Book List

Below are my favorite books in several different categories. I own hundreds of books and could have made a huge list of good books, but instead, I decided to put together a shorter list of GREAT books. I hope that you find this list useful.  My Books The Prepper’s Guide to Surviving the End of the World, as We Know …

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Mountain House Classic Assortment Bucket Review

In Amazon Reviews, Featured by Jesse Mathewson41 Comments

Over the last few decades, I have been more invested in long-term supplies for survival and prepping. After all the evidence shows that it is not a matter of if an event will occur but rather when. By event I mean; flooding, wildfire, home fire, windstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides and even the dreaded fabled collapse of our current society. ¹ …

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7 Ways to Prepare for and Survive an Earthquake

In Amazon Reviews by M.D. Creekmore

by Janet Spencer, Catastropharian Extraordinaire In 1994 a friend of mine was in the Northridge earthquake. She was awakened in the middle of the night by her apartment collapsing around her. She crawled out of the wreckage wearing nothing but her nighty. She met her neighbors in the street. Most were cut, like she was, from scrambling through broken glass on …

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Buyer’s Guide: Eberlestock Halftrack Pack Review

In Amazon Reviews by M.D. Creekmore

by The Angry Prepper Eberlestock’s Halftrack is a great bag (check the current price and availability at Amazon.com).  This bag is made of tough stuff  & is very dependable.  The Halftrack is a 50 Liter bag that weighs about 6lbs. & 12oz.  For starters, this bag has every feature I have ever looked for in a bag.  The first thing …

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Best Survival/Hiking Water Filter

In Amazon Reviews by M.D. Creekmore

by Dean C A few months back, I had sold a few things of value and used that money to buy a Katadyn Vario water filter (click here to check availability and the current price at Amazon.com).  Since water is so important, and the items I sold had no real value to prepping, it was an easy decision. I had been …

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Wolfhawk Mercantile Soaps & Sundries: product review

In Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

This review is for an amazing small business Wolfhawk Mercantile Soaps & Sundries made in USA and run by fellow homesteaders based in Montana! Please check out the links on each soap type, it will bring you directly to their page, make sure to let them know I sent you, pricing starts at $5 and goes up based on what …

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Best Solar Powered / Hand Crank Flashlights

In Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

January 2016, a purchase was made of over 20 solar powered, crank powered and alternative powered handheld lights. These flashlights all underwent extensive testing. This testing included the following steps for my personal use. 1. Drop testing (from 4 feet and 6 feet using different angles and surfaces) – I live in the high desert, if they can’t handle being …

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Holosun Optic Sight [An Honest Review]

In Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.” Sun Tzu Budget prepping is a difficult thing to do. After all, there is a difference between budget and cheap, inexpensive and cheap. Cheap by definition does not mean something is necessarily …

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Ferro Rod Review and Usage Guide

In Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

Fire is an essential element of survival, living, and warfare. It has been used for many millennia for heating, cooking, controlling growth, reducing wildfire damage, to promote grazing and conduct defensive and offensive campaigns against enemies. Ferro Rod usage is popular with many people within the prepper community, and yet, from what I have seen personally, there are many who …

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Hiluckey Solar Charger Review

In Alternative Power, Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

Legally I have to tell you if I have received the product or any compensation for writing this review. As with the large majority of products I review, I have not received this product or any compensation. There may be affiliate links in the material that utilize Amazon as a platform. However, unlike other blogs, we follow the laws here, even if …

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P-38 or P-51 Can Opener Review

In Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

Not everything made for the military is truly well made. In many cases what is made for the military, regardless of nation of origin, often is low-end and fits into a rather loose set of restrictions guiding its building. This is the case with the amazing folding can opener known as the P-38 and P-51.  The P-38 can opener was designed …