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The 2016 Best Survival Knife Guide

A survival knife is a reliable, durable, and multi-purpose tool that can be used in a variety of ways to aid in your survival. Either to cut flesh, shape various materials, or pry things open, a quality survival knife can accomplish most tasks. It’s important to note before we delve into the details that there is no “Best Survival knife” as it all depends on your environment and where you’re most likely to find yourself when SHTF. For instance, the air force will issue pilots with an ASEK or “Aircrew Survival Egress Knife” which usually features a saw on the spine of the blade to cut through thin aircraft skin and acrylic glass. The Army on the other hand will issue survival knives with a flat spine for batoning through firewood. If you’re tight on space and require concealment, you may want to consider a folding knife but that comes at the expense of being less durable. As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when purchasing a survival knife.

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Free Tactical Survival Flashlight

You may remember the Free Credit Card Knife, well the same company is now offering a Free Tactical Survival Flashlight! It’s not entirely free, you do have to pay shipping and handling (under $5) but it’s well worth it. I’ve already got mine and I’m definitely loving it. It’s bright, weighs practically nothing, and the grip and beveled edges are well made. Here are some of it’s key features:

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How to Light Your Shelter When SHTF

When shit hits the fan, turning on the light switch won’t do much. To light your home when the power is out, try the following:

  • Use LED flashlights with a solar battery charger.
  • Purchase a few high quality oil lamps and stock up on oil.
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Blade Types and Edges That Every Prepper Should Know

Every blade type has it’s purpose, they all have advantages and disadvantages. It’s important that you become familiar with the blade types so that you can better utilize them when SHTF. For the beginner urban survivalists, blade types aren’t as critical but if you’re planning for the long term and expect society to collapse and never come back…. invest in a variety of quality blades to better deal with the jobs required in an urban survival situation.

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The Survival Rule of 3

The “Rule of Three” should only be viewed as a general guide line. There are many exceptions to these rules. For instance the record for holding ones breath is 10 minutes, 17 seconds, the crew of a boat once lasted 8 days without water, and people have survived without food for over 50 days. In most survival situations though, there are three priorities that should be met: Food, Water and Shelter. Keep these priorities in mind.

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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Cyber-Attack

We often don’t realize how much our global economy is tied into the internet and how incredibly vulnerable it is to Cyber Attacks, but by understanding the potential dangers of this threat and having a solid emergency urban survival plan in case of such occurrences, you should be able to ride out the storm until systems get back online.  Cyber security has been an ongoing concern for governmental officials since the late 1990’s.  With your own personal emergency urban survival kit made and ready to use at any time, you will be far less effected by the possible negative consequences. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have a basic BOB (bug out bag) along with a solid plan and understanding of the potential threats.

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The SURVIVAL Acronym

If there is anything you need to remember, SURVIVAL is it. It encompasses everything a survivor needs to be aware of. There is a reason why the worlds military forces teach this. The following will expand on the meaning of each letter. It’s highly recommended you study each letter.

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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Chemical Threat

If your community comes under attack from chemical weapons, a pre-made emergency urban survival plan may save valuable time and therefore your life post SHTF. In this day of the Boston Bombings and 911 Attacks, many experts wonder if Chemical Threats are the next danger heading our way. These have the potential to be instantly fatal or perhaps have a more delayed reaction time of a few hours to a few days.

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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Biological Threat

An attack by biological agents could result in the release of deadly toxins, viruses, germs, bacteria or disease that can kill everything in its path, and having a solid emergency plan created in advance may be the only thing that prevents you and your family from becoming one of the many statistical fatalities.

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