Survival Gear

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…

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…

Best Composting Toilets for Preppers

Best Composting Toilets for Preppers

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019. Composting toilets are not for everyone but they do have their place in off-grid living under some circumstances. One of…

Three Unexpected Survival Tools Used By Civil War Soldiers

Three Unexpected Survival Tools Used By Civil War Soldiers

The American Civil War remains the bloodiest conflict ever fought by the United States, with a death toll exceeding all other US fought wars combined. Today, the embers of that…

Best Multi Tools for the Equipped Prepper

Best Multi Tools for the Equipped Prepper

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2021. There is a whole world of multi tools out there to choose from. Before you go shopping there are some…

Top Four Folding Shovels For The Prepper

Top Four Folding Shovels For The Prepper

Folding shovels seem like one of the ultimate prepper tools. Compact, useful, and used by pretty much every army around the world, these tools can do everything from help dig…

Best Easy To Use Fire Starters

Best Easy To Use Fire Starters

Editor’s Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2019. Fire starters are a basic survival tool that everyone should have. Matches and lighters are great and all but matches…

A Review of the Zipstitch System For Small Lacerations

A Review of the Zipstitch System For Small Lacerations

No matter how careful you are, there may come a time when you find yourself or someone close to you in a situation where they get a laceration that needs…

The Best MURS Radios

The Best MURS Radios

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019. Short range radio communications have some major advantages at times. First the radios used are often much more functional and…

The Wide World of USB Charging and Devices For Preppers

The Wide World of USB Charging and Devices For Preppers

The wonderful world of USB charging has a lot to offer preppers. While a lot of people just use USB for cell phones or a tablet, there are so many…

Exploring Bug Out Shelter Options

Exploring Bug Out Shelter Options

There are a lot of companies selling all manner of tents and shelters. This post is going to explore a wide range of shelter options. I intend to educate you…

Weapons and Defense With Everyday Objects

Weapons and Defense With Everyday Objects

Weapons are everywhere if you just look around. Here are some common things that I can think of that can be used as a makeshift weapon if needed. A big…

Cache and Stash Points For Preppers

Cache and Stash Points For Preppers

Having all your preps in one place is not always the wisest idea. Some people may have no choice but if you can have a stash point then consider it….

How To Add Military Surplus To Your Prepping Plans

How To Add Military Surplus To Your Prepping Plans

We see it everywhere. Ranging from fashion statements, to practical gear, to people pretending to be something they aren’t. I’m of course talking about military surplus gear and equipment, and…

The Best Pepper Spray to Keep With You

The Best Pepper Spray to Keep With You

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2020. Every level of prep needs a pepper spray. It can provide simple protection from everyday assailants, or it can even…

A Review Of The Jackery Explorer 240 Power Center and 50 Watt Portable Solar Panel

A Review Of The Jackery Explorer 240 Power Center and 50 Watt Portable Solar Panel

The Jackery 240 watt hour power center has a lot to offer those looking for a source of reliable, lightweight, portable power at home or on the road. There are…