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SunJack Solar Charger and CampLight: Perfect Camping and Bug Out Power and Lighting Solution!

Aug 27, 2014 SourceI was sent this  not long ago for review along with the  (sold separately). Since then I had the opportunity to test them out a bit since then I can say that I’m quite impressed. Granted, I’ve never owned a portable solar panel like this one so this is coming from somebody who has no experience with a portable solar charger. I do, however, have some experience with solar panels. FYI, here’s some specs so you know what we’re talking about: The 14 Watt SunJack comes with ... continue reading...

How to Make Grandma’s Homemade Granola: Healthier and Tastier too!

Aug 25, 2014 homemade-granola-4My wife’s grandmother apparently makes some yummy granola and we decided to try it since we trying to get healthier lately. Here’s the ingredients that the original recipe calls for (we actually halved the recipe to test it): 6 cups oats 1 cup oil (apparently you can use any type of oil, we used ) 1 cup honey 1 tsp  1 tsp salt 1 cup nuts (we used ) other ingredients as desired (e.g., seeds, dried fruit, etc) We also choose to add 1 cup of pumpkin seeds. ... continue reading...

How to Make Meals Easier, Faster, Healthier AND Bolster Your Food Storage

Aug 24, 2014 Thrive-CollageIn recent months I’ve become enamored and, dare I say, completely sold on the idea of freeze dried-foods not only in my food storage but also in our daily lives, specifically foods from THRIVE Life. I’m so happy with them, in fact, that I’ve decided to become an independent consultant. The good news is that not only can I help myself to bolster our food storage with truly healthy and nutritious foods but I can help you do the same. When incorporated into ... continue reading...

7 100% FREE Must-Have Survival Reports to Download Now!

Aug 23, 2014 top-secret-survivalI recently started an offshoot to reThinkSurvival.com that you may have noticed here and there on this site and I want YOU to be a part of it! It’s simple, really. Just hop on over to TopSecretSurvival.com or, better yet, click here to go directly to the registration page and claim your 100% FREE membership right now! The seven must-have reports are something I’ve been working on for many months now to help you and your family get better prepared. In return for all ... continue reading...

Just Because They Send You a New Credit or Debit Card Doesn’t Mean You Have to Use It

Aug 22, 2014 Image CreditRecently, I got a new debit card in the mail. As I’ve done plenty of times in the past I called the phone number to activate it but I couldn’t because something I’d done was wrong. I suspect it’s because we got new phone numbers after we setup our bank account and so the information didn’t match. Because of my inability to activate my new debit card I was going to stop by the bank the other day to get it straight when ... continue reading...

WaterSafe Drinking Water Test Kit Review

Aug 20, 2014 watersafe-1I was sent this WaterSafe Drinking Water Test Kit for review. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I truly needed it but I figured it couldn’t hurt to test my water as I’ve never done this where we live and, of course, it’s better to KNOW my water is good rather than to ASSUME it is. Why have a water test kit? Well, according to the Amazon description: Get professional lab results in your own home Find out if you have hard water and ... continue reading...

How to Make “Magic Mix” for Homemade “Cream of” Soups, Puddings, Sauces, and More!

Aug 18, 2014 magic-mix-4My wife and I decided that we’d really like to make an effort to make more of our own foods from scratch which reminded me of this Magic Mix video that I saw a while back. Apparently, it’s great for use as a base in all sorts of foods, including “cream of” soups, puddings, sauces, and more. Magic Mix is super easy to make and will only take you 5-10 minutes to make a batch. What to do with it AFTER that, well, ... continue reading...

The Survival Medicine Handbook 2nd Edition, Revised, Expanded… and Awesome!

Aug 17, 2014 survival-medicine-handbook To be clear, I’m a HUGE fan of the Alton’s. Joe and Amy have done a wonderful service to the prepping community over the years and I can’t say enough good things about anything and everything they’ve ever done. Really! They know their stuff and it certainly shows with their revised an expanded edition of the Survival Medicine Handbook. I actually purchased, read, and reviewed their first edition quite a while ago and couldn’t have been happier. Amazingly, they did even more with ... continue reading...

Smoke Alarms “Go Bad” and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Programmed to Fail: Safety Saturdays

Aug 16, 2014 Image SourceSmoke alarms are a vital part of your home safety plan. I firmly believe that nearly every room in the house should have one, from the bedrooms to the kitchen and the hallways in-between, smoke alarms should be everywhere! When every second counts you want all the warning you can get. Smoke alarms “go bad” Purchase a good dual-sensor model (there are both ionization and photoelectric types) which is battery-operated, such as this First Alert dual-sensor model: Yeah, I know the dual-sensor models tend to ... continue reading...

Maximizing the Use of Local Library Resources

Aug 15, 2014 SourceThis week we made a trip to the local library in preparation for the upcoming start of school. Now, I know the library may seem like an antiquated resource these days, you know, with the advent of the Internet and all, but I think it’s still a wonderful resource we should make use of, especially when trying to continue to be more frugal in our lives. More importantly, I’d like my children to have an eventual appreciation for the building when ... continue reading...

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