Watch video of EJ Snyder at the National Prepper & Survivalists Expo below!

At the recent National Prepper & Survivalists (NPS) Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, we caught up with Army vet EJ Snyder, aka “Skullcrusher,” whom you might know from TV’s Naked And Afraid, where he’s survived three trips to remote regions for weeks at a time with nothing but a knife, a nude partner and his wits.

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As you can see in this video, now that he’s back home, Snyder has devoted much of his skills and energy into producing several top-notch products and partnering with high-end gear manufacturers, including a limited-edition PureFire Tactical Survival Firestarter. This firestarter features a 0.58-by-3-inch magnesium rod and a 30,000-strike flint. It also has a watertight compartment to store other small necessities. (

Another product Synder supports is the Prepinstein Designs Paracord Survival Kit Belt, which is painstakingly handcrafted in the U.S.A. from a continuous 80-plus-foot-long length of 550 cord. The tight weave makes the belt stiff and strong to hold your pants up regardless of how much stuff you cram in your pockets. At approximately 0.25 inches thick and 1.25 inches wide, it will fit in nearly any standard-sized belt loops. The survival kit—including two split-shot sinkers, two fishing hooks, two safety pins, braided fishing line, a straw tube, FireCord, stainless steel wire, firesteel and a high-carbon steel striker/saw—can be accessed by simply unweaving the very end of the belt, and not having to disassemble the entire length. (

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Finally, Snyder has partnered with TOPS Knives to create the SXB, or Skullcrusher’s X-Treme Blade. This knife features a 9.38-inch fixed blade that is made of 0.25-inch-thick 1095 steel. The blade has a black traction coating and an 8.75-inch-long cutting surface. The SXB also features a Micarta handle with Rocky Mountain texturing for a secure grip. TOPS offers the SXB with a durable ballistic nylon sheath that is MOLLE compatible. (


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