EDC & Preparedness2022-01-26T10:54:40-08:00

Grid-Down Cooking (Options for Plan “B”)

No matter the crisis, we all need to eat. During the initial stages of any disaster, most of us will eat whatever is available, hot or cold. But, as time passes, we’ll need (and want) something more satisfying, maybe even a hot meal once in a while. At times like these, you’ll need to have a plan “B” for cooking, or even just for heating up some meals. The Bonfire's robust, cast iron cooking [...]

By |January 22nd, 2024|

Going Retro – Portable AM/FM Radios

By |November 28th, 2023|

For over 100 years, radio has been a reliable source of news, information, and even entertainment. With advancements in technology, especially the internet and wireless, many people have moved away from radio. Even though small, personal radios may not be as popular as they once were, they’re still a very [...]

Fire – Preparing For the Unthinkable

By |October 24th, 2023|

Many people who have taken the time to plan/prepare for a crisis by securing the survival essentials – food, water, security & self-defense, first aid, etc., often fail to make even the most basic plans/preparations for the possibility of a home fire. A lot of these folks never take the [...]

Summer Medical Preparedness

By |May 31st, 2023|

Summer is coming, and most people are outside just a wee bit more. Even though we missed covering Stop the Bleed during May, the material is important enough to be covered anytime. Obligatory caveat: I’m not a doctor, a nurse, a physician’s assistant, a paramedic, or even a currently certified [...]

Riding Around In My Automobile

By |April 5th, 2023|

It's hard to go through life without interacting with vehicles – driving or riding in one. Most of us do it daily. So, what are some of the concerns that go with a car? Awareness is a key issue. Regardless of what you do for a living, be conscious of [...]


By |March 28th, 2023|

The Dark Angel Medical Special Purpose Emergency Aid Rig (S.P.E.A.R.) Trauma Kit is the newest addition to the Dark Angel Medical product line. The S.P.E.A.R. Trauma Kit was five years in the making. Dark Angel Medical looked at existing low-profile trauma kits and how they could improve them. The S.P.E.A.R. [...]

Office Carry Worth Losing Your Job?

By |March 7th, 2023|

Risk Assessments And Firearms Trainers There is an elephant in the firearms training room – too few instructors critically assess the impact of carrying a firearm in the everyday lives of their students. Let's face it, many instructors are cops or military (active or retired). They work in a 2A-heavy [...]

The Next Crisis

By |February 21st, 2023|

People sometimes hold preconceived notions of how a particular event (crisis) will unfold. In the real world, however, few things ever play out how we expect. Too narrow a focus can often result in severe consequences for people who tailor-fit all their preparations to an anticipated threat. In this article, [...]

Emergency water storage and disinfection

By |September 27th, 2022|

If the last two years have taught us anything, it is that absolutely anything is possible. Events and circumstances that were previously unimaginable have now become commonplace. I won’t elaborate since my goal is to provide information and to encourage folks to plan, not to kick up a hornet’s nest. [...]

Portable Emergency Power – The EcoFlow Delta Max smart generator

By |August 24th, 2022|

Whether it's a natural or manufactured crisis, or something as common as a temporary power outage, emergency back-up power is crucial in keeping you and your family secure and connected. For many years, fuel-operated generators were the only option. Although highly effective, fuel generators have several significant limitations. In this [...]

The Gold (and Silver) Standard

By |August 10th, 2022|

Why Preppers should also be Stackers Precious metals, especially gold (Au) and silver (Ag), are among some of the most sought-after elements on earth. They have been used as money for thousands of years. Having physical gold and silver is one of the ways ordinary people can protect their wealth [...]

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