Use adjustable knots — and no hardware — to adjust your hammock tarp. Video demonstration included.
Clothing, tools, equipment and everything else you need for survival
Hammocks make a superb shelter. Light, comfortable, and easy to set up, you should consider a hammock for your bugout bag
Your survival kit should have the means to make fire, and to signal for help. Watch this video for a detailed survival kit packing list.
The GlowPak uses no batteries, no bulbs, and no chemical, glows all night, and is reusable forever. It’s the perfect glow-in-the-dark emergency light.
In a post-meltdown survival situation, the use of sound suppressors or gun “silencers” will offer several advantages for hunters and territorial defenders. In this article we will examine two popular suppressors by Yankee Hill Machine and do a noise comparison.
Survivalists, preppers, scouts, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts need rugged, comfortable pants, and the ripstop 5.11 TDU (Tactical Dress Uniform) pants fit the bill. They look good and can be worn everywhere. In fact, I wear mine nearly all the time these days.
A signal mirror is an effective way to send a distress signal and should be in your every day carry bag. We review two brands, and show you how to use them.
The survival knife is the quintessential survival tool. No outdoorsman should ever be without one; we’ll show you how to choose one wisely.
How to choose the best handgun for a bugout bag or any other survival or emergency situation; comparing the Glock 21 and Glock 21SF
This FNP 45 Tactical is LOADED with raised night sights, a holographic red-dot sight, a flashlight/laser, and the Osprey silencer by Silencerco. It’s an excellent concealed-carry handgun — if you’re at least 9 feet tall. Watch the video review.
As a faithful everyday carrier, I have long touted the Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger as the best EDC bag in world, so what could possibly make me switch to the Falcon 2 backpack, also from Maxpedition? It took a lot to make me take the plunge, but I have the satisfaction of still carrying one of the best bags on the planet.
The ability to build a fire is the paradigmatic survival skill. Whatever else you’ve done to prepare for emergency situations, if you can’t build a fire you might as well give up and die. Well, maybe it’s not quite that bad.
A water bottle with a built-in filter is ideal for survival situations, and an essential part of your emergency preparedness plan. Watch the video for a demonstration of the Sport Berkey filtration bottle.
Make an oil lamp with materials you have around the house, and burn used frying oil or grease instead of throwing it away. Includes a video demonstration.
You’ll need to consider several factors to get the right gun for a survival or emergency situation. We draw on many years of experience with many guns to make our recommendations.
We installed a CMMG .22 conversion bolt group in a suppressed AR15. Watch the video to see how it’s done.
We made a 4000-mile round trip to pick up the SNOmobile from Powerhouse Coach in Idaho Falls. It’s huge, it’s powerful, and it has everything you need to survive with your whole family for weeks or even months on the road.
Whether you’re a first-responder or just a lover of outdoor adventure, the Swiss Army Rescue Tool from Victorinox makes an excellent multi-tool, with an emphasis on rescue applications.
The everyday carry bag is the first level of emergency preparedness. It has all the handy little items you need day to day. It should be comfortable, durable, and easy to organize.
________________________ Update 04 January 2011 ________________________ One of the most important items in your EDC bag is your water supply. What if you get stuck with just your EDC bag? I mean, you can’t carry three days’ worth of water with you everywhere you go. I think the perfect solution is the Sport Berkey water […]
The Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack is the best sling-type bag for those who need a compact solution for everyday carry, including a concealed carry weapon.