Orienteering Compass – Must Have and Nice to Have Features

orienteering compass

In any SHTF scenario the need for map reading skills and an orienteering compass is absolutely necessary. The tools needed are a good quality map and a good quality orienteering compass. Now you might say, forget all that I’ve got a GPS receiver and Siri. Not so when the batteries are flat. Remember the rule…

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How to Light a Fire Without Matches or Lighter

how to light a fire

You’re wet, cold and uncomfortable. You need heat to warm yourself up and, if your lucky to have some food with you, to cook an enjoyable meal. That for sure will lift your spirits in a survival situation. How to light a fire if you don’t have a lighter or matches or one of those…

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Key Chains Multi Tool – Are They Really Worth a Place in Your EDC

key chains multi tool

Some kind of key chains multi tool seems to be a standard item in any EDC – Every Day Carry. It seems you really can’t leave home without one. But can they really do the job intended. Manufacturers for sure stretch the truth a little in the number of uses and do you really need…

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Knives UK – Every Day Carry You Can’t Carry in the UK

knives UK

Seems like the UK has very strict control over offensive weapons and knives UK. I’m OK with that, even if it affects my Every Day Carry Kit. But it sure restricts the ability to be prepared for when the SHTF, right? According to the HM Gov website about knives UK, here is what you cannot carry, in…

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Every Day Carry – EDC – AKA Small Toys for Big Boys

Every Day Carry Example

EDC, Every Day Carry. Essential items you need to deal with normal everyday life and possible emergency situations. But EDC is also an attitude to life, always being prepared. Being self-reliant. Just like the Boy Scouts. Every Day Carry items are normally small enough and light enough to fit into pockets. Being small and light,…

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Keychain Flashlights Torches an EDC With Style Necessity

keychain torches

Keychain flashlights torches are getting smaller and lighter. Gone are the days filament bulbs and Ever Ready Lantern Batteries. With LEDs as the light source and vastly improved battery technologies, miniature flashlights can light up an area quite nicely, thank you. And what a wide selection available. So here my top 7 picks for my ‘Every Day…

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Basic First Aid for Everyone to Survive in Style

basic first aid

If you’re going to survive, for sure you will need to know basic first aid. Get to know the following basic first aid techniques and for sure carry a well stocked first aid kit in your bug out bag and an even bigger first aid box in your car with backup first aid supplies in…

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Emergency Sleeping Bag from Survival Frog

TACT Bivvy Emergency Sleeping Bag from Survival Frog must be the lightest emergency sleeping bag on the market today. When rolled up it slips into its own carry bag that can fit into the palm of your hand and weighs just an incredible 6.2 ounces. Which means it doesn’t take up much room in your bugout…

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Harrington Jackets : All-rounders But Not For All Seasons

harrington jacket baracutta

Harrington Jackets are quintessential of all casual jackets. Originally manufactured by Baracuta of Manchester England way back in 1937 and officially called the Baracuta G9. The Baracuta G9 has built a solid following being worn by James Dean, Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and even James Bond, Daniel Craig. The Baracuta G9 is affectionally…

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First Aid Boxes: First Aid Kits You Need to Survive in Style

Emergency First Aid Box

So many lists and recommendations. So many first aid boxes: First aid kits for vehicles Fist Aid Box for  sports First Aid Boxes compliant with the Health and Safety Executive, and, Compliant with the BS8599 Personal first aid boxes First aid kits for catering First Aid Boxes for travellers And First Aid Boxes made especially for…

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