A Beginners Guide to the Best Batteries for Disaster Preparedness

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When it comes to preparing for disasters like power outages, batteries are one of the most important items to stockpile.  But it isn’t as simple as getting a bunch of batteries and throwing them in a drawer. There are lots of types of batteries, and not all are suitable for long-term storage. They can go … Read more

How to Store Batteries So They Last for Years

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Battery technology has come a long way in recent years.  Some types of batteries can last for up to 20 years. But there’s a catch: The batteries have to be stored properly or risk losing their charge, getting shorted, or having capacity permanently diminished. This guide goes over everything you need to know about storing … Read more

Freeze Drying Food at Home: How It Works and Is It Worth the Cost?

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Whether you are stockpiling food for emergencies or want backpacking meals, freeze dried food is almost always the best way to go.  Freeze-dried foods are lightweight, can last decades, are easy to rehydrate, and actually taste good.

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Disaster Prepping in a Tiny Apartment: 17 Actionable Tips for Small Spaces

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You want to stockpile water, food, and other disaster preparedness supplies, but you live in a tiny apartment and aren’t sure where you will put all that stuff? I hear you.  I currently live in a very small apartment. How small? When I watch episodes of Tiny Homes, I say, “That’s actually pretty big.”  My … Read more

The Best Survival Water Filter – And How to Make the Right Choice

When it comes to backcountry survival and bug out bags, one of the most confusing things is choosing a survival water filter. Read our in-depth guide to help you make the right choice.