September 21st, 2010
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Freeze Dried Ice Cream?
Of course we had to check this out! I thought it would be fun to pick up a couple of freeze dried ice cream packs for my two teenagers and get their opinions. This product is distributed by Mountain House; I chose Neapolitan because then we could try three flavors (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry). No one in our family had tried this kind of ice cream before and it definitely was an interesting experience… unusual…even fascinating to some extent. Read more »
December 8th, 2010
As a survivalist, one of my biggest concerns outside of food, water,
shelter, and safety is the power grid. Many people do not realize
how dependent we are on electricity. Regardless if we are talking
about the whole countries power grid going down for an extended period
of time, or a more isolated incident like a tornado; it pays to have a few solar powered survival supplies in your survival stockpile.
Outside of an elaborate solar panel set-up, the best solar powered survival device you can buy is a solar powered crank radio.
The 4 way powered Kaito Voyager KA500 was actually one of the first pieces of survival gear I added to my
collection. I’ve never been in an extreme survival scenario, but
ironically I have used this handy little tool several times.
Whether it be camping trips with the family, or bad weather in the
area, you’ll be surprised how many times this bad boy gets taken off
Although advertised as a “radio”, this is so much more for a variety of
emergency situations. Of course you can run the radio off
batteries or a 12V charger. However you can also charge the radio by a non obtrusive, tiltable, solar panel. If your radio is dead and it’s not sunny out, no problem, there is a crank on the device that will give you instant power. 120 cranks will get you a minute of power. When in the sunlight, the radio charges quite quickly and you’ll get around 12 hours on a full charge. Read more »
December 8th, 2010
In my latest post I discussed the importance of having a Solar Powered Crank Radio.
In the event you are left without electricity for any extended period
of time, there is no better gear to have in your stockpile than solar powered survival gear.
One of the best additions to your solar gear is obviously solar powered
There are a whole variety of solar powered lights out there to choose
from. But since more than likely, these are going to sit on the
shelf, I suggest going the more cost effective route and buying a few
versus just one. This way when TSHTF you can be in a position to
help your unprepared friends and family members. Read more »