Chris Tanner of PreparedMind101 starts off 2016 with a video series on how he chooses items for his EDC system. He’s motivated by the fact that many folks are just beginning their prep efforts … and also because so many folks are asking him what’s in his EDC.
But what works for him may not make sense for others. People have different skills, live in different parts of the country, have different jobs, and different levels of risk (acceptance or aversion).
With all that in mind, Tanner plans a multi-video series explaining how he decides what are the best EDC items for him. Based on a logical process, he shows how and why he chooses a particular tool.
That tool may not be the best one for your situation, but you can still use the same deductive thought process to choose what is best for you.
Watch Intro Video below for the complete explanation on what he’s trying to do. And as each video comes out, it will be added to this post.
In a previous video, Engineer775 and his crew installed a 3-array off grid solar system for a homeowner client. In the video below, he talks about the SunDanzer direct current (dc) powered freezer installed in the same household.
They’re using this freezer unit to minimize the load on the inverter. The inverter coverts dc power from the batteries to alternating current (ac) for powering the rest of the home.
Essentially, this freezer uses power directly from the batteries (and charge controllers) … almost direct from the sun.
… is how Southern Prepper1’s wife woke him before dawn one morning. Grabbing a flashlight and his .22, he went outside and then into the chicken coop.
Confronted with a snarling, sharp-clawed opossum, and with panicked chickens wildly flapping about the small enclosure, he decided not to shoot … probably also saving his eardrums.
Instead, he went to workshop and grabbed his spear.
One of the most important aspects of prepping is a survival food source. Most folks choose the food storage option, rotating bulk stocks to keep supplies fresh.
But if you’re looking for a long-term survival solution, you must consider the garden alternative. It’s hard work with a tough learning curve if you didn’t grow up on a farm.
However, if there’s a deep social collapse, how else will you feed your family and members of your group for months … or much longer?