Vehicle Survival Gear / 2021 Car Emergency Kit – Video

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I check and update my vehicle survival gear kit twice a year, and I try to shoot a video of it once a year. Since I’m bringing you along for the ride, I’ll show you exactly what I carry for my 2021 vehicle survival gear.

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Video – My EDC Bag – A Look Inside – 2020

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This is a short video showing what I carry with me every day in my EDC Bag. My EDC pack is geared to help me get home as well as what I might need during the day so I call it my EDC/Get-Home Bag.

While sitting in my truck waiting on a customer I decided to record a short impulse video on my EDC Bag. I grabbed my EDC bag / get-home pack and started recording.

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Building A Portable USB Device Charging Kit – The Ultimate Guide

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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.

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Building A Blackout Kit

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.

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An Emergency Generator – Building A Blackout Kit – Part 1

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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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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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3V Gear Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack Review and Winter Gear Dump

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This post and video is my honest gear review on one of my first tactical backpacks – the Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack by 3V Gear. I took the pack out on a little weekend adventure and decided to record a quick gear review video for you while I was enjoying the trail.

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What’s Inside My EDC Bag? Gray Man Every Day Carry – 2017 (w/video)

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In this post, I’m going to dump my EDC Bag and show you what I carry in my pack every day. This is a “Gray Man” (or woman) approach to an EDC pack.

Update: I have a newer post and video – My EDC Bag – A Look Inside – 2020

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Survival Gear I Didn’t Need And Shouldn’t Have Bought – A Couple Of Real Examples

How does posting survival gear I didn’t need and shouldn’t have bought help you? I’m hoping by posting a few of my mistakes, you might benefit by finding a more direct route to preparedness and self-sufficiency.

Jumping in blind and head first caused an expensive set-back on several levels. Sharing some of those setbacks every now and then just might help you. That is why I’m sharing the survival gear I didn’t need.

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