Why You Need a Tactical Pen (Don’t Laugh)

A while back, I was birthday shopping for a friend who had a wish list saved on Amazon. One item on his list made me laugh out loud… It was a “tactical pen.” Now I’ve heard of some really esoteric survival concepts, but the idea of a “tactical pen!?” I just could fathom it. Less than a year later, I’ve fully changed my mind. I am a tactical pen convert, and there’s a very simple reason for this: Tactical pens are allowed in secured areas where knives, guns, and even credit card knives are prohibited. Tactical Pen 101 If you’re […]

20 Emergency Uses for Duct Tape

When it comes to multipurpose items to have on hand in case of emergencies, it’s hard to imagine anything that tops duct tape. In the hierarchy of survival necessities, duct tape has to fall behind only food, water, and (maybe) firearms. You may think I’m being facetious –and maybe I am just a little bit — but duct tape really does constitute one of the most versatile items you can have in your bug-out bag, in your vehicle, and in your emergency storage cache. Here are 20 emergency uses for duct tape (and by no means is this an exhaustive […]

7 Survival Uses for Aluminum Foil

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. In a SHTF situation, where supplies are severely limited, necessity appears just about everywhere you look. That means that knowing a multitude of survival hacks is the mother lode of problem solving… Ideally, your survival stockpile should be filled with what I call hyper-multipurpose items like duct-tape, hydrogen peroxide, and of course aluminum foil. Aluminum foil falls in right behind duct tape and bailing wire in terms of usefulness. I’ve compiled a list of 7 unusual uses for the stuff. If you get creative, I’m sure you could think of dozens […]

25 Survival Uses For Paracord: What Did I Miss?

If you’ve been to a gun show or outdoor expo recently, then you probably noticed that tons of guides and experts were wearing bracelets made from a thin piece of rope, AKA “paracord.” Paracord, in case you’re not aware, is an extremely strong form of nylon rope designed for parachutes — hence the name. These bracelets are actually more than just a fashion statement. When unwound, these bracelets are a powerful survival resource. Because they were designed to be used in life-or-death situations (parachutes) you can count on these cords being super strong. These paracord bracelets, keychains, and necklaces (you can find them for sale in […]