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Recommended Products and Contest for October

Contest:  Survival Ebooks is having a contest for a collection of CDs packed full of all kinds of information.

First Place Prize:
22,000 Military Manuals And Survival Books
5,000 Military Technical Manuals

Second Place Prize:
2,100 Firearm Manuals and Books
2,100 Medical Military manuals and books
The Military History Library

Third Place Prize:
The Interactive firearms Manuals Library
The Interactive Survival & Military Manuals Library

Go on over to the forums and get signed up for the Survival Ebooks contest.

Recommended Products: Products that have been tested and Survivalist approved.

maxpedition condor 11 backpackMaxpedition Condor II – 17.5″(H) x 14″(W) x 6.5″(D) main compartment, approximate overall capacity of 1950 cubic inches, 2 quick release compression straps per side, 1000-denier cordura which is water and abrasion resistant, YKK zippers, internal seams taped, fits up to 100 oz / 3Liter water bladder.

This is an outstanding pack, in the opinion of the author of this article, its perfect for dayhikes and overnight camping trips.  For lightweight campers, the Maxpedition Condor II, with the extra map/GPS compass pouch is a great combination.  Add an internal water bladder and you have a well balanced pack.

maxpedition sitka gearslingerMaxpedition Sitka Gearslinger – 16.5” (H) x 8.5” (W) x 3” (D) main compartment, approximate overall capacity of 618 cu. inches, YKK zippers, 1000-denier cordura which is water and abrasion resistant, YKK zippers, internal seams taped, fits up to 100 oz / 3Liter water bladder and a pouch for a 32 ounce water bottle.

The Sitka Gearslinger would be a good choice for anyone looking for a lightweight daypack. Its big enough to carry an MRE, GPS, Compass, TOPO maps, 2 quart – 100 ounce water bladder, rain poncho and a few extra things makes this a well rounded pack.

fundamentals first aid kitFundamentals First aid kit – from Red Flare Kits has just about everything you could want in a First Aid Kit. This kit was designed to serve a group of up to 8 adults for up to 14 days. Along with a wide range of assorted medical supplies, it also contains a first aid book written by Dr. Weiss.

The compartments are laid out in an easy to read fashion, with each compartment labeled so they are easy to find.

The whole kit folds up into a nice package that should fit into just about any backpack.  If your pack is a top loader, put this kit top of, so its the first thing you see when you open the pack.

shake flashlightShake Hybrid Flashlight from is a must have for anyone that is serious about disaster preparedness.  Just a few minutes of shaking provides plenty of light.  With a shake light, there is no need to recharge the batteries – this makes it perfect for kids.  When the batteries run out because the kids left the light on, just tell them to shake the light and recharge the batteries. For the price, this flashlight is difficult to beat. Unlike a lot of shake flashlights that cost a small fortune, this one is reasonably priced.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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