5 for Friday

5 For Friday: Lighting

Welcome to another installment of Five for Friday!

Each week on Friday we will be highlighting a group of 5 products that will make your prepper arsenal that much stronger. We will be covering a different category each week and speak to how the products work together to give you a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. We try to list these five items so they have multiple uses and can help your everyday life on top of your prepping.

Today we are focusing on emergency lighting.

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The Survival Podcast

A Survival Primer for All Your Friends

I’m hoping many of you have already heard of Jack Spirko and The Survival Podcast. Jack does a daily, yes daily, podcast covering most of the topics we focus on here at  Santa Cruz Survivors. Jack has his focus on self reliance and independence for a better life when times get tough and even if they don’t. Permaculture, security, sensible preps, and social responsibility are some of his biggest topics. While I am not the biggest fan of Jack’s “Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!” sort of inflection, it does grow on you a bit and the content makes it all worth it.

Now I’m sure you have some friends of family that you would like to get on the self reliance and preparedness path and you don’t have that quick and easy primer for them to read or listen to that lays all of the basics out for them. Well let me recommend these two episodes where Jack does just that. Pass this post along to your friends and let them know that two hours of listening to this in the car or at work may change their outlook on their daily lives.

 

EPISODE-1056- ZERO TO PREPARED – FAST, SIMPLE AND LOW COST – PART 1

EPISODE-1057- ZERO TO PREPARED – FAST, SIMPLE AND LOW COST- PART 2

 

 

5 for Friday

5 For Friday: Emergency Power

Welcome to the first installment of Five for Friday!

Each week on Friday we will be highlighting a group of 5 products that will make your prepper arsenal that much stronger. We will be covering a different category each week and speak to how the products work together to give you a whole that is stronger than the sum of its parts. We try to list these five items so they have multiple uses and can help your everyday life on top of your prepping.

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My Patriot Supply

Food Storage: First Steps

Where do you start with food storage? Well for us it really started with cost. I knew that long term storage foods were not the kind of things we wanted to rotate into our daily lives. So this food would really only be used in an emergency scenario. We follow a Paleo lifestyle and freshness is key. Freeze dried, packaged anything goes against everything the two of us think of as nutritious food. Since I was making an investment into something we would not be rotating and wouldn’t normally eat in a day to day scenario, I wanted food that would last the investment. Read more

Afghanistan 2008

How It All Started

Last Fall I picked up a book at the Philadelphia Airport called One Second After by William R. Fortchen.

This single fictional novel has changed the way view and live my life.  Since reading this account of how an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) changed their world as they knew it, I have begun focusing on how to be more self-sufficient and prepared for any potential world changing events. Read more