Survival Supplies and Products

This section covers survival supplies and products.

  • 35 Reasons You Need Bandanas

    Do you have bandanas in your survival stash? If not, you should! In addition to being small and easy to carry, bandanas are cheap and serve multiple purposes. If you don\'t want to carry your bandana in a pocket or bag, you can wear it instead. Either way, being sure to have a bandana is in your best interests. Here are 35 reasons why: 1. Bandanas make great hats to shield the top of your head from sunburn. Whether you have a lush head of hair or are more on the aerodynamic side, protecting...
  • Take Charge with a Portable Power Bank

    There is going to come a time in all of our lives when the lights go out. The how's and why's of this could amount of a wide array of reasons and explanations, but suffice to say power outages happen be it due to severe weather or zombie apocalypses. Being prepared to handle such outages, be they long term or short, will go a long way towards preserving your sanity. Even if it is just to maintain access to the simple things, such as a source of music or entertainment, to get you through...
  • Makeshift Knife Sharpeners

    Something that will without a doubt be very important to you post TEOTWAWKI is a knife, and a sharp one at that. While having a knife seems second nature, having one that is sharp and keeping it that way can pose some challenges. You may be forced to use your knife more than usual, which will dull the blade faster than it might have dulled under the demands of normal use. While sharpening stones or other handheld sharpening tools are ideal, you have to have them in order to be able to use...
  • Utilizing Battery Operated LED Motion Lights

    With the presence of flashlights and light given off by camp fires as well as the sun, it may be tough to imagine being truly lost without light. Since there are a lot of portable light options, you may not feel that there is a need for yet another. While in some cases this may be true, there is one case in which having another type of light source could be quite beneficial to you. When the SHTF, perhaps you will be lucky enough to find yourself able to remain in your home. This could be...
  • Snow Traction for Cyclists and Walkers

    In much of the country, it is freezing cold (literally!) and the ground is frozen. While this is not the most fun thing with which we must deal, it is a part of life. For several months of the year, snow and ice are simply another set of obstacles we have to face. This year has been particularly hard on many of us, with heavy snowfall and even snow and ice plaguing parts of the country where it is usually not a factor, but even so, the show must go on and the world cannot stop spinning over...
  1. 30 Jobs Vinegar Can Tackle

    One of the often forgotten things to stock in a prepper larder is that oh so common jug (or ten) of Vinegar. This item came in handy more times than I can remember following Hurricanes in the South and winter storms in the north. Vinegar is widely becoming a popular choice for use in households due to the many purposes it is able to serve. In addition to its cleaning potential, vinegar can be purchased cheaply and is frequently available in large amounts at most any grocery store. It is...
  2. Utilizing Battery Operated LED Motion Lights

    With the presence of flashlights and light given off by camp fires as well as the sun, it may be tough to imagine being truly lost without light. Since there are a lot of portable light options, you may not feel that there is a need for yet another. While in some cases this may be true, there is one case in which having another type of light source could be quite beneficial to you. When the SHTF, perhaps you will be lucky enough to find yourself able to remain in your home. This could be...
  3. Purchasing and Storing Batteries for Optimum Use

    Few things are more important than having access to battery power when you need it. There are all sorts of useful devices that are powered by batteries, from flashlights to weather radios. Since the possibility of electricity failure after TEOTWAWKI is great, having a stock of batteries will help power the things you might need but cannot otherwise charge. The first step in stockpiling batteries is to select the right ones. Know what your devices need rather than guessing. It may not seem...
  4. The Storage and Use of Bleach

    When you think of an easy way to clean and sanitize, you probably think of bleach. In addition to killing all sorts of disgusting things, it is known for reducing water impurities and killing bacteria in water to make it potable. Having this ability makes bleach a valuable asset, but there are some things you should know about bleach before deciding to use it freely. Even though bleach was not created with human consumption in mind, it can be used to purify water in the absence of a heat...
  5. The Necessity of NOAA Weather Radios

    All too well I can remember the first time a weather radio woke me from a deep sleep and warned me to hit the deck. As scary as it was at the time, I am thankful for it now. Without the benefit of a NOAA weather radio, I would have never known the danger that was coming my way. You see, I live in the South where hurricanes and tornadoes love to come out and play. Hurricanes give you warning as they track slowly towards your home toting bags packed with impending doom. Hurricanes announce...
  6. 10 Reasons to Consider Purchasing Baking Soda

    Who knew a cheap box of a white powder-like substance could make so much difference in your life? Whether or not TEOTWAWKI is knocking upon your door, there are a multitude of reasons to stock baking soda in your home and BOB. It is definitely not just for cooking anymore, although it serves that purpose well. When you explore the possible uses for baking soda and combine those uses with its cost effectiveness and the ability to store it indefinitely prior to opening, it makes good sense to...
  7. Survival Tools Made of Stone

    There are a lot of things you may find yourself needing after TEOTWAWKI. These could be things that did not make your list in the first place or things that were lost in the shuffle. Regardless of how their absence came to pass, there may come a time when you have to improvise to get the job done. One group of items in particular that can be improvised is tools. Since building materials will probably not be readily available in the uncertain future we face, creating or even simply repairing...
  8. 35 Reasons You Need Bandanas

    Do you have bandanas in your survival stash? If not, you should! In addition to being small and easy to carry, bandanas are cheap and serve multiple purposes. If you don\'t want to carry your bandana in a pocket or bag, you can wear it instead. Either way, being sure to have a bandana is in your best interests. Here are 35 reasons why: 1. Bandanas make great hats to shield the top of your head from sunburn. Whether you have a lush head of hair or are more on the aerodynamic side, protecting...
  9. Got Blankets?

    If TEOTWAWKI were to hit right now, how warm would you be? Or moreover, how warm would you stay? With yet another winter storm bearing down on us, it is rather cold outside. In a lot of cases, it is rather cold inside as well. While many people may have heat now, what if that heat were to fail? What if, under the cover of this winter storm, a world altering event were to take place? Would you be able to stay warm while hunkered down in your home? Fireplaces are an excellent tool when it...
  10. Makeshift Knife Sharpeners

    Something that will without a doubt be very important to you post TEOTWAWKI is a knife, and a sharp one at that. While having a knife seems second nature, having one that is sharp and keeping it that way can pose some challenges. You may be forced to use your knife more than usual, which will dull the blade faster than it might have dulled under the demands of normal use. While sharpening stones or other handheld sharpening tools are ideal, you have to have them in order to be able to use...
  11. Snow Traction for Cyclists and Walkers

    In much of the country, it is freezing cold (literally!) and the ground is frozen. While this is not the most fun thing with which we must deal, it is a part of life. For several months of the year, snow and ice are simply another set of obstacles we have to face. This year has been particularly hard on many of us, with heavy snowfall and even snow and ice plaguing parts of the country where it is usually not a factor, but even so, the show must go on and the world cannot stop spinning over...
  12. 15 Uses for Coffee Filters

    Certainly you are aware of how useful coffee filters are for making coffee, but have you ever pondered whether or not they could serve a dual purpose? How about 15 purposes? Many things we use every day can be used to achieve different goals and get other jobs done. Coffee filters are very much one of those multi-purpose items in your cabinet waiting to be used for something other than a cup of Joe. 1. Makeshift plates or bowls can be made with coffee filters. This will be most useful if...
  13. Does Your Flashlight Float?

    When we discuss survival supplies, having a light source frequently makes the top of the list. No one wants to be fumbling around in the dark unaware of what is around them, so it is good to have a means of lighting up your immediate area. There are many ways to do this and many types of flashlights available, so in which ones do you put your faith? What is most important, brightness or battery life? There are surprisingly many things to consider when selecting flashlights. The lifespan of...
  14. Uses for Aluminum Foil

    Is aluminum foil part of your survival stockpile? If not, put it on the list of things to add! There are many uses for aluminum foil and it can serve you well to have some around. It is also cheap, so picking up a few rolls will not set you back too much, especially when you consider the things for which you can use it. The first and most obvious use for aluminum foil is cooking. It is great for wrapping cooked foods and helping them retain their heat until they can be eaten. You can also...
  15. Survival Uses for Liquor

    Most of us enjoy a good drink from time to time. This means the odds are good that we will have some form of alcohol on hand. Ideally that alcohol will come in the form of liquor, which is a multi-talented liquid that offers many benefits. Sure, you can drown your societal collapse sorrows in it, but it is actually good for much more than that. First of all, liquor is flammable. If you need to make a fire in a pinch, dousing your logs with a splash of liquor before lighting will get things...
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