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Blades and Knives

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me, 5 Machetes

This set of five machetes is one of Cheaper Than Dirt’s best bargains on blades. Each individual order is a grab bag of five different machetes with a variety of blade shapes and lengths with different styles of handles. Every machete has a full-tang blade and have good weight and balance for swinging, whacking and chopping. At around four dollars a blade, these five large machetes are truly worth the price per blade.

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Gear, Parts and Accessories

Save Money and Shoot Better with the LaserLyte Training Tyme Kit and Plinking Cans

Experts and professionals agree—shooters should regularly train to keep proficient. Cost and availability of ammunition can be prohibitive to lay people and many may not make it to the range as often as they would like. You can still train at home with dry fire, which helps with drawing for a holster, speed and muscle memory, but never tells much for your accuracy. If you aren’t accurate, then what’s your piece worth? A few pounds of metal? LaserLyte has a solution.

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A Prepper Gift List for the Non-Prepper

If you’re not a prepper, check this list of not-so-common gift ideas for your favorite prepper and maybe even for yourself. Whether you’re drawn to a simple shovel or a fancy food dehydrator, there’s something on this holiday gift list for every prepper you know.

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Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Severe Winter Weather Day 8: What is a Cold Weather Kit?

Day eight, in 30 days to prepare for winter weather is the day to add essential cold-weather gear to your emergency kit. When the power goes out, so does the heat. A cold-weather kit includes items made specifically to warm up our bodies, including warm layers such as thermal shirts, scarves and beanies to emergency blankets and tents. What do you put in a cold-weather emergency kit? The following six essential items will keep you warm during severe winter weather.

Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Severe Winter Weather Day 7: The Best Flashlights

You may have double-checked your flashlights in early spring to prepare for spring storms, but have they been neglected since? Now is the time to check all your flashlights and candles again to make sure they are in working order. Flashlights come in an exhaustive list of shapes, sizes, functions, features, and lumens. However for power outages, the best flashlights are LEDs (LED bulbs use less battery power than Xenon or incandescent) with multiple power options, such as crank power and battery back-up, are hands free, and provide enough illumination to light up a room. In the case of a power outage, what are the best flashlights? The following are a few of my favorites.

Camping & Survival

30 Days of Preparing for Severe Winter Weather Day 5: Purchase a NOAA Weather Alert Radio

The best tool you can have to stay safe and warm in sever winter weather is to be aware of what to prepare for. Investing in a NOAA weather emergency alert radio helps you stay informed on conditions not only in your local area, but also in all around the nation. Before severe winter weather hits your area, get to know NOAA and the differences in terminology used by meteorologists to describe a weather event.