Solo Stove: Perfect for Backpacking, Bug Out, Emergencies

I’m sure you’re familiar (or at least have seen) the over the years, I know I have. For some reason I never bothered to buy one… what a mistake! Fortunately, I was sent one to review along with the accompanying pot 900.

I should point out that I’m NOT a huge backpacker so this

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I Finally Figured Out How to Truly be Prepared…

I think I’ve finally done it. No, I haven’t solved world peace or determined precisely what Dark Energy is but I do believe I figured out how to truly be prepared.

Are you ready for it? It’s a shocker…

And it’s not about realizing anything miraculous or even about planning

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Prep Like You’re 100 Miles from Civilization, Then Prep Like Everyone is Within 100 Miles of YOU!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how best to explain preparing for a SHTF situation. FYI, SHTF or WROL is basically a scenario where the “world as you know it” has gone completely to hell and there’s no expectation that it will return to normal anytime soon.

Anyway, it

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A Tale of Two 24 Hour Power Outages…

Twenty-four hours doesn’t sound like a long time, does it? After all, twenty-four hours is a single day… a mere fraction of the week. Sadly, a single day usually passes like the blink of an eye when things are normal. During an emergency (such as a power outage) twenty-four hours

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Focus on Powering a Chest Freezer Filled with Freezer Meals

As much of a fan as I am of bulk foods as well as freeze dried foods (of late), I understand that not everyone sees things the same as me, which is fine. In fact, bulk foods take both work and sometimes equipment (such as a ) to make use of them whereas freeze dried foods can seem like an additional

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29 Survival Uses for Zip Ties

A few weeks ago I noticed an interesting post on uses for zip ties but quite a few of them weren’t actually related to survival and preparedness and so I thought I would put together a list of ways you might be able to use  for survival tasks. Here’s what I came up with–from my

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7 Unexpected People to Add to Your Survival Group for the New Year

I know the topic of who to include in a survival group has been tackled elsewhere many times. Usually, the advice is to include obvious skill-sets such as doctor or nurse or EMT, somebody with law enforcement or military experience, a mechanic or handyman, an outdoorsman or hunter, and so on. These

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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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How to buy a Police Scanner Radio for your Go Bag

Go bags are a critical part of any survival plan. While there are many components that make up a successful go bag, a communication device is required. While there is no shortage of emergency communication devices on the market, in this article we’ll review what a police scanner radio is, how it

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16+ Abrasives and Lubricants for SHTF

It’s easy to get focused on the items we NEED for survival and forget about everything else. Water, food, ammo, and so on are the easy ones to think about. But what about all the other stuff that makes life easier but just aren’t nearly as sexy when it comes to SHTF blog posts?

There’s

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