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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: Fallkniven A1 Survival Knife

In 2002, in response to a question about the Iraq war, the US Secretary of Defense replied, and I paraphrase, “There are known knowns; there are known unknowns, but there are also unknown unknowns.” Those words are the best way to describe the the expectations of a survival knife.  Especially the part about unknown unknowns. … Read More

Going Off Grid – Part III

After we had established the ability to heat our home in an emergency with a wood burning fireplace, my wife and I decided that back up power would be the next logical step.  Unsure about the current state of solar technology, we decided to look into a stand by generator. By Virginia Tom, a reader… Read More

Raid Routes

Alright, take a moment and imagine with me, you have been a “Survivalist” for a couple of years.  Every paycheck you try to set aside a few dollars to put towards emergency supplies.  Thanks to your frugality and foresight you have been able to stock enough supplies to last you for some time. By Josh… Read More

Lessons From Japan

As Neil DeGrasse Tyson, PhD, points out in his many videos, the earth is NOT your friend.  Dropped down naked in almost any spot on earth you will survive less than 48 hours.  Accept that as a fact and then proceed to make sure you are never without the tools needed to survive. By Captain… Read More

Survival for Omnivores, Vegetarians, and Vegans

In true SurvivalCache fashion, we are looking at a topic that we are almost positive has never been covered before on a survivalist website...."Survival for Vegans".   Of course the only person that could tackle this topic is the legend...Captain Bart. By Captain Bart of In the comments of an earlier article we were… Read More

Family Survival: Let’s not forget the kids

If a disaster should happen, and you have children in your home, who's survival are you going to think about first?  Your kids, of course.  But does your current survival plan really include your children?  Have you rehearsed your plan and tested your gear?  If not you should. Family Survival goes beyond teaching your children… Read More

275 Wilderness Bug Out Locations For Your Family

We always talk about Bug Out Locations in the abstract: "I'll grab my bag and go" Go where? "The wilderness" is not an answer. If you don't have a specific location you are unprepared. Bug Out contains a detailed list of 275 prime wilderness Bug Out Locations. Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a… Read More

The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure

Would you know what to do if you met a bear in the woods? How exactly do you light a fire in the rain? What should you do if stranded in shark infested waters? Get the answers to these and many more questions in this no nonsense guide to survival training. This book review by… Read More

What Type of Survivalist Are You?

The traditional connotation of "Survivalist" is not good and usually involves crazy people with lots of guns, too much camouflage, and a bomb shelter full of food. You and I both know this isn't true. There are "survivalists" in all walks of life with various levels of gear and preps. I wrote descriptions of a… Read More

5 Survival Blogs You Should Be Reading

Usually I point my readers toward a specific article on other sites that I found particularly useful and wanted to share. Today I'm giving you my list of 5 survival blogs I think you should be reading. All five were chosen because they each regularly publish quality survival and prepping information for you. *In No… Read More