Five reasons to always have a hat

Five reasons to always have a hat
Take a look at pictures from any time in the history of warfare and what do you see? Troops with guns, uniforms and hats or helmets of some kind. While the kevlar and ballistic helmet has replaced the uniform three corner hat for general issue you can still find troops in beanies and ball caps. Special Ops guys, in particular, seem to have a real love for ball caps and beanies. Why not? They [...]

Survivor Filter Squeeze kit - Purify It

Survivor Filter Squeeze kit - Purify It
Size and weight is always a massive concern when it comes to survival gear. When it comes to packing a bug out bag the old maxim of Ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain is quite true. At the same time, you want enough gear to get you through whatever shit situation you find yourself in. This is where the gear from Survivor Filter comes into play. Crate Club has secured both the Survivor [...]

3 Things You Need To Survive Any Disaster

3 Things You Need To Survive Any Disaster
Here you will find Three Things You Need To Survive Any Disaster. In order to prepare a plan to survive a real SHTF catastrophe you need to become aware of just what is needed to survive. The easiest way is to break those needs into categories. I’ll do that for you. The categories of needs in order to survive are the following; 1. Sustenance – Water and Food 2. Clothing – Whether its clothes [...]

Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting

Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting
Learning the proper way to start a fire is a critical survival skill. The Marine Corps teaches this valuable skill to Marines attending both the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA and the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa Japan (I was lucky enough to attend both). Fire as you probably know is not very ‘tactical’ for military operations. I remember being out on a field [...]

CeleGear Survival Dog Tags

CeleGear Survival Dog Tags
A few days ago I was having a discussion with an Army buddy of mine and the title of a book came up that we had both read as children. The book we were talking about is called “The Hatchet” and the basic plot of the tale is a boy who was taking a trip on a plane that never made it to it destination and ended up crashing in the middle of a forest with the boy as the only survivor. Now, before [...]

Watch: Basic Compass Use for the Weekend Hiker

Watch: Basic Compass Use for the Weekend Hiker
With all the modern technology available to us for outdoor adventures we tend to forget the basics. We have become reliant on technology and have forgotten the skills of the past. This is especially true for navigation and using a compass. GPS technology has become a staple in our lives; from our smart phones to wrist mounted GPS watches for running and hiking. What happens when the batteries[...]