An IFAK Trauma Kit You Will Actually Carry

    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.

    The Exploding Chinese Grain Puffer

    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.

    Propane Stove Myths Exposed

    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.

    Solar Lighting for Off-Grid Living

    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.

    Giant Mylar Bags Hold 80lbs of Rice

    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.

    Soil vs. Hydroponics Deep Water Culture – Tomatoes and Eggplants in South Florida (from seed)

    Extra food is never going to be a mistake, especially if you have learned to produce it yourself. But where to start, if you have no clue whatsoever. My results will be from South Florida, but the methodology is universal, and will apply most everywhere. I start with the simple question. Is soil or hydroponics more likely to give you out of the gate success?

    Long Distance Communications with HAM Radio

    This is one of the misunderstood areas in the prepping space, fraught with disinformation all over the internet. This will give you a brief overview of what you need.

    NYC Government Nuke Alert! – “The Big One” WTF? – How to tell if it’s real.

    Geiger Counter (plus EMF and RF) – At Star & Bullock HardwareCDV Meter Calibration Service – At Radmeters4U The nuclear threat has never seen much interest in my years of covering radiation on Prepping 101, [...]

    Perimeter Alarms – A Force Multiplier – Watch Your Six With the Mentality of a Trapper

    Perimeter alarms are a force multiplier, plain and simple. You will never have enough guards to watch your perimeter, and these electronic helpers word great.

    Advertise on Grid Down Magazine

    There were two ways we could have gone about paying for all of this stuff. We could try to sell stuff, or we could try to get advertisers. The advertiser route comes with less conflict [...]