The Best Survival Water Filter – And How to Make the Right Choice

When it comes to backcountry survival and bug out bags, one of the most confusing things is choosing a survival water filter. Read our in-depth guide to help you make the right choice.

Shopping List: 2 Week Emergency Food Supply for $77

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FEMA and the Red Cross used to recommend stockpiling 72 hours’ worth of emergency food and supplies.  They’ve since updated their recommendation to two weeks’ worth of supplies. A lot of people (myself included) think this recommendation is still too low. Natural disasters can wipe out infrastructure for weeks if not months. Even if emergency … Read more

How to Make a Char Cloth: Instructions Plus Troubleshooting

how to make a char cloth

Any outdoors person knows the value of good tinder. Even with matches or a lighter, you won’t’ get a fire going without dry, combustible tinder.  Arguably, the very best tinder for firestarting is a char cloth. Making a char cloth is fairly simple, but some issues can arise. We’ll talk about how to make a … Read more

How To Find Water in Wilderness Survival Situations

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If I ever get lost or have to Bug Out in the wilderness, I hope that it will be near a stream, lake or other water source. Since I know how to purify water and also have a camping filter (the Sawyer mini) in my survival bag, I’d be fine. But what if you were … Read more

Long Term Emergency Water Storage – How Much Water Do You Need to Stockpile?

how much water to stockpile

One of the most frequently asked questions about long term water storage is how much do you need to stockpile.  I love that you can find exact numbers in gallons recommended all over the web. As if we all have the same water needs! A lot of people don’t realize how susceptible our water supply … Read more