There are several sources for preppers and survivalists to glean important information.
You can always search Google and YouTube for a particular survival skill or how-to video. You can purchase preparedness guides on Amazon or at your local bookstore.
But arguably, one of the best resources for info (besides the Survival Bell site–heh!) is Survivalist magazine.
But before today, the only way to get the latest issue was at your local newsstand or a subscription delivery.
Well not anymore. All back issues, including out of print back issues, are now available digitally.
The simple notion of using a slow-moving, falling weight to power things has been around for centuries. Think big clocks in 16th century cathedrals.
So when I saw the principle applied to an LED lamp, my first thoughts were about lighting for either off grid emergencies or off grid emergencies or lifestyles.
Using 26 pounds hung six feet above ground, the GravityLight provides 20 minutes of light. Over and over and over again. In the words of the design team:
Once GravityLight is installed and a 12kg weight – a bag of rocks or sand – attached, it’s ready to go, anytime.
The weight is lifted by pulling down on a bead cord. On release, the weight falls very slowly, transforming potential energy into kinetic energy as it powers a drive sprocket and polymer gear train.
This generates just under a tenth of a watt, to power an onboard LED and ancillary devices.
Once the weighted bag reaches the floor, which depends on how high it was installed, it is simply lifted to repeat the process.
On December 5th, there’s a one day gear swap in Travelers Rest, SC, just north of Greenville.
Dan Kobler of Dynamic Defense & Gear is hosting the event at his location (address below). Ben of Guardian Holsters is co-host. It runs from 9am to 4pm. In addition to vendors, the SensiblePrepper, Skinny Medic, and Southern Prepper 1 will be present.
So if you’re in the Upstate area on the 5th (or just in the Southeast, for that matter), bring your gear to trade, swap, buy, or sell. There will be door prizes and giveaways, but just the conversations will worth the price of admission ($5.00).
Watch the video below for more details. It should be a great event.
LIFESAVER® Systems Ltd offers a variety of water filtration/purification products.
After receiving independent lab test results, LIFESAVER issued this directive to customers:
Apparently it didn’t pass virus removal testing … but did pass both bacteria and cyst removal.
They are looking into the possibility of filtration replacement program.
In the meantime, they recommend not using any of their water filter products — especially where virus infection is suspected — until further testing is completed.
Here is the complete press release.
FunkyPrepper recorded a quick video about the issue. See below and …
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