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Posts Tagged ‘survival kit’

Survive Summer with Our Favorite First Aid Essentials

Today is the first day of summer and camping, hiking, and playing sports are all great things to do when warm weather hits. The most important thing to remember when spending time outdoors whether on your own or with your children is to bring along some first aid essentials so you’ll always be prepared no matter what comes your way!

Snake Bite Kit

The first thing you’ll want to carry is The Pocket First Aid Field Guide that’s small and compact so you can easily carry it in your backpack and has basic instructions on how to treat minor injuries and even more serious injuries.

A super common ailment when being outdoors are bug bites, never be itchy again with this Tender After Bite Xtra Insect Treatment that relieves itching from bites and even itching from poison oak or poison ivy!

No one wants to ever think about creepy crawly snakes when they’re camping, but having a snake bite kit is one of those things that you might not want to do without, this Snake Bite Kit givesyou everything you need to effectively remove snake venom after being bitten.

First Aid Survival Kit

If you want something small to throw in your purse or backpack, the Small Olive Drab Military First Aid Kit is perfect for you and totally affordable at only $7.99!  This kit includes sterile pads, bandages, and aspirin as well as some other first aid essentials.

If you’re looking for something more extensive, the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate First Aid Survival Kit  is more of an investment at $53.99 but includes everything you could ever need to survive in a hostile environment. Some of the items found in this kit include a multi-tool, mini flashlight, handsaw, blanket, waterproof matches, fire-starter, and more!

Check out our entire first aid section at Harry’s and take a look at all of our awesome first aid products to take on your next camping adventure!

 

 

Bug Out Bag Gear – Top Ten Items for Doomsday Preppers

If one of your New Years Resolutions this year was to  start prepping, then take a look at this list of the top 10 items you’ll need to start your collection!

Survival Water Filtration Device

1)    One of the most important items for our body is fresh drinking water. Key for survival packs is to include a water filtration system. This Katadyn Mini Ceramic Water Filter is small and compact which will make it easy to carry and pack in your survival gear backpack.

2)    This Zippo Fire Starter will allow you to keep warm no matter what weather you encounter and it’s small compact size allows you to easily tote it with you in your survival gear pack.

3)    Along the same lines as the Fire Starter, this Survival Blanket will keep you warm on cold nights. This blanket is lightweight, reusable, waterproof, and can be folded to fit in your pack for storage and carrying.

4)    In case of an emergency happening to you or someone you are travelling with, make sure you have a First Aid Kit handy. This Military Olive Drab Large First Aid Kit contains everything you will need in case of an emergency.

5)    Doomsday Preppers often carry some type of weapon for various uses. This 11 Inch Junge Survival Knife Kit contains two separate knives, an 11 in. larger knife and a smaller throwing knife as well as a few other survival accessories. Again, this is compact enough to be stored within your survival pack.

6)    To ensure that you never lose track of where you are, make sure you pack a compass in your survival kit. This Multifunction Solar Powered Digital Compass is great because it can be re-charged using solar power so no matter what you encounter, you will be able to continue using this compass.

7)    Because you will never want to be in the dark, pack a Solar Powered Lantern with you. This Solar Powered Lantern can be re-charged and has two different modes including one that will save energy.

8)    Known for its multitude of uses, Paracord is one of those things you should never leave off of your survival pack checklist.

Paracord

 

Pretty much anything you can imagine, you can use Paracord for including making a hammock, gear repair, decoration, security, belt, boot laces, tying food from a tree, etc.

9)    The Shark Safety Whistle is imperative to a survival pack emitting a loud whistle that will assist you in search and rescue operations as well as outdoor and personal safety.

10) Last, but definitely not least, you will need a tactical backpack that will hold all of your survival equipment. The Rapid 96 4 Day Tactical Backpack has padded shoulder straps, a padded back, and is MOLLE Compatible so extra pouches can be added for additional room.

If you’re looking for any other survival items on your shopping list, stop by Harry’s Survival Gear section, guaranteed to fulfill all of your needs!

Ultimate Survival Gear, The Zombie Apocalypse Continues

By the looks of it, we have all survived the Mayan Apocalypse without any problems, so now we can all go back to waiting for our favorite world ending event; the zombie apocalypse! With everyone’s favorite zombie show, The Walking Dead, off the air until February, we thought we would give you your zombie fix with a list products to complete imgresyour zombie apocalypse survival kit and make you the ultimate zombie killing machine.

To start out the list, we all know that everyone imagines themselves looking like a bad a$$ when the zombies rise ( myself included), so you need to have the perfect zombie apocalypse outfit on hand. A basic military BDU pant is a good choice due to the functional design, including several pockets to store your extra ammo. Don’t worry ladies, these pants also come in pink camo so you can still have a touch of femininity during Tactical Vestthe zombie invasion. A tactical vest is also a smart choice. All of the pouches allow you to keep all of your gear close to your body and easy to access. Throw on a moisture wicking t-shirt on underneath and you’ll be good to go. Another great option would also be a leather jacket. Tough and durable, leather may help prevent biters from getting to your skin. What you have on your feet is also important. I suggest a tall leather boot.

As far as zombie weapons and zombie tools, guns are typically the most efficient, but not everyone has access to guns and some do not even want guns in their Machetehouse. So here are some creative, yet effective alternatives. The Parang Machete is a great choice for those of you who don’t mind getting close to the walkers. The ergonomic handle has a comfortable, textured grip so the chance of slippage when your swinging the machete through the air is greatly reduced. The SOG Tomahawk is also perfect to have during the rise of the dead. Not only can it be used to destroy zombies, it can be used for other purposes like chopping wood and it can be attached to your belt.

In addition to all of these items, Harry’s also has a number of survival items like food and water rations, first aid kits, emergency blankets, and more that are all practical items to have around the house in case of a more likely emergency, but would still be great to have in case of the zombie invasion.

All of these items will help make you look like and feel like the ultimate zombie killing bad a$$, but it’s up to you to summon your inner warrior to get the job done.

 

How to Survive Doomsday 2012-Mayan Apocalypse

December 21st is drawing near! How many of you are prepared for the Mayan Apocalypse? Here are the top 10 bug out bag essentials you will need to survive the Mayan Apocalypse!

1) Advanced Mountaineering Tactical Backpack

First off, you’re going to need one of our tactical backpacks to store all of your survival supplies. We recommend the Advanced Mountaineering Tactical Backpack, made out of tough ballistic nylon and features two aluminum frame stays for added support when carrying heavy loads.  This mountaineering bag is MOLLE compatible, so all of your essential gear can be attached to the outside of the pack.

Now, what do you need to go inside that awesome tactical backpack?

2) Ka-Bar Becker Companion Knife

You’re going to want a versatile knife to add to your survival kit; this Ka-Bar Companion Drop Point Knife is the perfect one. Made from 1095 Cro-Van steel with a drop-point blade, the Ka Bar utility knife can puncture and slice, whether you’re hunting, chopping, or slicing material. Made in the USA, the Ka-Bar Companion is a quality blade, with an overall length of 10.5 inches, and a blade length of 5.25″ inches. The drop point blade of the Ka Bar tactical knife is just about a quarter of an inch thick, for a smooth and effective cut.

 3) Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter

KA BAR Knife

A survival fire starter is another great item to throw in that tactical backpack. This Gerber Bear Grylls  Fire Starter features watertight construction that keeps tinder safe and dry, so when you need it, you can trust it.

4) Aquamira Tactical Frontier Water Filter 

Water filtration will be key to surviving the end of the world. This water filter allows you to filter water from any bottle, water bladder, cup, or directly from water sources. Lightweight, portable, and easy to use, this is the one to throw in your survival pack.

5) Survival Pod Paracord Zipper Pull 

The Survival Pod Paracord Zipper Pull is functional while also small and easily attached to your survival backpack.The paracord survival pod is made with two 4 foot strands of paracord that can be untied for use in times of need. The survival pod does not stop there. Inside the paracord pod are more tools to help you survive, making this superior to other paracord products. The 550 cord key chain features a 1 inch sharp eye hidden knife on the inside of the pod, perfect for cutting. The pod also features a 1 inch fire stick flint and a 6 inch jute firestarter. These compact tools will allow you build a fire to keep warm or to signal for rescue. The jute firestarter can also be used as tinder. The final piece to this survival kit is a 3-inch strip of duck tape. We all know that duck tape can fix anything!

 6) Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate First Aid Survival Kit

This fifteen piece first aid kit features a Gerber miniature multi-tool with needle nose Gerber Survival Kitpliers, wire cutters, fine edge knife, serrated knife, Phillips screwdriver, small flat driver, medium flat driver, lanyard ring, bottle opener and tweezers. The first aid survival kit comes in water proof bag with miniature lights, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball, fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit and sewing kit.

7) Waterproof All Weather Survival Emergency Blanket

This survival blanket is waterproof, windproof and compact enough to roll up into your bag. The emergency blanket provides comfort and protection from the elements, including moisture and water resistance.

 8) Six-Function Whistle Survival Tool

The Six-function Whistle has six survival tools that are essential. Besides a signal whistle, it has a compass and bright LED light. Also included in this one fantastic space saving tool is a thermometer and signal mirror. There is also a convenient lanyard and clip so the whistle is easy to carry with you. Batteries are included for the long life LED flashlight.

 9) Five in One Multi-Purpose Tool

The five-in-one tool is constructed with heavy steel, and includes attachments for a directional compass, an interchangeable shovel, a saw, an axe, and a pick. The set is black in color, and comes with a sleek nylon carrying case, that is attachable to your belt.

10) Solar Powered 36 LED Lantern

Last but not least, you’ll need a light source to add to your survival pack. This solar powered lantern made to work when no other source of energy is available  features both solar power charging and hand crank power. The 36 super bright long life LED lights in this crank powered lantern can be powered for 2 hours after 8 hours of exposed sunlight or up to 20 minutes with every minute of using the hand crank. The solar powered lantern has two lighting modes, one with 18 LED bulbs to save energy, or all 36 LED lights for maximum lighting.

NASA may have debunked the Maya Apocalypse theory, but here at Harry’s Army Surplus, we think it’s good to be prepared just in case. Even if nothing happens on December 21, 2012, we always have to the approaching zombie apocalypse to prep for!

What is an MRE?

MRE stands for “Meal Ready to Eat.” MREs are field rations for soldiers in the US military forces. MREs are designed to meet a soldier’s nutritional requirements while away from bases. Each Meal provides approximately 1200 calories. As the name suggests the MRE requires little to no preparation. An MRE comes in a plastic pouch called retort packaging. The package is actually aluminum foil and plastic layered together.

An MRE pouch contains surprisingly good tasting food these days. It might contain chili, beef stew or even chicken strips. The food is already cooked, put into the pouch and the pouch is then sealed. While an MRE may be eaten cold, a Flameless Ration Heater (FRH) which uses water-activated thermal reaction allows many soldiers in the field to partake in a hot meal.

MREs must be able to survive parachute drops from 380 meters, and non-parachute drops of about 100 feet. The package must maintain a minimum shelf life of three and a half years at 81 degrees fahrenheit and a full nine months at 100 degrees fahrenheit. This is one reason that many people prefer to keep MRE packages as an essential part of a survival kit.

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