Category: Prepper Reviews

Sep 29

The Dehydrator Bible Review

The newest addition to my kitchen library is the very complete “The Dehydrator Bible” by Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt & Don Mercer. I love my food dehydrator, but never felt like I was making the most of it. Sure, I dehydrated fruit for snacks and trail mix, and I make KILLER Beef Jerkey… but I always …

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Sep 10

Pandemic Protection

pandemic

Sadly, trying to envision a world where a Pandemic Survival Kit is needed is no longer difficult. What do you do when diseases like Ebola or this new Respiratory Virus are in your neighborhood? Would you rather look foolish taking precautions? Or is it foolish to go out unprepared? Everyone should have some Pandemic protection gear …

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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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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 18

No Power in the Kitchen? Opening Cans and Jars for those with Limited Hand Strength or Arthritis

Jar Opener

Creating a stocked pantry means storing food in cans and jars, sealed packets and buckets. Creating a tight seal means keeping your food fresh and ready to go when you need it. Without power, you have to use manual tools, but manual tools require strength. What if you don’t have the hand strength to use …

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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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Apr 02

Make Your Own Cheese With a Cheese Making Kit

I was thinking about the foods that my family loves the most. A common ingredient in many of them is CHEESE. Well, cheese is quite yummy, but how can you store it in a survival pantry? It looks like I would have to learn to make it myself. Making my own cheese is not impossible. …

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