Solar emergency gear isn’t just for summer or warm climate areas. The new generation of solar gadgets and tools can be used year round – even in cold temps. Some items, like the SunOven, have been around for years, proving their durability and long life. New tools like LuminAID solar lights are making huge inroads in emergency relief and general use solar lighting. In this post I’ll share some of my top picks for emergency solar lights, power, radios, ovens and more to give you an overview of the tools that are now available. [Read more…]Posts may contain affiliate links, which allow me to earn a commission to support the site at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
LuminAID solar powered lights are unique, lightweight, durable, IPX7 waterproof, inflatable lights. Ever since I saw them on Shark Tank back in 2015, I thought the company was on to a good idea. I received two great little LuminAID solar powered lights for review – the cube-shaped Packlite 12 and the pillow-shaped Packlite 16. [Read more…]Posts may contain affiliate links, which allow me to earn a commission to support the site at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
“Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid Fundamentals for Survival” is a new book by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H., aka The Survival Doctor. You may remember my reviews of the Survival Doctor e-books, “The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds” and “The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Burns”. Now Dr. Hubbard has come out with a brand new, extremely practical addition to every home library and preparedness kit.
What’s in “Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid Fundamentals for Survival”?
Emergency preparedness isn’t something that should only be left to professionals. The more basic preparedness needs that each family or individual can prepare for themselves, the less stress there will be placed on emergency management services. Summer storms, tornadoes and hurricanes often come with damaging winds and rain, and have similar preps even though they occur in different areas of the country. (Side note – the United States has more tornadoes each year than any other country, averaging over 1000 per year, but the United Kingdom has the highest number of tornadoes per unit of land area, per foreignpolicy.com). Everyone should take the time to make these basic emergency preparedness preps, no matter what region you live in. They may just save your life and the lives of those you care about.
Bulk grain is a classic preparedness storage food because it has a great shelf. Whether you’re buying quinoa, rice or other gluten free grains, or stocking up on wheat berries for delicious homemade bread, buying grain in bulk is a great way to save money, too. Food prices are only likely to increase and bad weather and increasing demand put more pressure on food supplies, so stocking up your pantry now makes sense.
I originally wrote this back in 2011 after organizing a very large bulk grain buy directly from the mill. This is a great option if you have a large group that you can pull together for a grain buy, and don’t have a buying club in that already includes bulk grain, or would simply like to take advantage of the best bulk grain pricing.