- newReviewing the Benfiss 20000mAh Solar Charger
Another addition to the minimalist motorcycle survival vest. Sorry about the lighting, I’m still dialing it in.Benfiss 20000mAh Solar Charger at Amazon.
- 12 hours ago 24 Nov 20, 12:12am -
- Alkaline or Rechargeable?
Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.Earlier this week I received a message from a friend who asked: Hi there. Have you lately talked or blogged about whether to get a rechargeable flashlight? Anker has some cool ones…
- 3 days ago 21 Nov 20, 12:55am -
- Alternate Social Media
As most of our regular readers know, Facebook deleted all links to our little blog a short while ago with no warning or explanation. We're not alone in that regard; there seems to be an ongoing purge of "wrongthink" on many of the major social medi…
- 4 days ago 20 Nov 20, 2:21am -
- The Ice Storm Aftermath
As you probably heard, a large part of Oklahoma (and a couple of other states) had an ice storm two weeks ago, which led to all kinds of fun with limbs/trees breaking and power lines down. Here are some things that stood out for me:HeatUnless you hav…
- 5 days ago 19 Nov 20, 12:30am -
- The Gerber Armbar Drive
I've been carrying some variety of a Swiss Army Knife for going on 30 years. I started with a penknife as a small boy, upgrading to a couple other varieties before settling into the Victorinox Tinker I've carried for the past 15 years or more. My dad…
- 7 days ago 17 Nov 20, 6:37pm -
- Motorcycle Survival Vest- SOL Traverse Survival Kit
Ok. The first piece of equipment we are adding is the SOL Traverse Survival Kit. Check it out!
- 8 days ago 16 Nov 20, 11:49pm -
- Protection Against Laser Blindness
Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.It is becoming increasingly common among certain disruptive groups to use laser pointers as blinding instruments. This is a purpose for which lasers were never designed, but are nev…
- 10 days ago 14 Nov 20, 2:12am -
- Detecting Broken Bones with Tuning Forks
One of our readers found an interesting medical article, but it was written in nearly-incomprehensible jargon and another reader asked for a translation. We do take requests, so I'll take a shot at translating it into common English.The article was…
- 12 days ago 12 Nov 20, 4:45pm -
- Prudent Prepping: Purple Pack, part the Latest
The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping.The Purple Panic Pack build has slowed to a crawl due to major schedule conflicts, with only one item moving into the pack this wee…
- 13 days ago 11 Nov 20, 11:58pm -
- The Fire Triangle
Blue Collar Prepping has visited the many ways to make fire plenty of times because it is just that important. One thing I've not seen presented, though, is the science of how fire works. Knowing this science is why some folks seem far more successf…
- 14 days ago 10 Nov 20, 9:30pm -
- Review: "The Bug Out Survival Vest"
Hi there! This week I review Creek Stewart’s The Bug Out Survival Vest pocket field guide. Lots of good information in a small handy self-contained notebook. Check it out below.
- 15 days ago 9 Nov 20, 9:37pm -
We do not cover political topics here for a good reason: they're divisive. Politics, religion, and sports are all good ways to cause friction in any group, and that's not what we're here to do. All of these topics are tribal (groups that identify wit…
- 19 days ago 5 Nov 20, 11:32pm -
- Prudent Prepping: Ever Ready?
The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. Yes, this post is two weeks in the making... but there were problems! I ran out of gas! I got a flat tire! I didn’t have…
- 20 days ago 4 Nov 20, 7:16pm -
- Are Iron Sights Still Relevant?
Modern firearms in our modern world come with modern sighting solutions. While magnifying scopes aren't exactly new technology, the glass being used in them gets better every year, and red dot sights make for incredibly fast target acquisition on rif…
- 21 days ago 3 Nov 20, 6:12pm -
- Motorcycle Minimalist Carry: The Pocket Dump
Before the journey begins, check your pockets!!!
- 22 days ago 2 Nov 20, 6:15pm -
- Defending Against Mobs
With the current social/political mood rather restless, I've had a few people ask me how best to react to mobs and/or riots. I live in a rural area, so we aren't expecting much in the way of violence (one murder a year in the county is big news), but…
- 26 days ago 29 Oct 20, 5:00pm -
- Guest Post: Is GMRS For You?
GMRS stands for General Mobile Radio Service and is a licensed service in the USA that shares some of the FRS (Family Radio Service) channels but allows use of radios and antennas that give you more range. In this article I will outline the steps to…
- 27 days ago 28 Oct 20, 12:35am -
- Omniblade Alternatives
Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.If you're a patron of the Assorted Calibers Podcast, by now you should have heard Oddball's review of the Omniblade, a $60(!) machete-hammer-hatchet-saw "multitool". If you aren't a…
- 32 days ago 23 Oct 20, 8:18pm -
- Glass Windows and Cold Weather
Where I live, the windows change with the seasons for a lot of people. There are some high-tech (very expensive) windows that do everything for you, but most of us still use screens in the spring and storm windows in the fall and winter. Erin covered…
- 32 days ago 23 Oct 20, 1:01am -
- Prudent Prepping: Purple Panic Pack, part the 2nd
The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping.This post will be short on pictures and light on links, due to the way New! Improved! Blogger handles everything and I don't think…
- 34 days ago 21 Oct 20, 7:45pm -
- Ear Protection
This week I'm taking an in-depth look at the types of ear protection available, the pros and cons of each, and what to look for when choosing your protection.The three kinds of ear protection shown can be purchased below.Foam Plugs"Dumb" muffsPowered…
- 34 days ago 21 Oct 20, 12:50am -
- Secondhand Stress
Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.We've all heard of secondhand smoke, which is where someone who isn't a smoker can suffer the ill effects of cigarettes by being around one or more people who do smoke. I put it to…
- 37 days ago 18 Oct 20, 6:00pm -
It's that time of year again when the weather is cooling off and the mice are moving back to where it's warmer, which means your house and other buildings will be seeing more furry traffic unless you've taken steps to keep them out. The main reason…
- 40 days ago 15 Oct 20, 7:20pm -
- Prudent Prepping: Get Home Bag, 2020 Style
The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping.What can I say about a GHB? Plenty as it turns out, thank you very much! While the basics are there (a bag!), this year offers up…
- 41 days ago 14 Oct 20, 10:25pm -
- Passing It On
A friend of mine recently was telling me about going camping with his girlfriend and her children. They mentioned that since he knew "all about compasses and stuff," maybe he could teach them a bit about navigation. He couldn't pass up such an opport…
- 42 days ago 13 Oct 20, 9:35pm -