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The New Prepper’s Survival Bible

The New Prepper’s Survival Bible
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The “extreme edition” of Joseph D. Connelly’s comprehensive survival guide covers 13 topical areas, from prepping your pantry to creating a sustainable garden to building a bomb shelter. It’s packed with practical techniques for urban and wilderness survival. Available as a 261-page paperback or a Kindle digital edition.

Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe

Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe
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Chop and split wood like a boss with this heavy-duty tactical axe from survival outfitter Cold Steel. It has a 3.5″ carbon steel blade with a sharpened rear point and a lightweight 19″ handle in dark brown. It’s great for throwing too and comes with a sturdy and secure sheath for safe transit.

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Rhino Rescue Individual First Aid Kit

Rhino Rescue Individual First Aid Kit
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Whether camping, driving, boating or any other place away from home, you should always have a first aid kit. Rhino Rescue’s MOLLE-compatible IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) packs dozens of critical items to help in medical emergencies. Items include bandages, tape, shears, face and eye shields, a tourniquet, a splint, burn and sting gels, and more.

Life Tent Emergency Survival Shelter

Life Tent Emergency Survival Shelter
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This tent is small enough to carry inside or attached to your backpack. It weighs just 8.7 oz and is about the size of a soda can. It opens up to provide shelter for two people. The tube-shaped tent has a reflective mylar interior to help retain body heat, and sets up easily between trees with the included length of paracord. It also includes a 120dB survival whistle.

Buri Utility Knife

Buri Utility Knife
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Gear Aid’s versatile drop-point knife is ideal for outdoor adventures. It has a titanium-coated 3″ steel blade with straight and serrated edges, plus a glass breaker and bottle opener at its rear. Its full tang construction means long life, and it comes with a quick-release sheath that can be mounted to webbing or a belt.

Stayin’ Alive Survival Bandana

Stayin’ Alive Survival Bandana
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You might not think a bandana could save your life, but this one could. Colter Co.’s clever Stayin’ Alive survival bandana is printed with tips to help you build shelter, find water, make fire, and hunt and gather food. Its bright orange background and reflective ink help mark your location too. They also make a knot tying and animal track identification bandanas.

Grim Workshop Escape + Evasion Card

Grim Workshop Escape + Evasion Card

Grim Workshop’ makes a number of useful tools and survival kits in credit card form. Among their expansive collection is this card packed with tools to help you escape trouble if you’re ever held captive or restrained. It includes two kinds of saws, a file, lock bypass tools, a gate latch hook, shims, a handcuff key, and more.

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SOG FastHawk Tactical Axe

SOG FastHawk Tactical Axe
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Weighing just 19 ounces, SOG’s FastHawk is a great addition to any camping pack or bugout bag. The 12.5″ long hatchet has a heavy-duty 420 stainless steel blade that chops branches and small pieces of wood with ease. It’s got a spike on its back end, and its side can be used for hammering. Includes a ballistic nylon sheath.

Itokey Emergency Keychain Knife

Itokey Emergency Keychain Knife
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This economical folding knife offers everyday convenience for opening boxes but could also save your life in a car crash. Its serrated and gut-hook blade edges can cut cardboard and rope and quickly saw through seatbelt webbing. It’s got a non-slip nylon fiberglass handle and a built-in key clip. Price shown is for a 2-pack.

SOG Survival Hawk Tomahawk

SOG Survival Hawk Tomahawk
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This 19.5-ounce survival axe from SOG chops firewood and hacks through branches with ease. It’s got a claw/spike tool on its back end and a hammering surface on its side. Its 3″ blade is made from stainless steel, and its handle is glass-reinforced nylon wrapped in paracord with a firestarter rod hidden inside.

REDI Roadie Emergency Kit

REDI Roadie Emergency Kit
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Always be prepared wherever you travel with REDI’s Roadie emergency kit. This compact nylon pouch is packed with 113 items for administering first aid, and an everyday essentials pouch for your glovebox. It’s organized with resealable supply bags, each marked with a QR code for resupply orders. Includes mounts for your vehicle’s trunk or cargo area.

Survival Playing Cards

Survival Playing Cards
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Bradley Mountain craftsman and designer Andrew Nguyen illustrated this unique deck of playing cards featuring 52 brief survival tips. Each deck is printed in the U.S. with a gold foil letterpress box. Pre-orders start shipping on 11.22.2023, in time for holiday gift-giving. It’s also available in a charcoal version.

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Arcturus Survival Blanket

Arcturus Survival Blanket
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This heavy-duty outdoor blanket is made from lightweight, dual-layer polypropylene with corner grommets. It works as a waterproof tarp, an impromptu shelter, or an emergency blanket. Its Mylar side reflects heat, and also can help signal for help by reflecting light. Measures 60″ x 82″ when opened, and stows in a zipper pouch.

Mother Nature is (Not) Trying to Kill You

Mother Nature is (Not) Trying to Kill You
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This practical survival guide offers an entertaining approach to a serious topic. Its 212 pages are filled with techniques to survive encounters with wildlife and natural disasters, along with practical skills like starting fires, building shelters, and navigating outdoors. Written by documentarian Rob Nelson and science show host Haley Chamberlain Nelson.

Black Beard Fire Plugs

Black Beard Fire Plugs

These flammable, fiber-filled plugs help light campfires and fire pits with ease. They ignite quickly and will burn long enough to get a fire going, even if they get wet. Each bag comes with enough plugs to start 50 fires, and they have a 30-year shelf life, making them great for a survival kit.

KeyUnity Titanium Emergency Whistles

KeyUnity Titanium Emergency Whistles
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These whistles hang on a pendant, keychain, or bag and blast out a loud alert that could save your life in an emergency. A dual-chamber design helps direct sound in every direction and can produce a tone as loud as 130 decibels. They’re made from Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy and come in short and long versions.

Best Bug-Out Bag Gear

Best Bug-Out Bag Gear

You never know when a disaster or the zombie apocalypse might strike. You should always be prepared to flee in a heartbeat. Having a well-stocked bug-out bag is essential. Everyday Carry selected 19 items that belong in a properly equipped survival kit, including a radio, duct tape, a first-aid kit, pocket tools, MREs, and a camp stove.

Tacray TC4 Titanium Whistle

Tacray TC4 Titanium Whistle
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Improve your chances of survival in the wild with Tacray’s high-quality titanium whistle. With a hard enough blow, it can crank out up to a 120-decibel sound, getting your emergency alert out far and wide. Comes in oxidized purple/blue or plain titanium finishes.

Res-Q-Rench Firefighter’s Tool

Res-Q-Rench Firefighter’s Tool
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This lightweight hand tool from Task Force Tips is designed for firefighters but has several features that could come in handy for other emergencies. In addition to turning fire hose couplings, it works as a pry tool, a seatbelt cutter, a glass window breaker, an oxygen cylinder wrench, and a residential gas valve shut-off tool. It’s made from durable Nylon.

CRKT ExiTool Compact Car Emergency Tool

CRKT ExiTool Compact Car Emergency Tool
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CRKT’s compact emergency tool clips onto your car’s seatbelt, providing a belt cutter and a glass breaker to help you escape quickly if you’re ever in a collision. Its glass-reinforced handle is textured and has indentations to provide optimal grip. Attach one to each of your seatbelts to protect all of your passengers.

Rapid Rope Canister

Rapid Rope Canister
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Rapid Rope is a great alternative to paracord for survival and other outdoor needs. The flat-braided rope is tested to 1100 pounds, and its canister comes packed with 120 feet of rope for easy dispensing. Its lid has a rope cutter, and its container has diagrams for useful knots. They also sell refills and a 70-foot size.

S.O.L. Scout Survival Kit

S.O.L. Scout Survival Kit
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Despite the brand name, you won’t be S.O.L. if you find yourself in an emergency and you’re carrying this survival kit. It comes in a waterproof bag and includes eight kinds of items that can help you light a fire, signal rescuers, perform emergency repairs, and survive in extreme conditions.

Hot Shot Firestarter Card Gen2

Hot Shot Firestarter Card Gen2

The latest version of Grim Workshop’s Hot Shot wallet card packs everything you need to get a fire started. It includes a sharp knife for trimming leaves, a saw for cutting small branches, a ferrocerium and magnesium fire-starting bar, a pry bar, and even tweezers in case you get a splinter. Kickstarter buyers also get a free tinder card to help stoke the flames.

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