25 Uses for The WaterBrick, Besides Storing Water

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The WaterBrick is a very good way to store water for emergency preparedness, especially for those with limited storage space. And, while I don’t use them personally (I prefer to use 55-gallon drums and other transportable containers) small water storage solutions like the WaterBrick do have their place. The only major problem is that they’re … Continue reading “25 Uses for The WaterBrick, Besides Storing Water”

Rechargeable Batteries Dirty Little Secret

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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 (which are great to have), battery storage ideas, why the … Continue reading “Rechargeable Batteries Dirty Little Secret”

How to Make a Faraday Cage in 4 Easy Steps

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“If you’ve been in the prepper world for long, you’ve probably read some horrifying books about what can happen after a disaster called an EMP. And if you’ve done that, you know you need to protect vulnerable electronics. Today, we’ll talk about how to make a Faraday cage to do just that. Don’t worry – … Continue reading “How to Make a Faraday Cage in 4 Easy Steps”

3000 Watt Parabolic Mirror Solar Array

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I’m not quite sure how the video creator came up with this being “3000 watts,” but if you watch the later half of the video you’ll see some of it in action. Of course, as with any large DIY solar mirror project, it can be dangerous to use! Please be cautious if you intend on … Continue reading “3000 Watt Parabolic Mirror Solar Array”

DIY Chimney Sweep – Gardus Sooteater Rotary Chimney Cleaning System Review

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Recently, I’ve been wanting to clean my own fireplace flue rather than having to pay somebody to do it. And, yes, I know there’s something to be said for having a qualified chimney sweep inspect it once a year, which I still plan to do, but for peace of mind until then I figured it … Continue reading “DIY Chimney Sweep – Gardus Sooteater Rotary Chimney Cleaning System Review”

10 Best Rifles for Elk Hunting in 2017

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Any serious gun fanatic might tell you that all rifles are awesome, but not all rifles are awesome for every type of shooting and hunting. When it comes to elk hunting, you want a rifle that is durable but light enough to carry up the mountain with ease. But you also want it to be … Continue reading “10 Best Rifles for Elk Hunting in 2017”

Prepping Your Wardrobe for Survival

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Let’s play a game! When I say “prepping,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? What about “survival?” My guess is that most of you immediately thought of food, water, or other survival gear. And those are great answers.  We can’t live long without food and water. But if you had an … Continue reading “Prepping Your Wardrobe for Survival”

PSA: Massive Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

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I just heard about this recall on the radio this morning and looked it up here. It seems that Kidde is recalling quite few of their plastic-handle model fire extinguishers (134 models, in fact) manufactured roughly between 1973 and 2015 because it can become clogged and not discharge. Yeah, that’s not good! FYI, if you … Continue reading “PSA: Massive Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall”

4 Reasons Why Biometric Gun Safes Are a Smart Choice

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Choosing the right gun safe is a crucial move for anyone who keeps firearms at home. This type of storage will give you a high level of security while keeping your guns safe and allowing you easy access to them. Many people make the mistake of only looking at the size and the strength of … Continue reading “4 Reasons Why Biometric Gun Safes Are a Smart Choice”

The Best Self-Defense Ammo For Pistols in 2017 (and Beyond)

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We spend a lot of time talking about the best pistol to use for self-defense, but a lot less thinking about what ammunition to use in it. This is a shame, because ultimately it is your ammunition that generates the power you need to stop attackers, and that is going to potentially save your life … Continue reading “The Best Self-Defense Ammo For Pistols in 2017 (and Beyond)”

BrickSeek.com – Save Big Money On Preps? (video)

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I’m just passing this tip along as I’ve never heard of BrickSeek.com until this video, but it appears that you can use this site to search for great deals on all sorts of items at places like Walmart, Target, Office Depot and Lowes, though, this tip relates purely to Walmart. I did as the video … Continue reading “BrickSeek.com – Save Big Money On Preps? (video)”

5 Best Tactical Knife Edge Grinds For Survival

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Today I would like to talk about the most common tactical knife edge grind types that you are likely to see and encounter when buying a knife. The knife edge grinds types depicted above are the most common on the market today and you are likely to have seen some or most of them and … Continue reading “5 Best Tactical Knife Edge Grinds For Survival”

Seriously, Why Are We Still Having Runs On Water Prior To Hurricanes?

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Recently, due to the onslaught of Hurricane Irma I read an article titled Is Hurricane Irma causing too much panic over water, and other preparedness supplies? Of course, it’s not just water that people rush out to buy at the last minute, people buy batteries, gasoline, and apparently pop tarts to name a few items … Continue reading “Seriously, Why Are We Still Having Runs On Water Prior To Hurricanes?”

Live Near Water But Not Sure Where To Evacuate To? Try This…

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The recent flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey got me to thinking about flooding where I live because, after all, we live very near the water’s edge along the Puget Sound. And, while we’re likely high enough that any minor flooding wouldn’t be a problem… what if something BIG happened? Where would we go? Well, as … Continue reading “Live Near Water But Not Sure Where To Evacuate To? Try This…”

Beginner’s Guide To Concealed Carry: Choosing Your Holster

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Once you make the decision to carry a concealed weapon, you should make sure that how you choose to conceal your weapon is both safe and comfortable for you. This means looking at a variety of different types of concealed weapons holsters and making a decision on what type best suits your style and your … Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide To Concealed Carry: Choosing Your Holster”

EDC Kit: Back To Basics (Guest Post)

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When becoming involved in survival and prepping, there are many different ways to get started. For instance, some people start by learning about specific survival skills, while others start by buying supplies. Some people buy a few survival tools and learn how to use them, while others just spend time becoming more self-sufficient. There is no … Continue reading “EDC Kit: Back To Basics (Guest Post)”

Checked Your Fire Extinguishers Lately? I Haven’t And That Was A Mistake…

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Just the other day I’d decided to check on my smoke alarms and fire extinguishers and while I was at it have my youngest son try to put out a very small (and controlled) fire in our driveway just so he had an opportunity to hold and use a fire extinguisher which I don’t think … Continue reading “Checked Your Fire Extinguishers Lately? I Haven’t And That Was A Mistake…”

Best Air Rifles And Pellet Guns For Survival (+ 5 Reasons Why)

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If you are seriously into your guns and take your prepping seriously, you may have overlooked the humble air rifle. If you are anything like me, it’s likely you haven’t shot one since you were a kid, and don’t really regard them as a serious weapon, especially in a survival situation. This is a shame, … Continue reading “Best Air Rifles And Pellet Guns For Survival (+ 5 Reasons Why)”

Inflatable, Reusable Sandbag?

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Ok, inflatable might be the wrong word to describe this sandbag as inflation implies air is involved, but it is certainly different than the traditional “fill your own” sandbags we’ve all come to despise, lol. Anyway, I just recently ran into this SoSaveBag.com which perked my interest as it’s apparently a sandbag that actually swells … Continue reading “Inflatable, Reusable Sandbag?”

17 Apps Every Survivalist Needs

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These days, most of us have smartphones, and this gives us the ability to download apps for just about any purpose. But have you considered what apps might be useful when SHTF? In a truly large-scale disaster, cell phone service might not be available, but many apps can store information and be accessed even without … Continue reading “17 Apps Every Survivalist Needs”

Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen with Glass Breaker and Fire Starter Review

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I was sent this Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen for review and I can say that I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. For starters, it came well protected in a foam case: And here’s the pen outside the package for a better view: I can say that when I first grabbed the pen it … Continue reading “Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen with Glass Breaker and Fire Starter Review”

Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Enchilada Beans And Rice Review

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This week we’re taking a look at another Legacy Foods 72-Hour Kit option which I introduced last week here, specifically the Enchilada Beans and Rice meal: And the backside of the package: I should point out that last week I said that I wasn’t sure if any of the meals in the 72-hour kit were … Continue reading “Legacy Food Storage 72 Hour Food Kit: Enchilada Beans And Rice Review”

Is Your Nightstand Ready For Survival? (link)

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Well all love our bug out bags, firearms safes, and hidden caches, but is your nightstand ready to help you survive an emergency in the middle of the night? If not, you’d better think twice because there are plenty of items you can and should include at your bedside so you can grab them at … Continue reading “Is Your Nightstand Ready For Survival? (link)”

Forget An Inverter, Use These For Most Efficient DC Power Conversion (video)

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These buck and boost converters he’s talking about might be a great investment considering they’re relatively inexpensive, especially if you’re needing to power low-voltage DC powered devices. And considering that you’d be running your DC equipment as efficiently as possible (because you wouldn’t be using an inverter to convert battery power to AC and then … Continue reading “Forget An Inverter, Use These For Most Efficient DC Power Conversion (video)”

No More Bicycle Flats (video)

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This idea has been around for some time, it seems, but if you’re looking to NOT have to deal with bicycle flat tires consider a (for 26″ tires). They’re certainly more expensive than a traditional inner tube and obviously you’ll need to purchase the correct size for your bicycle but knowing that you won’t be … Continue reading “No More Bicycle Flats (video)”

5 Best 9mm Single Stack Pistols for CCW (link)

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Looking for a concealed carry 9mm? Try these options… “While there is no such thing as the ‘perfect carry gun,’ there’s also no denying that some guns are better for concealed carry than others. When searching for a concealed carry gun, you obviously want to look for a pistol that is small and slim enough … Continue reading “5 Best 9mm Single Stack Pistols for CCW (link)”

One Shotgun Fires 10 Different Rounds (video)

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I must really be into conversion kits lately but this one has to take the cake, it’s the Chiappa M6 Combination Folding Shotgun With X-Caliber 12-Gauge Adapter Set which can be found for between $600-700 online. About the only problem I see with it is that it’s a single shot, but apparently this guy’s review … Continue reading “One Shotgun Fires 10 Different Rounds (video)”