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How To Prepare For Hurricane Matthew

After rampaging through the Caribbean, Hurricane Matthew will make landfall in the US later this week. It is uncertain how destructive Matthew's impact will be in the United States. Here's what we do know: Matthew constitutes at least a Category 3 Hurricane and officials are taking the storm's arrival very seriously. Governors in Florida, South Carolina, and… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Barricade Fire Blocking Gel

Looked at the news lately?  Hot, dry and windy.  Fire season is upon us again.  It is starting to really dry out up here in the high country of Rocky Mountains where wildfires are our biggest nemesis.  My paranoia level is around a 5 on a scale of 10.  Statistically the chances of your house… Read More

4 Step Household Evacuation Plan

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about fleeing a natural disaster?  The answer should be, panic.  Just imagine you turn on the news to see a wildfire barrelling down on your locale.  It could be a tornado, floods, hordes of the undead.  Even if it is a slow moving… Read More

Easy Survival Tarp Shelter

There are a thousand ways you can make a shelter out of tarp.  It's a great piece of knowledge to have, so I'm going to show you an easy system I came up with.  The first thing you need is a tarp.  The bigger the tarp the larger your shelter will be, so keep that… Read More

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… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Tuf-Cloth and Tuf-Glide

As a daily knife user and avid shooter, I’ve been looking for a product that would clean, lubricate, and protect my tools, with a special interest in my EDC knives.  My EDC knife faces a lot of dirt, grime, dust, and lint. By Mr. Smashy, a contributing author of Both my wife’s and my… Read More

Lessons From Japan

As Neil DeGrasse Tyson, PhD, points out in his many videos, the earth is NOT your friend.  Dropped down naked in almost any spot on earth you will survive less than 48 hours.  Accept that as a fact and then proceed to make sure you are never without the tools needed to survive. By Captain… Read More

Weather Preparedness Part 2: Low-Tech Survival

Part 2 of our weather survival series explores several techniques you can use to detect severe weather without power or technology, increasing your preparation time and chances of survival long before the threat is imminent. If you missed it be sure to read Weather Preparedness Part 1: The Top 4 Killers where we covered the… 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