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  1. US Army Survival Book And Kit At Your Local Bookseller

    In this day and age, you hear all the time how essential it is to be prepared for the day when you will be met with worst case scenarios come to life. Radio, television, and print media frequently feature pieces on the lifestyles of preppers, educating and motivating some while scaring the bejesus out of others. For a long time, the idea of prepping was outlandish and even mocked, but that is changing at a rapid pace. Prepping is not only becoming more mainstream but is a movement gaining...
  2. Foods That Will Survive The Apocalypse

    The Mayans were wrong about the end of the world and the rapture did not happen, but that does not mean we are out of the woods yet. There are many ever-present threats still looming and a doomsday event could be nearer than we realize. Provided you are thoroughly stocked up on weaponry and survival tools, one question remains...what are you going to eat? MREs have been relied upon for years as a means to conveniently carry around a self-preparing meal. They are, of course, property of the...
  3. The Dakota Firepit: Concentrated And Efficient

    When I saw the first Hunger Games movie I was fascinated by the role campfires play in your success or demise in a survival situation. At the end of the movie one girl gets killed because the career tributes find her by the light of her night time fire. You also see the main character, Katniss Everdeen, quickly make a small daytime fire and extinguishing it quickly, using leaves to cover any tracks she might have left. It left me with one big question: Why didn't she build a concealed...
  4. Preparedness For Pets

    According to the 2013/2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, there are 83.3 million owned dogs in the United States and 95.6 million owned cats. That is 178.9 million animals that need shelter, food, and medicine. That number does not even include other varieties of animals, such as rodents, reptiles, birds, and livestock, all of which will have the same needs, some of them even more specialized. Responsible pet ownership is very important, and reaches far beyond feeding Fido and letting him...
  5. Utilizing the Marine Special Operations PT Guide

    No one knows preparedness like the Marines. They face things in combat that other mere mortals cannot imagine or comprehend. Because of this, they are the authority on preparedness for when (not if) the SHTF. There shared wisdom is available for download via their website, and you should consider printing yourself a copy of The Marine Special Operatons Training Guide for when (not if) the lights go out. Certain things are priceless in a survival situation, and this guide is very much one of...
  6. The Importance of a Tire Plugging Kit

    Flat tires happen, whether we like it or not, and regardless of how inconvenient it may be for us to deal with at any given time. If you are running late to work and have a flat, the tone for your day might be set in a category that can be best described as unpleasant in nature. If you are running for your life from a natural disaster or TEOTWAWKI, a flat tire can severely change, limit, or even end your life. The convenience of places such as Goodyear and Firestone will be unavailable...
  7. Potential for Government to use Drones to Carry Out Domestic Assassinations

    In 2011 the Joint Special Operations Command executed a planned assassination of United States citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. Born in New Mexico, al-Awlaki was an outspoken critic and US Government deemed enemy. In October of 2011, the US Governement carried out another drone attack that killed US citizen and 16 year old Son of al-Awlaki, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. Neither citizen had a trial nor was one deemed necessary with their declaration as enemy combatives of the United States. A new...
  8. TheAnt's BOB

    Food: 3+ days MRE Drink:Will be adding Katadyn Pocket First Aid: Simple bandages, wraps, creams. Tools: Knife, firestarters Maps and Travel Information: Will be adding Clothing: One change of clothes Communication: AM/FM Radio (3AA batteries), emergency signal light Lighting: Wind up flashlight Shelter: Four piece sleep system (including water resistant bivy) Thanks to Victor (Tony) at [URL]http://tonystactical.com[/URL] I got a new bug out bag and 4 piece sleep system (fancy talk for sleeping bag)....
  9. Just More Basics

    Food: Canned chicken and tuna, trail mix, jerky, and sugar stuff (newtons and wafers). Basically enough to get me three days and then some. Drink: 4L of water, plus my 1.5L water bottle on my belt. First Aid: Basic bandages, gauze, tape, a few OTC pain pills, BC Powder, the like. Tools: AK-47 Bayonet, 2 Ozark Trail Hunting Knives, Hobo Tool, Fishing Kit, fishing twine. Maps and Travel Information: Street Atlas of the Areas I\'m mostly in, including topos of the most likely places I\'ll be,...
  10. Wolfe1759's BOB

    Food: MREs x 3 days, CLIFF bars x 2 (in GHB); beef jerky (in GHB), Esbit pocket stove + fuel tabs, Crusader cup, canteen and stove, kettle, plates, folding frying pan, portable cooking grill, plates, cutlery, spices Drink:Emergency water rations x 12; 1 Katadyn MyBottle purifier bottle; 1 Pure Waterz filtering water bottle; 1 MSR Mini Works ceramic water filter; 1 water filtering straw + cartridge (in GHB); 2 x 1l Nalgene bottles; 1 x 1 qt. canteen; water treatment (aquatabs,iodine drops,...
  11. BunkerBob's BOB

    Food: MRE Drink: Water First Aid: Basic-Gas Masks-CBR Clothing-Extra CBR Filters Tools: Knife-Hatchet-Pocket Knife Maps and Travel Information: GPS/Printed local maps or Thomas guide Clothing: Pants-Shirt-Socks-Boots-Underwear-CBR Suit Communication: Ham 2m,70cm,6m Lighting: Headlamp-Flashlight-Batteries Shelter: Ponco-Plastic-Space Blanket
  12. Austin's Bug Out Bag

    Food: Hard Candy, small tins of potted meat Drink: Folgers Coffee Bags, water purification tablets First Aid: Small Johnson and Johnson kit Tools: Pry bar, leatherman, matches and lighter Maps and Travel Information: Map of the great State of Texas Clothing: Flannel shirt, change of drawers for everyone in the family, socks for everyone in the family Communication: On me at all times. Morse Code key Lighting: Maglite Shelter: Car I also carry more than one blanket and several emergency...
  13. A 14 Year Old's Get Home Bag

    Food: Cliff Bars, MRE, Drink: 32 oz Nalgene First Aid: Quick Clot, 2 Tourniquet, about 20 Bandaids, Israeli bandage, 4 Gauze Pads, Sanitary Gloves, Some kind of medical tape(10 yards) Tools: Strider DBL Fixed blade, Leatherman Maps and Travel Information: Compass, Garmin Foretrex GPS W/ extra batteries, Map Clothing: Extra socks, poncho, gortex Multicam shell, winter gloves/work gloves Communication: Cell phone Lighting: Surefire Defender w/ extra batteries, Surefire headlamp w/ extra...
  14. Don't Leave Home without it Bug out Bag

    Food: Usu a couple of granola bars and an Almond Joy Drink: canteen with canteen cup and stove First Aid: adhesive bandages, sinus pills, ibuprofen, allergy pills, triangular bandage Maps and Travel Information: compass Communication: pencil, notebook, whistle Lighting: LED flashlight Shelter: emergency blanket This is the bag I take to the woods or on trips anywhere farther than town. I\'m putting it up to be critiqued. If anyone has ideas of what else would be handy or maybe changed I\'d...
  15. The Lifeline Bug out Bag

    Food: Mre,Wise dehydrated foods,mylar packaged beef jerky,dry soups (Add water),heirloom seeds for planting Drink: 2L water bladder,water purification Tablets,activated carbon for water filtration,coffee,tea,sugar packs,koolaid First Aid: MaxiPads for any type of heavy bleeding,ointments,gauze,bandaids,alcohol pads,albuterol tubes & more Tool: hatchet,small axe,mini crobar,Knives w/spoon & fork mini crossbow,fire starters magnesium,whistle,mirror,emergency stoves Maps and Travel Information:...
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