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Battle of the Mini Survival Kits: Which one is best?

Earlier this year I was intrigued when asked the question, “Which is the best mini survival kit?” I had never purchased a store-bought kit, so I ventured over to Amazon and ordered several, just out of curiosity. Here is my review of those kits and, at the end, the #1 mini survival kit that is, by far, the best of all those tested. If you’re interested in any of the first 4 kits, they are available on Amazon. Teaker Professional …

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

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, 2nd Edition by John D. McCann. A recognized expert in the fields of self-reliance, survival, and emergency preparedness; the author considers himself a student, life-long learner, and practitioner. McCann has written a great book for anyone who needs to build …

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Baby Step #4: Get home, no matter what

Like ships that pass in the night, my husband and I sometimes barely have time for conversation.  Today we finally had a short discussion on a topic that was concerning me: what should we do if there is some type of emergency that prevents him from being able to get home?  I don’t expect major tornadoes or a devastating earthquake, but civil unrest in the central part of our city, in particular, is easier to imagine, along with major flooding. …

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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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