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Prepping and Fake News

Prepping and Fake News

There’s a lot of talk about “Fake News” these days, unfortunately with good reason. The political climate right now is pretty toxic, and the news media is right in the thick of it. And not in a good way. There are two basic types of […]

Traveling and Prepping

Traveling and Prepping

Part of being prepared is being aware of the resources around you no matter where you are. As an example here is a good sized backup generator I noticed at a rest area on I-70.

Backpacking + Survival Knots

Backpacking + Survival Knots

Our meetup group just finished a backpack outing in the Meadowoods Recreation Area in Lorton Virgina. This was an exercise to get us used to caring our packs on moderate terrain. We also took the time to practice some of our survival knots. How much […]

Tansoren Solar Lantern

Tansoren Solar Lantern

I have been looking for a good, no great, solar lantern for awhile. Most didn’t seem bright enough to do the job but I came upon this little gem. It outputs 180 Lumens and it has all the extra features you would want in a […]

Disaster Movie Night – American Blackout

Disaster Movie Night – American Blackout

Our meetup group just watched the movie from National Geographic, American Blackout. It’s a docudrama about the impact of what happens when a cyber attack takes down the power grid. It showed how people dealt with no power, no water, no food and increased violence […]

Orienteering in the Forest

Orienteering in the Forest

Our meetup group met at Prince William Forest to do some map navigation skills training. We all had our compasses and topographical maps. Well the maps the park provided. They were not all that detailed and you can guess how that turned out. We oriented […]

Anker 21W PowerPort Solar 2 Ports

Anker 21W PowerPort Solar 2 Ports

Earlier this year I decided to add a portable solar panel to my every day carry (EDC) bag.  I (like nearly everyone else) looked at a Goal Zero Nomad model, in my case the Nomad 13.  And like many folks, I just couldn’t justify spending […]

Blackweb 10,000 mAh Power Bank

Blackweb 10,000 mAh Power Bank

I recently upgraded the portable battery in my every day carry (EDC) from Wal-Mart’s Blackweb 5,200 mAh Power Bank to the 10,000 mAh model.  The smaller unit is a solid product.  My work space has limited outlets and connecting a cell phone to my work […]