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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
Beginner's guide to maps How to read maps
Summary: Scale is how zoomed in or out a map is, such as one inch equaling one mile. The first thing you should look at in a road atlas is the legend, which explains what lines and symbols mean. Other important atlas features: the index, which gives page numbers for all major locations and tables 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