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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