• SteriPEN Sidewinder: Crank-Powered UV Water Sterilizer

    There a number of ways to sterilize your water when you’re camping, traveling, or just feel like making sure. Boiling generally does the trick, but if you don’t have the time to set up the stove, your options can be limited. Nobody likes the taste of iodine, so this UV-based SteriPEN Sidewinder might be a good option. You crank the handle, it blasts the one-liter bottle with UV… Read More

  • JakPak converts from jacket to emergency shelter

    Assuming this is durable, this is just the type of emergency shelter I could see using myself. The JakPak turns from an all-weather jacket into a portable shelter by unzipping into a basic bivy sack. It’s a given that it wouldn’t be terribly comfortable, but in a survival situation who cares about comfort. Read More

  • 'I Am Legend' promoted with survival pack giveaways

    Those of you preparing for whatever’s supposed to happen on December 21, 2012 might want to try to get your hands on one of these just for the hell of it. I already have too many backpacks so for me to get another one for something like a pole shift or whatever else is supposed to end the world isn’t worth the extra space in my apartment that it would take up. I could create my… Read More