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Tenergy 18650 batteries

I Don’t Want to Live in the “Dark Ages”

In a grid-down situation, how long will your batteries last? Do you have a way to recharge them? You need a way to fight the dark.
Highly rated flashlight

Product Review: $15.99 Tractor Supply Flashlight Surprises

Cheap doesn't always mean crappy. Our testing of this light shows that it is an excellent buy with excellent 18650 batteries.
Colorfully wrapped gifts

Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Preppers

Take a few steps ahead in your prepping journey by giving gifts that boost your family's level of preparedness. Check our our suggestions.
My NiteCore HC90 headlamp.

Why Every Prepper Should have a Headlamp (or Three)

Flashlights are handy, and I carry one as part of my EDC, but headlamps allow you to go hand-free which is important when you have chores to do in the dark.
A dark night in the country. Photo by Gary Meulemans on Unsplash.

A Thump in the Night and I Grab my Shockwave

What do you reach for when you hear a loud noise in the middle of the night? The phone? Your rifle? I reached for my Mossberg Shockwave because it was handy.
Various batteries waiting on my bathroom sink to be charged

Prepper Diary January 28: Time to Charge the Batteries

A search through our stock of radios leads to a marathon battery recharging session.
The Streamlight TL-Racker shotgun fore end with integrated flashlight

Product Review: The Streamlight TL-Racker Shotgun Fore End Flashlight

Pete installs the Streamlight TL Racker fore end light on his Mossberg Shockwave and gives you his unbiased feedback.
examples of CR123s and 18650 batteries

The Best Batteries for Preppers

When the power goes out, either for a few hours or forever, most of us reach for a battery powered device. Here's our advice for the best batteries for preppers
The LED Light (on right) is brighter than the incandescent bulb lantern

LEDs: The Prepper’s Bright Little Friend

In a TEOTWAWKI situation, you’ll need bright, efficient, robust lighting. LED lights are the answer.