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EDC & PREPAREDNESS

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

Emergency water storage and disinfection

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. But, the lesson is clear – Be Prepared!  Knowing this and not knowing what else might come our way, preparedness is quickly becoming a “front-burner” [...]

By |September 27th, 2022|

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 [...]

Perimeter Defense – Creating Your Safe Space with Barbed Wire

By |May 30th, 2022|

Security and self-defense are usually two of the top priorities in any survival situation. Having the proper self-defense tools, and knowing how to use them effectively, is crucial to this strategy, and so is creating a defensive perimeter around your property. While no amount of security will stop a determined [...]

Next Level Preparations: Tools, Supplies and Spare Parts

By |April 26th, 2022|

Preparedness is all about expanding your options. I usually encourage people to initially focus on the basics – food, water, first aid, medical, sanitation/hygiene, self-defense/security, knowing when to stay put, and when to get out. After that, depending on the particular situation, maybe add some more advanced preps. All these [...]

IT’S NOT TOO LATE | Essential, Next Level Food Preps.

By |April 5th, 2022|

Essential preparedness supplies - gear and equipment - seem to be getting more difficult to obtain, and everything you find is more expensive. Fortunately, there are still options, and some are even affordable. Food is one of the essential preps a person can make, second only to security and self-defense. [...]

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

By |March 1st, 2022|

Whether at work, home, or a social setting, you may end up confronted with an interpersonal conflict at one time or another. Should you find yourself at odds with a co-worker, family member, or even a complete stranger, three valuable tools can help with conflict resolution: communication, de-escalation and defusing. [...]

THE NEW VICTORY GARDEN | Introduction to Homegrown Survival Food

By |February 21st, 2022|

During World War I and II, many countries experienced serious food shortages and disruptions in the transportation and distribution of many food items. Facing possible widespread starvation, world leaders had to find innovative ways to feed the public, and the troops, while easing the burden on overwhelmed commercial farming operations. [...]

THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK

By |February 15th, 2022|

During SHOT, Streamlight gave several of us the new Pocket Mate task light they're offering. It is a mini-USB rechargeable, one-and-a-half-inch LED light with both a hook on it and a pocket clip. The output varies between 45 and 325 lumens – which is impressive when I think back to [...]

EMERGENCY VEHICLE KIT | Your Roadside Lifeline

By |January 25th, 2022|

On Monday, January 3, 2022, hundreds of drivers suddenly found themselves stranded on Interstate 95 highway (I-95) in Virginia, south of Washington, DC. A motor vehicle crash involving several tractor-trailers started the chain of events that would shut down I-95 in both directions and bring traffic to a complete stop. [...]

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