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Survival Gear Review: Personal Solar Light (PSL)

There is a reason that the term “Going Dark” contains ominous overtones no matter how it's applied. But the worst is when it is literal. A majority of the human brain is dedicated to the eyes and the hands with the remaining tiny portion covering all the rest of the senses and those functions necessary… Read More

Survival Shoes: Lace Up or Slip On

We know what you’re thinking.  What a silly question.  Anyway what possible difference does it make in the long run?   Well, go to your closet right now and ask yourself then, why exactly do you have so many different kinds of shoes and boots?  Ha, caught you. By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog & Survival… Read More

The Survivalist’s Guide to Occupying Your Time

Time can be your greatest friend or your biggest enemy in a survival situation. Consider the phenomenon of cabin fever, which turns people in close proximity against each other, or having to pass time as a group through the night; how about when you have no choice but to wait for rescue? Here are a… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Benjamin Trail NP2 Air Rifle

I peered through the ocular lens of the scope, reached up with my trigger hand, and cranked the magnification dial up to 9x. I needed precision for this shot; my quarry wasn’t going to let me get a second chance if I missed. Fifty yards away, the beady-eyed, fanged animal peered back through the cross-hairs… Read More

Survival Gear Review: AquaPodKit Emergency Bath Tub Water Storage

The AquaPodKit Emergency Bath Tub Water Storage Kit starts off with the words that I like to hear most... Made in the USA.  And if you are a regular reader of either of our survival blogs (SHTFBlog or Survival Cache) then you know that storing water for an emergency is a basic principal of modern… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Best Glide Survival Fishing Kit

It better be an emergency if you use this thing, because this is not your Daddy's tackle box.  All 3 versions of the Best Glide Survival Fishing Kits (Standard, Basic, Compact) are pretty sparse but that is why they are called emergency fishing kits.  If you are building your own Bug Out Bag, I think… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Therm-a-rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot

Does you bug out plan include a truck, car or ATV?  If so, you may want to take a peek at the Therm-a-rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot, which is made in the USA.  What we liked about this cot vs. other cots on the market is the low profile that keeps you off the ground but… Read More

Prepper Guns on a Budget

If you were charged with putting together a basic 3-gun set of weapons for prepping and survival use, how much money would you need to spend to get the job done.  If you are new to this game, then this may be a perplexing question.  It is one I highly recommend for some judicious research… Read More

10 Bug Out Bag Essentials

Call this back to basics, or getting started from the get-go, but there are as many varieties of opinions on bug out bag contents as cats have lives.  And then some.  Then there are the definitions of exactly what constitutes a bug out bag, but no two preppers or survivalists bags are the same much… Read More

21 Survival Uses For Paracord

Paracord used to be used as the suspension lines for parachutes. After landing on the ground soldiers would cut the cord from their chutes because they found a multitude of uses for the light weight, durable cordage. Today, paracord has become incredibly popular not only with the military but with the civilian sector as well… Read More