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Survival Gear Review: MSR Whisperlite Stove

The MSR Whisperlite stove is one of my favorite stoves – especially in cold weather.  It's light weight and uses white gas stove fuel which you can get at any outdoor store or from Amazon.  The best part is that it is made in America.  The bottle you store the fuel in is pressurized by… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Fire Starters

All commercially available fire starters designed for survival will start fires provided that you have enough time and the conditions are right.  So with that premise in mind, we wanted to take a look at which one performed the best and would be the easiest to use in a pinch with different fuels. By Murphy… Read More

Going Off Grid – Part II

After we made the move to a more rural setting, my focus turned to our reliance on the grid and what that meant for our long term survival after some type of catastrophic event.  Just being away from people did not provide enough security, we needed to cut the cord. By Virginia Tom, a reader… Read More

Quick Tips for Dehydrating Food

Over the years I have tried dehydrating various foods.  I have done fruits, vegetables, meats and shrimp.  Some of the items I will continue to dehydrate and some I will write off as a learning experience.   By Dave H, a reader of SurvivalCache.com When thinking about dehydrating food for a survival situation, you most… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Richmoor Hash Browns O’Brien

On a cold spring day in Zion National Park, we woke during our practice bug out exercise with the need for some ‘hot’ food.  As the water was being boiled over the open fire and the hot chocolate found; Richmoor’s Hash Brown O’Brien was also grabbed. By the SurvivalCache.com team Instructions were easy, boil water. … Read More

Survival Eating: Part 2

We all bring skills, experience and education to the discussion, which is what makes our “neighborhood” so great.  These assets differ by person and age group, but that adds to the diversity needed for new ideas and creating a balanced outlook. By Regulator5, a SurvivalCache contributor Read Part 1: Survival Eating My prepping began as… 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 SurvivalCache.com In the comments of an earlier article we were… Read More

Book Review: LDS Preparedness Manual

Sometimes in life you get a pleasant surprise that makes you smile.  Then there are times when you are so surprised that you gasp with joy.  This was the case when I got the LDS Preparedness Manual and read it (Did we mention it is FREE). First of all let me start off by saying… Read More

The Survival Edibility Test (Before You Swallow)

Foraging on plants or wild fruits and berries in a survival situation is something that a lot of us have thought about but very few have researched and practiced.  Here is a guide for your survival salad bar. First a few warnings: 1. Avoid any mushrooms or fungi, unless you are extremely confident and have… Read More

7 Reasons MRE’s are Better than Backpacking Meals

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. Most Mountain House backpacking meals have 400-600 calories. All military MRE's… Read More

Back to Basics

Back To Basics- How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills is about just that, learning the skills that our forefathers used in their everyday life. Every independent minded American would enjoy this book. It includes everything from building log cabins to churning butter the old fashioned way. Guest Post by Josh from Surviving and… Read More