Category Archive: Bug Out Supplies

Dec 02

Joos Orange Solar Charger – Keep Your Gear Powered

The Joos Orange Solar Charger by Solar is a portable solar charger that is super easy to use. You can use it to power your phone or other small electronic devices. It’s great for everyday, and essential for emergencies. My son asked for, and received one, at Christmas. I was skeptical. What teenager wants a solar charger? He’s …

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Aug 18

The Mighty PowerAll PBJS12000R Rosso Red/Black Portable Power Bank and Car Jump Starter

PowerAll Power Charger

The PowerAll PBJS12000R Rosso Red/Black Portable Power Bank and Car Jump Starter; How can something so small do so much? When I first saw the  PowerAll PBJS12000R Rosso Red/Black Portable Power Bank and Car Jump Starter I thought… NO WAY can that little gizmo jump start my car! But… it can! According to the manufacturer, …

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Aug 06

Waterbrick Review – do you need this in your cache?

waterbrick review

You can have all the food, knives and Paracord in the world, but without water, you will die. The recent water issues in Toledo, Ohio remind us how incredibly precious this essential item can become. If, from one day to the next you couldn’t drink the water coming out of your tap, would you be …

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May 28

Lifestraw Water Bottle- The Filter Water Bottle for On the Go

lifestraw water bottle

Most of us know about Lifestraw. It’s a phenomenal invention! The personal drinking device that filters bacteria and microbes out of water while you suck it up was designed for emergency situations or areas of the world that have been stuck by disaster. The Lifestraw company even gives away a device in the third world, …

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May 21

Quick Clot for Your Prepper First Aid Kit

quick clot

When I first learned about Quikclot, I was intrigued… a medical dressing that actually stops bleeding? What is it? How does it work? Is it available for anyone? After a bit of study, I decided to buy some for our home First Aid Kit, and for our Bug-Out-Bags. Luckily, we haven’t had an injury to …

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May 20

Do you have a survival go bag for your vehicle?

Many of us have put together Go Bags for when the SHTF occurs. A bag filled with survival essentials that we can grad and go with if we have to bug out and find safety during an emergency. This is a very good practice for anyone to have such a bag. But do you have …

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Apr 21

Faraday Bags to Protect Your Electronics From EMPs

faraday bag

Our world is addicted to electronics. A large Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) could disrupt life as we know it. From one minute to the next we would lose the ability to use phones, computers and even our cars. Fortunately, a Faraday cage, or Faraday bag, will protect essential electronics. Mainstream Media is now acknowledging that …

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Apr 17

Bug Out Bag Alternatives for the Elderly

Bug Out Bag Alternative

The average Bug Out Bag can easily weigh in at 30-40 pounds. To someone young and strong, this is a walk in the park (for the first few miles anyway), but for the weak or the elderly, a fully loaded Bug Out Bag is just not going to work. For those who cannot carry as much …

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Mar 14

How To Build A Survival Cache

Editor’s note: Survival caches are the ultimate back-up plan. If you are going for your survival cache, that means Plan A and Plan B went awry. In this case, you may be left with no other option but to survive with only the contents in your cache. You must plan out those contents accordingly. Given the …

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