Everywhere you turn, especially in the media, someone is talking about what it takes to be able to survive all the things trying to wipe us off the face of the Earth. The funny thing is, survival preparation is not a new concept. Close to home, the history of the United States is littered with men and women who were willing to head into the unknown with only a few tools and their bravery. Now we live in a world full of technology, a place where doctors can pinpoint a single mutated cell and satellites can locate a person from thousands of miles up in space.

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Regardless of all these upgrades and changes, the ability to survive doomsday, war, a natural disaster or getting stranded in the woods remains predominately the same. Here are 10 implements you want to have on hand when your life and the survival of your family depends on you.

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This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE TM Fall 2014 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.

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