Survival Gear

The Amazing SunVolt Power Station

The Amazing SunVolt Power Station

How often have your been warned to print out copies of all of your survival and prepping manuals because when the grid is down, the batteries on your electronic gizmos will run down, making them useless?

Personally, I have shunned from printing out my survival and prepping reference material. Why? Well first of all, if bugging out, I would rather carry food, water and first aid supplies on my back than a pile of paper. And second? There are ways to charge the gizmos without power. Today I review the amazing SunVolt Power Station.

The Mini-Sentry Trip Alarm Goes BOOM

The Mini-Sentry Trip Alarm Goes BOOM

A review of the mini-sentry trip alarm, an inexpensive device that can be used to scare off intruders.

Product Review: No-Rinse Personal Hygiene Products

Product Review: No-Rinse Personal Hygiene Products

How would you stay clean and take care of personal hygiene matters if the grid was down and there was not running water?

Today I review the No-Rinse line of personal hygiene products.

Back to Basics: The Survival Knife

Back to Basics: The Survival Knife

Basic information about the attributes of a survival knife plus a review of the Ontario ASEK Survival System. Also suggestions for other survival knifes.

Preparing for An Emergency with Limited Space and a Limited Budget

Preparing for An Emergency with Limited Space and a Limited Budget

The Survival Woman reviews How to Prepare for Most Emergencies on a $50 a Month Budget .

Bug Out Bag Basics: Cooking Outdoors Using a Solo Stove

Bug Out Bag Basics: Cooking Outdoors Using a Solo Stove

Today I am going to share with you the results of testing the amazing little Solo Stove and offer up some suggestions for including such a stove and some related gear in your bug out bag.

Back to the Basics: The Bug-Out-Bag

Back to the Basics: The Bug-Out-Bag

Sometimes, even an experienced prepper needs to start over. In my own case, I put together a bug-out-bag way back when. I then dutifully hung it on a hook in the closet near my back door and other than an occasional update of documents and meds, pretty much left it alone. What a shame, or shall I say how lucky can I get that I did not need to use it.

The reason is a simple one. Since that date way back when, I have upgraded my gear, added to the basics and well, I simply have become more educated as to what my own particular requirements might be.

With that bit of background information, today I am going to go back to the basics and re-define my own bug-out-bag by merging the old with the new and starting fresh with the items that are included in the new kit I put together a few months ago for Survival Gear Bags.

Building a DIY Rocket Stove

Building a DIY Rocket Stove

Rocket Stoves are pretty neat. Common among campers and backpacking enthusiasts, rocket stoves are relatively new to urban dwellers of those that do not spend a lot of time outdoors. But wait – here come the preppers who seek fuel efficient ways to cook outdoors when the grid goes down. Not to make light of the situation, five years ago I had no idea what a rocket stove was and idea how they worked.

The Easy Way to Sharpen a Knife Without Spending a Lot of Money

The Easy Way to Sharpen a Knife Without Spending a Lot of Money

Everyone needs a knife sharpener because no matter how careful you are, when you use your knife in the field, it is going to get dull. I don’t care how expensive, or high tech your knife is, using a knife will eventually dull the blade.

What does this mean for the prepper? You have some choices. You can carry a ceramic stone and sharpen your blade . . . or you can carry a basic little sharpener that will make the job simply, quick and easy. I guess you know what I choose.

I purchased Smith’s Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener a few months ago and have used it quite a bit. Not that my blades were super dull, mind you, but I wanted to learn how to use it properly and run it through its paces before I had to use it out in the field, while hiking, or in an emergency situation