It does what it’s supposed to…no more and no less. It’s an emergency knife that can be carried discreetly in your wallet until you need it. It seems sharp enough and once the handle is folded stays in place so you don’t have to worry about cutting yourself. It’s not heavy-duty and not as easy as a regular pocket knife, but it’ll do well enough in a pinch.
Once you’ve begun to stockpile survival gear, it can be hard to determine what you’re missing from your list. As a result, we’ve taken the time to create as much of a comprehensive list of all the different types of survival gear as possible.
I think I saw a line item for a Generator. I would like to add a few tid-bits if you are leaning that way. Don’t rush out after a large emergency and trying to get one (the unit or it and it installed). I would suggest a package that incorporates the off-the-grid craze ie solar and/or wind with the typical back-up power system. (Mainly for the Batteries)… IMO A proper system. First, it should be large enough to supply all of your electrical needs. (NOT WANTS). Second, it would be a multi-fuel; and multi-source system. If you just purchased an Electrical generator off the shelf. It has a really small fuel reservoir, and most runs on only one type of fuel. Gasoline.
Capacity: 6000mAhm (Polymer) (6000 Real Capacity/8000- Total) Input: 5V 2.4A/15V 2.4A Output: 5V/2.4A 12V Jump Start Weight: 6 oz. Start Current: 300A Size: 5” x 2.6” x .6” Full Charge Time: 3 Hours Charge through car USB charger Support 12V car for emergency start High power po..
Nice blog.A lot of good info. It`s up to us to secure our families well being when disaster strikes.We need to stay prepared.Something`s about to happen I can feel it.That`s why I started “Survival Gear n More”. To bring wholesale survival and camping gear to the public at 20% to 50% off the MSRP or more. This store has some great Deals.
In this list I share the top 10 most influential survival and preparedness blogs. Although this may be my list, I did not pick these randomly. I used a number of factors in determining their “influence”: Google PageRank, number of incoming links, traffic, blog comments/discussions, and Alexa Rank as well as “that special something” (very scientific, I know).
About Blog – True Survival is a community geared to a more sensible, well-rounded and self-sufficient approach to survival and preparedness. The community understands and promotes the knowledge that true survival requires more than just guns and a bug out bag.
Surviving in the wild — no matter the location or the time of year — depends more on human wit than the gear you have in your pack. But all survival experts still recommend assembling an emergency kit of equipment to stay with you at all times in the wilderness.
stockphoto mania/ShutterstockSerious weather events are rare, but tree damage to homes does occasionally happen. To prevent it, maintain the trees on your property. The best time of year to have a tree pruned to make it safe is late autumn when the leaves have fallen; prune broad-leaved evergreens in May.
The book is divided into six separate chapters, followed by a list of fictional attacks throughout history and an appendix. The first chapter, The Undead: Myths and Realities, outlines Solanum, a fictional and incurable virus that creates a zombie, along with details on how it is spread (such as through an open wound, or contact with infected blood or saliva), and treatment of the infected (such as suicide or amputation of the injured limb, though the latter rarely works). The middle of this chapter explains abilities and behavioral patterns of the undead, and the differences between voodoo zombies, movie zombies, and zombies created by Solanum.
Learn the key elements of how to make a fire successfully in the wilderness, including site selection, preparation, materials, design, mental attitude, safety & ethics, and how to practice…(read more)
About Blog – SurvivalBlog is the daily web log for prepared individuals living in uncertain times. James Wesley, Rawles (“JWR”), a survivalist author. He is a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and technical writer.
For part 2 of my series on solar panels, I give definitions of basic terminology.Power AC/DCAside from being an excellent Australian rock band, AC (Alternating Current) and DC (Direct current) are methods of delivering electrical current. AC (Alterna…
One of those basic survival skills is eating! Well roughing it, dry rations and freeze dried meals will allow you to live whilst adventuring, but for those of us who prefer to eat in lavish style, this portable solar cooker is an absolute must! No batteries, energy source or gas needed with this oven which makes yummy meals though the raw power of the sun. This stove cooks at around 360 degrees fahrenheit but can reach up to 550. It bakes, roasts, steams and sautes in one fluid motion and promises to complete the whole process in only 20 minutes. Plus, what you don’t eat right away can be placed back inside the oven to keep toasty for easy gobbling later. The stove’s solar vacuum tube cooking chamber has a layer of insulation meant to keep heat locked in and the cold kept out.! The whole thing is convertible and lightweight, only weighing in at around 7 and a half pounds. Buy one new for around 250 bucks or buy the smaller model called the GoSun solar dogger for only 60. The dogger is perfect for hot dogs and other small meaty treats. It cooks at 75 degrees fahrenheit, promising to grease hungry tummies for those of us dining in the wilderness on a budget.
About Blog – My name is Robert and our mission at US Preppers is to help you prepare for emergencies or disasters before they happen. As a family man and father of two boys, I am concerned about the future of our modern way of life. We know things can happen and we are not going to be complacent and let society dictate our survival.
An ice lens captures the sun’s light and focuses it onto one point, just like a magnifying glass. If that focal point gets hot enough, and if it’s focused on something dry and flammable, you get a flame. It’s such a simple concept, but put to work in a genius way. To form an ice lens, basically you take a chunk of ice and twist it around on the edge of a pipe. The circular pipe edge carves away the chunks and irregularities, and eventually you end up with a perfect ice sphere, which is essentially a rustic kind of Fresnel lens.
Listen like a hostage negotiator. The motto of NYPD’s Hostage Negotiation Team is “Talk to Me”—that’s because team members are taught to spend 80 percent of their time listening and only 20 percent speaking. Draw your subject out by talking about what he or she wants to talk about, nodding, and asking follow-up questions along the way. The more you make your subject feel understood, the more he or she will enjoy the conversation.
Find or create shelter. Without adequate shelter, you will be fully exposed to the elements and will risk hypothermia or heatstroke, depending on the weather. If you are not properly dressed for the conditions, finding shelter is all the more important. Luckily, the woods are filled with tools and resources to make both shelters and fires (for warmth, safety, and signaling purposes). Here are some things you can use:
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I don’t think you should give up the Quick Clots and swap them for maxi=pads or tampons. Quick Clot is shown to stop bleeding maybe 5 times faster which is life saving if you need that. A tampon/maxi-pad could be used for wounds, but not life threatening wounds. Just my 2 cents as a nurse.
When you walk for a long distance, it is common to get blisters on your feet. If you don’t take care of these blisters as soon as possible, they will prevent you from covering distance. If the blister has already been formed, just punctured to relieve the fluid buildup. If you sense that a blister may be forming, use a small piece of duct tape to prevent it.
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