//Friday Gear Report: 11/25/11

Friday Gear Report: 11/25/11

It’s Black Friday – that time of the year when people start asking themselves what gifts to get friends and family. Instead of focusing on one piece of survival gear for this Friday Gear report, here is a list of twelve small items that would make great gifts for any survivalist this year.

Gadgets

G.I. Trioxane Heating Fuel Bars

Trioxane Heating Fuel & Fire Starters – Originally Used To Heat Meal Rations In The Field. Each Box Contains 3 Individually Wrapped Bars. US Surplus.

IPOK (Individual Patrol Officer’s Kit)

The Individual Patrol Officer Kit (IPOKTM) from North American Rescue is provides Law Enforcement personnel with a compact and durable hemorrhage control kit to treat bleeding from penetrating and other traumatic injuries. These kits are packaged for small cube space and are designed to fit into a BDU pocket, vest pouch or individual bag. This allows personnel to keep a compact, effective bleeding control kit on their person where it is needed most. The contents are vacuum sealed in a rugged, durable package that is easy to open. Packaged: H 4 in. x W 6.5 in. x D 2.75 in. Weight: 7.7 oz

Adventure Medical Kits Bivvy Sack Thermo-Lite Bivy

(Formerly the Thermo-Lite 2.0 Bivvy) Our # 1 selling survival item for the past five years! This year round bivvy sack is ideal as a light weight replacement for your sleeping bag when temperatures are above 50F/9C and an excellent emergency survival shelter for winter time activities. Weight: 6.9 oz Size: 36″ x 84″ Reflects up to 80% of radiated body heat Thermo-Lite non-woven fabric is waterproof and windproof. Ultralight, warm weather sleep system to 50F. Ultralight stuff sack allows you to store the bivvy before or after use.

4 – 1 Emergency Tool

4 in 1 Emergency ToolTM Designed and Tested by Professional Firefighters. A light-weight, heavy duty, easy-to-use tool which Shuts off Gas, Shuts off Water, Pries Open Doors, and Digs through Debris. This tool will help you prepare for any emergency. Patented and Made in USA

Swedish Firesteel – Scout Model

Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel’s dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues.

Books

When All Hell Breaks Loose

Survival expert Cody Lundin’s new book, When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes is what every family needs to prepare and educate themselves about survival psychology and the skills necessary to negotiate a disaster whether you are at home, in the office, or in your car.

This is not your father’s scout manual or a sterile FEMA handout. It entertains as it informs, describing how to maximize a survival mind-set necessary for self-reliance. According to the book, living through an emergency scenario is 90 percent psychology, and 10 percent methodology and gear. Relevant quotes and tips are placed throughout the pages to help readers remember important survival strategies while under stress and anxiety. Lundin also addresses basic first aid and hygiene skills and makes recommendations for survival kit items for the home, office, and car.

Watch naturalist Cody Lundin in “Dual Survival” on The Discovery Channel as he uses many of the same skills and techniques taught in his books. When All Hell Breaks Loose provides solutions on how to survive a catastrophe. Lundin addresses topics such as:

  • Potable drinking water
  • Storing super-nutritious foods
  • Heating or cooling without conventional power
  • How to create alternative lighting options
  • Building a makeshift toilet & composting the results
  • Catching rodents for food

98.6 Degrees

Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. This is the ultimate book on how to stay alive-based on the principal of keeping the body’s core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees.

In his entertaining and informative style, Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks and without water for about three days or so. But if the body’s core temperature dips much below or above the 98.6 degree mark, a person can literally die within hours. It is a concept that many don’t take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature when lost in a blizzard or in the desert could save your life. Lundin delivers the message with wit, rebellious humor, and plenty of backcountry expertise.

Life After Terrorism

What do you need to know to protect your family in today’s world? To begin, you need to know the history of terrorists – who they are and what methods they use. You need to have some knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, genetics, physiology and anatomy. You must learn about hazardous materials, radiological defense and nuclear weapons effects. You need to know about food and water storage and escape routes from where you live and work. It helps to know what emergency management and disaster response look like from the inside. What you really need is the help of Dr. Bruce Clayton, author of the nuclear-survival classic, Life After Doomsday. In Life After Terrorism Dr. Clayton takes a look at today’s terrorist threats, assesses their dangers realistically and explains in practical terms what you can do to reduce your risks. Hopefully, your family will never be the victims of a terrorist attack, but after September 11, do you want to bet on it? When your loved ones’ lives are at stake, you can’t afford to be naive or make mistakes. Prepare now for life after terrorism.

Collapse

In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?

The Modern Survival Manual

My book is a Modern Survival Manual based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina. In it you will find a variety of subjects that I consider essential if a person wants to be prepared for tougher times: -How to prepare your family, yourself, your home and your vehicle -How to prepare your finances so that you don’t suffer what millions in my country went through -How to prepare your supplies for food shortages and power failures -How to correctly fight with a chair, gun, knife, pen or choke with your bare hands if required -Most important, how to reach a good awareness level so that you can avoid having to do all that These are just a few examples of what you will find in this book. It’s about Attitude, and being a more capable person and get the politically correct wimp out of your system completely.

Survival Guns

When he wrote Survival Guns in 1979, Mel Tappan demonstrated that having the right weapons for securing food and providing personal defense is the key to sustaining life on an independent basis, whether or not a catastrophe occurs. This is even more true today.

Survival Guns became the standard in its own time and went through several printings. When it finally went out of print, it graduated from a classic to a sought-after collector’s item, because the principles and advice in this well-reasoned volume are sound and perennially valuable. Some new guns and some new calibers have become available since this book was first published, but its principles, advice, and value remain unchanged. Having more choices only increases the value of advice on how to choose what is best for you.

As used copies of this book became harder and harder to find, Paladin received numerous requests to bring Tappan’s classic back into print. We are pleased to make the most well-known survival firearms book ever published available once more to a new generation of concerned citizens facing the same threats Tappan chronicled during his lifetime. Survival Guns remains the definitive book for anyone interested in the practical use of firearms and related weapons for defense, food gathering, and predator and pest control under conditions of long-term, self-sufficient living.

Pocket Ref 4th Edition

Pocket Ref 4th edition. The concise all-purpose pocket-sized reference book featuring abundant information on many subjects, hundreds of tables, maps, formulas, constants and conversions. If you need to know it, it is in this book!

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In his free time, Aaron enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.

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