Survival Tools Information & Survival Gear Reviews

If you're stuck in the wild and need help or even if you just want to communicate with others then an emergency radio can be your lifeline. Where you choose a specifically designed emergency radio (sometimes known as a survival radio) or a handheld ham radio or a military radio

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Keeping your ammo under lock and key is a smart move for multiple reasons... It keeps it away from others. Gives you peace of mind that it's safe and secure. Keeps it dry and away from dust and moisture.  So with that being said how do you decide on which

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Initially designed for armor piercing, the tanto blade was developed, invented, and popularized during the late 1970s by the Cold Steel company. This type of blade is known for its sheer strength and power, multiple practical uses, and quality pommel, which all cooperate to form a more functional and durable

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One of the essential equipment that Navy Seals need is a knife. The US Military authorizes and adopts the various type of knives that their personnel can use. However, other branches of the US army special forces and the navy seal can use the knives they find ideal. This means

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here. Damascus steel is a distinct type of steel that is mainly recognised for its wavy pattern

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Benchmade is an American Knifemaking Brand based in Oregon. This company is mainly known for its knives, even though it also makes sports, martial art, and law enforcement products. Benchmade knives are referred to as high-end products. They are also ordinarily costly. Are Benchmade knives overpriced? The most common comments

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You have heard it, seen it, or touched it. Maybe now is the right time to understand more about the hard material that is commonly found in many knives, Micarta. What is Micarta? Let's explain micarta in its simplest way. Micarta is linen material in a thermoset resin. Bluntly, it

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Kydex is basically a thermoplastic that is made from acrylic-polyvinyl chloride that was originally designed in the mid-’60s to be used in the interior of aircraft. Since then, this revolutionary material has experienced widespread use in different industries and products that include the automotive industry, making safety helmets, trays, insulators,

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Machetes are amazing tools; it’s quite normal that most of them need sharpening when new. They cut through many things because of their length and shape but only if they are sharp enough. There are many ways you can get a great cutting edge when you have never sharpened one

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Gravity knives were invented almost five decades ago during world war II. These knives first originated in Germany and were mainly used by paratroopers. They helped in entangling themselves from objects like trees while alighting or jumping from airplanes using the parachutes. A gravity knife features an interesting piece of

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The karambit is an Indonesian knife that resembles a sickle since its blade is curved. Its shape was inspired by a tiger’s claw. Since it is sickle-like, it was originally used to harvest rice in Southeast Asia. These days, the knife is used more like a weapon and for close

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If you don't smoke do you even need to carry a lighter? I think so...Lighters can be useful for survival, EDC (every day carry), and backpacking to name but a few uses. Heck...Sometimes you just want to be able to light a pretty women's cigarette when she asks if you

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Unfortunately, it’s still very common for people to feel unsafe when they’re out alone after dark.Being equipped to defend yourself has become an even higher concern for many, but guns aren’t everyone’s first choice.Even just the knowledge that you’re not totally unprepared should anyone attack you can be comforting, and

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There is a fierce battle online amongst survivalists and preppers as to which is the better EDC tool, the survival axe or the survival knife. We’re going to make the case today as to why we think it’s the survival axe.Given you have a good quality axe and the proper

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Some knives are made to be used in the kitchen, some knives are made for combat, and some knives made to be used for hunting and life outdoors.But one of the only knives that was designed to do all of those things and adapt to any and every situation that

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An army marches on its stomach - Napoleon Bonaparte While it’s been a couple of centuries since Napoleon and his forces rolled through Europe, his most crucial, and well known, observation about the success of a military campaign, is as true today as it ever has been.Wars are fought by soldiers,

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So, you’re looking for the best KA Bar Knife? You’ve come to the right place. Because...If you're lost in the wilderness without any gear, you're hungry, tired and wet and it's getting dark and the only tool you have is a KA-BAR knife strapped to your belt then you can still

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Wondering what's the best felling axe for chopping wood and felling trees? Because remember...If you find yourself face to face in the wild with a tree that needs to be cleared it's unlikely you'll be able to power up a chainsaw let alone have one handy.Yet a felling axe is

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Anyone serious about prepping should have at least one of the best Spyderco knifes because they cut incredibly well, are comfortable to use, and the quality to price ratio make them great value. With a serrated edge for quicker cutting, a handle clip for easy carry at the top of the

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Looking for the best survival machete? Because let's be honest if you're out in the wild without a survival machete then you must be crazy. Why?Because, most Survivalists, Preppers, and Outdoorsman prize the survival machete as the "ultimate survival tool". Think about it...You can clear a campsite, chop firewood, construct

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You're camping out in the wild and it starts to get cold so you realise it's time to build a fire but on inspection of your camping area you realise there's no suitably sized firewood around.And good luck breaking it to size with your hands or even using a small

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So, how do you choose the best permanent match?First, let's just remind ourselves why you don't want to be venturing into the wilderness without one...There are very few foods you can cook without using heat, so you will always need to be able to get some kind of flame going so

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So - what are the best boots for rucking?You're smart to buy a pair of rucking boots because walking in anything else is likely to lead to damage to your knees, calves and ankles because of the uneven terrain and the heavy bag of kit on your back.Seriously don't even

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What is the best survival backpack available today?Because whether you’re on a leisurely day walk, climbing one of the world’s highest peaks or rucking through arctic snow......a good backpack is essential, particularly when you’re using it to carry items that are necessary for your very survival. A survival backpack should contain

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Here's why it's essential to know what the best AAA flashlight is... Because every good boy scout should have a dependable light source at all time, and what AAA battery powered flashlights lack in inches, they make up for in terms of utility and convenience.Because, if you've ever been stuck in

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Before we go into the best radiation detectors available let's be honest...Talking about radiation can be daunting, it’s immediately connected with worse case scenarios and the historic cases of nuclear disasters.But the fact is that a lot of everyday items emit a certain level of radiation.We all come into contact

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When it comes to surviving on nothing but your environment, tools and skills, you’ll want to ensure that you have the very best tools for the job.That’s where the best bushcraft tomahawks come in, because unlike survival knifes and axes, they have many more uses such as if you’re stuck with

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If you're serious about survival in the wild then a military poncho is essential, it's compact and light and it can keep you, your clothes, and your gear dry even in a tropical downpour. Because if you've ever been caught in torrential rain whilst out in the wild you'll know that

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If you're out on a backpacking trip then make sure you have a multitool with you even if you have no idea what you need it for. And here's why...Sure you know that you'll need to do everything from preparing a meal to lighting a fire, to chopping or sawing

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You my friend are one of the hardened adventurers and grizzliest of woods-people, that's why you're looking for a backpacking hatchet.And if you're ever stranded in the wild and needing to to build shelters, chop firewood, or in need of a makeshift hammer then it's a great choice. The problem is, not every

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If you've ever been camping in the wild and suddenly realised you need to turn over the embers of a hot campfire, bury your waste from wild animals (in the worst case scenario that might be bears), or dig a latrine......you'll realise how essential it is to have a good

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Whether you're stuck at home during a blackout trying to locate your keys or the fuse box.Your car has broken down at the side of a dark road in the middle of nowhere. Or your quick and easy day walk into the hills has taken longer than planned and it's starting

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The great thing about neck knives is that they are always on hand. Whether you end up in a survival situation or, God forbid, a self-defense situation you know you have the tool for the job at hand and haven't accidentally left it at home, laid it down somewhere, or lost it. Plus,

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