Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest so you won't miss any of our latest articles on emergency preparedness and survival! Here’s an interesting idea. Canadian Prepper came up with something he calls the “bug out roll.” Instead of digging through your bug out bag looking for small items, you can just unroll this canvas bag and have everything laid out where you can find it. You can even see all your items through the clear vinyl windows. Tool rolls and medical rolls have been around for a long time, but I never considered the idea of a bug out roll before. I really like the idea of having my supplies more visible and accessible. They even come in multiple sizes, colors, and styles. You can learn more about it on CanadianPreparedness.com, or watch the videos below for details. Related Posts
Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest so you won't miss any of our latest articles on emergency preparedness and survival! “Once upon a time” is a great way to start a fairy tale, but not an article on emergency communications, because once-upon-a-time was a really lousy place to be when it came to communication. In those fabled times, there was nothing except what you could transmit on foot or horseback or by boat. Maybe there were telegraph wires. Or a phone in the country store, depending on what flavor of once-upon-a-time you favor. However, once-upon-a-time was pretty slow going in the best of circumstances. And now, even in the worst of circumstances, we can have globe traveling communication devices in our pockets. When, not if, but when the grid goes down, cellphones stop working, the landline goes out, and the internet stops connecting, you’ll find yourself in quite a pickle. It may only be for a short time–perhaps somebody digging a ditc..
Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest so you won't miss any of our latest articles on emergency preparedness and survival! If you’re like most preppers, your day-to-day life is probably very similar to that of a non-prepper’s. You have electricity, running water, and a vehicle that you drive to work. You probably even spend a good portion of your spare time watching TV or browsing the Internet. The only difference is that you spend some of your time gathering emergency supplies and practicing survival skills. " + "" + "
So we’ve been a little MIA recently on this blog. You may or may not have been able to tell, but from this end of things, it’s felt like we’ve been half in half out for weeks. See, a relative of ours was diagnosed with cancer. Don’t worry – 1) It’s been long enough for us to have learned that the cancer hasn’t spread and, 2) The individual has already had surgery and it appears as though it’s fully gone (still waiting for confirmation). So yes, everything is okay, but that’s not what this article was intended to be about anyhow. What this article is about: how Thomas and my ideas about how to prep for situations like this in our own lives have bounced from here and there and everywhere to a point where we’re now really happy about our decisions. This article is about how we’ve decided to prepare for situations like this in our own future. Okay so let’s get into it. You Have Public Healthcare: Why Go Private At All? Thomas and I currently live in the United Kingdom. I lived in Canad..
In late 2015, I reviewed the original goTenna. It’s fair to say that, right off the bat, I was pretty smitten with the concept of this tech, but back then, I felt the goTenna was too far ahead of its time due to the inherent range issues. Communication platforms only work on a mass scale if they manage to get wide adoption. Our current grid is hardly the pinnacle of human technology, but it’s what we have because the standards we adopted force us to stick to them beyond their useful life. I’m looking at you copper based networking! This review should be simple enough on the surface. What we have is an upgraded version of the original goTenna, oh and Mesh support – easy right? The problem with looking at technology in a vacuum, especially disruptive technology like the goTenna Mesh is that if you focus on the product at face value, then you are missing the point entirely. This is a little dongle that offers decentralised comms over UHF by painlessly linking with your smartphone and off..
A few weeks back, Thomas asked you guys which knives you found to be some of the highest value on the market. This article is the result of that question post. In it, I’ve taken the time to compile your responses, grouping your specific knife recommendations into fixed blade & folder categories. Knife value is a tricky subject. As Thomas pointed out, to get a feel for the value of a knife, you’ll always be doing something of a balancing act between the knife’s price and its performance. You guys put your feelings about knife value into better terms than we did, I feel, especially with these two remarks in particular: From John: “Value comes in the form of feeling disgusted at thinking about anything less than what you have now become accustomed too. Anyone whose had a great tool, lost it, and had to use a crappy standby until the good one could be replaced knows exactly what I mean here.” & from Jack Fallin: “It’s not always the knife maker. Find what you like, what you can afford a..