An Emergency Generator – Building A Blackout Kit – Part 1

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  • Post last modified:March 7, 2021
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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:

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Portable Mylar Bag Sealer Review

  • Post category:Gear and Gadgets
  • Post last modified:March 7, 2021
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My honest review of the 6″ portable Mylar bag sealer by KF-Constant Heat after almost three years of moderate use with the pros and cons of the product.

Today I’m doing a gear review of the portable hand sealer by KF-Constant Heat for Mylar bags that I use for long-term food storage.

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Early Prepping Lessons From The Coronavirus – Pt 4: Prepper Inventory

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.

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Early Prepping Lessons From The Coronavirus – Part Three: PPE Shortage

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.

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Becoming A Prepper – Take On A Preparedness Mindset

This post is dedicated to those that struggled during the coronavirus outbreak from lack of food and supplies. Becoming a prepper may be on their minds. I offer some simple advice, a few resources and basic guidance to becoming a prepper.

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Early Prepping Lessons From The Coronavirus – Part Two: Medication Preps

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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Early Prepping Lessons From The Coronavirus – Part One: Water Preps

  • Post category:Food & WaterPrepping
  • Post last modified:March 7, 2021
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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.

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Which Survival Water Filter Should I Use – The Sawyer Mini or the LifeStraw?

In this post, I compare two of the more popular survival water filter options for your bugout, get home, and other survival bags. Those two filters are the Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System and the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. These are the two water filters I have the most experience with and seem to be the most popular within the survival community.

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Winter Car Emergency Kit – Pick-Up Truck EDC – 2017/18

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Do you have your winter car emergency kit squared away? Part of survival might be just getting home from work or the grocery store. Or it might mean getting your car rolling from the side of the road, pulled from a ditch, or just getting your car with a dead battery started – without relying on a roadside assistance membership. Can we say self-reliance? That’s what this article and video are all about. I’m going to cover the basics that I have set-up for my winter car emergency kit.

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