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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Kelly Kettle Trekker Review – Video

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  • Post last modified:September 7, 2021
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In this post and video, you’ll find an honest review of Kelly Kettle’s Trekker Stainless Steel Kettle & Kit. I go over the pros and cons and as well as address some of the comments I’ve seen on this kettle and camp stove.

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My Blackstone Griddle Review – Our First Anniversary

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  • Post last modified:June 20, 2021
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In this post, my Blackstone Griddle review, I will offer my honest assessment of the 36″ Blackstone Griddle after a solid year of regular use.

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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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  • Post last modified:March 7, 2021
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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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  • Post last modified:March 7, 2021
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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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  • Post last modified:March 7, 2021
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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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  • 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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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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