Thursday, September 20, 2012

HELLE TEMAGAMI

HELLE TEMAGAMI

Helle Temagami Bushcraft Knife by Les Stroud

Awesome bushcraft knife designed by none other than the Survivorman himself, Les Stroud. Great balance, feel in the hand and a nice scandi grind makes this knife a great choice for tasks ranging from the intricate feather sticks to batoning wood. Rugged but sophisticated. Beautiful birch burl handle.

Try one out!


YARROW

 

Yarrow... Nature's "QuikClot"!

Most of us are familiar with a product called "QuikClot" that is designed to keep in your first aid kit and is quite effective for stopping bleeding, but did you know that a wonderful natural coagulant Hemostatic) grows all around us (most of us) and is available starting in the Spring through most of the Fall? It's known as Yarrow.

Yarrow can be used fresh/crushed and applied as a poultice on a wound or laceration.  You can also dry it and crush it into a powder for future use. Yarrow also facilitates healing and new tissue growth in damaged tissues (Vulnerara).  Yarrow is even a bit of an antiseptic and even slightly antibiotic by nature and can be applied directly to a wound green Even in history Achilles had his troops carry yarrow with them into battle to stop their wounds from bleeding. How cool is that?

KLEAN KANTEEN



KLEAN KANTEEN
Description
These eco-friendly, high-quality stainless steel Klean Kanteen water bottles offer a great alternative to plastic and lined metal containers. The extra wide opening is more than 2 inches in diameter and makes filling, pouring and cleaning the bottle a cinch.

Features

  • Wide mouth for easy filling and pouring. Works with standard backcountry water filters
  • Made from high-quality food grade #304 stainless steel. BPA-free & eco-friendly. Reusable & 100% recyclable
  • All-stainless interior (18/8 stainless caps). Stainless steel threads. Doesn't retain or leach flavors
  • Dishwasher friendly

Get one here!







SQUISHY BOWL AND CUP BY GUYOT DESIGN

SQUISHY BOWL AND CUP BY GUYOT DESIGN

Awesome little containers that are nearly impossible to break but easy to pack! The silicon material makes them "squishy" so you can smash them down in your pack so they take up very little room! Available in several models including a bowl, cup, dog food bowl and even shot glasses!

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Shot Glasses


SLATGRILL COLLAPSIBLE GRILL

Slatgrill Aluminum Collapsible Grill from "The Trail"

Simple. Versatile. Portable. Set up anywhere. Cook anything. The Slat Grill. Use wood, charcoal, gas - any fuel source you choose. The slats block the wind, while the vents let the flame breathe. Made of anodized aluminum, the Slat Grill is light and compact, so you can take it anywhere. It's quick and easy to set up, with no tools required. It won't rust. And since there are no moving parts, it's easy to clean. Perfect for camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, tailgating ... or just about anything. Includes 20 oz duck cotton canvas roll, lifting chains & 9 slats Unit weight: 3.75 pounds

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TACTICAL SAMMICH

Tactical Sammich from CMMG
Tactical Sammich from CMMG

TACTICAL SAMMICH


When the Apocalypse does happen (oh, and it will), whatever tasks you find yourself taking on in said apocalypse (whether it be fighting zombies, setting trip wires and other security measures, creating reinforcing shelter or cleaning your guns)... all of this stuff is hard work and you are going to get hungry. And you aren't always going to be "feelin'" like busting out the old wheat grinder and grinding yourself some flour to bake some bread, etc., etc, just to make a quick sandwich. What a hassle, right?

The Apocalypse may be "challenging" at times, but who says it has to be downright inconvenient? Introducing the Tactical Sammich from CMMG (also the makers of Tactical Bacon). With the Tactical Sammich you have all the benefits of a quick and convenient sandwich but add to that the self life of 2 years!

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THE LAST OF US

The Last Of Us
The Last Of Us coming to stores in early 2013 (hopefully)

The Last Of Us!

The Last Of Us is an upcoming post-apocalyptic third-person survival action-adventure game being developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 3. The player will play as the character Joel, a "ruthless survivor" trying to navigate he and his 14-year-old companion Ellie to safety through hordes of infected and other hostiles. Sounds awesome!

No official release date has been given at this time, but from the sound of it an early 2013 release date seems likely.

Check out some pics!

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THE MAXPEDITION SITKA GEARSLINGER

THE MAXPEDITION SITKA GEARSLINGER
THE MAXPEDITION SITKA GEARSLINGER

The Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger!

One of our absolute FAVORITE packs for every day carry is the Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger. It is so well designed, so versatile, well made, comfortable, durable, pockets everywhere, so much attention to detail... it is awesome. The thing we love the VERY most about it is the Gearslinger design that allows you to wear it like a backpack and then when you need something out of it you can swing the pack around to your font side quickly and easily and all of the zippered pockets are all facing up right in front of you for easy access! Genius! It even has a fantastic semi-hidden pocket Velcro lined for a holster for conceal carry. It is slick! Secondary strap uses a buckle with a whistle built right into it! 


Like the idea but need a bigger pack? No problem! Check out the Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger here!











Wednesday, September 19, 2012

THE BAHCO LAPLANDER FOLDING SAW!

THE BAHCO LAPLANDER FOLDING SAW!
THE BAHCO LAPLANDER FOLDING SAW


The Bahco Laplander Folding Saw - Settle for nothing less! 

Alright, we know there are some Gerber fans out there... but when it comes folding saws, NOTHING beats the Bahco Laplander. It is one tough MUTHA. Don't cut corners on your survival saw. Do it right the first time. The Bahco Laplander is comparable in price to other folding saws. There is really no choice to be made, so make the right one!

DIY RECYCLING AND ROOFING FOR BEER DRINKERS!

DIY recycling and roofing for beer drinkers!
DIY recycling and roofing for beer drinkers!

DIY recycling and roofing for beer drinkers!

Biotech worker and tinkerer Billy Robb has made recycling very visible. “In Kansas here we’re like a decade or two behind in recycling [incentives],” he writes, so he’s taken matters into his own hands. Robb took what I can only call a buttload of aluminum cans, cut them into sheets, made his own die, smashed them into corrugated tile shapes, and used it to roof a chicken coop!

ARROW CARD

ARROW CARD!

VERY Cool idea! It's a steel card that fits in an Altoids tin or in your wallet that has 4 pre-cut arrowheads, a scraper, a saw blade and a knife all in one!

NBC'S REVOLUTION



NBC'S REVOLUTION

So, did you catch the pilot of NBC's Revolution Monday night? A dystopian network drama from executive producer J.J. Abrams and directed (the pilot anyway) by Jon Favreau. The series starts off introducing us to several of our characters before a "phenomenon" occurs, shutting down "all modern technology". ALL of it. For the ENTIRE WORLD. And not just the internet, electricity and other utilities... but also basic internal combustion engines (and not because of a fuel shortage) and all other "modern technology" (Solar panels? Wind turbines? Hydro electric? Copper wire? Magnets? Unclear at this time.)

Then about 15 years later we catch up with our main characters yet again living in a "village" of sorts in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by bandits and militias where only the most innovative and badass survive. OK, not bad... right?

So perhaps I've got a few things wrong in my interpretation of this first episode, but only time will tell and there are already plenty of questions that we are going to need J.J. Abrams and friends to answer for us. The most obvious question being... what the hell happened? Who turned out the lights and... how? Of course waiting for J.J. Abrams to answer to this question will more than likely take longer than it took for Ross and Rachel to get together. Any Lost fans out there??

Even more puzzling than that for me, however (again, from my initial impression only) is  from watching ads for the show before it aired I got the impression that something like an EMP went off and shut everything down... but that doesn't appear to be the case because the effects appear to be far more widespread and devastating than what any EMP could accomplish.

So... the second question that I have is... how did this "phenomenon" turn off ALL "modern" technology? From what I could tell, this was not just a classic example of "grid shut down" that many of us know is absolutely possible (where utilities are shut down and/or supply issues cause fuel shortages). No, this is a far more "science-fictiony" type of grid crash. The catastrophe in REVOLUTION seems to be something that has caused even basic combustion engines (with no circuitry to speak of) not to work... even if they are fueled. At least... that's what I took from this first episode. If that is indeed what is going on in REVOLUTION... that doesn't seem very realistic at all to me... but I am going to reserve judgement until I have more information.

On a purely entertainment value, the show is "OK" for now. The storyline and acting are not particularly sophisticated... but it is network broadcasting. I guess I was just hoping for something a little more interesting, but maybe I need to give it more of a chance? I think I will.

What do you all think? Please leave your comments!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

GRID-IT FOR EDC ORGANIZATION!!


The GRID-IT organizer by Cocoon 

...is a terrific organization tool that can help you keep your EDC, Bug Out Bag, 72 Hour Kit or even your sun visor on your car organized! No more small odds and ends like cables, ear buds, chargers, wireless mouse, phone, pens or whatever just floating around loosely in your pack! Several of us at E2S use this handy little organizer as a "divider" in our EDC packs and  attach all kinds of things in it's handy and versatile little non-slip straps! Worth every penny!

EQUIP2SURVIVE on PINTEREST!

Daryl Dixon LOVES that E2S is now on Pinterest!

EQUIP2SURVIVE on PINTEREST!

Think Pinterest is just for moms to "pin" stuff about hair styles, cats, play dates and Ryan Gosseling? Not so fast. We at Equip2Survive are starting a PINTEREST REVOLUTION by promoting hardcore survival and preparedness on Pinterest, and it is working!! MUHAHAHAH!!!! We've got a Pinterest account that would impress Daryl Dixon!!!

EQUIP2SURVIVE FACEBOOK PAGE

EQUIP2SURVIVE FACEBOOK PAGE
EQUIP2SURVIVE FACEBOOK PAGE

EQUIP2SURVIVE FACEBOOK PAGE

Like for fresh and unique survival and preparedness tips throughout your day! Also featuring survival gear reviews, techniques, demos, and survival/ preparedness humor!

PURE BUG OUT VEHICLE PORN


PURE BUG OUT VEHICLE PORN
Let's not spoil it with more words.  ;)

Drooling for more?? Well, we are always happy to help!

Follow EQUIP2SURVIVE's board Bug Out Vehicles (BOVs) on Pinterest.

SURVIVAL FISHING AND E2S POCKET FISHING KIT!

SURVIVAL FISHING AND E2S POCKET FISHING KIT!
SURVIVAL FISHING AND E2S POCKET FISHING KIT!

Survival Fishing and E2S Pocket Fishing Kit!

Fishing is a terrific way to procure food in a survival situation. Fish are a great source of lean protein, a very important nutrient in survival. While fresh water fish are not as high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids as their saltwater cousins (generally speaking), they are still a wonderful source of lean protein and can be high in B vitamins as well.

Many survival enthusiasts are a bit intimidated by the prospect of relying on fishing to feed their family in a survival situation. They think that fishing is too difficult, too unpredictable, or unreliable to consider a viable option as a consistent food source. We at E2S could not disagree more. If you understand a few basic concepts about fish and fishing, fishing can be an extremely viable way to meet your nutritional needs in a survival scenario...

Read the full article here!


HAUL FIREWOOD WITH A WEB STRAP!

HAUL FIREWOOD WITH A WEB STRAP!
HAUL FIREWOOD WITH A WEB STRAP!

HAUL FIREWOOD WITH A WEB STRAP!
How many times have you tried carrying an arm load of sticks back to your camp fire only to drop them, scratch yourself, give yourself a splinter, etc.? How about this for an idea? Lay your sticks across a web strap like an NRS strap, then cinch the strap around the firewood to carry it with more control!

DIY TO-GO PACKETS OF NEOSPORIN!


DIY TO-GO PACKETS OF NEOSPORIN!

Different take on a previously posted idea. How genius is this? Take the drinking straw, heat up your multi-tool or needle nose pliers over a flame, then seal off the end of your drinking straw. Cut straw about 1/2" to 3/4" long, fill with Neosporin about 1/4" from the end, reheat your pliers and melt the other end of your straw. Tiny sealed packet of Neosporin for your purse, EDC, desk drawer, etc.

UVP PACKLITE

 
UVPaqlite
UVPaqlite(U-V- Pack- Light) is designed to be a night light in a dark environment like a bedroom, bathroom, tent, or shelter ALL night long.  Intentionally packaged in a vacuum sealed bag the UVPaqlite is light weight, easy to carry, waterproof, and ready to take anywhere.  The crystals inside the bag are what makes the UVPaqlite glow and it's also what makes the light reusable. After being exposed to any other type of light: sunlight, LED lights, Flashlights,  blacklights, etc. the UVPaqlites will glow as a night light all night long. And you can keep recharging them again and again forever.  To get the maximum effect of the UVPaqlite be sure your eyes are adjusted to the dark. This is your backup light source every night forever!

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