FactorXBag: A Bulletproof Backpack You Need To Own

Article: By Urban Prep List

FactorXBag: Just The Facts

If you only read this section of the review, you should leave here as a huge fan of the new FactorXBag. This bag is labeled as an “everyday backpack”, but it is so much more than that. I am always on the search for a bag that can blend in with my daily activities, yet come through in a SHFT or emergency situation.

If an EMP or natural disaster where to occur right now, would you be prepared? Would you have the basic supplies to keep you safe while you worked your way to your home or bug-out location? The FactorXBag can play an instrumental role in your ability to thrive and survive during any emergency.

One of my favorite aspects of the FactorXBag is that it can be personalized in so many ways to fit your exact needs. This bag can be your 72-hour car kit, your quick-action trauma kit, or your key to surviving an active shooter scenario. In this day and age, everyone has their different reasons for wanting to be prepared. No matter your reason for purchasing this bag, you will not be sorry you did.


This bag allows you to carry your everyday gear for work while helping you to organize your survival and medical gear in its modular gear system. It allows you to deploy ballistic panels for immediate protection during an active shooter incident, upping your odds of survival. That’s right: With a simple pull of a strap, a pocket opens up, allowing you to pull out a full chest panel that snaps back to the bag, creating a bulletproof vest!

This bag has 10 well-thought-out compartments, allowing you to be organized and ready for when the seconds count. The pack is solar capable and allows you to hang a charging panel on the outside of the pack. This allows you to create and collect solar power while on the move. It has a section of the bag built specifically for the storage of this gear and has attachments to hang the solar panel on the front of the pack. This bag is rugged and uses double stitching to increase its ability to handle aggressive wear and tear.

The FactorXBag is made with high-quality materials and has multiple interior pockets with zippers to hold your gear in place. YKK zippers on every pocket make it easy to operate, offering you quick and smooth access to your bags’ contents. There is also an interior pocket that can house and protect your laptop, office materials, or even EDC tools.

FactorXBag Look and Feel

factorxbaggroupOK, I have to admit that I did get a little “Tacti-Cool” judgmental on this bag when I first saw it online. I am guilty of being a gear snob, and you all now know this about me. My first impression was that the pack looked like a bag from when I was in grade school. This look lead me to question if the bag could hold up to survival situations. I thought for sure that the materials wouldn’t hold up and the pack itself would be too small to carry all of my survival gear.

Well, when you are wrong, you are just wrong! I guess I should let this be a lesson to me, as the FactorXBag is comfortable to carry, rugged, and has plenty of room to carry all of my EDC and get-home gear. Despite the appearance of being small in some of the photos, it’s actually very spacious. The 10 compartments really allow for you to organize and carry a lot of gear. Even better: The pack sits comfortably on your middle back, and when the arm straps are cinched down, it almost suctions to your back.

Some bags are built with a long torso and end up resting on the top of your hips, which, when it comes to carrying really heavy packs, helps to displace weight off your shoulders. If this were a long-term INCH bag, I would expect that to be the case, however this is not a bag meant to keep you going indefinitely. This bag is meant to get you home, patch you up, and provide you with a meal. Or, it’s meant to give you the upper edge in an active shooter situation. That being said, I was really surprised at how well the FactorXBag sits on my back even when approaching 40-50lbs of weight.

If you have ever done long-range backpacking before, then you will agree with me that a pack that moves or shifts when walking leads to sore shoulders, a hurt back, and fatigue. Because I grew up backpacking, I am always hypersensitive to how a pack rides on my back. When I first put this pack on, I was thrown off by it resting on my middle-back. I found myself constantly loosening the straps trying to adjust it to fit the way my other larger bags have in the past.

I guess you could say this was old backpacking habits. To be honest, this might be something only I would fixate on, but I did this for the first few days. Once I cinch the shoulder straps down as apposed to loosening them, I found the sweet spot! Since then, I have done stair climbs and mini hikes with it, and I have had no issues with comfort at all.

A few days into finding the sweet spot, it dawned on me that the FactorxBag was designed to sit perfectly in the middle of your back for one extremely important reason. The placement of the pack allows for proper protection from gunfire. The bag’s placement on your back perfectly aligns the bulletproof panel to cover your vitals. The back panel has to mirror the front bulletproof panel for the best-possible protection. Once I realized this, I also realized that Todd had truly designed a comfortable, versatile backpack that was engineered to accommodate my gear needs while offering me the best ballistic protection!

After a few more days of carrying the FactorxBag at a multitude of weight levels, I knew this pack could easily accommodate my bug out gear. The FactorXBag comes with compression straps on the outside of the bag that allow you to cinch the contents of your pack in place once its packed. The interior zipper pockets and compartments allow you to create organized homes for your gear, which truly adds to how the pack carries on your back. With all your gear tucked away neatly in the pack and a little applied pressure from the cinch straps, you have a very sturdy and comfortable pack.

FactorXBag Functions

Modular Gear Storage

modular set upIn the second to last compartment of this bag, there is a modular storage system to organize your survival gear. This section has the ability to open up flat in a clam-shell fashion, thus allowing the bag to lay flat and giving you easy access to your gear bags. Across from your gear bags is a half pocket where you can store a few more gear miscellaneous items. I put a few first aid and survival documents in here, as they lay flat and can be pulled out for a quick reference guide for anyone that uses the pack. You cannot always assume that you will be the one to use the gear in your pack. What happens if you are hurt and need assistance from your family member or co-worker? A few simple survival cards or instructions may help until the professionals respond.

On the modular gear side of this compartment, you can find three separate gear bags that are secured into the bag with Velcro. The bag uses high-quality, industrial-strength Velcro, so your gear will stay in place while on the move. As you can see in the above picture, they come in three colors: red, white, and blue. These colors allow you to color code your gear for easy location in a stressful environment. I used red for first aid, blue for food and water, and the white bag for basic survival gear. For a complete list of gear that I stored in these pouches, please stay tuned for my upcoming post “My FactorXBag EDC Dump Review.”

I really enjoy these compartmental bags, as they help me keep my gear organized and readily available. I don’t have to search through the bag’s pockets or worry about putting gear back in the wrong area when in a rush. Each modular gear bag, when removed, has handles on it that can be attached to the outside of your pack or your belt, like a makeshift fanny pack. These bags are well made, rugged, and versatile.

I really appreciate the size of these gear bags, as they force you to really evaluate what gear you absolutely need to carry. They are not small to a fault, rather they are just right for the gear you really need to have on you. If you’re a gear junky like me, the size of these bags will make you reevaluate everything you carry and help you cut down on the overall weight of your pack.

Modular Adaptation: Quick Release Format

modular image 2If you know you are going into a potentially hazardous environment, you can make a simple-but-effective switch that can increase your ease of access dramatically. For example, if it is day two of your bug out and you know you may be walking by populated areas, you also know your chance for conflict may increase. I of course recommend avoiding conflict at all cost, however in this scenario, you know you will run the risk for a potential encounter. Then you may want your medical gear ready for quick deployment. If this is the case, before you leave camp, open up your modular gear compartment, remove your first aid pouch from the Velcro, and turn it upside down onto the Velcro. This will leave your gear pouch free and easily obtainable. After you close your bag, you are ready to hit the road.

Now in this format, you can just crack the zipper on the modular gear compartment, grab the red handle, and pull the med kit out without having to open your entire bag. Also, if there is an emergency, you can have a friend access the side of your pack while you still have it on, and they will be able to just pull that bag loose. This means you can access your gear on the go, with the help of a friend, or on your own in a much more efficient manor. When seconds count, this could be very handy.

The FactorXBag is designed in a way that the pack hugs your back tightly, so even in the quick release format, the gear bags will be held in place while you’re on the move. I often have my red and blue bag set up this way, as it’s nice to grab my food or medical gear while on the move. This feature just makes me love this bag even more!

Ballistic Protection

FactorXBagHow does one carry a bulletproof vest without others knowing? FactorXBag has your solution! Hidden in the last rear compartment of the backpack is a rapid deployment system that holds two bulletproof panels. When you pull on the deployment straps found at the base of your bag, the pocket opens up, giving you access to the neon panel pull handle. (You can see it in the picture to the left.) Once you grab this handle, you can pull out your 11”x14” chest panel and deploy it to cover your front vitals. Attached to this panel are two buckles that you can snap into their counterpart located on the base of the backpack.

Once completed, you can tighten the straps to secure your chest panel in-place. This now means you have one panel left in the backpack protecting your back and one attached to your front, providing you with a makeshift bulletproof vest!

The front panel has a diagonal zipper on it for extra-quick storage access. You can store maps, basic first aid, extra magazines, or a handgun in this pouch. I prefer to carry my sidearm concealed on my hip, because I believe one should always have total control of their firearm at all times. However, when on the move, it may be nice to be able to have the option for a chest carry. In order to make this possible, I have added a strip of Velcro in this section, so I can store my firearm and an extra magazine for easy access. Many different companies offer velcro /molle single pistol holsters and magazine carriers. Remember, a secure weapon is a good weapon!

Solar Power

Like it or not, we live in a digital age and many of our day-to-day items require power to function. When disaster strikes, having the ability to charge a phone or any other USB-compatible device could be crucial for your survival. For example, this 1050 lumen Cree X-PL flash light can be recharged by a USB chord and would be a perfect accessory to the FactorXBag. Having the ability to charge your gear at camp or to create and store power in your backup battery pack while on the move is a strong added bonus.

solarbagOne of the front pockets of this backpack was strategically designed to hold a 3.5 watt solar kit from Voltaic. This kit described below fits perfectly into this pocket and comes with a backup battery pack. It is important to note that the front of the FactorXBag was designed with four eye-hole style buttons on the exterior. These buttons can be used to secure the Voltaic Solar panel to the pack, enabling you to collect power while you go about your routine.

Once you have secured your panel on the exterior of your pack, you can run a charging cable into the storage pocket located behind the panel. If your battery pack is full and you still have a few hours of daylight left, you could daisy chain your phone or other device to the battery pack located in that pocket. Now as your phone is charging off the battery pack, you will be replenishing that used power from the panel.

FactorXBag Gear Recommendations

Todd from FactorXBag is a very hands-on owner and designer. This bag has been his passion piece for the past few years. He has worked incredibly hard to create and deliver this pack to the marketplace. Through his research, he has developed some great relationships and has researched a ton of gear that would work well with his bag. Since preparedness is such a personal journey for most, he created his bag system for people to personalize as they see fit.

For example, some folks might like Gerber knives, some might go for CRKT knives, and others might prefer SOG knives. All of these knives are excellent choices and made by excellent companies, however, as humans we always have our favorites. Todd didn’t want to come out the gate with a full-service survival kit, he just wanted to create the bag to satisfy preparedness needs. In my conversations with Todd, he had a lot of great ideas and insights that I found fascinating.

So I asked Todd to share a few of his findings with me, so I could include them in my review. I am currently reviewing the products listed below and working with these companies to learn as much as I can. So please stay tuned for full-length reviews in the near future. In the meantime, here are a few things he suggested to me, along with my immediate findings, for your consideration.

Where To Get Your Armor Panel?

Ballistic armor

Since the bag comes only with the pack and modular gear bags, you still need to buy your ballistic panels. In the land of Facebook, one can get shopper’s fatigue and get lost in the shuffle of ads pumping through your feeds. Lately, I have seen a multitude of companies pushing their armor protection via sponsored ads. I have personally been looking for this type of protection for over a year, and I am always reluctant to buy online. This is the prepper’s curse of being worried about buyer’s remorse. After all, if you’re on a budget, you need to buy once and buy right! I find myself asking, “Is the protection the right protection for me? Is this product really going to work? If the product is bad, and I am dead, it would be hard to go after anyone right?”

These were my fears until Todd introduced me to Warren at Ballistic Armor Defense & Equipment. I have to say, I have been really impressed. Not to give a full review about Warren and his expertise in this review, however his services need to be mentioned. (Psst! Full IIIA panel review coming soon!) The ballistic component of the FactorXBag is a huge selling point, and I wanted to be able to point you in his direction, since he has panels ready to go that specifically fit this bag. He is a wealth of information and can help guide your purchase with great insight and zero judgments

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Voltaic Solar Kit: 3.5 Watt Solar Kit Basics

Voltaic SystemsThe Voltaic Solar kit is Compact and lightweight, this 3.5 Watt solar panel and 4,000mAh battery provides high performance charging to keep your devices powered up anywhere. Slide the panel in your bag or mount it nearly anywhere for a minimal, tough charging solution. Panel is IPX 7 waterproof, UV- and scratch-resistant.

Performance

  • 1.5Xsmartphone charges from Voltaic battery
  • 4.5hours in the sun to charge smartphone
  • 2hours of smartphone usage from 1 hour in the sun

Compatibility

Smartphones:
Charges all USB Devices including all Apple, Android and Blackberry smartphones.

Tablets:
Charges all tablets that are powered by USB including Apple iPads and Samsung Tablets. Will not charge tablets that charge at 12 or 16 Volts.

Digital Cameras:
Compatible with cameras that charge from USB like GoPros. Not compatible with DSLRs.

Specifications

Size and Weight

  • Solar Panels: 8.3 x 4.4 x 0.2 in (21 x 11.3 x 0.5cm), Battery: 4 x 2.5 x 0.5 in (10.2 x 6.35 x 0.16 cm)
  • 0.6 pounds (276g) including battery and solar panel

Solar Panel Output

  • Monocrystalline cells – 19% efficient
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 7.0V
  • Voltage Peak : 6.0V
  • Peak Current: 0.61A
  • Current Peak: 3.69 Watts

Solar Panel Construction

  • Urethane coating
  • 3mm Aluminum/Plastic composite substrate

Panel Mounting and Cables

  • 4 screws on back corners of panel allow multiple mounting options
  • Output cable is 8.5 inches, 22cm long and connects to V15 battery via included adapter

V15 USB Battery

  • Capacity: 4,000mAh, 15 Watt Hours
  • Output: 5V/1A USB
  • Input: 5-6V, 1A
  • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
  • Protection: Short Circuit, Over Charge, Over Discharge, Over Current, Over Temperature

V15 USB battery - whats included

Battery Functions:

  1. Power Button
  2. Charge Indicator
  3. USB Output to Charge Devices
  4. USB Input to Charge Battery

Learn More Or Buy Your Voltaic System Today

Our Gear Recommendations For Your FactorXBag

Let’s face it, preppers are some of the most opinionated folks out there! Everyone has their favorite gear, the best way to do something, and the absolutes on how things will go down. Prepping is a personal process that people can become obsessed about. When someone becomes obsessed, they often lose the ability to see gray, and that becomes dangerous. So of course everyone in our lifestyle will have a ton of ideas on what is best for everyone. However, here are just a few of our gear suggestions for you to consider when personalizing the FactorXBag.

Medical Kit Recommendations

It can be hard to know which kits to buy and which kits to pass on, so we did some searching for you! A word to the wise: Medical kits are not an area to be cheap on! There are some fantastic deals in the market, you just need to know what to look for. We will not go into those details in this review, however these are some readily available kits from Amazon to get you started. You can personalize these kits as you learn and train more. However, they are a great starting point for anyone wanting a great personal medical kit.

Full disclosure, you must get training when it comes to anything medical. Watching a few YouTube videos and reading books will only take you so far. As a self-reliant person, you should take the time to learn from experts in your local community. Do not put this off, it could save a life.

IFAK KITINDIVIDUAL FIRST AID KIT,180 Piece IFAK, Emergency Medical Trauma Kit complete with Israeli Bandage and BLOOD Clotting agent in 1000 D MOLLE compatible bag.

  • Perfect “Peace of Mind” readiness for emergencies.
  • Compact, complete, well organized first aid medical kit..
  • Trauma kit in very sturdy tactical pouch. MOLLE compatible.
  • Versatile for home or rigorous camping use.
  • Perfect for hiking trips or to throw in your car for every day carry.

Complete First Aid Trauma Kit (IFAK) in Sturdy MOLLE Compatible Pouch
180 ITEMS
* Sturdy MOLLE Tactical bag approximately 7 inch x 7 inch x 3.5 inches when full. Internal elastic straps, internal divider, external zippered pouch and divider
* 4 inch Sterile Emergency Israeli Bandage, Trauma wound dressing for hemorrhage control
* 2g CELOX Crystals, Hemostatic Agent for treatment of bleeding wounds.
* EMT Shears
* 3-2 pack of Ibuprofen 200 mg, pain reliever/fever reducer.
* 50 count box, Cotton Swabs.
* 3-2 pack of Aspirin 325 mg pain reliever/fever reducer (NSAID).
* 5 Small 2 inch x 2 inch, Gauze Pads.
* 1 Povidone Iodine Antiseptic Swab, First aid antiseptic and germicide to help prevent infection in minor cuts, abrasions, minor burns.
* 1-1 inch x 10 yds. Roll paper tape.
* 1-3 inch Elastic Bandage.
* 80 Assorted sheer bandages, small, medium, large.
* 20 Alcohol Prep Swabs.
* 3 packs, (0.5g each) Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Each gram contains Bacitracin Zinc 400 units, Neomycin Sulfate 5 mg, Polymicin-B Sulfate 5000 units.
* Stainless Steel tweezers.
* 1 pair Nitril Exam Gloves.
* Velcro “Red Cross” patch.
Excellent value for the money. Keep one in your FactorXBag or one in each car!

Buy This Kit From Amazon

IFAK KIT

First Aid Kit – Includes Splint & Israeli Bandage – Fully Stocked for IFAK, Military, First Responder, Medic Bag, Tactical, Survival, Camping, Hiking

  • IFAK – Ideal for use as an individual First Aid Kit – MOLLE and PALS compatible pouch
  • TACTICAL –Be prepared for any situation. Perfect for Military, Tactical, Car, Truck, Home, Sports & Outdoors, Medical Trauma Kit
  • SPACE SAVING POUCH – Everything fits in this organized, heavy duty, pouch with room to spare so that you can make it your own
  • SPLINT – Roll up foam splint – Use for any broken or fractured bones
  • ISRAELI BANDAGE – Emergency wound dressing used to reduce blood loss. Commonly found in GI Issue first aid kits.

Buy This Kit From Amazon

Solar Recommendations

Here are a few other solar panel kits you could use with the FactorXBag. These items will not conveniently snap onto the bag like the Voltaic System will, however, they can attach to one of the many straps or rings on the pack.

Nekteck-Solar-Panel-Charger-12000mAh-0-0Nekteck Solar Charger 12000mAh Rain-resistant Dirt/Shockproof Dual USB Port Portable Charger Battery Backup Power Pack for All USB Supported Devices

  • The first rain-resistant &shock-proof portable solar charger on the planet; Solar energy technology, environmental friendly and could recharge itself under sunshine for emergency purpose when outside;Shock-proof feature ensures the device working properly even it crashes or drops.
  • Compact, portable & stylish design; Easily fits into your bag to provide instant power; Football grain design has anti-skid protecting effect ; Perfect for long flights, road trips, hiking, camping or whenever you need to charge your mobile devices wherever you are.
  • Grade A cell, High Capacity, Build-in 12000mAh Lithium Polymer battery which charges via a powerful 1.2W monocrystalline solar panel ;2.1A output allows for simultaneous charging of your devices at high speed Anti-explosion, lightweight, compact and reliable, 1000+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery.
  • The LED flashlight works perfectly in darkness, especially for emergency. Just press the button twice, the LED will light up ; 4 LED status of charge indicators indicate the charging and discharging process.
  • Li-Polymer battery, one of the safest battery in the world, which are not possible to explode even over-heated.

Buy This Solar Panel From Amazon

Solar panelGoal Zero Switch 10 USB Multi-Tool Kit (Micro)

  • Replaceable lithium ion 3,000mAh/11Wh lightweight battery with LED level indicator and pass-through capability
  • Quick charge with 1.5A USB output and smart power without overcharging or discharging
  • Solar ready with built-in charging tip to power up in 4 hours from any USB port or in 4 hours of full sun from the included Nomad 7 Solar Panel
  • Switch 110 Lumens flashlight with wide angle for lighting up the trail or piercing the darkness and high or low power for maximum light or extended run times
  • Switch lightweight fan attachable for a personal cooling system wherever you go

Buy This Solar Panel From Amazon

Water Recommendation

As we all know in the survival world, without water we die. Knowing this, we should make sure we have a few ways to provide ourselves with clean potable water while in a survival situation. I recommend to have a Sawyer filter, a LifeStraw, and water purification tablets, this way you can make sure to be able to stay hydrated and free of any stomach issues.

I wanted to start with the Sawyer filter, as I think it is the most versatile and affordable filter on the market. See the gallery below for a few suggested uses. I really love this filter and think that it is a true survival workhorse!

sawyer water filter
Collect water on the go when at a source and filter it later.
Fill your water bottle and use it like a straw. *Note this means your bottle is now contaminated
Fill your water bottle and use it like a straw. *Note this means your bottle is now contaminated

 

Have an extra water bottle? Turn it into a filter
Have an extra water bottle? Turn it into a filter
You can use it in your hydro pack allowing you to capture large amounts of water when at a source and filter it as you drink.
You can use it in your hydro pack allowing you to capture large amounts of water when at a source and filter it as you drink.

 

water filter

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

  • Ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, domestic and international travel and emergency preparedness
  • High performance filter fits in the palm of your hand; weighs just 2 ounces; 0.1 Micron absolute hollow fiber membrane inline filter
  • Attaches to included drinking pouch, standard disposable water bottles, hydration packs, or use the straw to drink directly from your water source
  • Removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
  • Filter rated up to 100,000 gallons; includes 16-ounce reusable squeeze pouch, 7-inch drinking straw, and cleaning plunger

Buy This Filter From Amazon

Fire Kit

pinefire tot boxPine Fire Kit

We love these fire kits from Pine Fire! It comes in a great tin, which makes it really easy for you to adapt this into a full fire starting kit. All you need to do is add a few items from your survival kit to this box and you have a one-stop shop! Just add a fire steel, a few waterproof or strike-anywhere matches, and you are good to go! Learn how to make this into a full fire kit here!

Pine Fire’s Product Description

Pine Fire has always strived to be a leader in the fire starting marketplace with products built clearly with the concepts of versatility and functionality in mind. To showcase these two cornerstones, we are proud to introduce the “TOT BOX”. This wonderful bit of kit, 4.75″L x 3.38″W x 1.5″H tin lined with River Birch, comes packed with 2 pieces of fatwood, 1 ft of “DIRTY JUTE”, 7x “MICRO TOTS” and 2x “LARGE TOTS”. Per our usual, this too comes with our extra free fatwood on the side. Not only will you have the versatility of a water resistant, go anywhere carrying case, but you will now have the added bonus of a tin that aides you with the all important “next fire mentality” by offering you the perfect charring vessel.

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wetfire

Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder

  • Wetfire tinder
  • Extinguishes instantly
  • Will burn longer when wet
  • Burns even when wet
  • Burns longer when wet
  • Burns at over 1300 degrees yet cools instantly
  • Eight individually packed cubes in a solid leak proof formula

Buy Wetfire from Amazon Today

ust sparkieUST Sparkie Fire Starter

  • Orange sparkier
  • Designed for precision
  • Flint rod collapses
  • One handed operation, ultra compact, lightweight design-less than an ounce
  • Generates 3 times the heat of ordinary matches
  • Built in carbide striker and spring loaded flint based bar will last over 100 strikes
  • Will ignite a wide range of tinders, sparks can be generated in rain or other adverse weather conditions
  • Made in the USA

Buy The UST Sparkie Today

Final Thoughts

Once you enter into the preparedness world, you find yourself always trying to improve your training, knowledge, and gear. Many of us plan to bug out when trouble hits and others plan on sheltering in place to ride out what’s before us. In either of these scenarios, you will always have the need to carry and organize your gear. I am a strong believer in buying preps that I can actually use in my daily life whenever possible. This helps me to digest and justify the rather huge financial dedication it takes to prepare and become self-sufficient. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of ways you can prepare on the cheap and you should look to save money whenever possible.

That being said, the FactorXBag is a bag that I can use everyday. It offers me the ability to carry my survival gear and my work supplies in one convenient and organized pack. The fact that it blends into my environment and doesn’t scream “Prepper” is a huge bonus to me. Why do we prepare? We prepare so we can survive and thrive in any situation. With the growing rate of active shooter situations in our world today, I believe this bag gives me a huge advantage to survive. The ability to carry armor panels with me without causing alarm or attracting unwanted attention is worth the price of this bag alone.

I am excited to watch this company and product evolve and grow. The owner Todd is an incredibly passionate and creative person, and I know he has a lot more to offer the preparedness community.

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My Survival Gear Prep List: Top 100

My Survival Gear Prep List

Gear, gear, and more gear! We all know that there is no substitute for experience and well practiced skills. However, new survival gear is always welcomed to my collection of preps. As I have admitted numerous times I am a gear head for sure. Due to budgets and the reality of there’s only so much space in one’s house to store all these great survival preps, we need to focus our gear obsession to the most crucial survival gadgets and gizmos! That being said, here is my current list of the top 100 survival items I own and think that every prepper should own as well.

My Top 100 Survival Preps: The Basics

First things first, lets take care of your core needs to get you through a survival situation. If you can stay dry and hydrated you can last a longtime in the wild. So my first area of focus is on clean water, shelter and the ability to make a fire. Fire can keep you warm, make water safe to drink, cook your food, and it can give you a psychological boost in an otherwise bad situation. Fires have been called by many the TV of the Bushcraft world, providing a sense of comfort and a place to gather on dark nights in the wild. I have also included a few of my favorite knives in this section as a good knife is a key tool for survival!

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Top Water Preps

    1. Datrex Emergency Drinking Water
    2. Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter Water Filter
    3. Katadyn Micropur Tablets (20 Pack)
    4. McNett Frontier Pro Ultralight Water Filter
    5. Berkey Water Filters
    6. Canned Emergency Water
    7. Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System
    8. Scepter 5 Gallon Plastic Water Storage Can
    9. Blue Can – Premium Emergency Drinking Water
    10. NALGENE Tritan 1-Quart
    11. NDuR 28 oz Flip Top Filtration
    12. Katadyn MicroPur Purification Tablets – 30
    13. Sawyer Products Mini Water Filter
    14. POTABLE AQUA PA+Plus Water Purification

Snugpak-92894-The-Cave-4-Person-Tent-0Shelter

  1. Gear Pods Adventure Tarp
  2. Emergency Blankets
  3. UST B.A.S.E.™ Tarp
  4. SOL 2-Person Emergency Bivvy
  5. Grabber All Weather Blanket
  6. Snugpak Ionosphere 1 Person

fire starterTop Fire

  1. AMK Spark-Lite
  2. UCO Stormproof Matches, Waterproof and Windproof with 15 Second Burn Time – 50 Matches
  3. Fatwood 100% Natural Firestarter Sticks Hand Cut In The USA Ferro Rod Ferrocerium Flint Jute Fatwood Chips Striker Tin
  4. TinderQuik Firestarting Tabs 50 (for SparkLite FireSteel Blastmatch)

top survival knifeTop Survival Knifes

  1. Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath
  2. Tops Knives Brothers of Bushcraft – Tumble Finish
  3. Benchmade Bushcrafter Knife
  4. 2″ Diameter Small Magnifying Burning Lens in Buckskin Pouch
  5. Bic Lighters- 5 count

Never Leave Home without these Preps

In this section I want to cover your essentials for survival out in the wild or in an urban disaster environment. You will need a pack to carry your gear if your on the move or plan to bug out. Also you will need a few basic hygiene preps to stay clean, food to keep you going, and a medical kit for survival’s bumps and scrapes!

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Favorite Packs & Bags

  1. Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer
  2. Echo Sigma Get Home Bag
  3. 5.11 72 Hr Assault Pack
  4. USMC Propper Arcytery’x Generation 2 ILBE Main Pack with Assault Pack
  5. 3V Gear Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack

Hygiene

  1. No Rinse Bathing Wipes
  2. Reliance Products Hassock Portable toilet
  3. Hand Sanitizer
  4. Toothbrush

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  1. Mountain House® 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit
  2. Wise Foods Wise Ultimate 72 Hour Emergency Kit
  3. OneTigris 4pcs Military Mess Kit Cook Set for 2-3 People
  4. GSI Outdoors Glacier Bottle
  5. Coleman 12 oz. Enamel Mug
  6. MRE (Meals, Ready to Eat)

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  1. NDūR Lightweight Compact Stove
  2. Solo Stove Lite – Compact Wood stove
  3. Solo Alcohol Stove
  4. Bio Lite Stove

 

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Medical Gear

  1. Adventure Medical Ben’s Repellent 100 Max Details
  2. LSR&T 7 Strand Mil-Spec Paracord
  3. ANBEX iOSAT Emergency Radiation Therapy, Potassium Iodide Tablets
  4. Oasis Medical Disposable Skin Stapler Kit
  5. I.F.A.K.
  6. 12 Survivors First Aid Rollup Kit, Black
  7. Hypothermia Prevention & Mangament Kit (HPMK)
  8. IDF Israeli Army Dressing / Bandage
  9. SAM Rolled Splint 36″, Orange
  10. North American Rescue Hyfin Vent Chest Seal, 2 Count
  11. Adventure Medical Kits Tactical Field/Trauma kit with QuikClot
  12. Tourniquet – (Black) Recon Medical Gen 2 Combat Military Issue Army

Bonus Gear

At this point, you have the basic essentials covered and you can now add items to your kit that will help you thrive in a survival situation. Remember you have to carry everything you put in your pack so pick items that you know how to use and ones you will actually use. Traditionally, I like items that I can use for multiple tasks and survival needs. Some of the items below are also meant for those of you that have decided to “bug in” during a disaster or you can keep them at your bug out location. For example, you most likely won’t want to carry the UST 30 Day LED Lantern but it would be an added treat at your base camp.

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  1. AccuSharp Knife and Tool Sharpener
  2. Duracell 9V 8 Pack Alkaline Batteries
  3. Duracell D 14 Unit Pack Alkaline Batteries
  4. Cyalume Light Technology Chem-Light
  5. Camosystems Camouflage Nettin
  6. MSA 10031344 Hycar Advantage 3100 Facepiece with European Head Harness, Large, Black
  7. MSA Respirator Filter Cartridges
  8. Earthquake Survival Tool
  9. UST 30 Day LED Lantern
  10. Duct Tape
  11. Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  12. Performance Tool 1919 Performance bolt cutter
  13. ParaCord Spool Tool Foliage Green – Holds Up To 100′ of Parachute Cord
  14. Survive Outdoors Longer Origin Survival Kit
  15. Suunto A-30L Field Compass

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  1. Marksman 3100 1/4 in. Steel
  2. Benjamin Trail Nitro Piston 2 Air Rifle with Scope
  3. Crosman Premier Super Match Pellets (.177), 500 Count
  4. Mechanical Fisher White
  5. Otis All-Caliber Rifle Cleaning
  6. Snare Trap – Versatile Hunting
  7. Night Owl Optics 5-Power

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  1. Snugpak Enhanced Patrol Poncho
  2. 5.11 Tac A2 Gloves
  3. 5.11 Tactical Tactec Chest Rig
  4. Bison Designs Sling Lock 550 Paracord Bracelet
  5. BLACKHAWK! Shemaugh
  6. 5.11 TacLite Pro Pants

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  1. Eton Mini Radio
  2. Kaito Dynamo AM/FM/WB Radio
  3. Baofeng BF-F9 V2+, UV-5R V2+, and UV-82 V2+

Bug In Preps

  1. Letica Corporation 5 Gallon Food Grade Bucket
  2. Lodge Cast Iron 5 Qt Dutch Oven
  3. Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handles
  4. Mono Vaults
  5. ENCORE PLASTICS 350133 Eco Smart Bucket
  6. Emergency Candle, Clear Mist – Set of 6 Survival Candles
  7. Shelf Reliance Harvest 72″ #10 Food Rotation System
  8. Shelf Reliance® Deluxe BPA Free 55-gallon Barrel Water Storage System Includes Water Filter Pump By Aquamira, Food Grade Water Barrel
  9. WaterBob

Off Grid Power Sollutions

  1. Goal Zero Venture 30
  2. Goal Zero Yeti Solar Generator
  3. Goal Zero Sherpa Inverter
  4. DuroStar DS4000S, 3300 Running Watts/4000 Starting Watts

In conclusion, you need to do your research and train with your gear on a regular basis. I have collected these items over time and I have them in multiple kits. By no means do I have one bag with all this crap in it, that would be crazy. However, I believe in redundancy and I always have multiple ways to accomplish my missions. I always carry three ways to start a fire, three ways to purify water, and a few tools in my edc bag to help in times of emergency. Remember the old survival saying “Two is one and one is none”, happy prepping!

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Medical Prep List #1

Medical Prep List

Our medical prep list was created to help you start your medical preps. In this list you will find recommended medical and first aid gear. This is a great place to start for those looking to become more prepared & self-reliant. These gear suggestions are from our series Prep In 26 Paychecks, which helps people prepare over the course of year.

Be sure to stock up on all personal medications first, then move on to building your medical preps. The great part of building your medical supplies is you will be able to use them for your family on a daily basis. It easier to justify your purchases when you know you can use them outside of a disaster situation. When purchasing your preps remember the old saying, two is one and one is none. Try and buy in pairs or bulk whenever possible.

Print out the list below and use it to start building your inventory or use the links provided to see sample products.

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Prep and Save- Amazon The New Way To Get Your Preps

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Once I decided to start prepping my inner gear head took over my planning. I found myself trolling gear sites looking for that perfect bag, knife, or new gun accessory. I was preparing as if I was going to become a Navy Seal overnight and not as a responsible father. Don’t get me wrong, I am and always will be a certified gear junkie, but I have found ways to ensure that I am also being a responsible father. All the gear in the world won’t do you any good if your basic needs are not met to keep you alive. Furthermore, if you do not train with your gear it will be next to useless when it counts, but more on this later.

I started to realize that I needed to stock up on every day preps that my family would need to use in the case of a grid down situation or a natural disaster. For this you can coupon clip, shop at wholesale stores, and spend hours looking for online deals. I still recommend doing this, but as a busy Dad I needed an easier way to make sure that the supplies I needed would find their way into my home and caches. I wanted a set it and forget it style process that wouldn’t leave me broke at the end of the day.

That’s when I found Amazon Subscribe and save! Now you still have to work at this but it allows you to sign up to buy items on a time line for which you receive a discount on that product. For example you can sign up to get batteries every 3 months, wise food grab n go bucket every month, bleach every 4 months and medical supplies monthly.

WARNING:

You have to take the time to set it up and it will continue to send you these items until you stop it which can get costly if you forget. It wouldn’t be the end of the world as these items should be things that you can use daily around the house but would come in handy in a SHTF situation. Also they send you an email before shipping out your subscribe and save box with price changes as they are always in flux. Check the prices and adjust your products when needed.

How To Get Started

First of all, take the time to create a list of items that you would like to stock up on and set goals for how much you feel you will need to have on hand. For example, if you wanted to stock up on AAA batteries and you want to have 200-300 on hand you could set up a subscribe and save to spread it out over the next few months. By spreading out your purchases you stretch your cash flow so you can stock up on multiple items.

Next, find the battery package you want and divide the package count into your goal number. for example, 300 batteries divided by 48 count pack = 6.25. Therefor, I would set this subscribe and save up for a delivery every month and would be fully stocked in 6.25 months! I would recommend that you set a google calendar reminder to then turn off the subscribe and save feature on that item. I tear through batteries as I have three kids and they love toys that require batteries! Therefor, I might just adjust the batteries to come every two to three months so I can always be sure to resupply.

Since there are so many items to choose from I thought I would give you a few suggestions. Here are my suggestions fora few subscribe and save preps:

Suggested Subscribe & Save Preps:

House Hold

Personal

Food

Medical

Don’t forget to also check out Amazon’s Daily Deals page where you can find even further savings for your preps!

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The Ranger Bag By Echo-Sigma

The Ranger Bag By Echo-Sigma

The Ranger Pack by Echo-Sigma is the perfect bag for a day at the gun range or a trip out into the woods. Even if you have been shooting your entire life accidents can happen and this bag will be there to help you in your time of need. This bag contains items for basic survival, cuts from the slide on your hand gun, and even the basics for a gun shot wound.

DISCLAIMER:

It is important to note, that the contents of this bag do not make you an EMT over night, this gear is meant to be used by people with training. I highly recommend that you purchase this gear and sign up for first aid training. There are a lot of places now offering up tactical first aid training in light of America’s trend towards mass shootings. Your gear is only as good as your training so don’t cut corners here! To drive this point home here’s the warning from the Echo-Sigma Site:

“Please note, some items in the Echo-Sigma Trauma Kit are designed for use by trained personnel only. Please seek proper training before utilizing the contents of this kit! “

Echo Sigma Get Home Bag Contents

  • Echo-Sigma Get Home Pack
  • Echo-Sigma Compact First Aid Kit
    • 1pair 4″ scissors
    • pair 3″ tweezers
    • first aid reference card
    • 20 plastic bandages
    • 12 alcohol swabs
    • 10 wet wipes
    • 10 antiseptic swabs
    • 3 sting relief swabs
    • 4 pain relief tablets
    • 2 3″x3″ sterile gauze pads
    • 2″x5yd. gauze roll
    • 5″x9″ sterile abdominal dressing
    • 1 0.5″x2.5yd. roll of tape
    • disposable CPR faceshield
    • Access to 14 exclusive online training videos

Inside The Trauma Kit

  • Echo-Sigma Compact Trauma Kit
    • Condor Outdoor Rip-Away EMT Lite Pouch
    • C.A.T. Combat Tourniquet
    • N.A.R. Emergency Trauma Dressing 6”
    • N.A.R. Compressed Gauze
    • Pair Trauma Shears
    • Rolls Adhesive Dressing Tape
    • Pair N.A.R. Black Talon Nitrile Gloves
  • Echo-Sigma Compact Survival Kit
    • Compass
    • Emergency Whistle
    • Emergency Blanket by Coghlan’s
    • BIC Brand Butane Disposable Lighter
    • Magnesium Fire Started w/ Flint Striker
    • 50” Duct Tape
    • Bottle of Water Purification Tablets by Coghlan’s
    • 2 Chemical Light Sticks by Coghlan’s
    • Live Fire Sport Emergency Fire Starter
    • 40 Waterproof Matches by Coghlan’s
    • 2 BIC Brand Ball Point Pens
    • Pad of Paper
    • Set of Earplugs

Pack Extras

  • Back Pack Main Compartment Organizer
    • Hook and Loop Modular Panels and Pouches
    • Two panels with elastic keeper
    • One 4.5″W x 8.5″H x 1.5″D pouch with mesh window and flap closure
    • Two 4.5″H x 8.5″W x 1.5″D pouch with Vinyl window and flap closure
    • Semi-rigid construction to keep insert in form for easy deployment
    • Grab handle
  • Two (2) Dual Pistol Magazine Pouches (four total magazines)
  • Leather Work Gloves
  • Emergency Poncho
  • Hand Warmers

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Prepper’s Gift Guide

Top Gifts For Prepper’s

Do you have a survivalist in the family that believes in being prepared for the unexpected?  Maybe you have an uncle that’s a hunter or an avid outdoors man?  Well here are a few ideas that you can buy for that special someone in your life and be sure to make all their preps come true. Please enjoy our Prepper’s Gift Guide 2016:

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Here’s a list of preps you can use for  stocking stuffers this holiday season. Remember the old saying that “two is one and one is none”, this means redundancy is important in one’s preps for the unknown.  It’s always important to have a few ways to build a fire, filter drinking water, or to provide yourself with shelter.  Basically with this list  you can’t go wrong!

UST Sparkie Fire Starter

One handed operation, ultra compact, lightweight design-less than an ounce
Generates 3 times the heat of ordinary matches
Built in carbide striker and spring loaded flint based bar will last over 100 strikes

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SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival “A classic outdoor manual [that] addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it”–Outside magazine Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as […]

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Blue Can 50 Year Shelf Life Water

24 Case Pack: 24 -12oz cans (354.88 ml) units
No plastic taste,stores safely in heat, won't affect taste
Cans are made of corrosion resistant aluminum and are hermetically sealed

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Prepper’s Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

DETER . DELAY. DEFEND! Does your disaster preparation plan include security measures? When civilization fails and the desperate masses begin looting, they will come for your food, water and life-sustaining supplies. This book shows you how to implement a complete plan for operational security and physical defense, including:• Perimeter Security Systems and Traps• House Fortifications […]

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness

Award-winning LifeStraw water filter is a must-carry tool for hiking, camping, travel, and emergencies; no disaster kit is complete without it
Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals; does not require batteries and has no moving parts
Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns; surpasses EPA filter standards

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MRE (Meals, Ready to Eat) – Two Course Fresh MREs with Heaters – 5 Year Shelf Life (Pack of 6)

MRE (Meals, ready to eat) made by US Department of Defense contractor with flameless ration heaters
All food components are fresh US military MRE ration components. 600+ calories per meal
Military MREs are perfect for hunting, camping, fishing and backpacking

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness

Award-winning LifeStraw water filter is a must-carry tool for hiking, camping, travel, and emergencies; no disaster kit is complete without it
Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals; does not require batteries and has no moving parts
Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns; surpasses EPA filter standards

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LifeStraw Family 1.0 Portable Gravity Powered Water Purifier for Emergency Preparedness and Camping

Award-winning LifeStraw Family is used by over 13,200,000 people worldwide
Surpasses EPA standards for water purifiers: removes 99.99% viruses, 99.9999% bacteria and 99.9% protozoan cysts to 0.02 microns
Purifies 18,000 liters/4755 gallons WITHOUT iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals; Clean drinking water for a family of four for 3 years

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Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

Rigid, 7-gallon rectangular water container with molded contour grip
Space-saving design for easy storing and stacking when empty
New and improved screw-on vent; hideaway spigot for on-demand water dispensing

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Long Term Water Storage System, BPA Free Water Bags, 5 Year Shelf Life, 50 Gallon Set

Shelf life is important. When Aquamira is used, the 50 gallons can have a shelf life up to 5 years!
Bleach and iodine are common oxidants to use when treating water, but Aquamira is a stronger oxidant. It has a greater pathogen killing power, which helps ensure safer drinking water.
Pesky slime build up in the storage containers can cause a lot of issues if a disaster strikes. Aquamira helps prevent slime build up, leading to a more reliable way to store your water.

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WaterBrick – Emergency Water and Food Storage Containers – 8 Pack Blue

Portable: comfort handle makes it easy to carry and secure in cars, boats or ATV's
Stackable: unique design securely stacks to maximize limited storage space
Customizable: perfect disaster relief container for storing food, water or anything you want to keep dry

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WaterBOB Bathtub Emergency Water Storage Container, Drinking Water Storage, Hurricane Survival, BPA-Free (100 Gallon) (1)

COLLECT DRINKING WATER IN YOUR BATHTUB: The waterBOB is a water containment system that holds up to 100 gallons of fresh drinking water in any standard bathtub in the event of an emergency. Don't wait in line to buy expensive bottled water or worry about keeping large barrels or tanks. Collect drinking water in the large container that you already have-your bathtub!
PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES: Never be without water in an emergency. During a hurricane or tropical storm, water main breaks and storm surges can interrupt or even contaminate your water supply. This is when the waterBOB comes in handy as a temporary water storage system. Don't be caught unprepared for an emergency. Feel safer by purchasing a waterBOB today!
KEEPS WATER CLEAN FOR DRINKING: Water stored in an open bathtub with dirt, soap film, and exposure to debris will spoil and become useless. WaterBOB lets you negate these health risks and make your bathtub a clean and fresh water storage container that can keep water fresh for up to 16 weeks depending on the water source. Keep your water clean for drinking, cooking, washing, and flushing.

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Travel Berkey Water Filter with 2 Black Berkey Filters and 2 PF2 Fluoride Filters

Travel Berkey holds 1.5 gallons of water
Filters at approx 2 gallons per hour
The Berkey BT2x2-BB Travel Berkey 1.5 gal.

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Berkey GSPRT 22-Ounce Sport Purification Bottle

Filters can be replaced
Can be refilled up to 640 times using a municipal water source
Reduces harmful microscopic pathogens: Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E-coli 99.99999% and other pathogenic bacteria

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Fire Preps

UST Sparkie Fire Starter

One handed operation, ultra compact, lightweight design-less than an ounce
Generates 3 times the heat of ordinary matches
Built in carbide striker and spring loaded flint based bar will last over 100 strikes

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Light My Fire TinderSticks Natural Fire Starter

Easy to light, even when wet.
Produces a hot flame-up to 80% resin content.
Materials: Pinus Montezumae (fatwood) stumps

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Gerber Bear 31-002557 Grylls Tinderbox, One Size, Orange

Unique tinder cutter with cover
Magnifying glass and emergency signaling mirror
Box with cover to capture tinder and keep it dry

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UST Trekker Stormproof Lighter

Battery-Powered LED light which replaces chemical light sticks
Dual Function Steady-On and Flashing Modes
Waterproof to 300 ft and floats vertically

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Delta Shockproof Lighter, Matte Black

Finish/Material:Elastomer
Fuel:Butane - 1 Gram Capacity
Special Features:Lanyard Hole

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UCO Stormproof Matches Waterproof Windproof Stormproof

Easy to light, and stays lit even underwater!
15 second burn time is nearly 3 times as long as other "wind proof" matches.
UCO Stormproof Matches are 2 3/4 inches long, much longer than other brands. In ad- dition to a longer burn time, this extended length allows for added safety to keep from burning fingertips.

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UST Magnesium Bar Firestarter Sport, Sporting good, Fitness

Magnesium Bar Firestarter Sport, Sporting good, Fitness

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Survival Waterproof Peanut Capsule Lighter Cigarette Cigar Refillable Oil Lighter Torch Key Chain

Lighter is 2×0.6 inches;weighs approx. 0.88 ounces (25 grams) when empty;These use liquid naphtha fuel, and use standard flints, available at most grocery and hardware stores.;Note: ships empty due to postal regulations;Fueling and replacing flints is done in the same manner as a Zippo. You simply pull out the insert and pour fuel into the […]

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Food Preps

MRE (Meals, Ready to Eat) – Two Course Fresh MREs with Heaters – 5 Year Shelf Life (Pack of 6)

MRE (Meals, ready to eat) made by US Department of Defense contractor with flameless ration heaters
All food components are fresh US military MRE ration components. 600+ calories per meal
Military MREs are perfect for hunting, camping, fishing and backpacking

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MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Genuine U.S. Military Surplus (1 Pack) Assorted Flavor

Long shelf life when stored per manufacturer's directions. 2012 or newer Pack Date.
Genuine US War Fighter Rations are the ultimate survivalist, Prepper & outdoor enthusiast Meal.
For Menu Choices: www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBC29WU/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A2P4KTC62860Q5

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Mountain House Classic Bucket

Quick prep! Just add water to the pouch and eat in less than 10 minutes, with no extra cleanup!
Contains 12 total pouches, two each Beef Stroganoff with Noodles, Chicken Teriyaki with Rice, Beef Stew, Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Noodles & Chicken, and Granola with Milk & Blueberries. Bucket contains 29 total servings.
Allergens: Soy, Milk, Wheat, Egg, Coconut

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Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit

Ideal for emergency situations
Simple to prepare by adding water
Meals feature a seven-year shelf life

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3-Month Supply of Lunch & Dinner

This three month food supply will give one person approximately 3 months of a good variety of food, including beef, chicken, turkey, pork, and other entrees items. Besides entrees this includes sides and drinks, all in 30 #10 cans in 5 cases.

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Shelters

Ultimate Survival Technologies Hex Tarp

Included guy lines & stakes for setting up shelter
Protects from sun & inclement weather
Use as tarp/shelter, ground cloth, thermal blanket

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Guide Gear Teepee Tent, 10′ x 10′

An ageless design for the 21st century! – 190-denier polyester shell with 1,000mm polyurethane waterproof coating; Weatherproofed windows with internal shades for privacy; Sewn-in polyethylene floor provides a sturdy base with no need to add a ground tarp; Center steel pole support makes for easy setup, plus collapses for easy transport; Factory-sealed seams protect the […]

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S.O.L. Survive Outdoors Longer S.O.L. 90% Reflective Lightweight Emergency Bivvy

Emergency bivvy measures 84 x 36 inches, and weighs approximately 3.8 ounces
Reflects 90% of your body heat back to you to prevent heat loss and trap warm air
Sealed seams and waterproof, windproof material keeps you dry and warm

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SE Survivor Series Emergency Sleeping Bag – EB122OR

Dimensions: 36" x 84"
Lightweight at 5.8 oz.
Heavy-duty aluminized PE interior material for insulation and warmth

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ENO – Eagles Nest Outfitters ProFly Rain Tarp, Ultralight Hammock Accessory

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY: Made of polyurethane-treated 210D ripstop nylon, the ProFly offers long-lasting wear and features the best water-shedding capabilities. Stay dry and cozy all night long.
SAFE FROM ANY STORM: Features six points to connect, so you can feel secure lounging underneath. Ideal for weathering sudden downpours or building a waterfront basecamp.
ADVENTURE READY: Weighing only 22 ounce, the ProFly includes a stuff sack, making it convenient to take on trips or store when not in use.

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GearPods® Adventure Tarp

Lightweight
Compact
Weatherproof

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Coleman Yarborough Pass 6 Tent

Sleeps 6
Factory Sealed fly and floor seams
Heavy duty 1000D Polyethylene Bathtub style floor with Welded Seams (no leaks)

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Bug Out Bags

LA Police Gear Operator MOLLE Tactical, Military, Police Backpack Hydration Compatible

Made from 600D Polyester with PVC Coating
Adjustable straps to cinch down the bag
Fully adjustable chest strap and padded waist strap

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Drago Gear Tracker Backpack, Seal Gray

Five zippered storage areas
Internal organization system
MOLLE webbing

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Oakley Men’s Icon Pack 3.0 Backpack

Padded panel for up to 15 inch
Backpacks
1680 denier ballistic nylon , 420 denier nylon lining, 200 denier polyester

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Oakley Men’s Bathroom Sink Bag

Padded side access panel to fit most 13 inch
Backpacks

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3V Gear Velox II Large Tactical Assault Backpack

TACTICAL ASSAULT BACKPACK RUCKSACK CAPACITY: Large 1628 cubic inches of storage for tons of gear for any mission, operation, or day trip; not to mention that you can use it for hiking, travel or bug out preparedness bag.
EASY TO USE: The large self-healing zippers give easy access. The clam-shell wide opening system allows simple entry to various compartments and sub-compartments.
HEAVY DUTY: Made with 600 D PVC backed nylon which gives the large backpack some rigidity, makes it weather resistant, and super rugged

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HAZARD 4 Patrol(TM) Thermo-Cap Daypack (R)

A well sized day-backpack w/ thermoformed back panel; Includes a unique thermoformed cap to protect optics, etc.
Multiple modular/MOLLE/velcro expansion options externally; Large organizer pocket for pens, lights, knives, etc. (low-back).
Unique harness system & removable MOLLE-compatible belt; Use the belt alone as a surface for mounting bags/pouches.

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Military Outdoor Clothing Never Issued U.S. G.I. USMC MARPAT Large ILBE Complete Field Pack with Lid and Hip Belt

USMC ILBE MARPAT field pack with hip belt
Designed to carry a load of up to 120 pounds and distributes the weight for maximum comfort
Internal frame with 2 metal ribs on the outer sides and 2 larger spars in the middle

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Red Rock Outdoor Gear Rover Sling Pack

Molle webbing throughout for customization with pouches and attachments
Adjustable ambidextrous strap for over the shoulder carry
Snap closure concealed carry pocket on back panel

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Condor 3 Day Assault Pack

- Large load cargo capacity compartment with separate pocket to fit up to two 3L hydration bladders.- BOlive Draby contour shoulder straps with D-Ring for equipment attachment, sternum starp and waist belt.- External side compression straps.
- Heavy-Duty carry and drag handle.- Two double zipper pulls on the main compartment for easy access.- Individual foam pad back panel for extra comfort and maximum airflow.- Grommets on all compartments for drainage.- Import
Total of seven compartments:- Main Compartment with gear straps to secure gears and two extra mesh pockets.- Second Compartment contains three map/document pockets, two radio pockets, and penholders.

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5.11 Tactical RUSH72 Military Backpack, Molle Bag Rucksack Pack, 55 Liter Large, Style 58602

The RUSH72 military backpack features bug out bag design, built from high strength, water-repellant rucksack made with 1000D nylon; 3342 cubic inch / 55 liter total capacity
This Molle backpack is ready for patrol. Dual-zippered front and main compartments with glove friendly molded grip pulls. admin organization pocket to store maps, pens and documents.
This heavy duty large military backpack features a front pocket - 15.5 x 11.5 x 2 inch, main compartment - 23 H x 13.5 L x 8.5 inches, hydration pocket -21 x 13.5 inches, left and right side pockets - 16.5 x 6 x 1.75 inch

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Survival Kits

Echo Sigma Active Shooter Response System (Black)

Black Backpack, Designed in conjunction with Federal Law Enforcement officers
(ASRS) provides the tools and gear that you need to properly approach an Active Shooter scenario
Echo-Sigma Compact Backpack

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Echo Sigma Ranger Pack

Tool
Medical Gear
Echo Sigma Quality

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Echo Sigma Runner Disaster Preparedness Pack

Designed for individuals who either want to stay super mobile
Entire pack is MOLLE compatible
Provides the core functionality that you need to stay upright in case of emergency

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Ready America 70280 Emergency Kit, 2-Person, 3-Day Backpack

Sustains two people for three days
Includes food, water, and emergency blankets
One 33-piece first aid kit

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Echo Sigma Get Home Bag

(1) FREE LIFE STRAW
Midsized disaster preparedness kit that is perfectly suited to keep on hand
Echo Sigma Quality!

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Survival Gear Video — Using a FireSteel With Natural Tinder

Using a FireSteel With Natural Tinder

FireSteels are wonderful survival tools: they are waterproof, inexpensive, small enough to carry on a key chain, and very reliable. They require a tinder though to start a fire. That’s why many survivalists carry either natural or man-made tinder with them in their EDC kits. I prefer natural tinder like Guatemalan fatwood: man-made tinder can create noxious fumes.

If you have owned a FireSteel fire-starter for a while, it has probably occurred to you that you might not have any tinder with you in a survival situation. That’s alright, there is an abundance of natural tinder in the wild that works just as well (if not better) as any man made tinder. Natural tinder is free and easy to use with practice. Make sure you do practice…reading about a skill or watching a video isn’t nearly as important as acquiring the hands-on skill.

This excellent video by iawoodsman highlights how to use a FireSteel with natural tinder. Enjoy!

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A Must Have Ar-15 Tool

Gerber Short Stack Ar-15 Tool

Gear Rating: 10

Price: $32.50

Bug Out Recommended: Yes

Pros:

This is a small tool that fits into your Magpul AR handle. The amount of functions it can perform is impressive. Its well built and engineered. It’s held together with really strong magnets so it holds together and won’t make noise rattling around in your handle. It allows you to fix and maintain your Ar in the field. This is a must have for anyone who owns an AR-15!

Cons:

None really, except it would be nice if there was an allen wrench you could use to adjust certain magpul add ons, otherwise it’s solid!

Final Thoughts:

This tool is well thought out and made by an American company..Gerber in Portland Oregon. This is a must have for anyone who owns an AR-15. If you are new to the Ar world, have someone show you how to use it and take apart and clean your weapon with them. Like every tool it is only a great addition to your preps if you know how to use it!

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Use a Belt as an Improvised Weapon

In a self-defense scenario, especially one involving armed attackers, escape should always be the first option you consider. If you can run from danger and survive, you should do so. However, there are often situations when escape is simply not an option. If your back’s against the wall, and you have to fight for your life, using an improvised weapon can greatly sway the odds in your favor.

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Self-defense instructor Nick Drossos shows how to use an ordinary belt as an improvised weapon.

We previously discussed the Millwall brick, a blunt-force weapon made of folded newspaper, as well as carabiner knuckles. While both these tools would be good defense options in a fistfight, they require you to be up close and personal with your attacker(s). If you’re facing armed opponents, such as thugs carrying knives or batons, keeping your distance is key to avoiding slices and broken bones. Even a foot or two between you and the attacker can save your life.

Even a lightweight belt buckle like the one on this dress belt can do substantial damage on impact.

Even a lightweight belt buckle like the one on this dress belt can do substantial damage on impact.

Keeping in mind this element of range, consider improvising a weapon from an item you’re already carrying: a belt. You can wear a belt almost anywhere, even in locations that might explicitly forbid other weapons, and when swung quickly, it can provide an excellent means of protection. Self-defense instructor Nick Drossos of CodeRedDefense.com shows how to use a belt as an improvised weapon in the video below:

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Drawing a Pistol in a Car – Defensive Pistol Tip from SIG SAUER Academy

Drawing a Pistol in a Car – Defensive Pistol Tip from SIG SAUER Academy

Published on Mar 27, 2014

Director of the SIG SAUER Academy in New Hampshire, Adam Painchaud shares a defensive pistol tip to ensure a safe holster draw while seated in your vehicle–should the need ever arise. Painchaud also discusses some other options for carrying while in a vehicle. (NSSF Video)

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