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How to Connect HAM Radio to a Repeater

  The Baofeng UV-5R has limited frequency range. By connecting to a repeater is more than doubles your range giving you the ability to speak with other people in different areas. This video will show you how to connect HAM radio to a repeater. Smart Prepper Gear is a channel dedicated to helping your prepare the smart way now so ...

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25 Prepper Christmas Gift Ideas under $25

  Tis the season to be prepping!  Yes, by looking at my empty wallet it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas.  As a prepper you most likely have other family members that are preppers or you are trying to encourage them to become preppers by buying them gifts.  You could also be a non-prepper looking for gift ideas to ...

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Solo Stove Campfire Pre-review Video

  Solo Stove Campfire is a stove used for campers and other outdoor activities where you need to build a fire but don’t necessarily have a fire pit. You can check it out on Amazon for more information at http://amzn.to/2f87nWF (affiliate link). Let me know in the comment section below what questions you want me to answer in the upcoming ...

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Every Day Carry Bag Types and Their Benefits

every day carry bag

  The “man purse” is also known as the every day carry bag.  This type of bag has gotten really popular as more people now have a focus on preparedness.  Not just preparedness for disaster but just things that happen on an everyday basis. This bag is something that we keep near our body.  It typically carries essentials that we ...

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Everyday Carry (EDC) Essentials Tier 1 Part 2

  In Part 2 I will be continuing our discussion about the everyday carry tier 1. Again everyday carry is all personalized but I wanted to provide examples of what I carry and why. Sign up for the preppers checklist at http://www.smartpreppergear.com/preppers-list/. Resources mentioned: Casio G-Shock G100-1BV Review – http://www.smartpreppergear.com/casio-g-shock-g100-1bv/ Secrid Cardslide Wallet Review – http://www.smartpreppergear.com/secrid-cardslide-wallet-review/ KeySmart Review – http://www.smartpreppergear.com/keysmart-review/ ...

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DIY Emergency Candles You Can Make in Minutes

diy emergency candles

  In a grid down situation it is paramount to survival to have a light source.  You will need the ability to see where you are walking and what you are trying to do.  Have you ever tried tying knots or performing the simplest tasks like changing clothes in the dark? As a prepper it is important to have multiple ...

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EDC Essentials Part 1 – P.A.C.E.

edc essentials

  This is the first part of the EDC Essentials series. In this video I am discussing the first tier of EDC which is the on-body carry. The first part of the first tier is the P.A.C.E. (Primary, Alternate, Contingent, and Emergency) carry. Items mentioned: UZI Tactical Pen Prepper Spray – http://amzn.to/2diaUMk Taurus PT111 Millenium G2 Resources mentioned: UZI Tactical ...

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Under Armour Compel Sling 2.0 Backpack Review

Under Armour Compel Sling 2 Review

  Carrying a back on a daily basis is no longer only for children.  In fact many use a backpack as part of their everyday carry setup.  Recently I was searching for one so that I can carry around some gear and other items without having to carry a heavy load.  I also didn’t want to carry a backpack but ...

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CATI Armor Unboxing Review

  In this video we will unbox 2 CATI Armor side plates that I have purchased for my EDC bag. You can check out their armor plates at www.catiarmor.com. Resources mentioned: Under Armour Compel Sling Pack  

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11 Helpful Features in a Perfect EDC Bag

  When it comes to everyday carry systems there seems to be many schools of thought or understanding.  Either way it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what items of gear that you use on a daily basis or will need in case of an emergency. The everyday carry or EDC bag is the second layer or tier ...

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