Survival Gear

Product Review: No-Rinse Personal Hygiene Products

Product Review: No-Rinse Personal Hygiene Products

How would you stay clean and take care of personal hygiene matters if the grid was down and there was not running water?

Today I review the No-Rinse line of personal hygiene products.

Back to Basics: The Survival Knife

Back to Basics: The Survival Knife

Basic information about the attributes of a survival knife plus a review of the Ontario ASEK Survival System. Also suggestions for other survival knifes.

Preparing for An Emergency with Limited Space and a Limited Budget

Preparing for An Emergency with Limited Space and a Limited Budget

The Survival Woman reviews How to Prepare for Most Emergencies on a $50 a Month Budget .

Bug Out Bag Basics: Cooking Outdoors Using a Solo Stove

Bug Out Bag Basics: Cooking Outdoors Using a Solo Stove

Today I am going to share with you the results of testing the amazing little Solo Stove and offer up some suggestions for including such a stove and some related gear in your bug out bag.

Building a DIY Rocket Stove

Building a DIY Rocket Stove

Rocket Stoves are pretty neat. Common among campers and backpacking enthusiasts, rocket stoves are relatively new to urban dwellers of those that do not spend a lot of time outdoors. But wait – here come the preppers who seek fuel efficient ways to cook outdoors when the grid goes down. Not to make light of the situation, five years ago I had no idea what a rocket stove was and idea how they worked.

The Easy Way to Sharpen a Knife Without Spending a Lot of Money

The Easy Way to Sharpen a Knife Without Spending a Lot of Money

Everyone needs a knife sharpener because no matter how careful you are, when you use your knife in the field, it is going to get dull. I don’t care how expensive, or high tech your knife is, using a knife will eventually dull the blade.

What does this mean for the prepper? You have some choices. You can carry a ceramic stone and sharpen your blade . . . or you can carry a basic little sharpener that will make the job simply, quick and easy. I guess you know what I choose.

I purchased Smith’s Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener a few months ago and have used it quite a bit. Not that my blades were super dull, mind you, but I wanted to learn how to use it properly and run it through its paces before I had to use it out in the field, while hiking, or in an emergency situation