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Rangerfinder Review for TEOTWAWKI Prepping

Rangefinder Utility for SHTF

One of the lingering questions about all types of SHTF events and subsequent bug out scenarios is the distance we expect to maintain from our potential threats.  Having been an avid hunter for over 50 years I can attest that it is a finely tuned skill to estimate ranges by eyesight with any accurate regularity.

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Survival Bicycling: Part 1

Imagine walking at 15 MPH. That’s right, walking a 4-minute mile! Well, that’s exactly what a bicycle can do for you on a good day. There is no more efficient form of transport than the bicycle. And when it comes to carrying the most weight with the least effort, the bicycle again wins hands-down.

Bug Out Bag Review

Survival Gear Review: BirkSun Levels Solar Backpack

A get home bag (GHB) should be reliable, useful and comfortable.  You should be able to carry enough critical items to enable you to make it back home, where you can get to your longer term survival cache.  If it blends into the environment you operate in, even better.

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Survival Gear Review: Guide 10 Adventure Kit

With known electrical grid issues and the possibility of being in a remote area without electricity, the sun seems to be logical solution when the outlet is no longer available.  Although we never like to rely on survival gear that requires electricity, it often times can prove to be very useful.

FLIR thermal cameras

Survival Gear Review: FLIR Scout PS series

Admittedly seeing thermal images in the stark of night is cool.  Even in a limited product test mode, my mind was going wild conjuring up the multiple uses for such a tool.  I was given the opportunity for a month to check out the FLIR Scout PS series handheld thermal imaging unit. 

The Best Survival Movie

10 Best Survival Movie Lessons

Here is a look at the 10 best survival lessons from the big screen.  From time to time the motion picture industry produces movies and TV shows which convey a good representation of “worst case scenarios” that mankind could face in a post-apocalyptic world.

Cloud Computing Data Center Outages

Dangers in the Cloud

For most Survivalists the possibility of an apocalypse is never beyond reason.  With so many threats to our way of life, Economic Collapse, Pandemic Virus, Computer Born Virus, Solar Flare, Chinese EMP weapon, Nuclear War,  TEOTWAWKI, etc.  You can add one more to the list, Cloud Computing.

Back up personal files

The Survival Binder

“What is a Survival Binder?” you may ask.  The answer to that is quite simple, a survival binder is all the pieces of paper that make up your life and the lives of your family, along with other information that may prove useful in an emergency, together in an easily accessible place .

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Death by GPS

Relying on electronics is a fool’s game at best.  The new term is “Death by GPS” but you could expand that to any technology in your Bug Out Bag that you are relying on.  Remember, when it comes to gear “Two is One and One is None”.

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Survival Gear Review: Kindle e-Reader For Your Bug Out Bag

Relying on or using electronic tools in a survival situation is a serious debate among the survivalist and the emergency preparedness crowd.  Sometimes the usefulness of a tool might out weight risk of something going wrong with it, which is the case with the Kindle.

Survival Kit Snow Shelter

Survival Kits, Snow Shelter, and EMP Protection

The Newsletter features links to articles I find throughout the week on other Survival sites that I want to share with our readers. This week we have understanding different types of survival kits, building an emergency snow shelter, and understanding the basics of a Faraday cage for EMP protection.