10 Reasons You Should Own a Gas Mask

The gas mask has become an iconic symbol of an increasingly dangerous world. Over the past year we have been barraged with images of public health workers in hazmat suits and gas masks lumbering through the world’s shopping malls, restaurants and city streets in eerie pics some will no doubt interpret as a harbinger of The End.

But hysterical overreactions aside, this descendant of World War I trench warfare is a necessary component of any real prepper’s survival kit. As we’re about to see it has a variety of real world applications that can help you transcend many grave dangers from house fires to nuclear terrorism. Here are 10 reasons you should own a gas mask. (more…)

10 Best MRE’s (2022 Update) Buyer’s Guide

The MRE, or ‘Meal Ready to Eat’ is a military invention that has found favor with ordinary citizens who understand the need to be prepared in case of natural or manmade disaster. But while they may have military roots they bear little resemblance to the canned meat served to soldiers for much of the 20th century.

An MRE today may be anything from spaghetti and meat sauce to chicken burritos, lentil stew, cheese tortellini or any of several dozen other delicious, nutritious meals. They also come in lightweight, vacuum-sealed pouches, are precooked, highly portable and will remain edible for up to 5 years.

There are a lot of different MRE options to choose from today. We’ve tested dozens of them and determined that the following are the best MREs for 2021.


15 Items The Red Cross Wants You To Stockpile

In this day and age, we are faced with many challenges, including earthquakes, fires, and pandemics. We don’t have much control on the situations around us, but we do have control on how much we can prepare for these events. We can take matters in our own hands and depend on our own reserves.

So for all of those who want to start stockpiling supplies but don’t know where to start, we’re going to take a look at 15 items the Red Cross says the average person should have in their emergency stockpile. (more…)

10 Best Folding Saws (2022 Update) Buyer’s Update

A folding saw is a human-powered hand tool that is light and versatile with myriad potential applications. Folding saws can make a big difference in the quality of the outdoor experience for campers, hunters, bushcrafters and backpackers, and will facilitate work for loggers, landscapers and those in the construction trades.

There are scores of folding saws on the market today, each one with its own set of pros and cons. We put them to the test and concluded that the 10 you will find below are the best folding saws of 2021. (more…)