Cooking With The “Solar Death Ray”

If you’ve been following my blog for years now you may remember when I used to post about my sun oven cooking experiments… I miss those days. 🙂 Sadly, all of the large trees around my house tend to block out most of the sunshine and so my lack of willingness to work around that problem

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(Giveaway) Failures of Imagination: “The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland” Book Review

I was recently sent this book to review written by Congressman Michael McCaul titled and I must, this was a good book!

Congressman McCaul also happens to be the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and is, therefore, someone we should pay close attention to.

In fact, the author had a very

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BYB 300 Lumen Collapsible Lantern Review – What a Nice Light!

I was sent this a while back for review and I can start by saying that, for the price, I was very impressed. In fact, this light *may* end up being my go-to battery-powered camping and emergency light from hereon out.

Although I’ve long been a fan of the for it’s longevity and relative

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Lights Outs: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared by Ted Koppel Book Review

I was sent the book by Ted Koppel to review.

Seeing as though it’s a subject I recently researched myself, I jumped at the chance… and I wasn’t disappointed.

I can say that I was pleasantly surprised to see a well-respected journalist tackling a “fringe” topic such as

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OxyLED Q6 Smart Rechargeable LED Flashlight Review

I received this  for review and I can honestly say that I was surprised at how useful of a light it’s turning out to be.

Thought I have many lights–in the form of flashlights, lanterns, and headlamps–I’ve never had a flashlight like this, in that, it’s sort of like a

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Last Stand: Warlords – Fun Survival Book Review! + Giveaway!!

Thus far I’ve had a chance to read and review all three of William Weber’s exciting survival book series, . It’s been a fun, interesting, and continuous read and, in fact, the Last Stand series has been the ONLY fiction books I’ve read in years.

Weber’s newest addition

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The Prepper Pages: A Surgeon’s Guide to Scavenging Items for a Medical Kit, and Putting Them to Use While Bugging Out

I was recently sent this book  (as a ) to review. I quickly obliged.

First, so you understand the book, here’s the Amazon description:

“In the two hours it takes to read our book, you’ll learn more about survival medicine, and feel more comfortable handling emergencies, than ever before

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

I was sent this  not long ago for review along with the  (sold separately).

Since then I had the opportunity to test out the SunJack Solar Charger (and CampLight) 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

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

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

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Champ Bodyguard Battery: Power Bank, Flashlight, Siren

It seems that small portable power banks are all the rage these days and to an extent they should be. After all, they can be used to recharge one of your most useful assets during an emergency: the cell phone.

Now, I know there are people who say you shouldn’t rely on a cell phone and that’s

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