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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies

Altoids Tin Survival Kits Are Silly

I’m sure I’ll upset a few people here, likely due to some nostalgia they have for Altoids tins or whatever, but, in my humble opinion, these mini survival kits are silly. Don’t get me wrong I’ve made versions of them myself and I even carried an “improved” version in a GSI Lexan N-Case (because it’s waterproof […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Video

Practical Bug Out Bag (video)

His focus is on developing a “practical” bug out bag for when he feels you’re most vulnerable or when things are most likely to happen: while you’re sleeping… precisely when you may not have time to “get ready” and gear up. This isn’t what most people would consider a typical bug out bag. Most of the […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies Video

DIY Walmart Premium Bug Out Bag (video)

Perhaps this title sounds like an oxymoron but SensiblePrepper did a pretty good job putting together a BOB for a total just shy of $315 (before tax), all purchased from Walmart. I can say that I tried to make a BOB from Walmart gear many years ago for less than $100; I didn’t make my […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire Video

$16.99 Wood Gasifier Knockoff Camping Stove (video)

I’ve found that you generally get what you pay for and though this knockoff wood gasifier stove is no SilverFire Scout that he keeps referring to (retails for over $70 on their website) and it’s certainly not a Solo Stove which I recently raved about, but for less than $20 it’s not a bad backup […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Defense / Security / Safety

RZ Mask: Forget N-95 and N-100 Masks, Try This Instead!

I was sent two different RZ Masks for review recently and I can say that I’m growing rather fond of wearing one, especially since it’s been COLD outside: Don’t I look handsome? Well, maybe not so much. 🙂 And apart from possibly scaring a few folks during my morning runs lately, the RZ Mask is […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Disaster Planning

13.7 lb Get Home Bag (link)

The older I get the more I realize that I can’t carry 40-50 pound bags around anymore. 😉 Weight is most definitely a concern when it comes to bug out bags and get home bags these days. Overall, I’d say this post did a pretty good job of packing in the necessities while keeping weight […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies Video

This Survival Kit Is NOT Something To Rely Upon (video)

Normally, I like to show fun stuff and things that work out but sometimes it’s useful to see when things don’t quite work well. That, sadly, is the case with this Schrade Survival Kit. Let’s say this is a healthy reminder to us all that you’re almost always better off putting together your own survival […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies Video

Viking Folding Saw for Camping and Hiking (video)

Folding saws for your camping and hiking adventures are just awesome additions if you don’t have one. This EKA Viking Folding Saw appears to be a good one according to the video but I find it hard to beat a trusty Sven Folding Saw for such purposes because it’s reliable and relatively cheap. That said, […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Video Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

Neat Idea to Keep Feet Warm (video)

It never occurred to me to use this simple idea to help keep my feet warm in the winter cold. For about a $1 you can add some much needed insulation to all of your winter boots and shoes. Skip to about the 0:35 mark to get to the *trick* he suggests…

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Bug Out / Wilderness Food / Water Interesting Stuff

Solo Stove: Perfect for Backpacking, Bug Out, Emergencies

I’m sure you’re familiar (or at least have seen) the Solo Stove over the years, I know I have. For some reason I never bothered to buy one… what a mistake! Fortunately, I was sent one to review along with the accompanying pot 900. I should point out that I’m NOT a huge backpacker so […]