30+ Piece Vehicle First Aid Kit

I’m a big fan of including a relatively large first aid kit in your car for preparedness reasons and, though my kit is a bit different than what’s shown in the video, what they include is a good place to start.

Personally, I like to include some serious trauma dressings as well, such as the Israeli battle dressing and maybe a CAT tourniquet, but these items can be a bit much for those just starting their preparedness journey.

Stick with the basics as shown if you’re new to this and add more “advanced” supplies as time and money permit…

What you May NOT know About Preserving Eggs

I did this experiment myself years ago now and, surprisingly, it worked out rather well, even after four months of only being preserved with mineral oil.

In the video she says the coated eggs can last up to nine months, I’ve seen others say a year, and my experiment lasted 18 weeks because that’s how many eggs I had to experiment with. 🙂

Anyway, she offers some additional valuable tips that I wish I knew when I tried my own hand at this, though I do disagree a bit about not using store-bought eggs because my experiments showed there was a clear difference between the control eggs (those that were left uncoated) and those that did get coated with mineral oil after several weeks, if I remember right.

Here’s the video…

Rechargeable Batteries Dirty Little Secret

Skip to about the 3:10 mark to get to the heart of the video about rechargeable batteries. In the video he talks about simplifying the devices he has in order to get rid of odd batteries sizes (always a good idea), why you should have Eneloop battery adapters (which are great to have), battery storage ideas, why the Amazon Basics AA Rechargeble Batteries are even better than Eneloops (my longtime favorites), chargers, and more. It’s a good video to watch if you’re wanting to get your batteries in order and save money doing so…

100% Solar Off Grid House Expert

It’s interesting to hear about how this guy put together a 100% solar setup that runs everything electric in his house–I assume it’s a rather small house–including all appliances such as an electric stove, water heater and even split air conditioning.

Apparently, he did it all for around $14K which, according to him, works out to about $100 per month over the life of the system. That’s not bad if you can afford the up-front investment.

At about 3:27 he mentions a solar basics course for $30 which sounded like he said DIYHomesteadProjects.com and I think this is the course here, if you’re interested…

Matches On Steroids – UCO Sweetfire Strikeable Fire Starters

I just love it when survival is made easier, and these UCO Sweetfire Strikeable Fire Starters do just that since they’re basically a weatherproof match and fire starter built into one. The best part is that they’ll burn for several minutes each, plenty of time to get a good fire going…