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San Francisco Gate is reporting a massive power outage with an estimated 95,000 customers being affected. A massive power outage in San Francisco caused a blackout Friday morning in neighborhoods across the city, from the Financial District to the Presidio, forcing the closure of businesses, a BART Read More…

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Preppers, let’s take a few minutes and talk about USB rechargeable devices.  In a previous article we talked about having an emergency radio that was USB rechargeable.  Let’s expand on that and talk about this topic a little more. Why are we focusing on USB rechargeable devices? Read More…

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Among the firearms most preppers and survivalists will quickly add to their prepper gun battery is a good shotgun. The majority will chose a utilitarian 12 gauge, but I have some prep friends getting 20 gauges for their spouses and kids. That choice is understandable, but it complicates the Read More…

Emergency radio

Some kind of disaster has happened and you pull out the AM/FM emergency radio. This could be anything that shuts the power down and you want some local news. Those of us who live in hurricane affected areas know the drill.

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When it comes to survival gear, there is a plethora of options on the market. Go to Amazon and do a search for survival gear, the results will be staggering. A lot of enthusiasm in survival came about after the Rambo movie First Blood. Rambo had his hollow handle knife where he carried a basic Read More…

Kerosene lamps

Kerosene lamps have been a staple of American heritage for hundreds of years.  According to Wikipedia, the first documented mention of a liquid fuel lantern was in the 9th century.  Even to this today, kerosene lamps are still used in developing nations. Some of us have kerosene lanterns that have Read More…

Canned food

Since the early 1990s my primary food prep was canned food.  I would go into the local big box mart and price-match canned foods, such as beans and corn.  The buggy would be filled with cardboard boxes. When it came time to stock the shelves, the older cans would have to be rotated to the[.....]