What is a Survivalist?
The term survivalist started popping up in the 1960s, after people started warning about the devaluation of our currency, the possibility of nuclear problems because of the cold war, and the skyrocketing inflation rates that were hitting the country. Around this same time, the increased urbanization of our way of living caused many to worry that this new urban model would eventually become unsustainable, causing supply shortages and chaos in these large urban centers.
What is a Prepper?
The term Prepper is actually a relatively new term, made popular after T.V. shows like Doomsday Preppers started to exploit the term.
In my opinion, the term prepper is really just a modern variation of the term survivalist. Just like the term survivalist was demonized back in the 70’s, the term prepper seems to be the latest go to phrase when the mainstream media needs a scapegoat.
There’s a hierarchy of survival skills that are more age-appropriate for children than teaching them how to skin a squirrel for supper.
The Hennessy Tent Hammock
- This is an ideal tent for any camping you do, whether it be in your back yard, bike camping, road tripping or hiking in the mountains.
- The shelter is simple, lightweight, extremely well built, easy to set up and very comfortable to sleep in.
- ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: The hammock is perfect for low impact camping. You leave no trace behind on the forest floor or on the trees since the hammocks include webbing on the straps to protect the bark.
- The hammock is great for all conditions - rain or shine. The rainfly keeps all the wetness out and condensation is a non-issue. Even in monsoon winds you’ll stay high and dry.
- The hammocks are inexpensive. The Scout model is under $90, the Expedition model runs under $150 and the Explorer Deluxe sits at just under $200.
Choosing your Hammock
The Scout: The smallest and most lightweight option, this hammock is best for those under 180lb. Great for lightweight backpackers.
The Expedition: The mid range option, the Expedition is my favorite because it is large enough to fit two people (best cuddles <3) and still runs very light (2.6lb).
The Explorer Deluxe: The deluxe was made for all of you tall people. It is best for those 6 feet and up. It packs up at 2.75lb and has a weight of limit of 300lb.
**Important tip: If you are cold weather camping it is highly advisable that you bring with you a Therma-a-rest mattress pad because it can get really chilly underneath you. It also makes it a bit more firm and comfy.
The ITS Tactical Titanium Entry Card is back in stock.
We also just restocked the rest of our Security line of products.
Fleece Balaclava Hood
Details: Very warm, can be warm in 6 different ways and has pulls so that it states on properly even in the wind. It is better than a typical winter had, because it gives you full coverage. It is also better than a ski mask, because this will allow you to cover or uncover the mouth when you would like to without taking the hood off.
Oct. 5th - 7th, 2012. Got to lead a spectacular trip through UMD to the beautiful Porcupine Mountains!! I can’t wait to go back.