Heating Our Home In A Power Outage

Heating Our Home In A Power Outage is part two of my After Action Report from last week after our power went out for a day. I was able to put some of our preps to use and work on an after-action report. I wanted to make ‘heating our home in a power outage‘ a separate article.

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Our Power Was Out. Here’s What We Learned – After Action Report (AAR)

We were blessed with another one-day power outage last Saturday. Not wanting a perfectly good power outage to go to waste, I have my After Action Report.

Here’s what I came up with:

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AquaDrum Water Purification System Review & Demo – Video

This is my complete and honest review of the AquaDrum Water Purification System. The AquaDrum™ Water Purification System is a 55-gallon drum water filter with a Micro-USB rechargeable 5-volt manual hand-pump and a backup hand pump.

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Finding The Best Water Filter For Our Kitchen – The ZeroWater Filter

Let’s find the best water filter for our kitchen. Today I’m going to take you on a scary expedition as I recreate the steps I took to research water filters and find the best filter for my wife and me.

In this article, we’ll look at whether or not investing in a Big Berkey is a good idea right now, the pros and cons of the Big Berkey, as well as some options on less expensive water filters.

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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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