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Using Fiber Optics For Cheap Lighting: Lessons From Venezuela

Using Fiber Optics For Cheap Lighting: Lessons From Venezuela

I have always thought we preppers need to implement low tech as much as possible. Simplicity and maintainability are key for someone living off-grid. After having worked for so long…

Propane vs Gas Generators: What to Consider

Propane vs Gas Generators: What to Consider

Power generators are an essential part of most prepping master plans. While solar power is an option a backup generator offers many people a better alternative and access to power…

Back-Up Heat Options for the Prepared Home

Back-Up Heat Options for the Prepared Home

Having more than one source of heat is a good idea for anyone that wants to be better prepared for a natural disaster or a man-made one. The power grid…

How to Store Batteries for the Long Term

How to Store Batteries for the Long Term

As preppers, we should probably all know the answer to this question: Can we extend the shelf life of flashlight batteries by refrigerating or freezing them? You might be surprised by the answer.

Rechargeable Battery Charger and Portable Solar Panel Options For Preppers

Rechargeable Battery Charger and Portable Solar Panel Options For Preppers

The ability to recharge batteries is important. Not all battery chargers are the same. In this post, we are going to talk about different chargers and how to plan out…

Jackery Armor 9000 mAh Charger Review

Jackery Armor 9000 mAh Charger Review

Recently Matt and I went to our first Prepper Camp in Saluda, North Carolina. Since we were camping without any electrical hookups, we took along some Jackery products so we…

Jackery 500 Power Center and SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel Review

Jackery 500 Power Center and SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel Review

Over the last few years, I have tried out some Jackery products. Overall I have been impressed with the quality of the power centers and the convenience offered by their…

Best Solar Phone Chargers

Best Solar Phone Chargers

You’re trekking through the woods, and you look at your phone — and you realize it only has one percent of battery life left. Or, maybe a hurricane blows through…

Obsolete Lighting and The Modern Prepper

Obsolete Lighting and The Modern Prepper

I admit to having a fondness for the old fashioned. I’m sure a lot of other preppers do too, and it certainly makes it easier to plan for emergencies when…

LED Lights – Good For Prepping and The Planet

LED Lights – Good For Prepping and The Planet

Electric light bulbs freed Americans from the energy tyranny of kerosene, candles, gas, and even whale oil. Having a safe, clean form of lighting finally fulfilled the long human dream…

What’s Old Is New Again: How Our Grandparents Lived Off Grid

What’s Old Is New Again: How Our Grandparents Lived Off Grid

Long before the Rural Electrification Administration started bringing power to rural folks who hadn’t been reached by big corporate power companies, farmers and people living away from profitable to operate…

Prepper Metrics – How Did You Do In 2018?

Prepper Metrics – How Did You Do In 2018?

There is an undeniably hokey and campy feeling to some aspects of prepping. When you get to the topic of zombie survival and things that are on the most radical…

The Best Hand Crank Flashlights

The Best Hand Crank Flashlights

Editor’s Note: This is an updated and revised edition from earlier in 2018. Hand-cranked flashlights offer light and other functions when out on the trail or during a survival situation. …

Product Review: Tegology’s Tegstove

Product Review: Tegology’s Tegstove

Tegology is a company that creates interesting and useful tools that combine technology with everyday carry. This review is all about one of their portable camp stoves – the Tegstove…

A Review Of The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator

A Review Of The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator

The Goal Zero Yeti 400 is a remarkable generator for those that want a plug and play solar generator. One of the first things I noticed about the Yeti when…

Best Hydro Power Options for the Practical Homestead

Best Hydro Power Options for the Practical Homestead

If you are lucky enough to have some running water on your property then you have some options for renewable energy that are not available to just everyone. Here are…