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Survival Gear Review: Hennessy Hammock Expedition

Staying off the ground is not just an important part of back country camping, it can also be a matter of life or death if you are outside the sphere of assistance or in a survival situation.  The ground can literally suck the heat from your body.  Enter, the hammock. By Murphy, a contributing author of SurvivalCache.com… Read More

Survival Gear Review: MSR Backyard Barn

In the event that you and your family have to leave your primary domicile on short notice, we continue to look for the ideal bug out shelter.  We recently looked at the large family shelter by Mountain Safety Research (MSR) called the Backyard Barn.  A tent that lives up to it's name. By the SurvivalCache.com… Read More

Private Property: Control and Patrol

Private lands left uncontrolled and not patrolled will soon fall victim to trespassers, poachers, thieves, and no goods.  Every year landowners, hunters, and others roll into their recreational camps, retreats or Bug Out locations only to find evidence of vandalism, theft, and outright meanness.   By Dr. John J. Woods a contributing author of SurvivalCache.com… Read More

Weather Preparedness Part 1: The Top 4 Killers

Tornadoes and Hurricanes do incredible damage and usually get a lot of attention in the mainstream media but despite their dramatic appearance, they are not the most lethal weapons in Mother Nature’s arsenal. Know the top 4 weather killers: Guest article by Rory Groves, a weather preparedness expert and developer of Weather Defender, desktop weather… Read More

A Reason to Actually Use Emergency Blankets

If you read my review of the AMK Emergency Bivvy Sack you know I'm not a big fan of Mylar Emergency Blankets but the AMK Emergency Bivvy is awesome. Sure they're cheap, small, and light but they are also just a square and not conducive to wrapping up or shelter building. Now I've found a… Read More

4 Types of Base Camps and When to Use Them

Choosing the type of base camp you need is dependent on your gear and the current situation. Here are four types of survival base camps I have open to myself that range from overnight emergency cache to permanent defensible shelter. Article by Survival Cache contributing author Chuck This style base camp is better for groups… Read More

The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure

Would you know what to do if you met a bear in the woods? How exactly do you light a fire in the rain? What should you do if stranded in shark infested waters? Get the answers to these and many more questions in this no nonsense guide to survival training. This book review by… Read More

Survival Debate: Tent or Tarp

This week on survival debate we'll discuss the advantages of carrying a tent or a tarp in your survival gear or Bug Out Bag. Do you prefer the comfort of a tent and live with the weight, or do you save room in your bag and go light with a tarp? Pro: Better Weather Protection… 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

Survival Kits, Snow Shelter, and EMP Protection

The Newsletter features links to articles I find throughout the week on other Survival sites that I want to share with our readers. This week we have understanding different types of survival kits, building an emergency snow shelter, and understanding the basics of a Faraday cage for EMP protection. 1. Last week there was a… Read More

Getting Started, MRE’s, and Igloos

The SurvivalCache newsletter features links to articles I find throughout the week on other Survivalist's Blogs that I want to share with our readers. This week we have getting started tips for new survivalists, everything you ever wanted to know about MRE's, and how to build an igloo.   1. Erich over at TacticalIntelligence.net put… Read More