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Insanely Hot Beef Jerky

I like hot foods but they don’t like me sometimes. This recipe not only looks good, but you can make it in your oven as well. You don’t have to have a dehydrator. Give it a shot!

American Blackout – The Post Premier Review

Last night was the premier of American Blackout. Like myself, a lot of folks didn’t know what to expect with this movie. Since the inception of Doomsday Preppers and all the shows that have trailed it, people have expressed their views on whether the folks portrayed on these shows are normal or nuts. But with last night’s showing of American Blackout, I think NatGeo has redeemed themselves and shed some positive light on the reality of being prepared. WARNING: This review will contain some spoilers so be forewarned.

Review: The Prepper’s Cookbook

Store what you eat and eat what you store. How many times have you heard that prepper’s advice?

Gear Review: The Reactor from Sea to Summit

What is more exciting than getting ready for a great backpacking or camping trip? If you are like me, you enjoy planning all the details of the trip from packing, to choosing the route you will follow. Some find the packing to be stressful as they are concerned they will either not have enough gear or have too much gear. The amount of gear you carry in your pack is determined by the location, weather, and individual needs of the trip. So this brings us to the Reactor from Sea to Summit.

Gear Review: The Pocket Socket

You are out in the woods and you need to call home to let your family know that you are well. You grab your cell phone and the battery level indicator says you have 30 percent battery left. You forgot you used it to take pictures of the captivating views you saw during your hike. So what do you do? There are a few options as having a spare battery (if your phone has a removable one), or a case which contains an external battery. The other option would be a solar powered charger, which could be very costly in some cases and not as dependable as the...

Gear Review Preview: K-TOR Pocket Socket Hand Crank Charger

We are kicking off our 2013 Backpacking and Camping Review Series with a thorough field test of K-TOR’s Pocket Socket Hand Crank Generator. Whether you are out in the woods having fun or in a bad spot; we are going to review products we feel may be worthy of your hard earned money.

Upcoming Backpacking And Camping Gear Reviews

Hey everyone!! With the warmer weather right around the corner, it is time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Stay tuned as we will have some upcoming reviews on backpacking and camping gear. We are not only choosing essential gear you could use to make your outdoor trips enjoyable; we are choosing gear that could become a vital part of your preparedness program.