This Flashlight Survival Kit Is Perfect For a Lights-Out Apocalpyse

One of the most useful things you can possibly have if you're up the metaphorical creek after dark is a source of illumination: finding firewood (or just not falling over a cliff) is much easier if you can see what you're doing. That's why this survival kit, which packs supplies into the body of a flashlight, could be… » 10/09/14 11:59pm 10/09/14 11:59pm

How to Choose a Reliable Emergency Radio (and Some Good Ones to Buy)

With luck, you'll never need to rely on an emergency radio, but they're an essential part of any emergency kit. However, not all emergency radios are alike, and buying a reliable one isn't as simple as plucking one from the shelves. Here's what to look for, and some good options for your emergency kit. » 9/29/14 1:30pm 9/29/14 1:30pm

A Ballistic Sleeping Bag That Promises Protection From a Tornado

They seem like a smart idea, but how many people do you really know with a safe room in their house? Probably none, because they're expensive, and that includes those living in areas where storms can generate deadly tornados. So a Missouri-based inventor has come up with a cheaper way to stay safe during a twister—an … » 9/09/14 6:02pm 9/09/14 6:02pm

Shoelaces That Include Everything You Need To Start an Emergency Fire

Unless you're trying to prove yourself on some ill-conceived reality survival show, it's always a good idea to bring some way to easily start a fire when you head off into the wilderness. But if things go awry, this simple set of shoelaces can be used to start a fire in the event of an emergency. » 8/08/14 12:02pm 8/08/14 12:02pm

$14,500 Cabinet Contains Everything You Need To Survive the Apocalypse

For some of us, a couple of inches of snow makes for a lovely summer day. But for others who aren't used to the white stuff, it can wreak havoc on motorways and cause endless headaches. No matter what the emergency it's good to be prepared, and for the price of a small car, you can get everything you'd possibly need… » 1/29/14 5:00pm 1/29/14 5:00pm

Scientist Calculates How To Survive First 30 Minutes of Nuclear War

We're more than half a century past 1960, when the Doomsday Clock ticked down to two minutes before midnight. Yet, despite the steady outpouring of movies and TV shows featuring rogue nukes and dirty bombs, fewer and fewer people actively worry about a nuclear bomb going off. That being said: Do you know where and… » 1/16/14 10:00am 1/16/14 10:00am

Ice climber impossibly survives a punishing fall from ice wall

Ouch. That has got to hurt. Ice climber Mark R. was climbing up a mountain when he was sent plummeting down by a piece of falling ice that hit him. He then basically avalanches down the mountain side and hits every rock down the way. It's like a scene from Game of Thrones but completely real. And even more insane… » 12/27/13 6:04pm 12/27/13 6:04pm

Feet Of Flames: These Survival Boots Include a Built-In Fire Starting…

RockS2V is working hard to build a name for itself when it comes to emergency survival gear. The company's Provision coat includes a built-in life-saving toolkit if you find yourself stranded somewhere remote, and its new Substratum boots feature a secret compartment inside designed to stash an emergency fire starting… » 2/13/13 8:32am 2/13/13 8:32am