Survival Nerd

How a $2 Whistle Could Save You

There are several scenarios in which a whistle could mean the difference between life and death.

What to Look For in a Ration Bar

The leading ration brands are near identical in packaging and calories. Where they differ is in their ingredients, taste, and shelf life. Here’s wh...

What's Inside: Improved First Aid Kit, Multicam

Let's take a look inside the US military Improved First Aid Kit, which includes a tourniquet, compression bandage, airway and more!

What's Inside: Rigid Seat Survival Kit (RSSK), Cold Climate

Let's take a look inside a US Military Rigid Seat Survival Kit, Cold Climate. This is a comprehensive kit with ample contents to help a downed pilo...

What's Inside: Fighter Pilot Medical and Survival Kit Modules

What's inside the Medical and Survival Modules from US Air Force Aviation Life Support Equipment kit? Let's open both modules up and take a look at...

Taking the Salt out of Saltwater

Researchers are developing a desalination technique that uses balsa wood as a membrane! And we take a look at some commercially available emergency...

What's Inside: 747 Slide/Raft Survival Kit

I bought an expired survival kit from a 747 passenger jet! Let's see what's inside.