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…

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!…

Bug Out Bag Kit (Checklist – Packing)

Bug Out Bag Kit (Checklist – Packing)

I was recently asked the following questions regarding the Bug Out Bag and bug out bag packing. When you travel, what top 3 survival items do you bring besides the common stuff everybody brings? It depends! Well, I suppose it partially depends on what’s considered common stuff that everybody brings. And it also depends on…

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…