gear

Time and again, we see news stories involving people who became lost in the woods during a routine hike or camping trip. It happens all the time and, unfortunately, sometimes these stories have a very tragic ending. What often happens is the person walked away from the campsite to collect firewood or something, got turned around, and couldn’t find their way back. That’s very easy to do if you’re not intimately familiar with the area. In most news stories I’ve …

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8 keys to survival

Keep it Simple and Survive!™: 8 Keys to Outdoor Survival, Part 1

The first axiom of survival is that the most successfully handled emergency is the one which is prevented. However, if you are in the outdoors long enough, or even if you are not the outdoor type, you will eventually happen upon a survival event in progress or be part of one. You don’t have to be in the great outdoors for it to happen – it’s only a matter of time. Consider the following: Some Food For Thought Your family is …

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Make a Common Sense Urban/Wilderness Survival Kit

One aspect of  the “prepper” philosophy is  “Common Sense.”  After all, it is just common sense to plan for the future, regardless of what may or may not happen. That’s why we have retirement funds, car, home and health insurance and regular well-checks with the doctor. Planning ahead is also why you may stick an umbrella in your brief case or carry a light jacket on a sunny day. And it would be stupid to not carry a spare tire …

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