Thursday, November 29, 2012

How to choose a good survival/preping knife

A good survival/prepping knife is probably one of the most important tools in your gear.  Here are a few things you should consider when choosing a survival/prepping knife.


Full tang is the best, at least ¾ tang; any less is not very good.

Stainless steel:
Last long time without rusting, will take a beating. But many people say stainless blades lose their edge faster than carbon.

Carbon steel:
Takes edge very easily, keeps edge very well. But rust faster.

Blade thickness:
3/16 -4/16 of an inch thickness is the best for this type of knives.

Blade design:
A straight blade knife will work better for chopping wood, a serrated edge is better for cutting rope. also straight blades are easier to sharpen.

Blade length:
4-7 inch blade works best.


Hollow is a bad idea, it means that the blade is only connected where the handle and blade meet and can break off easily. Also to have a lanyard hole in the handle is a plus.


Some good things to look for are a strap for your leg, strap for the knife, belt loop, and also make sure it’s durable. 
                          "Stay Prepared"
                                    Prepper X

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Coming up: Bar-ricade review

I recently won a Bar-ricade from, and am going to do a review on it as soon as possible.
                   Prepper X
                         "Stay Prepared"  

Monday, September 17, 2012

Good websites to read(or watch)


 The TEOTWAWKI Blog publishes articles a few times a week and they are always good gear ideas, tips and much more.

Suburban Survivalist

The Suburban Survivalist did publishes good articles on survival and prepping. The sad thing is he no longer blogs for OPSEC* reasons. 

Modern Survival Online 

Rourke provides gear reviews and news updates on his site. One of my favorite parts of his site is “Survival Database Downloads” its full of great information.


He is one of my favorites. SouthernPrepper1 doesn’t just preach it, he lives it.

Survival Cache

Great site lots of gear reviews, tips and other things.

 The Apartment Prepper

Pretty good information on prepping in small homes and all around.

*OPSEC = operation security

Saturday, September 8, 2012


I'm new to blogging and by no means a writer, however, I would like to bring honest and reliable information to the prepping world.
So, "stay prepared!"
                  Prepper X
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