Category Archives: supplies and tools

Lightning Product Review: goTenna

Imagine that a local disaster knocks out cell phone communications. Maybe the cell phone system is overwhelmed with call attempts. Maybe the power is out for an extended period of time. Whatever the reason, your cell phone is no longer … Continue reading

Personal Drones for Prepping and Survival

Not so many years ago, this topic would have been solidly in the SciFi category. Today, it can be done, with off-the-shelf hardware. But it’s expensive. Within a few years, personal drones might be relatively affordable. The only question will … Continue reading

Air Rifles for Prepping and Survival

Can an air rifle fill a role in prepping and survival? Or are powder/cartridge firearms the only effective tool for those purposes? My blog co-author, Butch C., weighed in on this topic a while back. But I’ve been researching the … Continue reading

Product: Radar Scattering Camo Netting

Our advertiser, Ready Made Resources, has a very limited supply of this hard to find item: Radar Scattering Camo Netting with Repair Kit. Includes one OCTAGONAL 30′X30′ netting and one 15′X15′ SQUARE netting and a repair kit. NATO Stock Number … Continue reading

GyverGear: crowdfunded survival gear

A new Indiegogo “crowdfunding” project just went live. It’s called “GyverGear”. Their motto is “Survive like a Navy SEAL”. Here’s the Indiegogo page and the GyverGear website. The guy behind the project is a Navy SEAL. Since he does not … Continue reading

Choosing a Survival Blanket

There are several different types of blankets that are suitable for prepping and survival purposes. Which type you choose depends on a number of factors: warmth, size and weight, suitability for outdoor use, and cost. You can spend under $10 … Continue reading

Christmas Gifts for Preppers

If your family member or significant other is a prepper, or even a dedicated survivalist, what sort of gift might you get them for Christmas? — or Chanukah, which begins on Thanksgiving this year. I’ll suggest a few guidelines and … Continue reading

Mountain House sale through September

During September preparedness month, all Mountain House cans and cases at Ready Reserve Foods will be 45-70% off the retail price. This is first time they have ever been able to sell Mountain House, for regular wholesale prices. Ready Reserve … Continue reading

Paintball Guns For Varmint Control?

I’ve recently moved into a new home that’s in a more rural area than I was in before and have been getting to know some of the new neighbors. ┬áNamely, a family of six raccoons that live somewhere nearby and … Continue reading

Crowd-funding Projects for Preppers

This post is a discussion of some crowd-funding project that might be of interest to Preppers. What is “crowd-funding”? It’s a way to fund a creative project. Instead of getting a bank loan or borrowing money from friends and family, … Continue reading

Using Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is simply a form of carbon that has a very high surface area and is extremely porous. ┬áThe surface area and porosity are so high that activated charcoal can be used to filter out impurities in air and … Continue reading

Preparing For Summer

As the weather changes and summer approaches now is a good time to do a quick inventory to make sure you’re appropriately prepared for the potential emergencies the new season brings. At least two times a year (usually when we … Continue reading