Survival Gear

Cool Camping Gear for Your Next Camping Trip

Cool Camping Gear for Your Next Camping Trip

Camping is an act that’s cool in and of itself — but who says you can’t add a few accessories to the mix to make your outdoor adventures even more…

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…

The Best Whittling Knives For Beginners and Beyond

The Best Whittling Knives For Beginners and Beyond

The art of whittling requires a good knife. When I was a little girl, whittling is mostly what I used my knife for. I wore blisters on my fingers whittling….

Bulletproof Backpacks, Inserts, and Clothing

Bulletproof Backpacks, Inserts, and Clothing

When I first wrote this article, it was right after Parkland. Although I knew that many parents were exploring this topic, I had no idea how many emails, stories, etc…

A Review of the Kaito KA700 Emergency Radio

A Review of the Kaito KA700 Emergency Radio

With so many different emergency radios out there it can be challenging to decide on what brand to trust. Kaito is a company that has been in the survival radio…

Finding the Best Neck Knives for Survival and Defense

Finding the Best Neck Knives for Survival and Defense

Almost all the big knife makers have at least one version of the neck knife. Some might ask why would you want to carry a knife around your neck when…

Exploring Tomahawks

Exploring Tomahawks

The tomahawk is a very old weapon and tool. So many people like to have a hatchet in the woods but don’t consider a tomahawk for survival or bushcraft. Tomahawks…

How to Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

How to Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag

I am a prepper. I used to hide it but now its how I make a living and I am proud of it. Every so often I wake up in…

Ferro Rods and Fire Steel For Survival Situations

Ferro Rods and Fire Steel For Survival Situations

Learning how to start a fire using different methods is an extremely useful and inexpensive skill to hone. In this post, I am going to explore the world of ferro…

How to Live on a Boat

How to Live on a Boat

The gentle rocking of waves nudges you awake to the smell of salt air at precisely the hour you intended to wake. As you brew the morning coffee on your…

Exploring Non-Metallic Knives: From Ceramic to Plastic

Exploring Non-Metallic Knives: From Ceramic to Plastic

When I first heard of non-metallic knives I will admit that I pictured a knife shattering with very little effort, not holding an edge, and being inferior all around. However,…

Mirrors and Magnifying Glasses For Prepping and Survival

Mirrors and Magnifying Glasses For Prepping and Survival

Magnifying glasses and mirrors can make a difference during a long emergency. I started thinking of a few uses and that led me to believe that everyone should have a…

Why Wool Blankets Should Be Part of Your Preps

Why Wool Blankets Should Be Part of Your Preps

Wool blankets have a long history that can be difficult to trace. However, for many people, especially in North America, the idea of a wool blanket may bring images of…

Best Hatchets and Knives For Butchering and Dressing

Best Hatchets and Knives For Butchering and Dressing

When it comes to skinning and butchering game and livestock, not all knives are up to the task. While the impression may be that someone can do everything with a…

Garden Tower Review

Garden Tower Review

The Garden Tower was sent to us for an honest review. I have been late in reviewing it because my growing season was cut short last year due to a…

Power Tools For The Homestead

Power Tools For The Homestead

This really is just a list of the power tools that we use the most often in the course of maintaining our little 12 acre farm, vineyard and household. If you…