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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies Lighting / Communications

A Better Keychain Flashlight? The Olight i1R 2 EOS Review

The other day my wife mentioned that her Streamlight Nano keychain flashlight (something we’ve both used for several years now) had the batteries go out. Rather than replacing the four small watch-style batteries, I decided to look for a potentially better option and I think I’ve found it in the form of this Olight i1R […]

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Equipment / Supplies Lighting / Communications

Night Vision For Preppers

When it came to the evolutionary ladder, the human predator was cut short on vision.  Sure, we get a full-color spectrum but we miss out on the sharpness of many animals and we are even farther from the natural night vision granted to most mammals. Because of our shortcoming, we have used technology to our […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies Lighting / Communications Super Savings Deals

Save 31% on Collapsible Camping Lanterns (2-pk)

I got an email today from Amazon pointing out that, for a limited time, you can save 31% off a 2-pack of collapsible camping lanterns with promo code 312EA2RH. Personally, I’ve got a few collapsible lanterns like these and have used them for at least two or three years now and I think they’re great! I […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies Lighting / Communications

Solar Lantern Charges Your Phone (link)

Solar powered lights are all the rage these days, aren’t they? I know I have a few myself and even one made by the folks who created this new inflatable solar lantern that charges your cell phone too. I know the post talks about this being a prototype and that you can back it as […]

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Equipment / Supplies Lighting / Communications Video

Best Candles For Power Outage (video)

While candles aren’t the best option for power outages due to the potential fire hazard (look for inexpensive LED lanterns and LED flashlights instead) if you must stock candles consider these prayer candles since they’re self-contained and relatively inexpensive. Of course, there are a wide variety of survival candles available which may burn just as […]

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Lighting / Communications Video

One Item NOT to Stockpile for SHTF (video)

I mostly agree with this video in that candles should not be the main item to stockpile for your lighting needs. My biggest reason being something he glossed over about halfway through: fire safety. House fires are one of the biggest problems folks unexpectedly run into after a disaster and candles are a big reason […]

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Camping / Fire Lighting / Communications Video

Sunjack CampLight USB Light (video)

I’ve reviewed the Sunjack Camplight previously but figured it would be a good reminder that camping season is coming up (yeah!) and that this particular setup has something new: an on/off switch so you don’t have to unplug the light and the ability to daisy-chain multiple lights together which I think is a good idea […]

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Gear Reviews Lighting / Communications

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

I was sent this BYB 300 Lumen Collapsible Lantern 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 Rayovac […]

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Gear Reviews Interesting Stuff Lighting / Communications

OxyLED Q6 Smart Rechargeable LED Flashlight Review

I received this OxyLED® Q6 Led Lamp / Lantern 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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Interesting Stuff Lighting / Communications

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 works, and what […]