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Camping Equipment Then and Now (Infographic)

Camping Equipment Then and Now (Infographic)

I found this infographic recently on Survival-spot.com and it definitely really struck my interest. While I sure love my modern luxuries, I tend to think of most older products as superior. And when it comes to camping and survival gear, while some tools and resources have certainly evolved, I also felt myself wishing I had some of this old gear. I think what was particularly striking to me about this infographic though was how the older gear was not only manufactured using stronger materials in some cases, but, particularly in the case of the map vs. GPS, the older gear […]

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The Right Way to Use a Mylar Blanket

The Right Way to Use a Mylar Blanket

A mylar blanket emergency blanket is a very common item to throw in a bug out bag or emergency kit. It can be a very handy item, but it’s not necessarily supposed to be used the same way you would any other blanket. There are a couple of things you should know about mylar before depending on it as your wilderness survival or post-disaster blanket. Mylar was designed to be used in emergencies, and you’ll often see people wrapped in mylar blankets they’ve been handed by emergency personnel after a traumatic accident or event. Mylar blankets are very handy, for […]

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Best Types of Camouflage for Survival

Best Types of Camouflage for Survival

Whether for stealth during hunting or for evasion, camouflage is a survival necessity.  Both hunters and military units have developed various forms of camouflage over the years.  Each form has its use, its benefits, and its limitations.  For this reason, it’s important to consider what situations and environments you will be needing your camouflage for to determine which camouflage is best for you.  Here are a few types of camouflage and their strengths and weaknesses.   Woodland BDU BDU stands for “battle dress uniform”, woodland is pretty self-explanatory.  Woodland BDU’s are great for concealment in green wooded areas like forest […]

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3 Pieces of Survival Gear You Will Never Use

3 Pieces of Survival Gear You Will Never Use

When you start gathering supplies for your survival you will probably start as most do with the basics.  You probably already have a supply of non-perishable food, bottled water, and tools like knives and fire starting supplies.  But where do you stop?  These days there is a real market for survival supplies, and supply has definitely risen to meet the demand, and maybe a little beyond it.  As practical as the concept of preparing for survival is, not every piece of gear to do so is equally as practical.  These are just a few of the items on the market […]

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