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In this post, I’m going to cover building a portable USB device charging kit and how that fits well into your preps.
I’ll go over the how what and why of building a device charging kit.
I also cover the cost of building your charging kit, including an itemized list of everything I put in the best charging kit I own – which I just put together this week.
I won’t get all technical and geeky on you. Honestly, while I’ve been using these kits for the last five years, I have no interest in learning anything beyond what is necessary to make the best portable charging kits while keeping the costs down. I am not an electrician and won’t pretend to understand every aspect of these devices.(more…)
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Thinking about building a blackout kit? In this article, I’ll go over some of the preps we have in place to make life a little more bearable when the power inevitably goes out.
This is the second and final post in the two-part series of – Building A Blackout Kit. See part one here: An Emergency Generator.
I believe all of us have had the power go out where we live. Even a completely self-sufficient person living off the grid (Which I am not) will likely face a power failure at some point. Part of being prepared includes being ready for the juice to stop.(more…)
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In part one of this two-part blackout kit series, A Basic Emergency Generator, I want to cover what I know about using a generator for the temporary but inevitable power outage.
The key phrase there is “What I know“. In other words, using a basic gas-operated emergency generator. Period. That’s what I have and use. Not a solar generator, whole house, or even an inverter generator.
While all of those sound like fantastic ideas, I want to stick to blogging about what I actually have experience with.
What you’ll get here is my story, what I learned, and how I think I can improve my own situation. Maybe that will help you. So here we go:(more…)
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In part four of our Early Prepping Lessons From The Coronavirus series, I’ll go over the importance of keeping a prepper inventory for our food stocks. Understanding exactly where you stand on food and supplies as an SHTF event is barreling down onto your family is crucial.(more…)
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In part four of the Early Prepping Lessons From The Coronavirus series, I go into personal protective equipment (PPE) preps. What ended up looking like a PPE Shortage, what went right, and more importantly, what we learned.(more…)
Medication Preps - In this series, "Early Prepping Lessons From The Coronavirus", I am documenting what has worked and where I have fallen short on our preps. Once we've survived this vicious worldwide pandemic, we should be able to look back and strengthen our preparations for the next disaster.
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In this post, I’ll address the shortcomings I’ve found in my own preps up to this point. This will be a multi-part article and for part one I will talk about water preps. Specifically, water prep failures on my part.(more…)