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The gear you collect can save your life. Knowing what to buy and what not to get is an important part of being a prepper. Our articles show you the best gear that’s really worth having. We show you some unique gear that you wouldn’t see elsewhere and show you how to use time tested tools with helpful pictures and videos.

The Fire Piston – Starting A Fire With Just Air

Fire Piston

Many outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with primitive fire starting techniques such as the bow drill, hand spindle, fire saw, flint and steel and burning lens. However most are completely unaware of the Fire Piston. A single push is all it takes to instantaneous ignite tinder, making all the popular primitive fire starting techniques look…well, primitive. The […]

Nerve Gas 101 – Everything You Need To Know About Nerve Gas

nerve gas

Nerve agents are weaponized chemicals engineered to interfere with the nervous system causing the death of the intoxicated individual. They are readily absorbed into the body by inhalation, ingestion, and/or dermal contact and exert their biological effects by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase (pronounced (ə-sēt’l-kō’lə-nĕs’tə-rās’, -rāz’)) enzymes. Nerve agents are the most toxic of all currently known chemical […]

Building A Better Mouse Trap For Survival

DIY Mouse Trap

Make this easy DIY mouse trap, learn how to use rat traps to catch just about anything (even birds!), and find out what baits are best for various animals. Editor’s Note: This post was featured by Bob Vila at! Mouse traps are one of the most overlooked but essential survival tools. Maybe it’s so overlooked because no one really […] © 2017