Survival Gear

How to Make a Snare Trap to Catch Food

How to Make a Snare Trap to Catch Food

Hunting makes for better magazine covers. About 2 years ago I came to the realization that trapping was the superior means of land-based survival food procurement. It was a combination…

Exploring The Best Tactical Boots

Exploring The Best Tactical Boots

Matt and I have gone through a lot of boots over the years. Some have been surprisingly high quality for the money while others have disintegrated in 6 months. Our…

Designing Bugout Bags for Kids and Teens

Designing Bugout Bags for Kids and Teens

“My legs are so tired. I think you are gonna have to go ahead without me.” Last weekend my son Carter and I were stalking a local thicket for squirrel…

15 Top Tactical Flashlights For 2021

15 Top Tactical Flashlights For 2021

Sometimes the amount of flashlights I see online seems overwhelming. As someone that grew up before the digital age took such a stronghold on things, it is hard for me…

2BeXpert By 2BEsafe Car Crash Emergency Tool 6-in-1 Escape Device Review With Video

2BeXpert By 2BEsafe Car Crash Emergency Tool 6-in-1 Escape Device Review With Video

I am often skeptical of gadgets that offer to do a lot of different tasks. All too often either the gadget or tool is made cheaply or just doesn’t work…

The Best Water Shoes and Boots for Preppers

The Best Water Shoes and Boots for Preppers

The tear in my hip waders looked small and insignificant. I told my father that I would use them anyway. It was opening day of trout season for God’s sake….

Lifestraw 2019 Version Review and Discussion

Lifestraw 2019 Version Review and Discussion

This Lifestraw seems slimmer than others I have owned and features a handy cord for around your neck to prevent dropping it in contaminated water sources. I also noticed that…

The Backdoor Survival Holiday Knife Guide

The Backdoor Survival Holiday Knife Guide

A good knife is a welcome gift for a lot of people, regardless if they are a prepper or not. I wanted to take some time this holiday season to…

Bugging Out On A Motorcycle

Bugging Out On A Motorcycle

Many preppers keep dedicated bug-out vehicles in the form of trucks and SUVs with equipment and supplies. If you’ve got a family that you need to look out for, this…

Lifestraw Go Water Bottle Review

Lifestraw Go Water Bottle Review

Having good clean water no matter where you are is essential. While there are a lot of water filters to choose from, not all of them are convenient to use…

Compression Sacks 101

Compression Sacks 101

I love a good compression sack because it allows me to save on space in my bag and provides some waterproof protection for my sleeping bag. I have a mid…

Why You Need A Sock Stash For SHTF & How To Avoid Jungle Rot

Why You Need A Sock Stash For SHTF & How To Avoid Jungle Rot

One thing that has been instilled in me since I was a very small kid is the importance of socks and dry ones at that. You never had to tell…

LifeStraw Play Kids Water Filter Bottle Review

LifeStraw Play Kids Water Filter Bottle Review

This review was conducted by an 8-year-old at play. Sure, I could have used it myself and got the gist of this interesting water bottle that is designed for kids….

The 12 Best Survival Jackets for Bad Weather and Disasters

The 12 Best Survival Jackets for Bad Weather and Disasters

The leaves fall and the weather turns frightful outside but we still have to head out in it. It might only be for a few minutes at a time but…

Beyond Paracord: Ropes, Chains, Quicklinks, Carabiners, and Ratcheting Straps

Beyond Paracord: Ropes, Chains, Quicklinks, Carabiners, and Ratcheting Straps

There are many different ropes, cordage, quick links, and carabiners that you should consider keeping on hand. Over the years Matt and I have found that having the right type…

Best Wool Blankets For Survival and Emergencies

Best Wool Blankets For Survival and Emergencies

A good wool blanket is hard to beat in an emergency situation. They are also very nice to have just during the cool months and evenings. At night, they can…