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Survival Gear Review: Trucker’s Friend

It’s curious a specialty tool like this would be called the Trucker’s Friend.   For certain it is a tool a trucker would want to have in their tool box, but its usefulness goes way beyond that limited functional area.  I would say this tool is by all regards a prepper’s friend as well.

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Survival Gear Review: Spyderco Bushcraft Knife

A dog is a man’s best friend, and his knife is a close second.  With that said, I am often surprised when price is used as the limiting criteria of a new blade. What would you think if someone called a breeder and said what’s the best dog I can get for under $30?

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10 Non-Power Tools You Need for Survival

I knew we were in trouble the moment I saw the Black and Decker battery-powered adjustable wrench.  I’d encountered screwdrivers with dead batteries, saws without extension cords, and drills with easily over-heated motors, but an electric wrench?

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Survival Gear Review: Gerber Parang Machete

By definition the parang knife or more aptly described machete is by origin of Malay design.  Malaysia of course is dense with thick jungle terrain which by necessity demanded the creation of a handheld cutting implement for indigents to literally slice their way through the maze of tropical growth.

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Survival Gear Review: The Parry Blade

In the Mid 1990′s, Mel Perry, a Warrant Officer QGM, and a veteran of the well known 22nd Special Air Service Regiment (British SAS) saw the requirement for a new generation of of professional blades that could replace the legacy of survival tools that had been standard equipment for decades. 

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5 Types of Machetes and How to Use Them

The machete is an extremely effective survival tool. It combines the chopping power of the hatchet with the finesse of the knife. There are many different styles of machetes designed for different tasks. Here are some of the basic types and their uses:

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Survival Choppers – Understanding Axe Types

As far as blades go in your survival gear there are three basic functions covered by a variety of tools. The first, is to puncture, slice, and cut, the second is to saw, and now we’ll cover the third in a brief outline of the best choices for survival chopping. When you have to drop [...]

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Choosing the Best Survival Chainsaw

Choosing wood cutting tools for your survival gear can be complicated because of weight. Axes, hatchets, and saws can be heavy and cumbersome. A much lighter option is a flexible saw. A flexible saw, or survival chainsaw, is a chainsaw-type blade strung between two handles.  They all weigh in at 5 or 6 o.z. At [...]