Useful in Many Situations Parachute cord, paracord, or “550 cord” as it is called by Army paratroopers is a multiple filament cord with 550 lb. test strength that is highly useful for many situations. As an Army paratrooper, we used it to tie down equipment including our canteens to secure them to our light-bearing equipment (web gear). As you crossed a stream, you would remove each canteen, unravel the 550 cord, open the tops and drop them…"Paracord for Survival"
Here is a great little knife for backpacking and a holiday gift. The Gerber Bear Grylls Scout Knife is ideal for anyone who enjoys trekking or any adventurous activities. This Gerber drop point knife has a 3.3-inch drop point blade made from stainless steel, making it ideal for rope cutting and edge retention. You can easily open this Gerber drop point knife in one hand with the help of a dual-sided thumb stud. It also…"Gerber Bear Grylls Scout Knife"
“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” –Jimmy Carter"Groovy Outdoors Quote of the Day"
Although the holidays are a joyous time, there have been many instances recently that remind us of the need to prepare to survive an emergency. Whether it is a man-made or natural disaster (or a combination), even the basics may help you and your family survive an event. Think about the terrorist attacks in France or in Asia. What if your food supply was comprised of only the contents of your refrigerator and pantry? Could…"Prep to Survive an Emergency"