Category: Prepping Products

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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Check Out My Newly Released Prepping Book!

Hey everyone, I’m very excited to announce that my SECOND book has recently been published and is on store shelves now! I’ll be quite honest with you. Not in a million years did I ever imagine I would have a book published. Now I have two AND I’ve been contracted to write a third! The title of my latest book is: The Pocket Guide to Prepping Supplies – More Than 200 Items You Can’t Be Without. When I started writing this book, my goal was to point out things that some preppers might have overlooked with their emergency preparedness planning.

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Convenient Backup Power for Apartment Preppers

Several weeks ago I was doing some thinking about how prepping must be different for people who live in places like apartments. I have to admit that I tend to focus on prepping from my own perspective. I live in a rural area where there is plenty of water, firewood, wild game, and fish. We also have emergency backup generators in the event of a power outage. This line of thinking led me to wonder about backup power options for apartment preppers. I wondered what I would do if I actually lived in an apartment? In most cases, the very…

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Estwing® 16″ Special Edition Camping Axe Review

A few weeks ago while I was out splitting some kindling for our wood stove, I was swinging my old hatchet and thinking to myself that it sure would be nice to have a really well made hatchet to keep in my bug out bag. Once the fire was roaring and my house was finally warm, I started doing some online research. I’ve always admired the beautiful look of the Estwing® Sportsman’s Axe with the leather handle so I started browsing through their website to see if they had anything new. To my surprise, I discovered that they had a…

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