Survival in a can: A novel attempt

January 1, 2020 I purchased one of these you can survive cans with low expectations and it did not surpass them.  This should be labeled as You Can Survive Snack Time.  It does have a few good items in...

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Sparkie: A BLASTMATCH for the budget prepper

December 27, 2019 With fall here and winter just around the corner for much of the country, I wanted to take a look at some alternative fire tools.  I initially wanted to get a BLASTMATCH simply because it...

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Gerber Shard: A broken piece of a better tool?

December 25, 2019 I bought the Gerber shard as an attempt at a gift. Unfortunately I couldn’t help but open it and try it out. At first look, the shard appears to be a good solid piece of metal with a nice...

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Gator Grip: What to carry when every ounce counts

December 16, 2019 When it comes to gear, weight is a huge factor. The more weight you can shave off of what you have to carry, the better off you are, and the longer you can travel without stopping.   When...

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James Stevens makes the best of the basics in his new book

December 9, 2019 I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Stevens at the Self-Reliance Expo in Colorado Springs, CO a a few years ago and again in Dallas, TX several months later. I thumbed through this book at...

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My EDC Pocket Knife

December 9, 2019 I received this knife as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago.  At first I was a little hesitant to replace my old CaseXX pocketknife that my father passed down to me, but after only a...

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Gerber Gator Jr Has Teeth

December 6, 2019 I recently purchased a New Gerber Gator Jr machete and decided to test it out on some dead wood in my back yard. At first I was extremely impressed by the packaging alone.  I have to say...

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Survival Knives, Best Bang for your Buck

December 3, 2019 Everyone has their own opinion of what constitutes the “best” survival knife. For me it comes down to a quality to price comparison. In my...

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15 Survival Instagram Accounts Everyone Should Be Following

October 18, 2019 Social media might seem like an unwelcome distraction most of the time, but platforms like Instagram are great sources of bite-sized information on survival. Sure, you might need to hunt...

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15 Pieces of Hunting Gear Every Hunter Should Own

October 17, 2019 Whether you’ve been hunting all of your life or just starting out, there are several essentials that can make your hunting experience more enjoyable. Safety, of course is the most...

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