Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) – What You Need to Know

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) – What You Need to Know

The two most likely reasons for an EMP are a nuclear explosion or solar flare. This post discusses the damage an EMP may cause and actions that you can take to prevent or manage the results of the EMP. A large  Electromagnetic Pulse EMP would cause widespread problems.  This post is part of our Common Sense Preparedness…

Winter Car Kit and Winter Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

Winter Car Kit and Winter Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

In recent years, many areas of the country have been hit with some heavy snow and ice storms – sometimes unexpectedly. We’ll share a winter vehicle maintenance checklist and winter car kit checklist to help you prepare for cold weather travel. For help with winter weather starts, check out “Car Won’t Start in the Cold?…

Everything You Need to Know About the 18650 Battery
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Everything You Need to Know About the 18650 Battery

This post tells you everything you need to know about 18650 batteries. We’ll talk about different types, features, charging, lifespans, and our recommendations for batteries and chargers. What is an 18650? An 18650 is a lithium ion rechargeable battery. Their proper name is “18650 cell”. The 18650 cell has voltage of 3.7v and has between…

Storage and Shelf Life of Over-the-Counter Medication

Storage and Shelf Life of Over-the-Counter Medication

Most people give very little thought to the storage and shelf-life of over-the-counter medication, beyond keeping things out of the reach of children. If you stock one or emergency medical kits, you may end up storing medications for longer periods of time. How long is too long to store over the counter medication, and what’s the best…