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Survival Gear Review: Barricade Fire Blocking Gel

Looked at the news lately?  Hot, dry and windy.  Fire season is upon us again.  It is starting to really dry out up here in the high country of Rocky Mountains where wildfires are our biggest nemesis.  My paranoia level is around a 5 on a scale of 10.  Statistically the chances of your house… Read More

12 Preps For Under $30 Bucks

I'm willing to bet that at least 90% of the people reading this article have to function under a budget of sorts.  Bills need to be paid, houses need to be heated, cars need to be maintained, stomachs need to be fed.  It's a fact of life and how we have to operate on a… Read More

DIY: Beer Can Alcohol Stove

Looking for a light, inexpensive, DIY alternative for boiling water while backpacking or camping? Have you bugged in without heat and power? Have you bugged out to find that your manufactured stove has broken? From the casual traveled to the hardcore prepper, the alcohol stove is a fun, handy, and ingenious little piece of technology… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Valkyrie War Cord Survival Frag

I've only met one survivalist who said he didn't like paracord gear and I'm pretty sure he was lying.  Paracord is one of the staple items that have come to be accepted as a “must have” in your kit, and you'll have to travel far and wide to find a Get-Home bag or Bug Out… Read More

Survival Gear Review: PureFire Tactical Survival Fire Starter

The ability to start a fire is arguably the most important skill to have when camping, hiking or in a survival situation. Fire gives you the ability to boil water, cook food, provide warmth, signal for rescue, make tools, keep insects and predators at bay, and it also gives you a psychological boost. The cheapest… Read More

15 Ways To Start A Fire

Fire starting is at or near the top of all survival checklists with redundancy of method also on the list.  In reality, keeping the fire alive is arguably more important than starting one since the burning flame does the work, not the ignition.  But of course the fire must begin somehow.  Most kits have multiple… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Fire Starters

All commercially available fire starters designed for survival will start fires provided that you have enough time and the conditions are right.  So with that premise in mind, we wanted to take a look at which one performed the best and would be the easiest to use in a pinch with different fuels. By Murphy… Read More

Going Off Grid – Part II

After we made the move to a more rural setting, my focus turned to our reliance on the grid and what that meant for our long term survival after some type of catastrophic event.  Just being away from people did not provide enough security, we needed to cut the cord. By Virginia Tom, a reader… Read More

5 Dollar Preps: DIY Fire Starter

Being able to start a fire in an emergency situation is critical to your survival.  Fire provides warmth, comfort, protection, and the ability to purify water.  A low cost do it yourself fire starter might be just what you are looking for. By Dave H, a reader of SurvivalCache.com Here is a cheap and effective… Read More

A Reason to Actually Use Emergency Blankets

If you read my review of the AMK Emergency Bivvy Sack you know I'm not a big fan of Mylar Emergency Blankets but the AMK Emergency Bivvy is awesome. Sure they're cheap, small, and light but they are also just a square and not conducive to wrapping up or shelter building. Now I've found a… Read More

5 Ideas for Fire Tinder

A while ago I asked readers Do You Have 5 Ways to Make Fire? The article concentrated on fire starters; steel and flight, lighters, and a few less common systems. However, most of those will be useless for building a fire if you don't have some tinder to put the flame to. Here are 5… Read More