Review: Xiaomi 16000mAh Mobile Power Bank

Today’s world offers tremendous capabilities with portable multimedia and communication devices. I hear the argument all the time that “real preppers” should stay away from modern technology. I disagree. These are tools and if available and operational use them to your benefit. Over the past couple years I have used numerous portable power banks to charge … Read more

8 Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide

Most all of us have a bottle – or twelve – of hydrogen peroxide put back. Did you know that its uses are more than just wound disinfection? Hydrogen peroxide actually has a multitude of uses and makes the storage of it even more important. Oh and by the way there is a reason hydrogen … Read more

Rourke’s AR Pistol Build – “Venom”

  AR pistols are all the rage today and for good reason. They offer much of the size and maneuverability of an SBR(short barrel rifle) without the cost and time involved in a NFA tax stamp. “NFA tax stamp?” You see the government in all its infinite wisdom decided long ago that owning a rifle … Read more

Review: Canik TP9SA 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol

Colt. Springfield. Glock. Smith & Wesson. H&K. Ruger. All these brands are well respected and have been putting out high quality firearms for years. For most the mention of any of those brands and it is easy to think of at least a half dozen quality models offered. Canik? Not so much. Canik is relatively new … Read more

Prep Like a Pro in Under an Hour

By Lee Flynn When you first start implementing an emergency food storage system, you might quickly feel overwhelmed by everything that’s out there. Should you focus on building your pantry, or making sure that you have a garden that will sustain your family in the event of an emergency? Where on earth are you going … Read more

Bugging Out in a Tree? Really?

The typical outdoorsman will simply take a trip to the local Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shop, and purchase a tree stand to improve his hunting vantage points. For those who are prepping for long-term survival in the wilderness, a tree stand could potentially save their lives in certain situations and even provide shelter in a … Read more

“Redneck” Air Conditioner

I have never made one of these but certainly can see how they work. Although effectiveness is pretty limited, in the right environment and in a small area it could provide some comfort. Ever make anything like this? Did it work? Please share! Rourke  

A few thoughts on EMP protection

  Quite often I receive questions and comments related to EMP protection. Let me start by saying I am not an expert on EMP. I will also tell you that I have talked to some very knowledgeable people when it comes to EMP and electronics. For me the answer to what will happen if there is … Read more

Gear Review: Alocs Alcohol Stove

Alcohol stoves are very popular with backpackers and campers who look for lightweight cook systems that burn inexpensive fuel. There are no moving parts, no electronics, no valves, and no pipes. Simplicity. They are also inexpensive and can be made from common household materials if so desired. Alcohol stoves are mostly used for boiling water for … Read more

Survival Library After TSHTF

The Survivalist book series by Jerry Ahern was one of my favorite reads as a teenager. My favorite part that I remember was a “shelter walk-thru”. You see – the main character had a hidden underground shelter that after the first several books – he finally makes it to. Upon entering – the book describes … Read more

What’s your “trigger”?

I was recently contacted by loyal reader AP. AP brought up the fact that his group meets a few times per year and develops guidelines as to what needs to occur to cause his group to drop everything and head to the groups site. Interesting. This is a popular subject in many survival & preparedness … Read more

Budget blankets from Harbor Freight

Looking for some inexpensive but rugged blankets to put away as part of your supplies? Check out the moving blankets at Harbor Freight. These things are 72″ x 80″ and run around $8.99. Other sizes as low as $4.99. Cheaper when on sale. Sure – they are not luxurious items bought at Macy’s but if … Read more

Mylar packing food for long term storage

Rourke: This post was originally published here on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. It is just as relevant today.   Storing food continues to be my main priority in gathering survival supplies. Canned goods are the mainstay of much of my stockpile along with some freeze-dried. Over the past few months I have added some additional food via storing … Read more

My bucket list…….

Back in 2011 I wrote about my bucket list. In case you don’t know – a Bucket List is a list of things that you want to do before you…..”kick the bucket“. There was a movie called Bucket List that was pretty good – worth watching. It has been a few years and to be … Read more

Dehydrated Meals Can Be Delicious

By Lee Flynn Why keep dehydrated food on hand? There are a lot of good reasons to dehydrate and store foodstuffs, and it is something that everyone can do with a little bit of practice. Dehydrated food takes up less space and weighs less for camping trips. For those who want be prepared for any … Read more