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20 Awesome Ideas for Your Pallet House or Shelter

Being a prepper requires being able to be frugal and making your dollar stretch when you can. Not everyone can afford underground bunkers or expensive off-grid homes equipped with the latest and greatest features. Some of us barely have enough money leftover each month for food preps. Learning how to improvise and adapt is part of survival and prepping.

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16 Possible Bug Out Locations When SHTF

Bugging out is often talked about in the prepper community and everyone has a strong opinion on whether to stay put or to get out of town if things go haywire. While we all have strong opinions on the matter these are just some possible areas that I thought would be good selections based on getting away from the mass population, not natural disasters.

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Comparing Portable Solar Chargers for Prepping

It’s always good to have an alternative way to charge your portable 5v devices on the go. Having a means to recharge batteries, lights, emergency radios and walkie talkies is very important in a grid down situation when there’s no power. In some cases you can even bypass the batteries and power devices directly with the sun since we all know that batteries do not last forever. With that being said, there are several companies manufacturing portable solar chargers these days, it can be difficult determining if you’re purchasing the best product for the money.

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Cook and Boil Water Simultaneously with the Kelly Kettle Basecamp Outdoor Stove

The Kelly Kettle Basecamp Outdoor Stove is the complete package. I’ve reviewed several outdoor stoves and none of them can boil water and cook at the same time. While this isn’t as compact as other fold-down pocket stoves it’s way more versatile and can cook food and boil water much faster than anything I’ve seen. The large Kelly Kettle will hold 1.6L of water, which is the one I’m reviewing today, although they do offer different sizes.

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Sea to Summit Nylon Tarp Poncho

Exposure to the elements in mother nature is the biggest concern if you are bugging out in the wilderness or possibly trying to get to your bug out location on foot. The last thing you want to punch your clock is hypothermia especially when it’s usually something you can take measures to prevent with a few preps. Protective gear such as clothing and shelter will help keep your core temperature up and keep you dry, which is a main key in surviving cold temps. The Sea to Summit Nylon Tarp Poncho serves a dual use piece of gear acting as a poncho and a full blown tarp for two people.

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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil View Dry Sack

This is a product that most preppers wouldn’t think of packing away in their bug out bags. While dry sacks are used a lot by adventurers on water or through canyons, they can be of great value to preppers especially if bugging out is in your plans. Keeping your clothes and electronic equipment dry is a huge deal if you’re on the go. Not all backpacks come weatherproofed so it’s important that you have a solution in place to handle the chance you get caught in a down pour or have to cross a body of water. The Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil View Dry Sack comes in everything from 1 liter to 35 liters in size and is a perfect, durable solution.

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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack

If you’re not familiar with Sea to Summit, their focus is on making affordable but quality outdoor gear even in the simplest products such as the Ultra-Sil Day Pack. While this isn’t a rugged pack by any means, it’s a great addition to your bug out bag if you go out on a small excursion away from camp. It packs down so small it can be easily placed inside your pocket, a woman’s purse or even on your keychain. It’s cool design allows the entire bag to be reduced inside a tiny built-in pocket.

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The Hazard 4 Holmes Chest and Lumbar Sling Pack

This is my first review of a single strapped sling pack and for Hazard4.com. The Holmes chest and lumbar sling pack is exactly what the names says. It focuses the weight of the pack on the chest and lumbar area of your back to help reduce the strain of carrying a heavy pack. The Holmes comes in two colors, coyote (pictured) and black. It’s one of the many variations of tactical packs that Hazard 4 promotes through their online store. They are an industry leader in tactical gear giving you the best packs for hauling around your gear.

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Get a Grip with the Farson Hatchet from Fremont Knives

You may have seen my earlier review of the Farson Blade by Fremont Knives. It’s the ultimate tool for skinning game and can be fashioned into a makeshift hatchet using the 8 feet of paracord. Fremont Knives just took the Farson Blade to another level and created the Farson Hatchet with a solid handle so you can choke up on the tool to get some real work done. Made from 1095 carbon steel, this tool will certainly pass the longevity test. The blade is coated in Titanium Nitride to increase durability.

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MPOWERD Luci EMRG Inflatable Solar Lantern

If you know me well then you know I’ve always been a fan of flashlights, LEDs or anything that illuminates. It’s amazing how long LEDs will run on lithium batteries these days. Throw in a solar built-in solar panel and you have a nice rechargeable battery-powered LED emergency light – the MPOWERD Luci EMRG Solar Lantern. MPOWERD has created a nice compact LED emergency light that deflates for storage and inflates for nice ambient lighting.

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