Category: Prepping Products

Why the SwissTool CS Plus Is My Husband’s New Favorite Multi-Tool

Back in March of this year, just before I found out that I would spend the next several months battling cancer, I reached out to a company that many of you are very familiar with. You may not know the company by name yet but if you grew up carrying a Swiss Army Knife in your pocket, you know the brand very well. Now you should know that the company name is actually Victorinox. Back in the day, a Swiss Army Knife was “the” multi-tool to have. It was a pocket knife that evolved into a knife with tons of…

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Introducing The Pocket Guide to Prepper Knots

Hey everyone! I’m a little late to the party because I’ve been in the fight of my life trying to beat lung cancer but I’m very excited to announce that my THIRD book has been published!!! It’s called The Pocket Guide to Prepper Knots. About a year ago, my publisher contacted me and asked if I would consider writing a book about knots that preppers might find useful. Initially, they asked for a book with instructions for how to tie a lot of knots but I told them that the only way I would write the book was if it…

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Wiebe Knives – Skinning Knives for When You Need a Razor Sharp Edge

I recently received an interesting email from a company called Wiebe Knives asking me if I would be willing to do a gear review for them. I hadn’t heard about this company so I popped on over to their website to see what they had to offer. It didn’t take me long to decide that I was intrigued and I quickly replied to the company saying that I would love to test their knives and review them on Preppers Illustrated. I asked them to send me two of their knives to test and a couple of weeks later I received…

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Check out the New Yakima Products on Our BOV Build

If you follow Preppers Illustrated, you probably know that we recently started converting our 1994 Toyota T100 into a Bug Out Vehicle. I also told you to stay tuned for the first modification to our BOV and this article will describe what we decided to do first. All preppers know how important storage space is so we decided to do something to increase the amount of gear we can carry on our truck. You might be wondering why we decided to do this because it’s a truck that has plenty of storage space in the bed. While that is true,…

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Is the Wicked Edge Knife Sharpening System Worth the Money?

In our family, my husband has always been the knife sharpener. I’ve watched him sharpen knife after knife by hand over the 23 years that we’ve been married and recently I started thinking that there has to be a better way. He would spend hours working to get a razor sharp edge on his knives and I just couldn’t see the point. My thoughts were, why should something that seems so simple take so long? When I asked him why it takes so long to get a really good edge on a knife he said, “The hardest part is keeping…

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