Thursday, February 2, 2012

Survival guide to survival books

Here is a short list of survival books I have read. Check out this article before you buy the wrong book. A lot of books cover just about the same things but how it is taught will make the difference of if you learn it or not so give it a quick read it may save you time and money. Here is the link:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Survival Kit Bags

I wanted to talk a little bit about the bags survival kits come in. If you are familiar with survival kits you know that most kits come in mini-backpacks. These backpacks are made of thin nylon that do not hold up well in the back country. They are also worn on your back which prevents you from carrying anything else. The other downfall to this is that if you are carrying your survival kit on your back you always have to take it off to get to your survival kit.This can quiet often be a problem. The reason they come in these cheap nylon bags is because they are cheap. If you search for wholesale backpacks you will see you can buy them with your logo on them for as little as a couple dollars each.
At Rocky Mountain Survival LLC we break the norm to bring you practical survival kits. Although cost is a factor true usability drove us in our decision to not use the norm in bags, after all, it is your life we are talking about. So like in many other areas we have raised the bar to bring you the ultimate in survival kits.
Our wilderness survival kit comes in a 600 D Polyester (canvas like) material that holds up very well in the back country. It is a drop leg bag which means it hangs from a belt and sits on your upper thigh and is strapped to your leg for stability. Because of where it is worn, it is out of the way of your other gear such as a full backpack, guns, bows, etc. It is also always accessible even while wearing the kit, so you do not have to remove it to get to your survival gear.
Our Bug-out-bag comes in the Leapers UTG tactical messenger bag made of the same type of material as our wilderness survival kit. This kit is worn over the shoulder and also has a belt strap for stability. This bag also has a concealed carry pocket for carrying a pistol and has plenty of room for personal gear. Because it is worn on the side it is also out of the way of your other gear and you can get to your gear without removing the bag. We thought about using the Maxpedition bag for this kit but could not find a reason to switch. They are both USA made out of the same material and the UTG is much less expensive and better designed so we stayed with the UTG.
These bags cost us 20 to 30 times what it costs for the typical survival kit bags but we felt that usability and dependability really mattered in this case so we went with the much better bags. We are talking about saving lives and some things just are not worth skimping on. We take survival seriously.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lens Of the Day

Sorry its been a while and I will get back to writing here but I thought I would share this with you for now. I know I already posted the story here about Mt. Saint Helens But if you really want to get a feel for the story check it out here I was able to add pictures that really brings the story to life. This lens also won lens of the day and has now had over 600 views and over 100 comments. So go check it out to get a better fell of what it was like.