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Survival Gear Review: Epic Ultimate Travel Bottle

While everybody else is storing gold and silver, I am finding the best ways to invest in what I believe is going to be the currency of the future: clean water.  I highly recommend assessing your own situation and finding ways to store and purify as much water as you can. For home situations, purifying… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Kelly Kettle Ultimate Camp Kit

The Kelly Kettle was developed by the Kelly family in Ireland and has been in use for over one hundred years. The kettle has a simple yet very effective design for boiling water.  The body of the kettle is a doubled wall construction with a hollow core.  When the kettle is placed over the hobo… Read More

Survival Gear Review: DayOne Waterbag

Those in survival circles tend to hang out around the smaller end of the water purification spectrum.  Tools like the Lifestraw and Sawyer filter are must-haves in your kit whether to get home or bug out. But what is on the other end of the drinkable water rainbow?  Turns out there is a 10-liter water… Read More

Wilderness Survival: Part 2 – Desert

Having just returned home from teaching a survival course in the deserts of Nevada, and given the parts of the U.S. currently stricken with drought, it felt appropriate to put together a piece addressing survival in one of the most unique types of ecosystems in existence: the desert.  The desert is amongst the most daunting… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Sawyer Squeeze Mini Water Filter

In any survival situation, from urban to wilderness, there are few resources as valuable as potable water.  As a survivalist, I put big emphasis on the value of knowing every possible method of obtaining and purifying water should one be caught without equipment.  All the same, a good filter is an essential addition to any… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Helio Pressure Shower

If you are like me, the biggest luxury you will miss when the SHTF is a nice hot shower, that and a toilet that flushes.  I do a fair amount of backwoods camping and fishing in the Rocky Mountains, so going without a shower is something that I do often without complaint.  But when I… Read More

Survival Debate: Bug In Food Options

What food options should survivalists stock up on in a Bug In scenario?  The options seem endless, some easy to pick, others more complicated or requiring more detailed support to work.  It’s a good healthy debate for us.  Tell us what you think or what you’re doing.  I have to admit of all the things… Read More

DIY: Making An Activated Charcoal Filter

We've had a lot of rain up here lately.  A LOT of rain.  I was out puttering around the yard this week and I noticed the rain water slowly dripping through my raised fire pit and the wood coals it was full of.  Drip drip drip...... into a puddle below.   By Calamity Jane, a… Read More

Expedient Family Survival Water Filter

The ability to purify water in an emergency situation is not a "nice thing to have", it is an essential part of your preparedness plan.  Whether you are planning to bug in or bug out, safe drinking water is the foundation for survival. By Dave H, a reader of SurvivalCache.com In my never ending quest… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Aquamira Frontier Pro

How long have you been looking for a portable water filtration system, but have not been able to justify the expense and weight of a full size filter for your Go-Bag?   We found a solution, the Aquamira Frontier Pro Water Filter.   By Josh (The Survival Kid), a contributing author of SurvivalCache.com Compact Size: Fits… Read More

Survival Gear Review: MSR HyperFlow Microfilter

When I first saw this water filter by MSR it really caught my eye.  At just 7.4 oz and a filtration rate of 3 liters per minute, this filter was perfect for ultra-lite backpacking or an emergency bug out situation.  Made in the USA and coming from a reputable company like Mountain Safety Research, this… Read More

Water Purification and Survival: Part 2

Choosing a good water source or having a water purification system before you drink "Unknown Water" could mean the difference between life and death.  We cannot stress enough how important it is to take the time and use the proper methods and tools to make sure your drinking is safe.   This article is part… Read More

Water Purification and Survival: Part 1

Nothing is more important to survival than a good water supply.  Our body is made up of about 60-80% water and cannot maintain its efficiency without a minimum of its daily water requirements.  The amount of water will vary depending on the climate and the amount of physical exertion. In a moderate climate with low… Read More

How Can Bottled Water Improve Your Bug Out Bag?

Everybody knows that you need a water supply in your Bug Out Bag, or any other preps for that matter. Bottled water comes in cheap plastic bottles that are obviously not ideal for long term use. So how can bottled water improve your Bug Out Bag? If you are like me once you have packed… Read More

The Survival Food Pyramid

From personal experience I know, when you first get into surviving/prepping the information thrown at you can be overwhelming. The Survival Food Pyramid will get you started stocking food in a logical, simple, and economical way. Everyone who has a basement full of canned goods and a survival garden started somewhere.  We will help get… Read More

The Platypus Collapsible Water Bottle

Clean water storage containers are going to be in serious demand if the SHTF, both by you and all of the sheeple too. You really can't have enough, but at the same time you don't want to waste room in your gear bag on more water bottles when you've already filled as many as you… Read More

How can the ShamWOW help you Survive?

You've all seen the commercials with the annoying little Billy Mays wannabe guy who shows you how to soak up an entire bathtub full of water with that little chamois, but have you ever thought of using those super absorbent towels in your survival gear? Maybe you should. I've used a synthetic chamois as a… Read More

The Easiest 100 Gallons of Emergency Water Storage

In the movie of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, right after the nuclear explosion (or whatever it was) Viggo Mortenson runs to the bath tub and fills it up. He knows that the public water system will be down soon and an extra bathtub full of water is incredibly important. That's a great idea and something… Read More

The Top 100 Items to Disappear First

You could also call this "The Top 100 Things You should start stocking up on." Even if you don't need more than 2 (you should always have 2 of everything) each item on this list will be great for bartering. This list was discussed and chosen by the members of SurvivalCache.com Forums.  No Particular Order… Read More

7 Great Uses for a Backpacking Bucket

A backpacking bucket can be an extremely versatile addition to your water system in an outdoor survival scenario. Many people might think that a collapsible bucket is an extra nicety and not worth the weight, but for a few ounces folded up to the size of a deck of cards you add a lot of… Read More

Use Coffee Filters to extend the life of your Water Filtration System

Water Filtration Systems have a set lifespan. After a while the filters just get worn out. You can use coffee filters to extend the life of your water filter. Zack and I did a quick demonstration of this system in Mason jars to show how effective it can be. (Click for larger pictures) Pre-filtering water… Read More