Survival Kit Paracord | What it’s Used For | How Much You Need

Survival Kit Paracord | What it’s Used For | How Much You Need

Paracord is popular for many uses! I keep a large spool of it in the shop. From there I can peel off various lengths for whatever I need it for. Like keeping some in various kits. But how much paracord do I need? There are lots of practical uses for paracord and it’s pretty much…

10 Items For Your Pet’s Emergency Kit

10 Items For Your Pet’s Emergency Kit

Just as you hopefully have at least a minimal emergency kit for yourself (e.g. a 72-hour kit in your vehicle, a bug-out-bag or get-home-bag), do you have one for your pet dog? There are two situations to consider. One is sudden evacuation from your home. The other is a longer term ‘shelter in place’ at…

Emergency Survival Kit For At Work

Emergency Survival Kit For At Work

Most people spend much of their day away from home, ‘at work’. A typical full time job puts you ‘at work’ about 1/3 of your available time. When planning for preparedness, odds are that you might be at work during a given emergency situation. While you might have a 72 hour emergency kit stored away…

Emergency Food Kits – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Emergency Food Kits – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Guest article, by ‘NRP’ First let’s start by knowing that I’m not here to “Bash or Trash” the Emergency Food Kit industry, nor am I attempting to discourage ANYONE from storing a supply of foods, among other preparedness needs. I am going to point out some ideas on Food Storage “Buckets” that may substitute the…

Food In Your Vehicle – What’s Best For 72 Hour Survival Kit?

Food In Your Vehicle – What’s Best For 72 Hour Survival Kit?

Do you keep any ‘survival’ food in your vehicle? Is it more than just a few snacks for while on the road? I’ve posted a number of articles on 72-hour kits to be kept in one’s vehicle along with suggestions for items that you might include. One important item is food. While the vast majority…

Paraffin Candle & Standard Road Flare for Fire Starter Kit

Paraffin Candle & Standard Road Flare for Fire Starter Kit

Excerpts from a comment by ‘Mountainmanrick’: I am a very practical outdoors man with 50 years experience. I have lived outside everywhere from the deserts of Baja Mexico to the High Sierras to the soaking tundra of Alaska. I chime in here because of this: Emergency fire starting does not take place under ideal conditions!…

Signal Mirror for your Survival Kit

Signal Mirror for your Survival Kit

A ‘real’ signal mirror is a mirror with a built-in way to precisely aim it’s reflection (from the sun), and is intended to alert others of your location. While an ordinary reflective mirror can also be used as a signaling device, it cannot be precisely aimed and ‘flashed’ at a target like a purpose-built signaling…