Weather Protection

SHTF Hammock

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.

Tuf-Cloth Tuf-Glide Review

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.

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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.

Weather Preparedness and Survival

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.

Weather Survival

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:

Dual Survival - The Cody Lundin Emergency Blanket Heat Shelter

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 [...]

Survival Base Camp Types

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.

Survival Debate Tent Tarp

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?

MRe

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.

Bivvy Sack

Bivvy Sack: It’s that much better than an Emergency Blanket

Just about every outdoor pack has an Emergency Blanket or two.  Mostly because they are small, cheap, and light.  But are they really that useful? Here’s why I think you should go for an Emergency Bivvy Sack instead. The Bivvy Sack A Bivvy Sack (or Bivouac Sack, Bivy Sack, or Bivi) is usually a slip [...]

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Do you have seasonal clothes in your Bug Out Bag?

A few weeks ago friend and I went on a midnight food run to the 24 hour cafe as guys who have had a few beers like to do (don’t worry, We had a DD). On the way there I was freezing. I had a big coat on but otherwise only a t-shirt. We passed [...]