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The first edition of Build the Perfect Survival Kit was one of the very first books I ever reviewed here. Long time readers may recall just how much I raved about it. The new edition adds about 25% more content (256 pages vs. 192 pages in the original). This is a dangerous book, to be more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: April 16, 2014, 3:19 pm
I picked up a copy of this magazine at least a few weeks ago but noticed recently it seems to be popping up on newsstands everywhere. American Frontiersman is being put out by the same great folks who do New Pioneer magazine, a publication I really enjoy. Near as I can tell, this is the more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: April 9, 2014, 8:40 pm
I’m working on a project and am hoping for some help from y’all. What follows is a list of categories of gear. If you are so inclined, please comment on this post with the specific items you feel are the absolute best in each category. Brand name, model name, link to it if you can. more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: April 4, 2014, 4:48 pm
The latest issue of Self-Reliance Illustrated landed in my mailbox about a week or so ago. As always, it is stocked to the gills with just absolutely stellar information. What I really appreciate about SRI is that the articles are being written by folks who have truly been there and done that. These aren’t armchair more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: March 31, 2014, 9:13 pm
EDC (every day carry) is frequently a hot topic among preppers. Seems everybody wants to know what everybody else is packing. In surfing through various survival/prepper related message boards and such, you’ll find list on top of list of EDC items. Sometimes these lists are sensible, logical, and practical. Quite often, though, I’m utterly flabbergasted more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: March 26, 2014, 7:55 pm
Experts keep telling us that the economy is getting better but it sure doesn’t feel that way, does it? As our household budgets get tighter and tighter, it can be difficult to fit “luxury” items such as prepping into the mix. This causes a lot of stress, particularly in households where not everyone is 100% more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: March 25, 2014, 7:41 pm
I have long lamented what I feel is an overemphasis on wilderness skills in the prepping world (Exhibit A – The Living Off The Land Fallacy).  However, don’t take that to mean I poo-poo the idea of learning how to fed for yourself in the wild.  Far from it, actually.  I do believe every prepper more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: March 19, 2014, 4:04 pm
A knife is an important element of any survival kit. While you can make do without one, having a good blade just makes things so much easier. Personally, I keep three blades in my larger kits. First, a pocket knife, such as a Swiss Army knife or a lockback like my Bad Monkey folding knife. more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: March 3, 2014, 10:37 pm
I’ve often said that assembling your first bug out bag is something of a rite of passage for preppers and survivalists. Often, it is one of the very first steps taken on the path of disaster readiness. Where many people go wrong, though, is feeling as though they need to purchase expensive camping-style foods to more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: February 27, 2014, 9:30 pm
There are books you read through once, then toss aside or trade in at a used bookstore. On the other hand, there are books you read and then want to keep on hand for future reference. The Simple Survival Smart Book is definitely in the latter category. It is written by Patrick Shrier. He comes more »
Author: JimCobb
Posted: February 25, 2014, 10:49 pm




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