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Buy These Wireless Battery Powered Ultra-Bright LED Spotlights

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About two months ago I linked to a video on these Mr. Beams MB360 Wireless Motion Sensing Spotlights which I feel are a very good deal for the price at about $20 each (a 3-pack is $50 total).

In the same post, however, I mentioned the fact that I choose to go with a more …

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A Candle That WON’T Burn Your House Down!? Ok, I Had to Try It…

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A few weeks back I was contacted by Kevin’s Kandles as something I may want to share you fine folks. They’re touted as “A Safer, Cost-Effective, and Environmentally Friendly Emergency Candle” and more specifically one that won’t burn your house down, well, they didn’t put it *exactly* like this but that’s the idea, after all.…

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Another Covert X-Mas Gift: The Original Glow in the Dark Nite GlowRings

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Here’s another very cool “covert” gift idea that my buddy Doug pointed out the other day. They’re called Nite GlowRings and according to their website:

“Nite GlowRings and Firefly MiniGlows provide a safe, reliable and cost-effective visual tool for finding assets and locations in the dark. Generating continuous light output over a service life of …

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Instrucables to Enjoy: 10 Minute Oil Lamp and Cooking With Three Candle Flames

A reader recently sent me links to two instructables regarding a 10 Minute Oil Lamp and Cooking With Three Candle Flames that look like neat (and quick) projects and could be fun to try this weekend with the kids. Enjoy!…

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COMMUNICATIONS: A Different Side Of The Story by MorrisB

We all recognize the importance of communications in an emergency and hopefully most of us have taken steps to address that need. Many articles, in fact have been written stressing the importance of being able to communicate for families trying to locate whereabouts of family members when a disaster hits; group link-ups, caravan coordination and …

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An Expedient Long Term Lighting Option (Easier Than I Thought!)

I’ve been into lighting lately. I’ve compared popular lanterns recently, tried my hand at a Crisco candle (and again here) but one thing I haven’t figured out was how to provide expedient long term lighting that could work with my small solar setup. In fact, when I originally attempted my solar setup, I bought two …

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Crisco Candle Revisited (And Attempt at Radiant Candle Heating)

I decided to revisit the crisco candle that I tried a few weeks back as I was curious about what I could have used from around the house to still use it as a candle yet not have to buy wick and wick holders to do it. So, I tried the following (click image to …

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Crisco Candle Success

I decided to try make my own Crisco candle the other day. I was surprised at how easy it was to make and, more importantly, how long it seems to last. I actually let the candle burn two separate times for a total of about seven hours and it barely made a dent in the …

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Guest Post: How to Find Quality LED Torches that Matches Your Needs

Just like any purchase you make, you want to buy something that is made up of high quality so that you get the most value from your money. When it comes to buying LED torches or maybe the brightest LED torch in the market, shopping is not picking the first flashlight that looks good and …

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Communicating With Those Who Literally Do NOT Speak Your Language

I watched a recent YT video from The Lord Humungus that discussed, among other things, the need to be able to communicate with people who literally do not speak your language. That got me to thinking, “Wow! I’ve got a huge hole in my preps!”

Seeing as though English is my native language, everyone I …

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