Survival Kits

What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?

Editor’s Pick: What’s In Your Bug-Out Bag?

What we like about What’s in Your Bug-Out Bag? is that it came from you, the average person — not some overrated tactical “professional” and definitely not a gas-masked ultra-paranoid on a TV show.

Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need

Stay Alive: A Practical Survival Manual for Everyday People

A Survival Manual for Regular Folks What is the average Joe supposed to do with a military survival manual? They’re written for the men and women of the armed forces. Regular folks in North America don’t need to know how to hang glide off a mountain top or make a booby trap. They need...

3 Reasons Not to Buy a Gas Mask

3 Reasons to Not Buy a Gas Mask

Gas masks, the emblem of the survivalist, are impractical for preppers in North America and offer a false sense of security to those who buy them. Israel: Where Gas Masks are Policy If there’s any place on Earth that knows about gas masks in survival situations, it’s Israel. The Israeli government has on many...

First Aid Tips - First Aid Guide

7 First Aid Tips for Survival Kits

by Brendan Michaels A lightweight trauma first aid kit, carried in the pockets of pants or survival kit, ensures you have the equipment to help you prevail in an unexpected emergency situation. The items in the lightweight first aid kit detailed in this article were chosen for effectiveness and portability. The equipment is small...

Bug-Out Bag

How to Make a Winter Bug-Out Bag

There is a lot of talk these days about putting together some sort of bug-out pack. I agree it is a good idea to be prepared for emergency, but there are a host of ideas as to what a bug-out pack is for. Lots of folks think they could throw a minimal pack on...

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Video: Could a Solar Storm Shut Down the Power Grid?

    The Weather Channel video above shows recent solar storms on the surface of the Sun. According to this article, such storms will only increase into 2013. This could spell disaster for power grids across the planet. What are the odds? Pretty good, astronomically speaking: Some U.S. experts estimate as much as a...