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Bug Out / Wilderness Lighting / Communications Skills / Knowledge

How to Use a Flashlight to Signal for Help

Imagine this: Your perfect day out in the backcountry was filled with beautiful landscape views, a couple of critter sightings, and a picture-perfect little lunch spot overlooking the valley below. Things were gearing up to be one for the books, but as you start to make your descent down the mountain and to the safety […]

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Lighting / Communications

The Best EDC Self-Defense Tool, Carry Anywhere

I recently watched the following video about this WOWTAC BSS V4 Tactical Flashlight and I’m actually quite impressed with what they’ve come up with. Specifically, they’ve adjusted the design to avoid accidental turn on’s or having to cycle through modes, it has an aggressive bezel for striking that can be removed for TSA requirements, made […]

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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

Solar Lantern Charges Your Phone

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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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 […]

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Interesting Stuff Lighting / Communications

Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern for Camping, Hiking, Preparedness

Perhaps by now you’ve seen the Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern by Mpowered. I was sent one for review and so I’ll offer my opinion on it for emergency preparedness here… The solar lantern comes in a small package and, in fact, collapses down to a very small size which makes it nice for tossing into […]

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Lighting / Communications

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark! SHTF Lighting Solutions

As preppers we like to be prepared for nearly anything and that includes life without electricity… a wonderful invention that has reliably lit up the dark of night for generations now. But, as preppers, we also know that the power grid is relatively fragile and certainly won’t be there (at least not reliably) during an lengthy SHTF […]