Gear Review

This stuff in the ad above is all stuff that I have bought and use. I endorse all of it or I wouldn't advertise it on my blog. As time goes by and I review more gear, I'll post it on this page so check back often. ~OJD

Survival Tools

My knife
Review: Bear Gryllis Survival Knife by Gerber
After Wifey saw it, had to get her one too!

My multi-tool
Gerber 05500 MP400 Compact Sport Multi-function Tool
review pending (have had for ten years, highest recommendation)
(aka The Daddy Tool)
Highly Recommend!

My portable gadget charger
Review: Portable Rechargeable Battery Pack - Xpal
Recommend: This little gadget has saved me on several night shifts when I have forgotten my charging plug. I carry in my shoulder bag at all times.

Bushnell Powerview 12x50 Wide Angle Binocular
review pending (nice, recommend)

Fire Supplies
Coghlans Waterproof Matches 10 Pack
review pending (perfect, recommend)

Bug Out Bag Contents

Bug Out Bag / Alice pack
Olive Drab Genuine GI USED Alice Pack With Frame (Large, With Frame)
review pending (inexpensive, recommend)

Water Purifier Tablets
Polar Pure Water Disinfectant With Iodine Crystals
pending review (unused but researched, recommend)

Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord
review pending (have used a bunch, highly recommend)

Paracord Sewing Needle
Perma Lok Jumbo Lacing Needle-For 1/8", 5/32" Or 1/4" Lace
review pending (works perfect, made cool stuff, recommend)

Solar Weather Radio/Charger/Flashlight
Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160R Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red)
pending review (used lots, highly recommend)

Prepared at Home

Garage Organization
Garage Overhead Storage Shelf
HyLoft 540 45-Inch-by-45-Inch Overhead Storage System, White
review pending (nice, recommend) creates lots of new, usable space

Garage Tools
Black & Decker 8-Inch Auto Wrench
Black & Decker AAW100 8-Inch Auto Wrench Adjusting Wrench
review pending (crap, don't recommend)

Black & Decker Cordless Power Scissors
Black & Decker SZ360 3.6-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Power Scissors
review pending (crap, don't recommend)

Battery Organizer with Tester
Range Kleen WKT4162 66-Battery Organizer with Removable Tester
review pending (just got it)

Water Storage Drum Wrench
Advanced Tool Design Model ATD-5271 Non Sparking Aluminum Drum Wrench
review pending (perfect, recommend)

Siphon Hose
6Ft Siphon Pump
review pending (recommend)

Shower Head Water Conservation
Evolve Showerheads SS-2104CP-US Roadrunner Water-Saving Shower-Head, Chrome Polish
review pending (does as advertised, waiting to see water bill)
money saved from water bill is more money to spend on prepping!

Food Preparedness

Pulp Strainer (used for juicing)
HIC Brands that Cook Nylon Mesh Strainer, 7-Inch
review pending (exactly what I needed for juicing, recommend)

Freezer alarm
CDN Freezer Alarm
Review: link (notifies you when you might lose all your frozen food, recommend)

Medical Kit / First Aid

Stops Bleeding FAST!
Adventure Medical Quikclot Sport Pack
review pending (haven't used but seen lots of vids, recommend)

Drawing Salve
review pending (haven't needed yet, but stinks like all hell)

Muscle Relaxer / Stress Relief
Valerian Extract 4 Ounces (natural remedy / herbal)
review pending (just got a few days ago, haven't tried it yet)

Sleep Aid - Melatonin
Optimum Nutrition Melatonin 3mg, 100 Tablets (Pack of 6)
Review: link (highly recommended for sleep aid)

Digital Library / Electronics / Video

Mini Media Player
Western Digital, WD TV Mini Media Player
review pending (plays my downloaded avi,mpg movies on any machine)

Cody Lundin - When All Hell Breaks Loose
When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes
review pending...but who doesn't like Cody?

Cooking Supplies

Portable Propane Rocket-type Stove
Coleman PefectFlow 1-Burner Stove
review pending (haven't used yet)

Pressure Canner
Presto 1781 23-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker/Canner
review pending (wifey uses it, loves it, recommend)

Canning Kit (must have)
Presto 7 Function Canning Kit
review pending (again, wifey loves it, must have to can with, recommend)

Guns / Weapons

Hearing Protection
3M 90561-80025T Tekk Protection Professional Hearing Protector
review pending (feel good, work good, recommend)

Manual Clay Target Thrower
MTM EZ-Double Throw Clay Target Thrower
review pending (used a friend's, enjoyed so much bought my own, recommend)

Gun Safe - 5 Long Gun Capacity
SentrySafe G0135 Black Safe 5 Long Gun Maximum Capacity Safe, 3.5 Cubic Feet, Black
Review: link (recommend for price)


Portable Toilet (Luggable Loo)
Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet
review pending (haven't used it but recommend it for lack of alternatives)

Wifey's Corner (Stuff she uses)

Brother 1034D 3/4 Lay-In Thread Serger
review pending (she loves it, uses it all the time, recommend)