Posts Tagged ‘ gear ’

Lazy Survival’s Gift Guide – 2012 Edition

1 December, 2012
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Gift

  So, it’s that time of year again. As we power firmly into December, the specter of the gift giving season hangs heavily over our every waking moment. And even if you should forget for a moment, don’t worry, every TV, radio and website will remind you. Why buck the trend? Here are some Lazy Survival Approvedtm…

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A good, simple flashlight

8 May, 2012
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flashlight

Coming back from a short writing-break and I wanted to hit on something very “core”, the simple, lowly flashlight: something you should always have readily available. In my opinion, you can’t have enough flashlights. I think you should have one within arm’s reach wherever possible. Keep one at your desk, in the car, at your…

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Things You Don’t Need: CamelBak’s All Clear UV water bottle

4 April, 2012
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camelbak_allclear

What is it? The CamelBak All Clear is a medium-sized water bottle (.75 liters) that has an integrated UV light system in the cap. The light is powered by a USB-rechargable battery system and is estimated to be good for about 80 uses per-charge. When used as directed the UV bulb and gentle agitation from…

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Equipment: BioLite’s CampStove

30 March, 2012
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BioLite CampStove

Whether your out backpacking or dealing with a significant, regional disaster, being able to easily cook food and boil water is a real boost to your survivability. There are a lot of great, portable cookers for hikers and survival enthusiasts. The clever kids over at BioLite have taken one bottle design and added a thermoelectric…

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Rated S for Survival: Mythbusters – Duct Tape Island

27 March, 2012
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duct_tape

Recently the popular show Mythbusters launched a new season with a special episode “Duct Tape Island”. The hosts were “stranded” on a deserted tropical island equipped with nothing more than a never-ending pallet of duct tape. They had a check-list of key tasks or goals that had to be accomplished using duct tape and whatever…

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Equipment Review: Tool Logic SVC2 “survival card”

23 February, 2012
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svc2

This review could just as easily be for any of a dozen or so similar products, but this is probably the best-in-breed for our purposes. The SVC2 is a credit-sized mini-tool kit. It includes a small steel knife, a magnesium fire stick, a whistle, tweezers and a red LED flashlight. It’s about the same dimensions…

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Casa Basica: Interesting stuff that we can’t have…yet

17 February, 2012
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basic_house_big

A few weeks ago this little guy popped up in my news feeds and it begged to be reported on here, but I wanted to do a little more research first. In a nutshell, what this guy has done is taken a number of emergency/space blankets, stitched them together and attached some kind of semi-rigid…

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Things you need: The Eton FR160 emergency radio

10 January, 2012
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eton_threequarter

Everyone says you need a good radio in an emergency. Everyone, in this case, is right. I could go on about why communication is important in an emergency, and maybe I will later, but the short answer is that it keeps you informed. Information is something you can rarely have too much of, especially in…

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Water: Filters versus Tablets

21 July, 2011
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Water: Filters versus Tablets

photo credit: Gonmi Everyone seem to get the fact that water is not just interesting, but kind of important. It’s a pretty Big Deal(tm). I won’t bother to enumerate out the reasons we need water, because even the most brain-dead plant is born knowing that we need water. We Need Water. If you’re reading this…

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Equipment: iLand Everywhere solar charging kit

21 June, 2011
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solar-generator

There is a lot of great equipment out there. It seems every day I start by reading about some clever new piece of technology purpose-built for the military, camping or other venture that would be perfect for filling out an emergency kit. Then again, there are those items that are clever, but are absolutely in…

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