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13 Common Sense Items you Need in a Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit

As I type this, an “arctic air invasion” is pushing its way south to us in Texas, leaving much of the country feeling as cold as a mid-winter’s day. …

Willow Bark Cordage

<b><br>Processing Willow Bark for Cordage</b><p>Surely one of the best cordage materials; Willow bark is both abundant and relatively easy to process. This article …


Motoped Survival Bike

<b>For the last few years, ever since I test rode one,</b> actually, I’ve been dreaming about owning a Zero Motorcycles dirt bike, to get into places where …

Earthroamer Xv-lt

Earthroamer are global leaders in Xpedition Vehicles, their spectacular XV-LT model line is currently the best-selling Xpedition Vehicle model in the …

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41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.


Rhino Laces

Rhino Laces are known as "The only unbreakable laces on the planet”, the creators state that they cannot be burned, cut, chopped, sawed, destroyed, …


Knife Built-In On 'Survivor' Belt

It looks like a regular belt. But this made-for-the-outdoors belt has a knife stashed inside its buckle for campsite or survival use.<p>There’s also a …



A great overview of what any good bug out bag should have.


• P-51 Can Opener<br>• Paracord<br>• Snare Wire<br>• Fishing Line<br>• Fishing Hook<br>• Fire Starter<br>• Suunto Compass<br>• Whistle Buckle

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Hardtack — A Great Survival Food Stock

By on10 February 2012 in Survival Food<p>Hardtack is nutritious, delicious, and stores easily<p>You’ve all heard of hardtack. It’s a great survival food, …

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8 Snares And Traps You Need To Know How To Make

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Why You Need a Shemagh in your Preparedness Gear

Think of the Shemagh as the bandana’s big brother. They have almost unlimited uses. This is why You Need a Shemagh in your Preparedness Gear<p>What is a …

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Cool New Camping Gear 2014

Minnesota has had it’s fair share of winter snow this year. To make up for all the extra white I thought we could take a peek into the cool new …

Outdoors Gear

Build A Guaranteed Fire Kit

Spring’s a comin’ and many of you are reorganizing your gear and kits for warm weather on the horizon. I’ve written posts before about Survival Fire …



Satellite Phone Info

Smart Adventurers Use Satellite Phones (and Here’s Why)<p>Things are not looking good. You are isolated from civilization somewhere in Yosemite National …

The 7 Knives You Should Own

With these seven essential knives, you'll be equipped to take on steaks, branches, and even the occasional zombie.<p>These are the only knives you'll ever need for cooking, camping, and more.

Filson x AEV Brute Double Cab Jeep

If you're in the market for the ultimate overland expedition vehicle with style to spare, look no further than the Filson x AEV Brute Double Cab Jeep …


Emergency Medical First Aid Kits - EPMK Overview by Chinook Medical Gear

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Building Cabins Off The Grid

<i>Three years ago, outdoor writer, photographer, and consummate sportsman Peter Mathiesen left his hometown of St. Louis to start a new life in Alaska.</i> …

What supplies would you need to be fully prepared in the event of an #AmericanBlackout like we'll be portraying this Sunday night? Learn here:

Survive the Zombie Deer Apocalypse in this Bunker

<i>Photos by Atlas Survival Shelters</i><p>Because the zombie-deer apocalypse is nigh, everyone needs an underground deer shack. Atlas Survival Shelters of …