I wrote a review on the Anker Astro Mini over at Survival Life, which means you should go over there and read it. Everybody should have a battery of some sort to charge their portable electronic devices, especially since most of us are dependent on our smart phones. Nowadays, the prices for good, high-capacity battery chargers is low enough so that everybody can purchase at least one of them. So hop on over to Survival Life, read my review, increase your wisdom, and become more prepared.

Last month, I reviewed several products and wrote reviews for them to be published in Survival Life. These will be released in the coming weeks and I will link them here as well. However, the theme of these reviews is “playing with gasoline” since all of these products are related to fuel storage. To be clear, I was *testing* these products for their ability to store and dispense fuel…not to create fire and mayhem. The whole series will be worth reading because of some unexpected experiences I had along the way. There was even one product I could not review due to a design limitation. Anyway, stay tuned for more information because there will be some actionable steps you can take after you read these posts.

I’ve owned a Streamlight Nano for a couple of years now and have found it to be a useful backup light. It has gone with me on several overseas trips and has come in handy a few times when I needed illumination. You can read my review of this useful little LED unit over at Survival Life. SPOILER ALERT: I like it a lot.

 

I’ve been using PFI’s Z-Blade for several years now and have found them to be VERY handy. Not long ago I decided to write a review on this helpful tool over at Survival Life so hop on over there and give it a look. It is a great tool to have on-hand around the house and in your various kits. I own a bunch of them and they have also proven to be popular gifts. Give it some thought and consider buying some for your preparations.

 

The first article I wrote for Survival Life was a review of the Sunjack 14w Portable Solar Charger. Everybody should have multiple power backup sources for their battery-powered devices (i.e., cell phones) in case of an extended power outage. If you live in an area that gets a lot of sunlight, a solar battery charger is a good option. Read the review and decide for yourself if the Sunjack is right for you.

 

Not long ago, a friend of mine recommended a blog that focused on the specific needs of apartment-dwellers. Apartment Prepper is a helpful prepping blog that covers many of the basics of preparing for emergencies. Don’t let the title fool you either, many of the practices and principles mentioned on this blog are applicable to single-family domiciles as well. What I really like about Apartment Prepper is the primary writer for it, Bonnie Carr, is a normal person who is less concerned about TEOTWAWKI than more practical and likely events. This makes her blog more readable and understandable to regular civilians, which is why I enjoy reading it.

Bonnie also wrote the Preppers Pocket Guide, which I reviewed a while ago in this post. That book is a great starting point if you are new to prepping so I highly recommend it. You can click on the image below to order your copy today.

There is lots of good information on the site and her Twitter feed is worth following too. So do what I did and add Apartment Prepper to your reading list.

Sometimes a hidden problem can cause issues over a long period of time. What’s maddening about this is that the damage is difficult to discern and the affects not immediately traceable to the root cause. I had such an issue that cost me a lot of money and frustration before I was finally able to get it resolved. Hopefully you can learn from my experience so you don’t encounter a similar problem.

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