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Off Grid Tools Survival Axe Elite Review

The Off Grid Tools Survival Axe Elite immediately impressed me. Just judging from looks alone, this is the type of hatchet axe you’d want to have in a zombie apocalypse type situation. After a few short camping trips, I’ve an even bigger fan of the Survival Axe Elite. It’s a super well-made multi-purpose tool to …

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Ozark Trail Paracord Axe Hatchet Review

This is my personal review of the Ozark Trail Paracord Axe Hatchet with Fire Starter available from Walmart. A quality hatchet is a staple for my camping trips. I also sometimes bring one backpacking. A hatchet is also a very important tool for wilderness survival. I’ve used this Ozark Trail Hatchet on several short camping …

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Schrade Shovel Saw Combo Review

A quality shovel and saw are two of the most important tools for long-term survival, no matter the situation. Although you can certainly buy a shovel and saw separately, the Schrade Shovel Saw Combo combines these two essential survival tools into a single package. Not only is this two-in-one shovel/saw surprisingly versatile, but it’s remarkably …

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Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood Pillow Review

Simple and straightforward, the Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood Pillow is one of the best camping pillows on a budget. Although it’s not designed specifically with wilderness survival in mind, it does make a good survival pillow for survivalists and preppers to stow in their bug-out bags or bug-out shelters. But, because most of those interested …

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Therm-a-Rest Air Head Lite Pillow Review

This is my in-depth review of the Therm-a-Rest Air Head Lite Pillow. I’ve tested this ultralight camp pillow extensively over the past several weeks in a variety of different settings, primarily on short backpacking trips here in the Pacific Northwest. Although there’s a lot to love about the Air Head Lite Pillow for backpacking, it’s …

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Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 32 Sleeping Bag Review

I’ve used the Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 32 extensively over the past few months, including in nighttime temperatures down to 32°F. Although it’s far from the best sleeping bag for survival, it’s a solid option for anyone looking for an extremely lightweight sleeping bag that packs down very small. Because we focus on survivalism and prepping here …

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Snugpak Basecamp Ops Air Mat with Built-In Foot Pump Review

A sleeping pad is a solid addition to any prepper’s go-bag. Although not strictly essential, the added comfort – plus, the extra insulation from the ground – makes a huge difference in a survival setting. Pretty much any camping or backpacking sleeping pad will work well for survival. But the Snugpak Basecamp Ops Air Mat …

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Snugpak Basecamp Ops Air Pillow Review

A pillow is far from a necessity for your survival kit. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a nice addition. Although balling up a jacket is a semi-comfortable alternative, nothing beats sleeping with an actual pillow in the wilderness. At just 3 ounces packed, the Snugpak Basecamp Ops Air Pillow provides a whole lot of …

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Snugpak Ionosphere One Person Tent Review

I’ll cut right to the chase – the Snugpak Ionosphere One Person Tent is currently my favorite survival tent for emergency situations. Why do I like it so much? Not only is the Ionosphere lightweight and very compact, but it’s also easy to set up, surprisingly spacious for its low profile, and extremely durable. All …

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Snugpak Jungle Blanket Review: Survival Meets Functionality

Finding the perfect survival/camping blanket is tough. You can choose to go with wool, which is perfect except for it’s bulky and heavy. Or you can choose to go with a synthetic fabric that packs small and light, but will it keep you warm when wet? Without a good survival blanket, you either won’t end …

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Essential Winter Survival Gear to Keep You Warm and Alive

Learning how to survive in sub-zero temperatures and inclement conditions while being surrounded by nature is no easy feat.  Though it is more than possible, mistakes are oftentimes made to prevent this from happening. When incorrect gear is brought or you weren’t prepared for the weather that was thrown at you, the simple task of …

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Ultimate Survival Knives Guide

You’re asking yourself–do I really need survival knives? When would I use one? No one expects to end up in a survival situation. But being prepared can change an emergency from life-threatening to an inconvenience or adventure.  Imagine you’re on a day hike with your family. Someone twists their ankle or gets sick, and your …

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Your Ultimate Survival Backpack Buyers Guide

Have you heard the term bug-out bag before? If not, get ready for our crash course on buying and packing the best survival backpack. It’s easy to dismiss survival backpacks as excessive-preparedness for people who fear a zombie apocalypse. But with climate change, worldwide pandemics, and frequent extreme weather events, everyone should take disaster preparedness …

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Why You Need Emergency Candles in Your Home

You’re at home, mid-Netflix binge, and ready for a great night and pop! the lights go out, and the tv turns off. Your entire house is quiet, caught in a power outage. They can happen for many reasons; storms, extreme weather events, and even vulnerable power grids unable to keep up with increasing demands. No …

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