- Battery operated or Hand Crank Radio. Remember, without power, there may be no way to use your computers plus your DSL or cable service is likely to be kaput at well.
- Solar Battery Charger . Very handy for charging cell phones.
- Amusements. Books, games and playing cards. My favorite? A couple of decks of Canasta cards .
- The Spirit of Adventure. Okay, I had to throw that in. Let’s face it, a positive attitude plus your emergency preps will help you soldier through an extended power outage.
“Do yourself a favor and buy some canned goods, a flashlight, and a radio before you watch this film. Unfairly dismissed by the critics and missed by the public, this pre-Y2K suspense film is a chilling, sobering experience that will turn any practical person into a paranoid, apocalyptic loon. When the power goes out in the big city and society starts to break down, husband and wife Matthew and Annie find out that not even suburbia is safe.”Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation! Gaye Backdoor Survival Tip of the Day: I am enamored with duct tape. Give me some tie wraps, Elmer’s glue, WD-40 and tie wraps and I can fix almost anything. It should come as no surprise to learn that I included duct tape in my Backdoor Survival kit over at SurvivalGearBags.com. One of the ways I use duct tape is to temporarily patch leaks in plumbing hoses that always tend to leak and drip when Survival Husband is not around to fix the problem. From tacking up plastic sheeting, to using it as a lint picker-upper, duct tape in an essential in my tool box, the car of my trunk and my emergency kit. From the Bargain Bin: Amazon still has the Kingston 4GB flash drive for $7.95 (you need one for your survival docs) and the Lodge 12-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet is $18.97. And finally, the price of the price of 20 Gallon size Mylar Bags & Oxygen Absorbers. The price is now $16.99, down almost $5 from a month ago. And finally, don’t forget to check out Emergency Essentials for your long term storage food items. Check out the July specials, including 20% off on prepackaged meals. Announcing our Newest Premium Sponsor: I am thrilled to announce our newest sponsor, Directive 21. Jeff, the Berkey Guy promises to take care of all of your water filtration needs with the fabulous line of Berkey Light Water Filters. I hope you will check out the Directive 21 web site where you will find answers to all of your water filtration and purification needs.