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DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies

How to Go Off-Grid With Solar

Many people are working toward the shared goal of sustainability. Declaring independence from the power and water grid, becoming self-sufficient and reducing your reliance on others are all massive steps, especially if you’re accustomed to the creature comforts modern living provides. Generating enough power to keep your home running without having to rely on the […]

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Equipment / Supplies

Adapters for Power Tools (to use different brand batteries in what you already own)

This was a pretty cool find to bring in the new year. And, to be honest, I had no idea these power tool battery adapters even existed. For somewhere around $20-25 each on average–he said they were about $12-18 in the video, although some of the adapters prices vary quite a bit–you can get adapters […]

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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies

Now That Christmas is Over, Let’s Get Back to Your Survivalism…

I’m sure many folks have become complacent over the holidays, and I don’t blame them. Perhaps I have a bit as well. But now that Christmas is officially over, it’s time to reconsider your preparedness efforts again. With that in mind, have you: Stocked up on Foodstuffs This isn’t just about having more food to […]

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Equipment / Supplies

What’s the #1 Urban EDC Gear to Carry?

I was curious to know since I’m always on the lookout for something I may be missing. Is it a knife, flashlight, or maybe a firearm? Or perhaps it’s something more mundane like your keys or wallet? If you had to ask me before watching this video (and he says as much about a minute […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies

Gray Man Packs for EDC

Although I have my own ideas on EDC packs, especially how to make a get home bag, these Vanquest packs would be a good choice if you’re looking for something that doesn’t scream “bug out bag” and which can clearly be used on a daily basis for toting around your EDC gear. Plus, there are […]

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A Prepper’s Guide to Stockpiling Alcohol

The typical prepper stockpile should include the essentials like food storage, first-aid supplies, and fuel or energy sources – stuff that’ll be hard to find in an end-of-the-world situation. But what about alcohol? While most people might not think of it as a necessity, I would argue that a well-rounded stockpile includes plenty of booze. […]

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Equipment / Supplies

Choosing a Survival Axe

I’ve never been very into axes, but apparently they’re not all created equally. Who knew? As for me, I’d just stick with the fire starting style of axes because I’m not that into bushcrafting, though it is interesting to see the differences explained so well, especially if you have a specific need like he talks […]

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Disturbing Trends in Survival Gear

Last night I went looking for a new flashlight to keep at my bedside because the one I’d been using for years now is going on the fritz. So, I went to Amazon and typed in “flashlight” to see what I could find and, to my dismay, more and more options were rechargeable. You know, […]

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Disaster Planning DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies

Vehicle Tools and False Floor

Last weekend we went to Crater Lake in Oregon–the smoke was still bad so we didn’t see much–and as (my) luck would have it, we had a problem with our van since it wouldn’t start one morning because the positive battery cable came loose. I assume it was never correctly tightened down when installed. In […]

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Power Tools Every Prepper Needs

When considering tools, preppers often tend to gravitate towards manual or hand-powered tools due to their ease of use. The number one question that always arises when considering power tools for prepping is, “what if the grid goes down?” While that is a valid question, there may be some events where the grid is still […]