Category: Survival Gear

The 10 Best Portable Water Heaters of 2022 for RVs, Backyards, And More

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. This portable water heater only takes a few minutes to install. After going without electricity, power, and heat for days, I’ll forever make sure a portable water heater […]

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The Best Survival Clothing of 2022 for Year-Round Camping

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. When you head out into the woods, you want to be prepared for any survival situation, even if the odds are that you won’t need to be. Prepping […]

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4 Best Camping Knives


Best Camping Knives

We’ve gathered some suggestions for the best camping knives so you can be prepared and well equipped. What makes a good camping knife? Sharpness, for one. And utility for another. But mainly, you’ll want something that can execute a range of tasks without any fuss, and that can easily be packed and carried as far […]

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Survival Lighters: What Type Should You Carry and Bring into the Wilderness?

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Here’s what you should consider when choosing a lighter for survival. In the wilderness, either on a camping or hiking expedition, an extended hunting trip, or in a survival situation, the ability to start a fire is of paramount importance. Everyone should have multiple methods for fire starting included in their survival gear. In addition […]

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Best Survival Clothing of 2021: Best Pants, Poncho, Socks, & More

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When you head out into the woods, you want to be prepared for any survival situation, even if the odds are that you won’t need to be. Prepping for survival can be as simple as packing extra water, making sure you pack a survival kit, first aid equipment, and having some basic survival clothing that […]

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3 Best Emergency Sleeping Bags of 2021 for Survival Under $60

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Whether you’re into backpacking, live in an area with extreme weather conditions, or just want to make sure you have all the essential camping gear, having a survival […]

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The 10 Best Portable Water Heaters of 2021 for RVs, Backyards, And More

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. This portable water heater only takes a few minutes to install. After going without electricity, power, and heat for days, I’ll forever make sure a portable water heater […]

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XStat Device Can Seal a Gunshot Wound, Stop Bleeding in 15 Seconds


The Xstat is a pocket-sized invention that could soon save the lives of many wounded soldiers on the battlefield. The XStat, developed by Oregon-based company RevMedx, Inc., is a syringe that injects tiny sponges into a bullet wound to completely seal it off and stop bleeding within 15 seconds. It’s a groundbreaking medical device that

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Kayak Camping: How to Pack Your Yak for an Overnight Trip

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Kayak Camping

Here’s what you need to know for a kayak camping trip. Kayaking is a great way to spend a day on the water during the summer months. But you know what’s better? A kayak camping trip! An overnight kayak paddling trip is much different than just a day trip down the river, but a little preparation makes the experience

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11 Uncommon Uses For Aluminum Foil

In a crisis, you make the most out of everything you have. This means that you might need to get a little creative. Now things like paracord and duct tape have some fairly obvious “other than intended” uses… but other items may require a little more critical thinking….But the more you know now, the better off you’ll be…Continue Reading

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