I do a lot of hiking in the back-country of Colorado and come across a lot of small streams and lakes. I always thought it would be great to have a small, lightweight rod and reel to fish for trout while I’m exploring. My wait is over.
Since 1959, the US Air Force has been using the AR-7 as a survival rifle for pilots. We loved the idea behind the AR-7 so we decided to put it through the paces at SurvivalCache to see if it would live up to the term “Survival Rifle”…and it did.
In any type of disaster situation, there is a chance that you will be forced to bug out. If you end up bugging out, you will want to take as much food and supplies as your car or truck will carry. An option for improving your carrying capacity is the Rooftop Cargo Box.
From time to time we get an update to an original article here at SurvivalCache that we want to share with our readers. “30 Uses for a Bandanna” has been a very popular post and one of our readers has written a great update.
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”.
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.
There is a common misconception among people who have never eaten MRE’s that they are the same as backpacking meals. (I’ll even admit to being this naive in the past) They are both lightweight meals on the go; that’s about where the similarities end.
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.
To close out the epic Survival Shotgun series Mr. Smashy was gracious enough to give us a full rundown of his personal survival shotgun, complete with lots of pictures, gear recommendations, load ideas, and training tips. Feel free to be jealous.
Although the shotgun does a great job on it’s own, there are some accessories that will greatly improve your capability. People like to load up their guns with a lot of accessories that add weight but not much functionality. Here are 4 accessories you actually need: