Gear needs to be customized for each trip, Smith added. “I tell people to make a basic survival kit, but then add gear appropriate for where you’re going, be it the ocean, the desert, the tropics, the arctic, the mountains, or any other environment.”
For extremely cold weather conditions, we highly recommend having a durable pair of gloves to fight off frostbite from turning your fingers into ice cubes. We put together a guide for you: Best Cold Weather Gloves.
If you are stuck in the wilderness, you are on the turf of the wild animals. There is a real possibility that an animal may bite you! In such cases, it is important to know the best way to tackle this situation.
Rather than MRE’s, check out your local LDS/Mormon “Bishop’s Warehouse” for cans & Mylar bags of bulk and dehydrated foods. The cans are designed for 30+ year storage and the Mylar bags are perfect for hiking, camping, and survival. They are a lot cheaper than MRE’s. You can even buy some Mylar bags and make your own “meals in a bag” for even less money.
7 in 1 Survival Whistle Features: Survival whistle LED light Compass and thermometer Signal mirror and magnifying glass 7 in 1 Survival Whistle Specifications: Weight: 2.1 oz. Dimensions: 7.6 x 3.7 x 1 inches Color: Olive Drab ..
Keep your fire contained! Ensure that there is no combustible material near your fireplace and enclose it completely with rocks or a berm made of sand. Put your fire out with copious amounts of water: saturate it, so that there is no possibility of even the tiniest spark remaining. You should be able to touch the extinguished coals with your bare hand. It’s one thing to be lost in the woods, but quite another to be lost and surrounded by a forest fire caused by your own negligence.
The water from swamps, even after they’ve been purified, can still smell really dodgy. To remedy this, add some charcoal to the water while it’s being boiled. Not only does this add to the purification process, but it also makes the water taste much more drinkable and jettison the bad smell.
About Blog – Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog invites you to learn survival and preparedness for life after a short term emergency, a disaster, or economic collapse. Ken covers a wide range of subjects, all of them in some way having relevance to preparedness and prepping – and the motivations for doing so.
Tip: Worried about dangerous wildlife on the ground? Are you in shape for climbing trees easily? Consider hanging your Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock 20 or 30 feet off the ground. You’ll be out of reach of any predators on the forest floor below. Secure rope 2 – 3 feet beneath the hammock, running parallel to the hammock, and use this rope to help you enter and exit your hammock.
Ammo is heavy. Rocks and pebbles can be heavy too, but you don’t have to carry them. You can find them in nature. So while I don’t support slingshots as real self-defense weapons, I do think slingshots have a place in a survival gear list.
There is an email address, [email protected], available for customers who need to issue a comment or complaint, as well as a traditional mailing address of 4330 Gaines Ranch Rd., Suite 120 Austin TX, 78735 and a phone number of 512-366-3332.
This is also the birthday of Howard Pyle (1853-1911) an influential American book illustrator, painter, and author. He was the mentor of many great American artists including Thornton Oakley, Frank E. Schoonover, Allen Tupper True, and of course N.C. Wyeth.
Acorns and oak bark have excellent medicinal properties to heal gastrointestinal problems. If you can find some acorns and oak bark, just boil it in water for 5 minutes and drink the concoction. It will help you fight diarrhea and other gastro-intestinal issues.
Ideal body temperature is 98.6 degrees. Twenty degrees below or six to eight degrees above can be fatal. If it takes spooning with a buddy to survive a night a frozen tundra because you took a wrong turn at that last glacier, we won’t judge you.
Ella Wilson Nothing beats a well prepared raised bed to grow your crops this coming season. Looking at your luscious green garden full of healthy crops is a sight to behold for us gardeners. However, … Continue Reading about How Do I Prepare My Raised Beds for Planting?
I was reading early on in comments about flashlights and all of the ones I read took batteries I found a solar wind up one that works good I would also like to thank all for the input I see I am missing some things but not a lot it could be on your list I didn’t read all comments today but a inflatable raft I live in the rocky mountains so I have rivers to use
Not sure if I got this link from your site a while back or not. But, if not, this is a very useful disk. 12 bucks. The whole library of manuals published by the military. http://www.muddywaterpress.com/cd.html
Attention Writers: I’m always looking for new informative articles to publish here on this site and I will pay you $cash for those articles! Find out the details here. February 26 is the birthday of … Continue Reading about Prepper News and Notes For Monday, February 26, 2018
Another form of fire-starting because you can never have too many. If you currently have regular matches in with your survival gear, you making a mistake. If regular matches get wet, they are worthless.
This compass has it all and is very acurate compared with my other compasses I have in my boat and truck. The accessories tucked away within are really cool too. Very compact and a great addition to my survival gear kit.
– Intel – I just started using my old $80 Kindel to put my documents on (PDF) kind of a great idea – it also lightens the load. A great book to have – The BSA’s Field Manual (not the promotion stuff, the camping, first aid, survival stuff). At the end of the day, I want something a kid can understand…
THIN, LIGHTWEIGHT, COMFORTABLE – At just two credit cards thick, our unique survival knife is great for survivalists, preppers and people with active lifestyles. It also fits comfortable in a wallet, purse, bug out bag or your pocket.
If you are planning to go on hunting, trekking or a camping expedition, make sure that your shoes are suited for the terrain. Shoes are one of the most important pieces of equipment that you will carry in these expeditions.
by Col. D. The Kelly Kettle® is an old invention from England used by fisherman to boil water easily with many different types of dry fuel. The kettles are made either out of aluminum or stainless … Continue Reading about Kelly Kettle Review: The Hobo Stove, For Camping, Fishing and Survival
You learn a lot about yourself when you camp. Your patience will be tested when pitching a tent or building a fire; you’ll see food from a whole new perspective; and you’ll understand that sleeping on the ground with little else than a nylon sheet protecting you actually feels pretty awesome.
Don’t get me wrong; it is entirely understandable! However, if you want to get out of the situation, you must rely on sound judgment. If you are agitated, overly anxious or panicking, your brain will not think properly.
Launch a project (or a rocket): Like the jilted New Zealand woman who launched her wedding ring into space on a homemade rocket or the blogger who got a book deal from devising “101 uses for my ex-wife’s wedding dress,” you, too, can channel hard feelings into hard work.
I received my H.R. Richter multi tool today and was pretty disappointed with the size of the tool, it was no bigger than my index finger. Yhe saw on the end of one of the blades looked as if it was only good for cutting tooth picks, and the blade was only big enough to gut a chipmunk. Sorry but for twenty dollars and five dollars for shipping and handling, I’m pretty disappointed.