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Top 10 Knife Blade Designs for Survivalists and Preppers

Expected and unexpected survival situations may have you searching for a fine point or stabbing tool. As a prepper, you know the importance of a fixed or folding blade knife; but do you know the various blade designs and how they impact that knife’s performance? Not all blades can cut ropes or skin an animal, […]

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9 Ways to Keep Your Food Fresh Without Electricity

​Living off the grid is more than just distancing yourself from humankind. It sometimes means disengaging from the wires and surviving without electricity. Though the modern convention of electricity is great, there may come a time when you have no electricity for days, weeks, or even months. Do you know how to keep your foot stored […]

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Sword vs. Machete: What Is The Difference?

In adventure films, you rarely ever see the hero lost in the wilderness hacking and slashing at underbrush with a samurai sword. Rather, they usually have a machete in hand. But aside from cutting down shrubbery, is there really a difference between the two blades? The answer: Yes. Machetes and swords have many dissimilarities in […]

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Survivalist Training: How to Make Char Cloth

​Our ancestors were on to something. Out in the wilderness, with the darkness closing in, fire is the one thing that can save your life. But making fire does not have to mean spending hours rubbing sticks together—not when you have modern innovations and science on your side. If you want to be able to […]

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The Difference Between Bear and Pepper Sprays

​Out in the wilderness, you might find yourself cornered by an angry and hungry mother bear. Human-bear conflicts are potentially life-threatening, especially if you cannot deter the bear with the typical “play dead” scenario. Recently, there has been a debate about which is more effective: traditional pepper spray or bear spray? While both sprays have […]

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27 Wildness Survival Tips and Tricks to Get Through Anything

Imagine a scenario where surviving in extreme conditions, like an avalanche, plane crash, or capsized raft is your only option until rescue comes. You have minimal tools, and you do not know exactly when help will arrive. Disaster strikes when we least expect it, so everyone should know basic survival tips and tricks. Whether you […]

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How to Survive a Deadly Snake Bite

There is nothing worse than you being outside in nature and noticing that one of your friends was bitten by a snake. There are some things you can do to prevent this from happening. Snakes like areas that provide shade, so avoid flipping over rocks, logs etc., also watch every step when walking through the bush. […]

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Best Military Backpack for Hiking – Guide & Reviews

Best Military Backpack for Hiking – Guide & ReviewsWhen you’re out hiking, you need a backpack that can handle anything that comes your way. Whether you’re hiking in the mountains or the rain forest, you need a backpack that will hold up in the elements. Military backpacks provide durability and strength, while giving you plenty of […]

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Best Tactical Duffle Bag – Guide & Reviews

If you are really into traveling or appreciating the great outdoors, chances are that you need a spacious and durable bag to in which to carry around your clothes and gear.  Whether you are into hiking, backpacking, long vacations, weekend getaways or active excursions, having a great travel bag is essential for transporting your clothes […]

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Best Tactical Laptop Backpack – Guide & Reviews

While there are hundreds of tactical backpacks and even more laptop bags on the market, it’s hard to find the perfect combination for both. You may be a hiker that blogs about nature. You could spend a lot of time on the road and work from your computer. Or you may just want to look awesome […]

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