Building the Ultimate Survival Guide

Whether you are heading out for a fun-filled camping adventure or are just looking to build your survival kit, there are a few items that any survivalist must have.

BRAVEN - BRV-BANK 2The BRV-BANK, the world’s smartest and first Bluetooth® Smart-enabled, rugged portable backup battery with 6,000mAh of power. The IPX5 water-resistant and shockproof BRV-Bank transforms into the ultimate outdoor companion through its proprietary app and rugged USB flashlight, and quickly charges even the most energy demanding tablets, smartphones, GPS or GoPro cameras with two USB outputs and a combined output of 3.4A. BRV-BANK can be remotely controlled through its Remote Battery Monitor App, which offers users the ability to locate the Battery Bank, monitor its power levels, individually turn on and off each port to conserve power, and activate its two additional features: Bear Mode and S.O.S. For more information about the BRV- BANK, click here.

Motorola Talkabout T480The latest Motorola TALKABOUT T480 helps families stay connected when the unexpected hits. It comes with a wall/desk stand accessory, so can be used as a traditional weather alert radio or as a two-way radio. The wall, desk stand allows it to remain fully charged at all times, so user’s don¹t have to worry about battery drain. And, still receive NOAA weather alerts automatically. There is a flashlight that also automatically turns on when there is a power outage. And the T480, features an emergency alert button, safety whistle belt clip, NOAA weather channels for continuous updates and alerts, an FM Radio and up to 35-mile range. The color is white/red just like the American Red Cross colors. Families can take them on the road, to the park, camping, etc. and still stay connected to changing weather conditions. Plus in the event of a power outage when cell phones are down, two-way radios are an important and much need communication tool. For more information, click here.

The Kuiu Icon Pro Pack is a durable, functional, and lightweight, this pack offers a feature rich bag and a robust suspension system that can carry a heavy load. It offers 14 internal and external pockets to organize gear safely, quietly, and conveniently. The Kuiu Icon Pro packs are made with the finest materials available, including a carbon fiber frame that can easily carry over 150 lbs. For more information, click here.

PHOTOThe Nokero N233, the world’s most efficient light, is ideal for emergency and “off-grid” lighting. This portable solar light is bright enough for reading, working or lighting up a tent or room and runs up to 15 hours after just a day’s charge in the sun. Its weatherproof design will withstand years of daily use in the world’s harshest conditions. The light can be hung, held or put in a stand. And, for every purchase made, Nokero will send a light to a needy family in the developing world. Over 1.4 billion people lack electricity and light is a crucial part of improving their lives. For more information, click here.

FreeSteps6 Hillsound Equipment is the lightweight, easy on/easy off stainless steel traction device will keep you from slipping and falling no matter the condition: muddy, rocky, slick, or icy. Small enough to fit in your jacket, purse, or backpack, you won¹t want to leave home without them- especially in a survival situation. For more information, click here.

Book Suggestions

One Man’s Wilderness by Sam Keith and Dick Proenneke
This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke’s journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond. To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available…to be not at odds with the world, but content with one’s own thoughts, dreams and company. Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a moving account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Dick Proenneke carried out alone….alone in the wilderness…and the constant chain of nature’s events that kept him company.

First Wilderness by Sam Keith
Sam Keith followed his dream to Alaska where he met Dick Proenneke. He was searching for adventure and acceptance, and found it hunting and fishing with Dick and other colorful characters who shared a love of outdoors, hard work, and self-reliance. His experiences—harrowing, funny, fascinating—are detailed in this long lost memoir recently discovered by his family. From the author of One Man’s Wilderness on which PBS-TV and Swerer Productions documentary, Alone in the Wilderness, is based.

The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide by Robert Richardson
In The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide, survival expert Robert Richardson, founder of, gives you real world advice on how to survive the very real dangers present in today’s society. From surviving natural disasters, man-made disasters and disease outbreaks, to essential tactics and step-by-step instructions for surviving urban disasters, crime, violence and terrorist attacks, readers will learn the self-reliance strategies they need to survive in just about any situation. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and other major booksellers.