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Survival Gear Review: Streamlight Stylus Pro Pen Flashlight

Everyone has their thing that they geek out about, firearms, accessories, knives, etc. I geek out when it comes to flashlights.  I can never have enough flashlights and find it very hard not to buy one when I come across a “new” one at the store.  Due to my job, I carry a flashlight on… Read More

Survival Gear Review: goTenna Off-Grid Device

Well, I guess Facebook is good for something.  I was having one of those mindless moments where scrolling through the feed seemed like a better thing to do than, you know, reading a book, or working out, or bettering myself in some way.  It was the same stuff over and over, but then a promotion… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Milwaukee Work Lights

As if LED flashlights weren't powerful enough, there is another level of mobile lighting that should have it’s place in your SHTF kit. Battery-powered tools, whether 12, 14, 18. or 28 volts are indispensable these days, and the top makers have now set their sights on innovative LED lighting.  Milwaukee Tools has several unique high… Read More

Survival Gear Review: GizzMoVest GPS Cases

As our bug out and EDC kits gain electronics including GPS receivers, cell phones, and radios, there is an ever growing need for better protective cases that will give our battery-powered friends the best chance of survival when things get rough.  And GizzMoVest is here to help.  GizzMoVest is an American company that specializes in… Read More

Survival Gear Review: SunJack Solar Charger

I have a treat for y'all today.  I was given a SunJack last month to test out and review.  If you've been looking to add one of these to your preps, read on.  This solar charger rocks!   Now, first, some caveats.  My family is NOT heavy on battery powered devices.  Hubby and I share a… 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

Survival Bicycling: Part 1

Imagine walking at 15 MPH. That’s right, walking a 4-minute mile! Well, that’s exactly what a bicycle can do for you on a good day. There is no more efficient form of transport than the bicycle. And when it comes to carrying the most weight with the least effort, the bicycle again wins hands-down. by… Read More

Survival Gear Review: BirkSun Levels Solar Backpack

A get home bag (GHB) should be reliable, useful and comfortable.  You should be able to carry enough critical items to enable you to make it back home, where you can get to your longer term survival cache.  If it blends into the environment you operate in, even better. By Jim S, a reader of… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Guide 10 Adventure Kit

With known electrical grid issues and the possibility of being in a remote area without electricity, the sun seems to be logical solution when the outlet is no longer available.  Although we never like to rely on survival gear that requires electricity, it often times can prove to be very useful. By Josh, a contributing… Read More

Survival Gear Review: FLIR Scout PS series

Admittedly seeing thermal images in the stark of night is cool.  Even in a limited product test mode, my mind was going wild conjuring up the multiple uses for such a tool.  I was given the opportunity for a month to check out the FLIR Scout PS series handheld thermal imaging unit.  By Dr. John… Read More

10 Best Survival Movie Lessons

Here is a list of nine movies and one TV show that, in my humble opinion, are a good portrayal of what life could be like in the future in a  TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World as We Know it) situation.  From time to time the motion picture industry produces movies and TV shows… Read More

Dangers in the Cloud

For most Survivalists the possibility of an apocalypse is never beyond reason.  With so many threats to our way of life, Economic Collapse, Pandemic Virus, Computer Born Virus, Solar Flare, Chinese EMP weapon, Nuclear War,  TEOTWAWKI, etc.  You can add one more to the list, Cloud Computing. By GovernmentIT, a reader of SurvivalCache.com For most… Read More

The Survival Binder

"What is a Survival Binder?" you may ask.  The answer to that is quite simple, a survival binder is all the pieces of paper that make up your life and the lives of your family, along with other information that may prove useful in an emergency, together in an easily accessible place . By Josh… Read More

Death by GPS

Relying on electronics is a fool's game at best.  The new term is "Death by GPS" but you could expand that to any technology in your Bug Out Bag that you are relying on.  Remember, when it comes to gear "Two is One and One is None".  Having served in the Marine Corps I’ve seen… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Kindle e-Reader For Your Bug Out Bag

Relying on or using electronic tools in a survival situation is a serious debate among the survivalist and the emergency preparedness crowd.  Sometimes the usefulness of a tool might out weight risk of something going wrong with it, which is the case with the Kindle. The common themes you will hear from those individuals adamantly… Read More

Survival Kits, Snow Shelter, and EMP Protection

The Newsletter features links to articles I find throughout the week on other Survival sites that I want to share with our readers. This week we have understanding different types of survival kits, building an emergency snow shelter, and understanding the basics of a Faraday cage for EMP protection. 1. Last week there was a… Read More

Why you should pack a Survival Flash Drive

When we think of survival scenarios we don't often think of packing important documents: Drivers License, Handgun Carry Permit, Passport etc. However, I think this is a bad idea, and here's why you should pack a survival flash drive in your Bug Out Bag. First, the chances of you finding yourself in a regional survival… Read More