Why You Should Bring a Water Filter on Your Next Backpacking Trip

If you’re heading out to do some backpacking, some form of water filtration should be in your emergency kit, even if you don’t plan to be far from treated water. The reason is simple: injuries, wrong turns, or severe weather could leave you out on the trail with no access to clean water and your own water supply running low. With a water purifying system, you can use natural water sources with a minimum of risk.
Natural Water Threats
Drinking untreated […]

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Survival Essentials to Keep Stocked at Home

In an emergency, you’re not going to be able to pop out to the local store if you run out of essentials. Instead, you must make do with what you’ve got until normal life can resume. That means having access to a well-stocked emergency larder, water, and other provisions.
Below is a list of supplies you should have handy in case of emergency. How much you need to stockpile depends of course on your location, your storage space, and the […]

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Essential items to Keep in Your Car

Breaking down on the road isn’t any fun. Breaking down without any emergency supplies can be downright dangerous, especially if you’re on an isolated road in harsh environmental conditions. Be prepared by packing these fifteen essentials.
Car / Truck Repair Kit
It won’t be pretty, but sometimes you can jury-rig a solution to your vehicle’s woes long enough to get it to a mechanic. Your car repair kit should include:

Duct tape
Fix-a-Flat
JB Weld cold weld epoxy
Jumper cables
Motor oil
Parachute cord
Road flares
Tire reamer / […]

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7 of Our Best Fishing Tips and Tricks

Every angler has their own private mental list of the best fishing tips and tricks. Some they’re willing to share. Others, like the location of their favorite fishing spots, are jealously-guarded secrets. We’ve complied seven of our best fishing tips to help you next time you’re on or by the water.
Controlling Snaps and Swivels
Snaps and swivels are to tackle bags what socks are to washing machines. You’d swear you put them in there, but they disappear like magic. Instead […]

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How to Survive in Insane Heat and in Unbearable Cold

Extreme weather can turn a camping trip or hike into a serious emergency. Both high heat and extreme cold are life-threatening, and need to be taken seriously. As with almost all emergencies, a little planning and the right gear makes all the difference when confronting dangerous temperatures.
How to Survive in Heat
When the temperature soars, dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke become your worst enemies, and water your best friend. If you know you’re going to encounter high temperatures, plan […]

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How to Prepare for a Blackout with Confidence

Usually caused by severe weather or natural disasters, an extended power outage puts you, your family, and your possessions at risk. Understanding how to prepare for a blackout allows you to ride out a power outage safely and comfortably.
Proactive Prevention
You do not want to be the guy who causes a neighborhood blackout, so make prevention part of your regular yard chores. Keep trees pruned and branches well away from power lines. Not only does this lower your risk of […]

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First Aid Tips for Common Accidents

First aid kits are essential for any family’s emergency supplies, whether you’re preparing for a natural disaster or just heading out to the beach for the day. Accidents and mishaps can happen anywhere, and being prepared for the eventuality allows you to respond faster and provide the injured party with much-needed relief.
While some people build their own first aid kits, with so many premade kits available on the market there’s really no need. Commercial first aid kits provide all […]

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Breakfast in Bulk: Making the Most Important Meal of the Day Accessible

Throughout childhood we’re told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your parents may have even quoted an old proverb to you: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Despite all this, breakfast is the meal most people are likely to skip. And we get it—life can be hectic. But while skipping breakfast might add a few minutes to your schedule, not starting the day with a healthy meal plays havoc […]

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7 Ways to Protect Your Family

Your family are the most important people in your life, and you want to protect them from life’s many dangers. Some threats are obvious, like home invasions and natural disasters. Others are more insidious, like online harassment or contaminated water. Either way, you do what you must to keep your loved ones safe.
Here’s seven ways to protect your family, from threats you can resolve with a little foresight to situations that put you between your family and violence.
Make Your […]

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Must Have Survival Gear for 2017

It’s 2017, and much as we might wish otherwise, the world isn’t any safer than it was a few months ago. Violent weather remains a threat in many parts of the country. A number of nations are saber-rattling, and the possibility of social unrest ebbs and flows with current events.
Even if you don’t feel threatened by these troubling events, it’s still a good idea to have your survival gear in order. We’ve got a few suggestions to help prepare […]

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