Fire Starter in your Pocket – The Times When You Really Should Have One

Fire Starter in your Pocket – The Times When You Really Should Have One

This magnesium fire starter is the real deal. One that’s made by Doan, made in the USA: DOAN magnesium fire starter, military issue Made in the USA A quick short story inspired this post: I was talking with a friend the other day who said something that I thought was very much worth mentioning here…

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…

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…

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…

MRE Meals for Food Storage & Survival Kit

MRE Meals for Food Storage & Survival Kit

MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) are US Military precooked ration packs designed to feed soldiers who are currently engaged in ongoing missions. Just like regular meals, the military MRE is fortified with vitamins and minerals, enough to nourish and replenish the body. Today’s MRE’s are a lot better than when they were first introduced! They’ve…

Survival Kit List Of 10 Essential Items

Survival Kit List Of 10 Essential Items

Looking for a survival kit list? Here are 10 essential items which you might choose as a minimum to start any survival kit. Then build up the list and tailor the kit from there depending on the specific purpose for the kit, your personal preferences, needs, methods of carry, etc. (UPDATED) When making your own…

72 Hour Kit For Your Car (Level 1 Preparedness)

72 Hour Kit For Your Car (Level 1 Preparedness)

Although it might be nice to pull your emergency kit behind you as pictured above pulling my cargo trailer, lets downsize it a bit to level-1… Basic level-1 prepping and preparedness includes the following topics, of which today’s topic will cover the 72-hour kit for your car. – Water and Food – 72 hour kit…

Pack Your 72-Hour Emergency Kit In Organized Categories

Pack Your 72-Hour Emergency Kit In Organized Categories

Found this online – couldn’t resist – world’s biggest 72-hour emergency kit?   While it can be fun to pack your own 72-hour emergency kit (and to modify it now and again), don’t lose sight of the various categories for ‘the stuff’ inside…so that you ‘cover all the bases’ so to speak… Let me rewind…