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best propane backup generator for emergencies review Best gas-powered portable generators
Although portable solar generators are fantastic for powering small devices when you’re away from home, many people prefer these kind of semi-portable (ie. can move it around but not take it in a go-bag) fueled generators for those times when you’re sheltering at your house and want to keep things smooth during an emergency. A Read more
Off-grid power 101
Confused by generating power off the grid? Learn the basics in simple terms, including examples setups with links to gear for your needs. Read more
review of best lantern for emergency preparedness Best lantern
Although candle or fueled lanterns are a decent backup and can put off a small amount of heat, many people have moved to modern LED electric lanterns that are energy efficient (and easy to recharge with portable solar or a battery pack), bright, and can act as a charging hub for other USB devices. Plus, Read more
Best pepper spray review picture Best pepper spray
Even if you carry a firearm, pepper spray is a less-lethal option that can allow you to defend yourself when confronted by someone who is unarmed but still dangerous. If the only tool at your disposal is a gun, you may save your own life, but you’ll take another and you may be subject to Read more