Very Good Lanterns for an Emergency Light Source

Amazon is selling these “on sale” today for $22 bucks with free shipping.  That’s not a smoking deal, as last February I got them for $19. However, it’s a good deal nonetheless and the lights are well worth the $20 or so bucks you’ll spend. On top of our solar, inflatable lights, we have these … Read moreVery Good Lanterns for an Emergency Light Source

Battery Power vs. Plug in Power Demonstration

Folks, here is a GREAT video that demonstrates just how much more efficient work is with higher voltage, i.e., the kind that comes out of your wall outlet, versus lower voltage, the kind that uses batteries. What you get out of your wall is called AC, alternating current. In the US, you’ll get 120volts.  In … Read moreBattery Power vs. Plug in Power Demonstration

A French Press is a Great Tool for Fantastic Coffee and Preparedness

I first heard of a French Press about two years ago as a way to make coffee in a grid-down situation.  Because with a French Press you don’t need electricity, you just need to boil water. In my research, everyone was saying how good the coffee was as opposed to it being a prep tool. … Read moreA French Press is a Great Tool for Fantastic Coffee and Preparedness