I have learned in recent times to shed disbelief about a lot of things. You just never know what is real these days, and what is fake science. Dowsing just might be a thing. Check it out for yourself.

    IFAK stands for Individual First Aid Kit. There is no official or military list of stuff it must contain. This is my design, in a tiny kit you will actually carry.

    This is one of the most off the wall products I have ever covered for Prepping 101 and now Grid Down, but if you get it, you get it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWZOLm0Dh44 My intent with this article is to demystify solar energy for the average prepper off-grid type of scenario. Solar installers have created a mythology that solar is somehow hard to understand, and that it [...]

    Winter is COMING! This little stove is a rare find to heat small spaces with both bituminous coal and anthracite.

    Propane isn’t my preferred fuel for long term off-grid cooking, but who doesn’t love a good propane camp stove. These tools have a use. And these are better than what you will find at the big box stores.

    Sometimes the simplest answer is the one that works. These solar lights run on the same principle as those probably lighting your front path. It’s got some quirks but works great.

    Staying put is a very important mindset to achieve as things heat up. Storing hundreds of pounds of grains in insect proof bags will give you piece of mind to have a good reason not to leave.

    Diesel/Kerosene Sea Anchor Pressure Lantern – At Starr & Bullock Hardware Throughout the years of Prepping 101 I have had the luxury of checking out luxury products. This is one of those times, and it [...]

    From the small off-grid villages of Turkey comes a Rocket Stove that actually rockets the flame through a compression cone. These are nifty stoves, so if you don’t have an off grid cooking method that burns wood, these are gone when they are gone.