8 Best First Aid Kits (Update 2022) Buyer’s Guide

Before Johnson & Johnson started commercially distributing first aid kits in the late 1800s (1), the best choice was to get a patient to the neighborhood doctor as quickly as possible. If the doctor was miles away, this meant a long, painful, and often unsuccessful journey to get life-saving medical care.

Accessibility to first aid kits has improved our ability to provide emergency care, even in remote or disaster situations. Bystander CPR, while only recommended after proper training, has been found to double a victim’s chance of survival (2).

Whether you’re a hunter, fisherman, rock climber, backpacker, or simply need a healthy supply of Band-Aids for your accident-prone children, having a first aid kit on hand is essential. In order to help you find a kit that’s right for you, we’ve compiled our 8 Best First Aid Kits of 2022.


10 Best Get Home Bags (2022 Update) Buyer’s Guide

A Get Home Bag recognizes that sometimes the SHTF when you are away from home. It’s loaded with the essential things you need to get back to your loved ones so you can either hunker down, or grab your Bug Out Bag and head for the hills.

Get Home Bags are not marketed as such. Instead, we assess the relative merits of the current crop of backpacks to determine which make the best get home bags of 2021. (more…)

10 Best Survival Kits (2022 Update) Buyer’s Guide

Survival kits have one major purpose: to help you survive in the event of a natural disaster, financial crisis, or war.  Most of us buy a survival kit with the hope that we’ll never actually need it, but as the saying goes, “It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.”

A good survival kit is more than just useful in the direst of situations. “Survival” can sometimes mean alleviating pain from blisters on a long hike or repairing a tear in your backpack or tent.

Survival kits are useful in a variety of scenarios, but determining which is best for you can be a daunting task.

That’s why we’ve created our list of the 10 Best Survival Kits to help simplify your decision.