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Vantablack: synthetic black hole-like material that absorbs 99.965% of light

Vantablack: synthetic black hole-like material that absorbs 99.965% of light

What’s better than a Ninja?  A super black Ninja that not even light can escape. Scientists have developed a new material called Vantablack.  It breaks all previous records for light absorption using carbon nanotubes (10,000 times thinner than a human hair). Vantablack is as close as we’ve come to having a synthetic black hole.  This […]

By July 15, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Start a fire with pee

Start a fire with pee

  This is the urine version of the old bottled water or water in a plastic bag fire starting trick.  But it’s a good one to know and one more reason why carrying plastic wrap or a plastic baggy in your survival kit is a good idea.

By July 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
DUI Checkpoints: Searched without consent while innocent

DUI Checkpoints: Searched without consent while innocent

Here is an interesting video of an outright violation of a man’s rights caught on camera. What has this got to do with prepping?  Quite a bit if you think about it.  DUI checkpoints are more about conditioning people to accept forfeiture of our 4th amendment rights than they are about catching drunk drivers.  If we as […]

By July 7, 2014 15 Comments Read More →
Superhero Dad wrecks his truck to save kids

Superhero Dad wrecks his truck to save kids

If there was ever any doubt, this video will be sure to restore your faith in humanity.  Watch as this superhero dad wrecks his truck to save these kids.  But it is what happens next that makes this story even more touching. Community pulls together for superhero dad When the two brothers who own Carstar in west […]

By July 6, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
10 Parasites that could be living inside you

10 Parasites that could be living inside you

Holy jumpin’ tapeworms Batman!   You don’t need to stay up for that late night horror movie to get the bejesus scared out of you.  Just consider what kind of creepy crawly parasites that could be living inside you right now. Fortunately, most can be treated.  But first, watch the video to see what these nasty […]

By July 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Should we be eating insects

Should we be eating insects

Here’s a topic that just might turn your stomach. Should we be eating insects? Really the disgust of eating insects has nothing to do with flavor but everything to do with cultural habit.  In western society we grow up thinking it’s gross because everyone else says it’s gross, and that’s because they grew up with everyone […]

By June 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Wise Food Giveaway

Wise Food Giveaway

Catskill Prepper is giving away a Wise Foods 120 Servings entrée only Grab and Go Food Kit.   This bucket retails for $259.99. Wise Company Grab and Go Food Kits are perfect for any unplanned emergency. 2 servings per day (entrees only) for 1 adult, 2 months. The contest runs until June 30. To enter the […]

By June 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Instafire Review: Start fires instantly with no hassle

Instafire Review: Start fires instantly with no hassle

This weekend I had the opportunity to test out Instafire for review.  It’s claimed to burn at nearly 1,000 degrees and to easily be lit in the ice, snow, rain and even burn wet wood.  Unfortunately it is the middle of spring and there is no ice or wet wood at our place.  So for demonstration […]

By June 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Rothco Covert Ops Light Weight Soft Shell Jacket

Rothco Covert Ops Light Weight Soft Shell Jacket

Review by Tom Here’s a great jacket that serves a very practical purpose while dressing in style.  Those of you who know how often I travel, also know that I always travel light and this soft shell jacket from Rothco offers that opportunity. Last year I had a chance to test this jacket out for review, […]

By May 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Product Review: OSI Medical Supply Modules & Advantage II Personal Vehicle Aid Kit

Product Review: OSI Medical Supply Modules & Advantage II Personal Vehicle Aid Kit

-by Robert Hawkins Being prepared to respond to injury or trauma takes on a serious role in anyones plans, perhaps the most serious thing needed to be done. For serious prepping, you need serious medical gear, the kind of medical gear which can save a life in a moment. For the general public, store-bought First […]

By May 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →