Flashlights

Flashlights and head lamps are very helpful in a lot of situations… I always carry my 3xAAA LED Maglite in my everyday bag. Imagine you are out in the dark somewhere and hear a strange noise… If you don’t have a flashlight to sweep the area you might be thinking about that noise and what it could […]

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Multi-Tools

There’s a lot of multi-tools out there including Leatherman, Gerber, and Buck to name a few… I personally like the older Leatherman Wave. It’s very ergonomic and comfortable. It has a lot of tools on it including a metal file, saw, knife, scissors, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, wire stripper, and other tools that you may need […]

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Water Sterilization

Boiling, Dosing, and Bleaching: [learn_more caption=”You can boil water “] but make sure you oxygenate it by purring it back a forth between containers… It wont taste flat if you allow oxygen back into the water.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”You can use water purifying tablets”] to kill microorganisms and other water borne diseases… It will taste strange… […]

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If I Could Grab 5 Items…

If I could only choose 5 items to stuff in a pack I would have to choose the items below… There are more than 5 actual items but all of my gear I keep in small kits to keep it organized. [box ] Buck Hoodlum – Survival Knife Handgun – 45 or 38 Gear Kit – Bic Lighters, flint, […]

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Fishing

It helps to have a few fishing implements in your kit… Fish is a great way to get sustainable food. My kit includes: 10+ Fish hooks. 5-10 Flies… This way you dont need to find bait… But real bait seems to work a lot better. Nail clippers so you can clip line easily and safely. […]

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Rope (550 ParaCord)

I only carry one type of rope or cord in my pack… 550 cord… It is rated at 550lbs and has an inner core with 5-7 smaller white strands of cord. Each strand is very strong (35 lb. test I think) and can be used for anything from fishing line, lashings, thread for sewing, or […]

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Nalgene vs. Canteen

When it comes to canteens I always prefer my standard wide mouth Nalgene bottle… There are great metal canteens out there that you could probably use in place of having a coffee pot but I just really prefer my Nalgene bottle over metal containers… The water tastes better and you could actually sterilize water right […]

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Ice Storms

[box type=”shadow”] What I would do first before the freezing rain causes a large power outage: Get my bug-out-bag & my home emergency kit. Grab my bag & get to my car & charge my phone. Call people & get a plan going… Tell others your plans… Group text messaging might be faster if you […]

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Hatchets & Axes

Hatchet was an awesome movie back in the day, but seriously… Having a hatchet or axe could save your life if a lot of ways… Chopping wood, kindling, making spears, walking sticks… Making shelters, cutting poles or palms… Weapon (swinging/throwing) Defensive tool I really like the old school “wood handled” hatchets and axes… Gränsfors Bruks has the best craftsmanship I’ve […]

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