This Tent Will Prevent You From Getting Hypothermia -Survival Shack Review

This Tent Will Prevent You From Getting

Hypothermia -Survival Shack Review

 

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The Survival Shack from Sharp Survival is exactly what its name suggests – it’s an emergency shelter if you’re stuck in a place that’s cold and you need to get warm ASAP, this tent will prevent you from getting hypothermia. Sold on Amazon, this is a popular product with a high rating and hundreds of mostly positive customer reviews.

But what makes this different from a normal tent?

After all, though the Survival Shack is waterproof and windproof, it’s not half as sturdy as the Sundome tent by Coleman. The strongest selling point of this shack is its ability to retain your body’s heat within the tent.
Constructed with reflective mylar, the entire tent looks like you’re staying in some potato chip bag. However, if it’s cold and even snowing where you live, and you have no choice to bug out in the outdoors, this tent will keep you warmer than any other.

The tent accommodates 2 adults and is about 8 feet by 5 feet. So, it’s roomy and very easy to set up. Ideally, you should put it up in an area that’s away from strong winds. The constant rustling of the material can get noisy and annoy you.

If you want to feel extra warm in the tent, you can sleep inside it and cover your body with a mylar blanket too. The tent is reusable, lightweight and very affordable.

In fact, it’s so compact that you could pack one in every bug-out bag that you and your family members have. The tent is lightweight and they’d barely feel the difference.

You get all that you need to set up the tent, but it would be a good idea to keep some extra paracord just in case you need a longer line to anchor the tent. Quite frankly, if you looked at the photos of this tent, you’d not be impressed.

It looks flimsy, and like something that will be blown away by the wind. Do not let its looks fool you. When you’re cold, this tent will prevent you from getting hypothermia. Since you can’t start a fire in a tent, this is the best way to keep warm.

If someone is injured and in shock, very often, they’ll feel cold too. Placing them in this Survival Shack will make them feel better while you get the first aid kit and treat them.

Even if you’re not bugging out, during a crisis there may be a power outage. During winter, your house may become very cold once the heating goes. If you don’t have a fireplace, you could set up the Survival Shack inside your house.

Imagine that! Camping in your own house… it may seem laughable but once you get into the tent and feel warm after about 20 minutes, you’ll probably not want to step out.

Any prepper would be wise to get this product. It’s one of a kind and has a very specific purpose. While you may not need it most times, in the event that you do, it will be fantastic. The price is super low and within the reach of most people. Get one or two pieces and increase your disaster preparedness.

Tapp Collections Premium Shemagh Review-Shemagh Scarf

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You’ve probably seen a shemagh scarf in the movies and never knew what it was called. Anytime there’s a military movie and you see professional private contractor trying to look cool with his automatic rifle, he’ll usually have a white and black scarf around his neck or face. This scarf is a shemagh scarf.
It’s just like a bandanna, but bigger and apparently more ‘macho’… which explains why most preppers loving buying these. Besides just the cool factor, shemaghs have a wide variety of uses that are only limited by your imagination.

When buying a shemagh scarf, all you really need to look out for is the material used and the stitching. The shemagh needs to be strong, yet flexible. The stitching shouldn’t fray easily after repeated use.
If you’re going to get one, you might as well get it from Tapp Collections. Their shemagh is one of the most popular out there, with more than two thousand reviews (mostly positive), and a high rating on Amazon. The product is very affordable and lightweight.
You can easily keep a couple in your bug-out bag. They don’t take up much space and are lightweight.

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How do you tie the damn thing?

There are many ways to tie a shemagh scarf. You can easily see all the different ways by searching on YouTube for “tie shemagh”, [instructions are given below] and you’ll have a whole list of videos to watch and follow. Once your shemagh arrives in the mail, it’ll be a good idea to test the different methods out and familiarize yourself with them.

You may be wondering, “Any ideas what I could use one for?”

If you’re in a polluted and dusty environment, you could use it as a mask. Just wrap it around your face. If someone is injured, you could use it as a bandage. What if the injury is a dislocation or fracture? No worries. The shemagh scarf is large enough to be a sling and strong enough to be used to secure a splint to reinforce a bone fracture.

Don’t have a pillow? Just fold it and now you have a makeshift one. The sun is too bright and you’re trying to rest in your tent? Fold the shemagh and place it over your eyes.
Run out of water? Rub your shemagh over the dew of many leaves in the morning and squeeze the cloth until water droplets come out. If you do find some murky water that has sedimentation, you can use the shemagh as a strainer to remove the larger foreign matter.
Now boil the water, wait for it to cool and you can drink it through a LifeStraw if you have one. Or you could use a water purification tablet.

Besides these uses, a shemagh can be used as a towel, flag, fire starter, tourniquet, feminine hygiene, foot wrap, net, pot holder, compress, toilet paper, short rope (rolled up), belt, trail marker and much more.

A shemagh scarf is as versatile as paracord and mylar blankets. Every prepper should own one and if possible, you should get one for each family member too. If you get your shemagh from Tapp Collections, you can rest assured of getting a scarf that is soft, yet durable. It really doesn’t get better than this.

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How to tie a Shemagh Scarf in 5 easy steps

Instructions for Wearing a Shemagh Scarf:
[Step 1] Fold the shemagh into a triangle. Wrap it around the back and over the top of your head, with the folded edge across your forehead, making sure that about two-thirds of the material is on your left. The right end ought to be long enough to come to your chest.

[Step 2] Use your left hand to pinch the shemagh about 3 or 4 inches from the folded edge and let the edge hang forward.

[Step 3] Let go of the right end. Using your left hand, hold the edge of the shemagh next to your left cheek and hold it near your left cheekbone. After you do this, use your right hand to pull the left end of the shemagh across your face, over your nose.

[Step 4] Continue to wrap the shemagh around your face and head until you get it back over your left shoulder. Grip the right tail and hold it to keep from pulling the shemagh off your head as you wrap. Work your hands down toward the ends as you wrap.

[Step 5] Pull the shemagh as tight as needed to feel comfortable. At the end of the process, take both ends and, somewhere near your right temple, tie them in a knot. A square knot will secure the shemagh adequately.

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Self Defense Weapons-SWAT Tactical Pen Review-Self Defense for Women

SWAT Tactical Pen Review

The hard truth is that a self-defense tactical pen is only as good as the person using it. This SWAT Tactical Pen is a self-defense tool that can be deadly in the right hands… and give you a fighting chance even if you’re not trained in any form of self-defense.

You may be wondering, “Can’t I just use a normal pen or pencil?” The answer is no… you can’t. Normal pens will break and they’re not hard enough to do much damage. When it comes to tactical pens, one of the best is the SWAT Tactical Pen.

With hundreds of mostly positive reviews from satisfied customers and a high rating on Amazon, this self-defense weapon for women (and men) is social proof that the product works. It’s important to know the specifications of the pen and why it’s designed the way it is.

 

The best feature of the pen is the impact tip. This tip is constructed with an armor-piercing material that’s known as tungsten carbide. So, what do you need an impact tip for? If you’re in a self-defense situation and someone is attacking you, holding the pen in a reverse grip and backhanding the tip against their temple or face can do immense damage and bring the attack to an immediate halt.

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Another situation could be that you’re trapped in a building with an armed gunman. The best way to save yourself is to escape. Very often, you may have to use the window. If it’s locked, you can smash the entire window just by hitting the impact tip of the pen against it. The same applies if you’re in a car that lands into a river with you trapped inside it. One smash with the pen and your window or windscreen will break. It’s that powerful.

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The SWAT pen is the number #1 rated tactical pen by close-quarter combat trainers. Of course, if you have a good empty hand system, the pen will be even more effective for you.
The thumb grip of the pen is stable which allows a strong grip and maximum force. The aluminum shaft is anti-rust and will last a long time.

All that said, this pen actually writes. How cool! Here’s a point to note – do not get a tactical pen for its extra features and writing capabilities. A tactical pen is for self-defense. Period.
That’s what you should use it for. There are many fancy tactical pens out there with a wide range of features that distract from the most important purpose of the pen – to save your life and do maximum damage. Very often, the fancy pens fall short in this area.

Is there a guarantee?

The SWAT pen is relatively lightweight despite its rigid construction. Another interesting point to note is that the cap doesn’t need to be unscrewed if you need to use it to write. You can just take off the cap and pop it on the other side.

As far as writing goes, this pen is as good as any and writes smoothly in dark black ink. The pen will not leak, and you can always get refills from the manufacturer. The appearance of the pen betrays its nature.

This pen looks badass, and not like your usual pen. It’s definitely a cool item to have. The good news is that this product is backed by a lifetime guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with it, you can always get your money back… but we’re betting that once you see how cool it is, you’ll probably order another to keep in your bug-out bag too.

Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter Review

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Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter Review

Having a Survival Fire Starter in your bug-out bag is a must if your evacuation plan during a disaster is to camp outdoors. Bugging out in the outdoors will require you to start fires for cooking or to keep warm, etc. While most people will have a lighter with them, lighters can break or run out of fuel. During times like these having a Survival Fire Starter will be crucial. Even expert survivalists rely on flint and fire scrapers to start fires. Trying to start one from scratch is tiring and can be next to impossible if you don’t know what to do. If you’ve watched the reality show, Survivor, you’d know that starting a fire is probably one of the most difficult tasks for the contestants. Like the host, Jeff Probst likes to say, “Fire represents life.” Despite the cheesiness, it’s very true.

Tell me more, but just the facts…

The Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter that’s manufactured by Survival Spark is a bestselling item with a high rating on Amazon, and currently has over a thousand customer reviews which are mostly positive. The magnesium fire starter stick allows up to 15,000 strikes. It comes with a scraper to make it easier to start the fire. This fire starter is a little versatile because it’s also a whistle and a compass. While these are interesting features, if you plan on using a whistle for self-defense or to attract attention, you’re doing it wrong. You’re better off with an emergency alarm that’s much louder and easier to use. The compass is not one that you can count on either. You’re better off with the A2S Protection Paracord Bracelet which not only is strong paracord but has a highly accurate compass.

So is it good or bad?

You may be wondering, “What good is this fire starter then?” It’s EXCELLENT for starting a fire. That’s its strength and that’s all you need it for. The fire starter is weather resistant and windproof. It’ll make the whole process fast and easy. Starting a fire will be a breeze… pun fully intended. The item is compact at about 5.5 inches and fits into any bug-out bag or survival kit. The fire stick has a lanyard that you can easily attach to your belt or bag. Very convenient.

How do I use the damn thing?

Using this fire stick is really easy. This is how you do it – First you need to use the serrated scraper to shave a small amount of magnesium from the rod over your tinder. You should have enough scrapings to cover the size of a US quarter. That will be sufficient.

Next, you’ll slant the fire stick at an angle and slide the striker across it. You’ll notice sparks flying. The goal is for some of the sparks to ignite the scrapings on the tinder. Once the scrapings catch fire, the fire will feed off the tinder which is the fuel and the flames will burn brightly.

Most people who bought the Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter were able to get a fire started within 5 minutes. It’s best to practice with it when you buy one. This will give you experience and you’ll be able to start a fire within minutes without wondering what to do. Always practice during times of peace. Once disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed. Make this fire starter a part of your survival supplies. It will be extremely useful when you need a fire and you’ll never be caught in the cold.

TACT Bivvy Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag Review

TACT Bivvy Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag

TACT Bivvy Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag Review

As a prepper, it’s important to know the difference between a normal item and an emergency one. In another review, we showed you that if you’re bugging out in the wilderness, having a Coleman tent would be very useful. However, that tent despite being fantastic is not an emergency item. The TACT Bivvy, however, is an emergency item.

Will it keep me warm? I’m freezing to death…

If you’re very cold and about to experience hypothermia, this emergency tent will keep you warm and protect you. It may not be as fancy as the Sundome tent, but in an emergency, it will keep you warm and snug. In the same vein, when it comes to sleeping bags, the TACT Bivvy Emergency Survival Sleeping Bag by Survival Frog will keep you warm by retaining your body heat.

Casualties during a natural disaster may be suffering from shock. Lying down in an emergency sleeping bag will make them feel better. Unlike a normal sleeping bag which is nice and comfy, the TACT Bivvy is not that comfortablebut it doesn’t need to be. It’s good enough for you to lie in and it will warm you up during an emergency, and that’s what you really need.

What’s it made of? Is it strong enough?

Constructed of a thermally reactive material known as HeatEcho, this very lightweight sleeping bag weighs only 4.8 ounces. You can easily roll it up and stuff it in your bug-out bag. It barely takes up space and weighs very little. Despite it’s thin, lightweight nature, the TACT Bivvy sleeping bag is very durable and tear-resistant. The icing on the cake is that it’s waterproof and windproof.

So, you’ll be dry and warm even in cold climates. The seams are reinforced to prevent the cold weather from creeping into the bag. While you should always keep a couple of mylar blankets in your bug-out bag, during an emergency, it’s much easier to quickly slip into this emergency sleeping bag.

What if I don’t like it? Is there a guarantee?

Time is of the essence when you’re freezing your butt off. Nobody has time to unwrap blankets. Just slide into the sleeping bag and thaw yourself. The product has a 6-month guarantee for you to try it out. If you’re not satisfied, you can always return it and get a refund. Survival Frog is an established name in the survival industry and they’re willing to make this a risk-free purchase for you. That probably means the product is excellent and they know that you’ll be very satisfied with it. As a prepper, sometimes it may feel like there’s just so many items that you need to get. It can even be intimidating.

Thankfully, this emergency sleeping bag is very affordable. You do not need to buy a ton of them. All these emergency items like mylar blankets, emergency tents, emergency sleeping bags, etc. are one-time purchases that last for years. Get them once and you’ll have peace of mind that should you need them, they’re there for you. If there’s a massive flood and the power to your house goes out during the cold season, and your child is feeling very cold, the TACT Bivvy sleeping bag will warm them up. You may have never expected this event, but it can happen… and if you have the emergency sleeping bag, you’ll be ready for it. That’s how disaster preparedness works.

Essential Emergency Survival Supplies to Store besides Food and Water

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Essential Emergency Survival Supplies to Store besides Food and Water

Just about anybody with some degree of common sense will realize that one should store food and water if preparing for a survival situation. While that is well and good, there are several other survival supply items that are very important too.

We’re so used to these items that it’s easy to overlook them and you’ll only realize their importance when you need them but don’t have them. This article will give you a list of items that you absolutely MUST hoard so that you have comfort during tough times.

During a crisis, your mental game needs to be on point. You’ll be amazed at how the little things start to matter so much. One example would be toilet paper. Could you imagine how stressful and inconvenient it would be if you ran out of toilet paper? What about dishwashing liquid? It’s these things that make a world of difference… And they’re so easy to overlook when prepping for an emergency.

 

Let’s look at the items. While this is not an exhaustive list, it contains items that are almost as important as food and water. You are always free to hoard more items. If you’re a smoker, even cigarettes might be an essential item that you need. You really don’t want to be suffering from withdrawal symptoms during an already stressful time.

Here’s the Essential Short List

* Toiletries
Mouthwash, toothpaste, sanitary pads, deodorant, diapers, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. Keep an eye on the toiletries that you use daily or very often. You’ll still need these during a crisis. Store enough of them for your family and you.

* First Aid Items
Aspirins, band-aids, iodine, baking soda, creams for insect bites, bandages, tweezers, hydrogen peroxide, medications that you depend on, etc. During a crisis, infections can spread more easily. You may also be more susceptible to problems like indigestion, headaches, etc. The stress will wreak havoc on your immune system and open you up to more viruses. So, have a first aid kit that is well-stocked and ready to go.

* Utensils, detergent, fuel and steel wool
While some preppers may hoard paper plates and plastic cups, generally it’s best to put aside some solid melamine plates and cups that can be reused. Anything that is disposable can and will run out with time. You may put aside some disposable utensils, but do have reusable ones that you can rely on since nobody can predict just how long a crisis may last.

Dishwashing liquid and detergent for your clothes are great to have too. In difficult situations, having clean clothes and clean dishes to eat from will give you some degree of comfort. These basic creature comforts will lift your spirits and give you the mental strength to keep going.

Steel wool is great to have. You can use it to wash dishes or start a fire. Speaking of fire, make sure you have fuel for your lamps because the electricity may be out. You may even wish to have a supply of candles and batteries for your battery operated lights and other equipment.

* Other Items
Besides the items mentioned above, there are several other items such as Vaseline, lip balm, insect repellant, sewing materials, tools, cable ties, paper towels, facial wipes, writing instruments, duct tape, super glue and many other items that will be very handy during a crisis.

Let’s not forget prescription medication.

It all depends on how much storage space you have, how important these items are to you and also your budget. You may need to slowly buy all these items over time. Do keep a record and see when to use these items by so that you can rotate your supplies.

It’s also worth noting that in a time of crisis, your supplies can also be used to barter with other people for items that you may need. So, it’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. Start storing your supplies from today and you’ll not be caught off-guard when an emergency strikes.