As the weather warms up, it is time to think about heading outside and getting all of your gear together for recreational activities. Spring and summer weather provide the perfect opportunities for all kinds of outdoor pursuits like camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, and much more. However, let’s face it. Purchasing gear for outdoor activities can become expensive quickly! This is especially true when you are new to an activity and... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 17, 2014 by Brian Meyer
Posted on March 13, 2014 by Jacob B.
Heading outside to the backcountry is becoming ever more popular as a way to enjoy the winter. More and more people are discovering the joys of skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or just playing in the snow far from civilization. Despite the advantages of being out in the backcountry for outdoor recreation, there are several hazards that people can encounter in the wintertime. Hypothermia and frost bite are real threats. Injuries can become life-... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 11, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Solar-powered products are certainly some of the most eco-friendly, sustainable forms of power, well, ever, and are always worth the investment. Whether you use solar items at home, while camping, or in your RV, they're great to have on hand! Let's look at some of the best solar-powered products out there and what makes them so gosh-darn cool:
Humless 100 Watt Solar Panel
Deciding to go the solar powe... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 28, 2014 by Brian Meyer
Choosing the proper knife to use in a survival situation is one of the most important decisions you can make for your overall safety. With the right knife a skilled person can do just about anything.
Just as with Every Day Carry (EDC) items, a person’s choice in survival knives is a personal one, and one that requires a fair amount of testing and research. To help with this process we’ve collected 8 of the most important guidelines for selecting the perfect survival knife for you.
1. Fixed Blade
Unlike your EDC folding knife, a survival knife should have a fixed b... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 13, 2014 by Lorin John
Most of you, if you have been around outdoors activities for any length of time, especially if you like to propel yourself in the outdoors with your feet, have heard about the “10 Essentials”, that short list of things you should never be about when you are away from civilization. Since emergency preparation is also about what you need when the comforts that we are used to go away, reviewing both the list of Essentials and the uses of those items can be of great use to both outdoor ... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 28, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
If you're an outdoorsy person who loves everything related to camping minus insect swarms and bear attacks, you probably already know a thing or two about Mother Nature-related kindness. Go even greener when camping or otherwise enjoying the outdoors by utilizing sustainable camping gear! Check out a few items sure to make your next trip totally Earth-friendly:
Posted on January 21, 2014 by Jacob B.
Guest Post by: Loren Spendlove
The dictionary definition of survival is ‘the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances’.
As I write this post, I can’t help thinking of the five years my wife and I spent living in Mozambique, Africa. Survival is a daily fact of life in Mozambique. The people there lack many of the basics that we often take for granted. Clean water, sufficient food, economic activity. All of these things are deficient or non-existent. All of them are “no-brainers” as far as their... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 13, 2014 by Brian Meyer
In a world where firewood is your only real source of cooking or heat, an axe is not only a useful tool; it can mean the difference between life and death. This is why choosing the right axe is so important. There are a few key points to choosing the right axe for survival and they’re outlined below.
Most people have at least held an axe before, so you should have a basic idea what we’... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 10, 2014 by Brian Meyer
The one piece of survival gear that’s with you just about all the time is your truck. No matter how much you prepare at home or your bug out spot, if you can’t get to it safely when the SHTF you’re out of luck. Since you rely on a truck so much for safety in survival times, it only makes sense to get it ready for survival just like you. Here are seven tips to get your truck ready for survival and whatever TEOTWAWKI can throw its way.
1. Upgrade Tires
Standard all-season tires won’t cut it when you’re having to off-road to get around traffic... Continue Reading →