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Everyone Needs a Bug-Out Bag

Having babies or toddlers usually means being prepared for the unexpected. Toting little ones around typically means packing up everything except the kitchen sink. But do you know what you would need for a baby bug-out bag? Read this post and you will know.

Picture shows a broken down car with the hood up and a man on his cell phone beside it.

Camping & Survival

27 Emergency Vehicle Kit Essentials

If you live in a hurricane- or tornado-prone area, you are no stranger to power outages, floods and going days without, possibly weeks without city utilities. You are prepared by keeping food, water, flashlights and extra batteries in the pantry, garage or basement, but do you have an emergency vehicle kit? An emergency vehicle kit is a bug-out bag that stays in your car, filled with all the essentials to see you through until help arrives. Like your disaster kit at home, your emergency vehicle kit includes food, water, a way to stay warm, but also tools like a shovel and other important things to help get your car back on the road if you are stranded. In this article, you will find 28 essentials to keep in your car.

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Cheaper Than Dirt! Contest: Battle for the Best Bug-Out Bag

Would you like to win $300 worth of survival supplies and preparedness gear from Cheaper Than Dirt!? All through September, we are giving you the chance to build the ultimate bug-out bag. The grand prizewinner will receive all the supplies they chose to help them survive while bugging out or bugging in. As part of Cheaper Than Dirt’s promotion of National Preparedness Month 2014, we invite you to enter the Battle for the Best Bug-Out Bag contest and giveaway. Shop the Cheaper Than Dirt! website for survival supplies and a bug-out bag, then email us your selections for your chance to win.

Taurus First 24 To Go Bag

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Taurus First 24: Superior Go Bag

We all talk about a to go bag but how many of us manage to put the time and effort together to assemble the to go bag—and even then, have we covered all of the bases? The Taurus First 24 Series offers a credible choice.

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22 Uses for Tactical Operator’s Bag

I usually find it quite difficult to find more than two uses out of most military surplus equipment. Designed to fulfill a specific need, gas masks and weapons gear top my list of favorite collectables. However, neither really are useful beyond its single purpose. Once and awhile, though a product comes along that is so versatile, I can’t pass it up—such as the tactical operator’s case. I’ve come up with 22 different uses. What about you?

Picture shows a green Coleman two-burner camping stove with a enamel coffee pot on top of one of the burners.

Camping & Survival

Brand Loyalty Pays Off: Coleman Camping Products

Ever since receiving a Coleman two-burner camping stove a little over 10 years ago, I have almost exclusively bought the brand’s camping gear for all my outdoor needs. Not only because of the durability and reliability of its products, but because they are inexpensive, but high quality and readily available. Recently I reviewed some new Coleman camping products as well as tested my old equipment. Were they tried and true? Read on to find out.

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Camping & Survival

The Budget Bug-Out Bag: 20 Cheap Essentials

Don’t let the price of prepping scare you off. If you are strapped for cash, you can build a budget bug-out bag perfect for your car, or for an unexpected disaster that will keep you dry, fed, warm, and hydrated for 24 hours. Here is a list of essential items, most of them well under $10.