Which Survival Water Filter Should I Use – The Sawyer Mini or the LifeStraw?

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In this post, I compare two of the more popular survival water filter options for your bugout, get home and other survival bags. Those two filters are the Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System and the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. These are the two water filters I have the most experience with and seem to be the most popular within the survival community. (more…)

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Winter Car Emergency Kit – Pick-Up Truck EDC – 2017/18

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Do you have your winter car emergency kit squared away? Part of survival might be just getting home from work or the grocery store. Or it might mean getting your car rolling from the side of the road, pulled from a ditch, or just getting your car with a dead battery started – without relying on a roadside assistance membership. Can we say self-reliance? That’s what this article and video are all about. I’m going to cover the basics that I have set-up for my winter car emergency kit. (more…)

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3V Gear Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack Review and Winter Gear Dump

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This post and video is my honest gear review on one of my first tactical backpacks – the Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack by 3V Gear. I took the pack out on a little weekend adventure and decided to record a quick gear review video for you while I was enjoying the trail.

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Survival Gear I Didn’t Need And Shouldn’t Have Bought – A Couple Of Real Examples

Reading Time: 7 minutesHow does posting survival gear I didn’t need and shouldn’t have bought help you? I’m hoping by posting a few of my mistakes, you might benefit by finding a more direct route to preparedness and self-sufficiency.

Jumping in blind and head first caused an expensive set-back on several levels. Sharing some of those setbacks every now and then just might help you. That is why I’m sharing the survival gear I didn’t need. (more…)

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Building Survival Kits Beyond The Altoid Tin

Reading Time: 6 minutesBuilding survival kits can be fun and they can save lives too. Or, they may fall short, right?

We cannot predict, with any degree of certainty, what types of emergencies and disasters we might have to deal with. What we can do, and should do, is be as prepared as we can.

Survival Kits Come in Every Size

I don’t know about your home, but here in the Hawkins’ residence, you can barely walk across the room without tripping over some type of survival gear. (more…)

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What’s In My Get Home / SHTF EDC Bag?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo you carry an EDC Bag? One thing that is in continuous change for every survivalist and prepper I know is our EDC (Every Day Carry). What we carry everyday changes with the seasons, our locations, our budget, our tasks at hand, and honestly, our moods. Hell, I’ll even admit mine can change drastically just by the latest toy, Umm, I mean gear I just bought. (more…)

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