Selecting a Sleeping Bag

Selecting a Sleeping Bag

A sleeping bag is an important purchase since it can keep you warm in subzero temperatures and protect you from the elements. Weight, form, heat rating and reliability are all factors to consider when purchasing a bag. Understanding the basic features and getting a feel for how sleeping bag ratings work can help you select the right bag for your needs and keep you warm in the process. Sleeping Bag Temperature Rating The temperature rating determines the lowest temperature that… Read More »

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Titanium vs. Aluminum Cooksets

Titanium vs. Aluminum Cooksets

You have a few different options when choosing a cookset. Choices like cast iron are great for the homestead or camping with your vehicle nearby, but not practical when you’re moving on foot with a bug out bag. Many people choose aluminum cooksets because they are cheaper, but the reality is that titanium is a far better choice. You should understand why because aside from the many other benefits, titanium provides significant health advantages over aluminum. Durability Titanium is a far more durable… Read More »

October 17, 2014 by | 1 Comment

When Should I Go Into a Full Pandemic Lockdown Mode

When Should I Go Into a Full Pandemic Lockdown Mode

Some of the key questions facing concerned citizens revolve around the concepts of self quarantine and social distancing. When do you make the call to bug in or bug out? When do you stop going to work out of concern of being exposed to a virulent disease? When should I put my self and family into full pandemic lockdown mode?

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Build a 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fast

Build a 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fast

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you may be feeling on edge.  You may feel as though time is running out for you to get your preparedness supplies in order. You may be new to prepping, and feeling like there’s too much to accomplish.  The stress in our country is at peak levels, as we watch the bumbling efforts of officials to contain the spread of Ebola, as the war drums beat louder, as riots break out again… Read More »

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Survival Resources You Can Find in Your Vehicle

Survival Resources You Can Find in Your Vehicle

Given the amount of time we spend in our vehicles each day, it’s inevitable that we will find ourselves stranded in one at some point. For preppers, this isn’t usually a big deal. Most of us have a bug out bag in the trunk and a have practiced survival skills in various environments. On the other hand, some may not have a bug out bag or may be traveling in a less prepared friend’s vehicle, and even in our own vehicle,… Read More »

October 10, 2014 by | 2 Comments

How to be a Prepper…But Not One of Those Crazy Ones

How to be a Prepper…But Not One of Those Crazy Ones

Did you ever think about dipping your big toe into the waters of “prepping” but it just all sounded so “out there” that you weren’t quite sure it was something you wanted to be involved in? Then this is the guide for you.

October 10, 2014 by | 1 Comment