5 Reasons To Load Up On Olive Oil Now
Survival Life » Survival Gear
by Alec Deacon
3M ago
Most preppers don`t even consider stocking olive oil, because it goes bad faster than other alternatives. Indeed, an unopened bottle of olive oil can last up to four years, while an opened bottle may start getting rancid after only 90 days. However, olive oil has a LOT more purposes than cooking, that most people have no idea about.  I`m going to show you five ways you can use olive oil as a prepper, whether it`s around the household or when you bug out. Hopefully, you`ll see why olive oil is a great multi-purpose item that can save you a lot of money (and space) if used properly.   ..read more
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10 Critical Points You Need To Know About Building Any Natural Shelter
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by J.J. Johnson
3M ago
People underestimate just how quickly a bright, sunny day can turn into a dangerous situation. That short hike through the woods could turn into a life threatening situation in a matter of minutes. Did you know that temperatures as low as only forty degrees  can lead to hypothermia when high wind and rain are factored in)? In a survival situation, having the proper shelter can mean the difference between life and death. We must evaluate how soon you want to build your shelter.  The rule of three states that without shelter, you can be dead in as little as 3 hours. If we are dealing w ..read more
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CRKT Guppie: Big Catch or Fish Out Of Water?
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by 'Above Average' Joe
3M ago
A little while ago, I did a review on a little pocket tool called the Gerber Shardand was left a bit unsatisfied with it. Read the original article CRKT Guppie Apparently, someone was listening to me and reading the comments left on Survival Life.  On Christmas morning I opened a small white box that contained a neat-looking little tool, the CRKT Guppie. I had seen the Guppie a few times but after my experience with the Shard, I was a little hesitant to make another purchase on a useless tool. I have been carrying the Guppie, off and on for the last few weeks to try it out ..read more
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Stocking Stuffers for the Preppers in Your Life
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by Survival Life Contributor
3M ago
The time has come once again to begin shopping for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Do you have a prepper in your life who is always looking for the latest survival gear? Or maybe someone who is new to the whole survivalist thing and needs a couple of essential items to get started? We all know Christmas shopping can be stressful, especially when dealing with crowds at the mall or in big department stores. I’ve heard so many stories about fights breaking out and people getting trampled for Black Friday deals that it makes me want to skip the whole thing altogether. Shoppin ..read more
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Amazon Kindle: My thoughts after a year
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by 'Above Average' Joe
9M ago
I have had my Kindle Fire for a little over a year and I felt that enough time had passed that a review was in order. Amazon Kindle Review From the standpoint of an average reader, I'd have to say that the Kindle more than serves its purpose. From the standpoint of a tech geek, the Kindle Fire is a little slow when compared to a powerhouse like the iPad. When it comes to Survival, the Kindle has some major ups and downs. The good: Instant access to over 1 million books, and that number is continually growing. 100's of books are available for free every day, and many sites are available that ha ..read more
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SOG Force Fixed Blade Knife Review
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by John Hertig
10M ago
Considering a SOG Force fixed blade knife? Want to know more about it before you buy? Check out our review below. Product Review – SOG Force Fixed Blade Knife A knife is one of the more important pieces of equipment you can have with you in a survival situation. As such, a good, survival-appropriate, fixed-blade knife is your best choice for inclusion in a survival kit or BOB (Bug Out Bag) or equivalent, and/or to be strapped on when an emergency is likely. In this article, we will consider another contender for “Best Survival Knife”. As mentioned in previous articles, there are two classes o ..read more
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Choosing a Fixed Blade Survival Knife: Part 3
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by John Hertig
10M ago
(For our previous articles on choosing a fixed blade survival knife, click here and here.) Now that we have a grasp on what makes a good (or not so good) survival knife, we are faced with choosing one.  This can be a challenge as there are so many possibilities out there, some very good, some awful, and a wide spectrum in between. Choosing a Fixed Blade Survival Knife There are two primary approaches, both of which have their benefits and difficulties.  One way is to go out to “where the knives are” and see what appeals to you. This has the benefit that you can tell right away w ..read more
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Ontario RAT-5 Fixed Blade Knife Review
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by John Hertig
10M ago
Considering buying an Ontario RAT-5? Wondering if the RAT-5 is the knife for you? Check out the review below by our survival knife expert, and see for yourself. Ontario RAT-5 Fixed Blade Knife Review In previous articles, we discussed choosing a fixed blade survival knife (see those articles here, here and here.)  A knife is one of the more important pieces of equipment you can have with you in a survival situation. As such, a good, survival appropriate, fixed blade knife is your best choice for inclusion in a survival kit or BOB (Bug Out Bag) or equivalent, and/or to be strapped on when ..read more
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HK Feint Fixed Blade Knife Benchmade Review
Survival Life » Survival Gear
by John Hertig
10M ago
In previous articles, we discussed choosing a fixed blade survival knife: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 A knife is one of the more important pieces of equipment you can have with you in a survival situation. As such, a good, survival appropriate, fixed blade knife is your best choice for inclusion in a survival kit or BOB (Bug Out Bag) or equivalent, and/or to be strapped on when an emergency is likely. In this article, we will consider a contender for “Best Survival Knife”. As mentioned in the general articles, there are two classes of fixed blade knife which can be appropriate for survival scenarios ..read more
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Choosing a Fixed Blade Survival Knife (Part 2)
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by John Hertig
10M ago
This is part two in our series on how to choose a fixed-blade survival knife. For part one, click here. Fixed Blade Survival Knife Sheaths  Of course, with a fixed-blade knife, the blade is, well, fixed.  This means when you are not using the knife, it needs to have the blade covered in order to prevent harm to people, as well as stuff stored with the knife. This storage, and usually transport, the device is called a “sheath”.  Sheaths are usually made of leather, nylon or a plastic-like material such as Kydex. Leather sheaths are classic, and work well, but may not stand up to ..read more
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