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Finding the Best Sleeping Bag For Your Bug Out Bag

Finding the Best Sleeping Bag For Your Bug Out Bag

Choosing a sleeping bag for your bug out bag is important. There are some basic factors to consider in order to make the best choice. There is no perfect bag for everyone and every situation.

Consider the following when choosing . . .

On Veterans Day

On Veterans Day

There are a lot of veterans in my family. I was raised by one. My Dad was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. I remember him telling me that he knew his number was going to get called . . .

The Supplies You Need To Stockpile For TEOTWAWKI

The Supplies You Need To Stockpile For TEOTWAWKI

There are a lot of things you could stash away but what are the items that will be most in demand in a TEOTWAWKI situation?

The answer to that is pretty obvious in
some ways but there are definitely some . . .

Gaye Levy Interviews Samantha Biggers

Gaye Levy Interviews Samantha Biggers

For those of you that don’t know, Samantha Biggers is the editor in chief at Backdoor Survival.  We became friendly shortly after new ownership took over and did my best to mentor her relative to the ins and . . .

Build a Wilderness Survival Bugout Bag

Build a Wilderness Survival Bugout Bag

“Every mile is two in winter.” George Herbert

Escaping the unknown and overwhelming is the basic idea behind bugging out. It’s not as far fetched an idea as many might think.

This same concept is applied several times each . . .

My 72 Hour Kit With Biggers MREs

My 72 Hour Kit With Biggers MREs

This post is about a 72-hour kit that Matt and I put together with things we had mostly on hand. Some of you may have read the MRE article where we made our own MREs. Well, three of these . . .

Biggers MRE Menus A-I: Making Tasty MREs At Home

Biggers MRE Menus A-I: Making Tasty MREs At Home

The MRE or Meal Ready To Eat is a staple of the US military but here is a little secret: most people really don’t like to eat them unless they have to do so or so it seems from . . .

The Winter Warmer: The Best of BDS Winter Preparedness Posts

The Winter Warmer: The Best of BDS Winter Preparedness Posts

With October halfway gone, it is time to be thinking about any winter preps that you have not done. At 3,000 feet in the mountains of North Carolina, we have yet to have our first frost but we expect . . .

Beyond Paracord: Ropes, Chains, Quicklinks, Carabiners, and Ratcheting Straps

Beyond Paracord: Ropes, Chains, Quicklinks, Carabiners, and Ratcheting Straps

There are many different ropes, cordage, quick links, and carabiners that you should consider keeping on hand. Over the years Matt and I have found that having the right type of rope or chain can make all the difference on . . .

Best Wool Blankets For Survival and Emergencies

Best Wool Blankets For Survival and Emergencies

Editor’s Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018

A good wool blanket is hard to beat in an emergency situation. They are also very nice to have just during the cool months and evenings. At night . . .

What’s Missing From Your Bugout Bag Checklist?

What’s Missing From Your Bugout Bag Checklist?

Did you hear the one about the bugout bag in the laundry room?

You know the one, where the owner is coaxed by a YouTube video to go check out their own bugout bag. It was a bag they assembled . . .

A Prepper’s Guide: The Best Way to Store Herbs

A Prepper’s Guide: The Best Way to Store Herbs

In addition to being healthful, herbs are a great way to add flavor to dishes, create a relaxing and invigorating tea, or use topically as medicinal remedies. But with a typical plant yielding more herbs than you can use at . . .

Survival Basics: 16 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Survival Basics: 16 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Water shortages caused by wonky weather patterns make finding ways to maximize the water we do have critical. In this article, learn 16 ways to conserve water in your home now so that the prudent use of water becomes habit. Your survival depends on it!