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How to Choose the Right Hiking Boots

How to Choose the Right Hiking Boots

Every avid hiker or outdoorsman knows the value of a quality pair of hiking boots. A bad pair can ruin a camping trip or even cause an injury, so you need to be sure you get the right boots for your needs.   First, consider how they’ll be used. The most common hiking injuries are twisted ankles and stubbed toes. The rougher the terrain, the more ankle support you’ll need to keep yourself safe. Will you be walking well-kept, manicured pathways? A low/mid-cut leather boot will be comfortable. If you prefer more rugged trails for hiking and backpacking, ankle-high boots […]

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Gear for a Stealth Bug Out   

Gear for a Stealth Bug Out  

  One major principle in selecting survival gear is versatility, you want gear that can do more than one job and is suitable for more than one situation.  However; there are times when gear that would normally be on the top of anyone’s list is not going to suit your purposes.  One of these cases is when stealth is your primary concern.  Here are some pieces of gear that you should consider substituting in your bag if stealth is necessary to your survival.   Folding Saw There are few tools more quintessential to the woodsman than an ax, but if […]

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Why You Should Always Have a Needle and Thread in Your Survival Kit

Why You Should Always Have a Needle and Thread in Your Survival Kit

  Generally when one thinks about items to include in a survival kit a knife, fire rod, iodine tablets, and things like that come to mind.  But not all items that are valuable for survival are the ones that first come to mind or usually make the list for camping.  One such item is a needle and thread or a pocket sewing kit.  Here are a few reasons why you should make what little room is required to add this to your survival kit.   Gear Repair It may seem like a minor thing to you now, when you have […]

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Top 10 Doomsday Survival Considerations

Top 10 Doomsday Survival Considerations

I really liked this top 10 list I came across about the top survival considerations. It is a concise list that focuses on the key elements of being prepared… A mantra in the prepping community on survival is the rule of three: you can survive three minutes without air, three days without water, and three weeks without food. Those are the top three considerations for survival; however, to expand this concept we can illustrate the rule of ten (the top ten considerations for surviving doomdsay). Rule of Ten: Top Ten Considerations for Surviving Doomsday The list of ten areas to […]

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Double Duty Bug Out Gear

Double Duty Bug Out Gear

When building your Bug Out Bag, one of the biggest concerns is weight. In addition to reducing weight by removing items or choosing lighter versions of items, one of the best things that you can possibly do for your survival is to choose bug out gear that performs two, three, or more duties. Any time you can choose a tool with multiple uses, over a variety of tools that each perform only one duty, you are saving yourself space, weight, and probably money. Small personal tools are often the best place to start looking for double-duty replacements. Get rid of […]

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