Survival Life Article – Streamlight Nano Light

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I’ve owned a Streamlight Nano for a couple of years now and have found it to be a useful backup light. It has gone with me on several overseas trips and has come in handy a few times when I needed illumination. You can read my review of this useful little LED unit over at […]

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Survival Life Article – Z-Blade

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I’ve been using PFI’s Z-Blade for several years now and have found them to be VERY handy. Not long ago I decided to write a review on this helpful tool over at Survival Life so hop on over there and give it a look. It is a great tool to have on-hand around the house […]

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Survival Life Article – Sunjack 14W Portable Solar Charger

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The first article I wrote for Survival Life was a review of the Sunjack 14w Portable Solar Charger. Everybody should have multiple power backup sources for their battery-powered devices (i.e., cell phones) in case of an extended power outage. If you live in an area that gets a lot of sunlight, a solar battery charger […]

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Election 2016 and Preparation

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Well, the 2016 clown show Election is over and for some the result was…disappointing. However, the results of this election won’t matter as much as people on both sides thing. For wise preppers, life goes on no matter who lives in the White House. We all live in a fallen world that is populated by […]

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Apartment Prepping

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Not long ago, a friend of mine recommended a blog that focused on the specific needs of apartment-dwellers. Apartment Prepper is a helpful prepping blog that covers many of the basics of preparing for emergencies. Don’t let the title fool you either, many of the practices and principles mentioned on this blog are applicable to […]

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Over Pressure

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Sometimes a hidden problem can cause issues over a long period of time. What’s maddening about this is that the damage is difficult to discern and the affects not immediately traceable to the root cause. I had such an issue that cost me a lot of money and frustration before I was finally able to […]

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Hard Target

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It’s evident that prepping has gone mainstream, which is a good thing. When center-right political blogs like Ricochet and PJ Media publishing posts on the subject, you know prepping has gained newfound acceptance. One recent post deserves more attention since it represents actionable steps we can all take to make our homes more secure. This […]

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Of Wills and Ways

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Being prepared sometimes means planning for the worst, as in the end of you. We are all going to die, there is no getting around that. The only questions are where, when, and how you will meet your end. This isn’t anything to get upset about, it is a reality one has to deal with […]

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Retrospective, 2015

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In software development frameworks like Scrum, retrospectives are used after an iteration to reflect on what has taken place. This makes a lot of sense from a preparation standpoint as well, looking back can help one make adjustments in order to move forward. The end of the year is as good a time as any […]

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Grate Wall of Fire!

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I’ve made a few changes to my wood-burning fireplace over the last few weeks that will make it more efficient and effective at heating my house. While my fireplace won’t get as much use here in Arizona compared to other parts of the country, it is still a nice feature to have. Many years ago […]

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Reprise

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The recent Paris terrorist attacks show that militant Islam remains a threat no matter where you live. While other events or disasters are more likely, attacks on unarmed civilians by Muslim extremists will continue to be a problem for the foreseeable future. Therefore it is wise prepare for these types of events, which I have […]

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Vacation Preparation Notions, 2015 Edition

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This summer, I had a chance to take three weeks off from work to go visit friends in Europe. The time away from the office was welcome though and it gave me a chance to unplug, relax, and forget about the everyday routine for a while. In my experience, longer vacations (over two weeks) are […]

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No Agony of De Feet

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I’m writing this post somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean from a coffee shop at Heathrow Airport as I get ready travel back to the USA. Besides providing a much-needed break from work, my three weeks in Europe have provided inspiration for posts that may help you in your preparations. This post is going to deal […]

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Yeah, what he said…

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As I get older and gradually acquire more wisdom, I become more willing to repeat the words of those who can sums things up more elegantly than I can. After all, why reinvent the wheel? My friend Kevin had a particularly astute observation regarding the recent Charleston shooting and church emergency preparedness. This paragraph sums […]

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Preparation and Proximity

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Less than two weeks ago, Ryan Giroux went on a rampage in Mesa. His actions killed one person and wounded five others in a spree that shut down parts of the city. What is even more frightening about his actions is that they took place in a part of town that I regularly traverse. The […]

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Red Cross Concerns?

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Lately there have been some rumblings about how well-run (or not) the Red Cross is. Hotair ran a good piece on the subject last year which brought up some concerns about how the Red Cross does business. Make no mistake about it either, they are a business. It seems that this iconic organization isn’t really […]

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