Alternative Camping Shelters : Floating, Rooftop, Inflatables!

hanging tent

There are an overwhelming number of camping tents on the market nowadays. They vary in weight, size, and shape to accommodate a variety of camping needs and something can fit nearly everyone’s wish list.  Typically, the lighter the tent, the more expensive it is.  Also, the more extreme the camping conditions, the more cash you’ll … Read more

Best Survival Knife

outdoor survival knife

If you are shopping for the best survival knife on the market, following these simple tips will help you find the best knife and save money. Survival knives range in price, quality, and effectiveness; therefore, getting the best knife truly matters. This KnifeUp guide will walk you through what you should look for in a survival knife as well as the top 10 best survival knives on the market.

Unlike other reviews online, this one features a mixture of first-hand reviews as well as aggregated reviews from across the web so that you get a fair idea of what the consensus on a knife is without much research. There is a lot of marketing and hype in the knife market and this article will help you slice through which survival knife is truly the best and which one is just shameless puffery. Finally, the article ends with a recommendation for general survival situations. Read on my friend!

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Survival Tools List – What You Need in Case of Disaster

Survival Kit

Like it or not, natural disasters happen. Although it is often possible to predict when and where they will happen, this doesn’t negate the extent of their damage at all. This is why individuals are advised not to wait for an announcement before setting up a survival toolkit in order to get through a catastrophe better equipped. As early as possible, people should devise a survival tools list to be prepared for any eventuality. That being said, the following are the different tools that must be part of every kit.

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Survival Tools List – What You Need in Case of Disaster

Survival Kit

Like it or not, natural disasters happen. Although it is often possible to predict when and where they will happen, this doesn’t negate the extent of their damage at all. This is why individuals are advised not to wait for an announcement before setting up a survival toolkit in order to get through a catastrophe better equipped. As early as possible, people should devise a survival tools list to be prepared for any eventuality. That being said, the following are the different tools that must be part of every kit.

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CRKT Ultima Review

However, in our attempt to help you maximize the efficiency of your research, we’ve gone ahead and researched a VERY good alternative and our best recommendation for a CRKT Ultima alternative. Introducing the Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Serrated Edge tactical knife.  It’s almost exactly the same size and length as the Ultima.  It’s also full … Read more

How to Claim the Jansport Backpack Lifetime Warranty

backpack

For practical preppers, the backpack is the perfect luggage solution; you can put anything in it, and you are free to move about when you sling it over your back. Unlike messenger bags and duffel bags that often put too much pressure on one side of the body, backpacks evenly distribute the load, making it easier to lug around. And, if you are looking for a backpack that is tough enough to see you through any challenge, then you need to choose Jansport backpacks.

JanSport Right Pack Backpack

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What is Batoning?

Cutting wood is tiring and laborious. Usually, tools such as axes and hatchets give the user weight to split the wood but the swing requires work to propel the weight. Batoning is a method one can use to split wood with little effort. Batoning also gives the user more control and precision. This article teaches you how to baton, what knives you can baton with, as well as clarify some misconceptions about batoning.

How to Baton

Photo credit to Rocky Mountain Bushcraft
Photo credit to Rocky Mountain Bushcraft
  • Batoning is best done with the knife being held in your left hand.
  • Place a piece of wood on top of a steady surface. I prefer a stump because, if your knife goes too deep, it will not be damaged.
  • Point the tip to your right side so that the knife is perpendicular to your body and on top and center of the wood.
  • Take a batoning stick and place it in your right hand. This is usually a piece of wood that has some weight to it. Some people online use bricks or rocks but that will damage your knife.
  • Hit the back of the knife with the batoning stick so that it pushes the blade into the wood.
  • Finally, hit the left or right side of the knife so that the blade wedges itself down the wood.

Choose Soft Woods


Batoning is best done with soft woods such as aspen because harder woods like oak will require more force.

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