This is a review of a sweet new piece of EDC gear. This is the Schrade Survival pen. It has several really cool features that make it a great Every day carry item for those people who like to spend time in the wilderness. Including a ferro rod and striker for starting fire, a whistle for signaling for help and a pen the seems to work really well writing on a lot of different surfaces! This would be a great piece of EDC gear to have if you ever found yourself in a wilderness or even urban survival situation where you needed to get a fire going to save your life or the life of a loved one! You can get more information on these at
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Welcome to the Reality Survival Channel! On this survival channel I teach a full range of emergency Wilderness Survival Skills and Urban Survival Skills, as well as Primitive Survival Skills. My goal is to educate folks on real world survival tips and survival techniques that cover the gambit of emergency Wilderness Survival, Urban Survival, Primitive Survival, Bushcraft, Disaster Preparedness ( Prepping ) & more. I also do Outdoor Gear Reviews on Survival Kits, Survival Gear, Survival Knives, Guns, Bug Out Bag Gear & just about any kind of Every Day Carry (EDC) Gear & disaster preparedness or prepping gear. I am a prepper & also do some DIY & How to videos on prepping as well as teaching different Survival skills, bushcraft skills, & prepper or prepping skills to help you sort out what really works & what doesn’t. I learned wilderness survival skills when I was a Survival instructor for the USAF about 15 years ago (class 97-02). On the Reality Survival Channel you will see a mix of survival & prepping & gear review videos each week. I usually upload at least one survival skill video, one gear review video, one prepping video every week. Typically uploads happen on Wed, Sat & Sun mornings.
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