Survival

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   Do you have a bugout bag prepared for the zombocalypse or alien invasion? Every family has someone who is a hardcore doomsday prepper. While the rest of the family might roll their eyes, having a go bag or collection of gear for a potential emergency isn't a dumb idea. Tornado, ice storms and hurricanes [...]

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This post is brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. September is Emergency Preparedness month, and it's time to think about what you and your family will do if disaster strikes.  Not all emergencies are of the end-0f-the-world or zombie-apocalypse scale.  They can be on a smaller scale, but just as potentially [...]

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Which of these objects does not belong? Would you be surprised if I told you they are all compasses, even the nickel? It's true. The nickel that you see in the image above is actually the Covert Escape Compass from Shomer-Tec. I was intrigued to learn how an ordinary nickel could be used as a [...]

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If you live in areas prone to natural disasters, you probably have made some preparations for emergencies.  Do you have an survival kit for your pet?  Quake Kare sells survival kits for dogs and cats, filled with products you'll need to keep your pet healthy and fed until things start to return to normal.  The kits come [...]

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slidebelts-survivalbelt

I've watched the TV show Survivorman enough to know that in a survival situation, sometimes having the right tool can mean the difference between life and death. The folks at SlideBelts know this too. They took their already innovative no-hole belt design and are amping it up with new survival-type features in a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign. In addition to [...]

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I just finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed, a book about a woman who hiked the PCT (Pacific Coast Trail) all by herself. It made me wish I could do something like that. But the problem is that my idea of camping is sitting on my front porch in my pajamas while surfing my favorite [...]

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flint-laces

How many times has this happened to you? You're hiking the Appalachian Trail and are ready to make camp for the night only to discover that your matches are soggy, your lighter is out of fluid and you've lost your firesteel. Now you can't make a fire to toast your marshmallows! What will you do? [...]

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SOLKOA-survival-kit

This survival kit is expensive, but it has 25 life-saving items inside a box that you can even use to cook in.  The SOLKOA Survival Kit for Best Made is stored in an 18.75-cubic inch box machined from a single block of aircraft grade 6061 aluminum.  The box can be used for cooking or for boiling drinking water. [...]

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This coin from 5ive Star Gear might look like an ordinary Kennedy half dollar, but I assure you that it's not. Go ahead, take a closer look... The genuine US coin has been modified into two pieces that pull apart to reveal a razor-sharp Japanese steel blade. This covert escape coin has been designed to [...]

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CRKT  Survival Bracelet Accessory

Who doesn't appreciate a good paracord bracelet? No one right? But how can you make your paracord bracelet even more functional? The Survival Bracelet Accessory from CRKT may be a good start. Designed by Tom Stokes, the Survival Bracelet Accessory is made from injection molded, glass filled nylon that features a compass, a magnesium fire [...]

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resqme rescue tool

Ok, by now if you have been following my posts you may have surmised that I am a pocket tool/gadget freak, always longing for that next pocket tool/gadget fix. Today, I came across the resqme keychain rescue tool. Basically the resqme is two handy auto rescue tools on a keychain. The spring-loaded glass breaker is [...]

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Tool Logic Survival II-1

Are you a doomsday prepper or real world survivalist? Do you like to be prepared for any situation at anytime? Do you need an EDC tool that is multi-functional as well as practical? Do you need that tool to fit into your wallet?  Tool Logic's Survival Card 2 may give you that peace of mind you [...]

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titanium-ring

You wake up and find yourself alone in a dark room with only a fuzzy memory of being grabbed and shoved into a White van with no windows. As you wait for your eyes to adjust to the darkness you realize that you are handcuffed and your feet have been zip tied. Do you panic? [...]

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refactor

The RE Factor Tactical Survival Band puts a collection of survival tools around your wrist. Made in the USA by a US Army combat veteran, the Tactical Survival Band combines 12 ft of 550 Black Paracord, 30 ft of 80lb Fishing Line, fishing hook, a whistle, p51 can opener, and a flint fire starter rod. [...]

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The Col. Littleton No. 11 Survival Belt is a belt that any MacGyver wannabe would appreciate. First of all, it's a regular belt made in the Col. Littleton Workshop (Lynnville, TN) of native American steer hide with solid brass hardware. The belt has hooks that adjust to fit waists sizes 34-48. In addition to holding [...]

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