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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: 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 SurvivalCache.com 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

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

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

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. A Bivvy Sack (or Bivouac Sack, Bivy Sack, or Bivi) is usually a slip on cover for… Read More

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… Read More