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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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Baofeng UV-5R Programming

  Programming the Baofeng UV-5R manually is actually really easy. Now you could program your channels by using a software called Chirp that you can find at http://bit.ly/1KVPTDU. In this video we will be programming manually. You will need 2 things: 1. Baofeng UV-5R (Amazon) 2. Frequencies that you can find at www.radioreference.com Clear All Current Channels: 1. Press menu ...

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6 Strategic Reasons Preppers Should Have HAM Radios

  When I grew up cell phones were a newer thing that only the wealthy could really afford.  The rest of us used home phones and pay phones when were out an about.  If there was an emergency while we were on the road we would have to stop at the nearest pay phone to make a call. This wasn’t always ...

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Exos Bravo Tactical Assault Backpack Sponsored Review

  Exos Gear recently reached out to me and requested that I review 2 of their bags.  The bag that I will be discussing today is the Bravo Tactical Assault Backpack (Amazon).  This backpack is similar tactical design to the Condor Compact Assault Pack with a few more tweaks and a lower price pack. This request worked out well because ...

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Baofeng UV-5R Review

Baofeng UV 5R

  Having a form of communication during a disaster can determine life or death.  There are stories of people who were in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina that were saved from the floods because they were able to communicate with a HAM license operator.  It’s not easy to jump directly into the amateur radio world especially with all the radios ...

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How to Use the Baofeng UV-5R

How to Use the Baofeng UV 5R

  Learning how to use the Baofeng UV-5R can be sort of frustrating you are just getting started.  Baofeng doesn’t provide a whole lot of information with their instruction manual.  This video is just going over the buttons and what they do.  There will be a follow up video discussing how to program the Baofeng UV-5R and another one about ...

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Columbia Woodburn Hiking Shoe Review

Columbia Woodburn Hiking Shoe

  Having a good pair of hiking boots is of the utmost importance not only for camping but even for survival situations.  The quality of those hiking boots can make or break your experience.  If you are walking for miles you don’t want to be feeling pain in your feet.  You also want to have good grip or traction that ...

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Yalumi Spark Headlamp Review

Yalumi Spark Headlamp

  Yalumi is an optical design company that offers headlamps, safety lights, and lights for runners/bikers.  Yalumi was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in the United States.  In this post I will be reviewing the Yalumi LED Spark Headlamp. Yalumi Spark Headlamp Review Details The Yalumi LED Spark Headlamp is light and compact weighing only 6.4oz.  It is water ...

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Prepper Gear Spotlight: Small Kits Surviving Longer

  This week’s prepper gear spotlight comes from @k.m_ink on Instagram.  His spotlight consists of a small survival kit.  This isn’t meant to be a full out survival kit but are some useful tools to help you in a disaster. The SOL (Survive Outdoors Longer) Kit consists of a signal mirror, whistle, folding knife, button compass, flashlight and a fire starter. ...

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