May 12, 2018

A basic survival kit that includes fire, water, shelter, tools and a few extras to aid in preparedness for backcountry adventures.

March 14, 2018

The February BattlBox is a small but robust medic kit that can be kept close at hand in order to assist with saving lives in a mass casualty scene.

February 4, 2018

A just-the-essentials minimal survival kit based on Pinch Provisions' Minimergency Kit, this is an easy-carry DIY preparedness option.

January 11, 2018

The BattlBox Mission 35 January 2018 edition is all about surviving and thriving in a jungle environment, also useful in the back country anywhere!

November 5, 2017

Being prepared could quite literally save your life at some point, so why would you not put in a little bit of effort to the cause? Preparedness prevents paranoia and, in my experience, can ease a lot of the worry about all the “what if’s” in the world. The good news i...

October 15, 2017

You can still be prepared if you aren’t a “prepper.” I’ve posted before about having a go bag, and also a scaled-down survival pack to store in your vehicle in case of emergency. But the average person isn’t going to invest that much time and money into something that...

January 22, 2017

Survival and preparedness videos and articles frequently refer to “EDC.” I didn’t know what EDC was, so I did some research and here’s my first attempt at a collection of the essentials for everyday carry.

Everyday carry (EDC) items are the things you carry with you eve...

January 14, 2017

This month’s BattlBox is all about blade care and maintenance because a dull knife is no good in the woods! Did you know there’s actually a proper way to sharpen a knife? Well, this month’s DVD tutorial tells exactly how to do just that, and the Pro+ box comes with, of...

January 7, 2017

In the last post on winter wheeling rules recovery gear was briefly mentioned, and in an older article I included vehicle recovery items in my list of survival gear that I carry in my rig. But, I’ve added a couple things since then and I thought it would be handy...

December 28, 2016

This post was authored by Jason of JK cOlllllllOrado, reprinted with permission. Safety is the number one priority when off-roading any time of the year, but especially during the winter season. These rules are a great reminder for experienced wheelers and a must-read...

December 20, 2016

I was impressed with the items in this month’s Battlbox, all of which are useful for backwoods survival. Bushcrafting by definition is primitive survival with minimal tools. This is not the way most of us live today, but some people still bushcraft as a hobby to “get a...

December 10, 2016

When it comes to preparedness for disaster or just for the curve balls everyday life throws at us, there’s no substitute for knowledge. One of the ways I learn is to read preparedness and survival books, written by experts in the field who’ve “been there.” I believe th...

November 9, 2016

"Not All Who Wander Are Lost..." - Battlbox Survival & Tactical Gear

Recently we discovered Battlbox, which provides survivalists and outdoor enthusiasts with a monthly box o' goodies at various subscription levels. Awesome and amazing!! So, I ordered a subscription for...

May 4, 2016

The first time we camped in the mountains of Colorado we brought several lighters with us, just in case one was bad. Well, guess what? None of them worked! Thankfully our friends had matches and we were able to use those, but it was a good lesson in having several fire...

April 11, 2016

The benefit of a compact fishing kit is that it holds a few basic supplies to procure a fresh meal (if near water) while being highly packable. I readily admit that if I were stranded somewhere with my only food source being fish, I’d probably starve to death! My fishi...

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