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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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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 […]

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SunJack Solar Charger and CampLight: Perfect Camping and Bug Out Power and Lighting Solution!

I was sent this SunJack Solar Charger not long ago for review along with the SunJack CampLight (sold separately). Since then I had the opportunity to test out the SunJack Solar Charger (and CampLight) a bit since then I can say that I’m quite impressed. Granted, I’ve never owned a portable solar panel like this one so this […]

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Champ Bodyguard Battery: Power Bank, Flashlight, Siren

It seems that small portable power banks are all the rage these days and to an extent they should be. After all, they can be used to recharge one of your most useful assets during an emergency: the cell phone. Now, I know there are people who say you shouldn’t rely on a cell phone and […]

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Emergency Weather Radio: Champ Survival Skybox

Once upon a time I had purchased an [easyazon_link asin=”B001QTXKCY” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”rethinksurviv-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Eton Emergency Weather Radio[/easyazon_link] and I wasn’t very impressed for the $50 I spent. Sure it had all the bells and whistles but there was something about it that I didn’t like… perhaps the hand crank, I don’t know. […]

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Champ Survival Sidekick 8-in-1 Multitool: Flashlight, Glass Breaker, Seatbelt Cutter, Device Charging

This Champ Survival Sidekick is marketed as a survival multi-tool, in particular, for your vehicle because of the tools included. According to the Amazon description: “Includes flashlight, glass breaker, seatbelt cutter, distress light, magnetic base, USB connection, hand crank charging and compass included. USB to micro cable. Comes with convenient user guide. Can charge most […]

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Blackfire Clamplight Emergency 100-Lumen LED Flashlight

Last week I reviewed the Blackfire Clamplight Waterproof flashlight which I liked an awful lot. If you’re looking for a quality clamping light, that’s the one to get. This week I got to review the Blackfire Clamplight Emergency 100-Lumen LED Flashlight which you might call the “little brother” flashlight. Because I had such a good […]

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Blackfire Clamplight Waterproof LED Light: 170 Lumens, 360 Degree Swivel

A few weeks back I received this Blacklight Clamplight to review. As I’ve never owned a quality clamping light before (I have owned poorly made ones) I said “sure” and have begun to really like it! Though I still prefer a quality headlamp for survival situations such as a bug out, these clamp lights are nice […]

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D.Light LED Solar Rechargeable S20 Area Lantern Review: Great Buy for <$20!

During out last camping trip I finally had a good change to use this d.light S20 lantern I’d purchased a while back. I was excited about it since the lantern was less than $20 shipped and promised good things. 🙂 Here’s my take on the lantern… Battery Life The website’s info states that the S20 can be […]

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Coast HP14 High Performance Focusing 339 Lumen LED Flashlight Review

I’ve been interested in a new, quality flashlight for some time now and, though I do like my trusty Maglite and even the lesser expensive Coleman Max, this Coast HP14 LED Flashlight stands to supplant both of them. Here’s a few details direct from Amazon’s website so we’re on the same page here: Light output: […]