Many of the posts and articles on preparedness and survival sites are focused on some sort of kit:
Kits are good topics because they usually take an important aspect of the Law of 3’s and identify the gear/items needed to extend that “3-something” survival time.
The two videos below detail how to build a firecracker trip wire camp security alarm. DIY trip wires are easy to assemble with just a few basic materials.
In the first video, How To Survive assembles the trip wire. In the second video, Survival Lilly builds a similar alarm … and then has a bit of fun.
Wooden matches, a firecracker, duct tape, a striker strip and twine are all that’s needed. The assembly is straightforward: two wood matches aligned with the firecracker fuse with the striker strip from a match box as the igniter.
Watch the video below for actual assembly details.
The video on the next page shows Survival Lilly building a similar alarm at her bug out camp. She’s having more fun with the whole thing.
Are you looking for a low-cost but not low-quality night vision security camera?
The Survivalist Prepper does a quick video review of Bunker Hill’s Color Security Camera with Night Vision. Features:
The Canadian Prepper on Chris’ PREPAREDMIND101 YouTube channel compares two thermal imaging devices: The Seek ($250-$350) and the Therm-App ($950-$2,000).
Both attach to an Android smartphone, but the Seek is also compatible with the iPhone.
I consider these imagers to be gear “top-off” items. In other words, you already own almost everything else needed for a complete survival kit before you consider an investment in these units.
That being said, infrared imaging devices add a nifty addition to home and camp security: you can “see” in the dark.