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Black River Outpost’s September Sale

Black River Outpost’s September Sale

A couple of good friends of mine, Rob and Don, from Black River Outpost are currently holding their September Sale during the, uh…month of September! Thinking ahead, aside from the obvious need to prepare yourself, the timing of this sale is perfect. Take advantage of these sale prices to take care of some of those Christmas presents. Maybe this will be the year that you actually get things taken care of early.

You can check out the picture of the sale flyer below but I am pretty excited about a few things that are featured.

  1. Atwood Paracord – You can’t have enough paracord! At this price, get plenty of it.
  2. Live Fire Sport – Waterproof, lightweight, long-burning, compact, and suitable for a variety of purposes, these emergency fire starters are super handy and are great to have in your bags, kits, vehicles, camping gear, and just about anywhere.
  3. Ka-Bar Working Hunter Knife – Every preparedness minded person needs a good knife. Ka-Bar has an extraordinary reputation among sportsmen and is the knife of choice for the United States Marine Corps.
  4. Adventure Medical First Aid 2.0 – A first aid kit is another necessity for anyone really, but especially for preppers. I like these kits by Adventure Medical because they are about the same price as the crappy kits you can get at the drug store, but offer a whole lot more.
  5. Sawyer MINI Water Filter – This is the premier personal use water filter on the market today. It does everything the expensive filters do, but for less than $20. They also come in several colors including black, blue, green, orange, and pink so you can be fashionable and prepared at the same time.

In addition to the September Sale, Rob and Don are currently featuring several items, at deeply discounted prices, in their Bug-Out Bargains section. They currently have some great stuff including bags, books, sleeping bags, and even my favorite flashlight!

Prepping Gems From The Web

One of the great things about the internet is that it is always being updated. It is a constant and never ending process. While this is great, it also means that it is impossible to keep up with everything. With that in mind, here are a few items that I found over the last week or so that I though were worth passing on to you. Hopefully, there will be at least one thing of value to you.

Super Easy Survival Bread

This last  week I stumbled across a REALLY simple recipe for a bread that could easily be made in a survival situation or even just a time of personal economic difficulty. There are only four ingredients and an oven is not required. Check out the recipe from BeSurvival.com.

12 Gauge is Enough Gun

In the last release of All Outdoor’s newsletter, they included an article on shotguns and why the 12 gauge caliber of shotgun is the universal do-it-all smoothbore gauge. It is a well versed take on why there should be no substitute for the 12 gauge when it comes to smoothbore firearms. Read the whole article here.

How To Hide Your House From Google Maps

This article originally appeared on Off The Grid News in October of last year and has the step by step instructions on how to block the street view of your house on Google maps. What is significant about this process is that it can also be used to block license plates, cars, or even people if you feel that you would rather not have you or your property on display to the world. Read the article as well as the necessary steps to complete the process here.

Yard Sale Prepping

The Backyard Pioneer shared a piece on prepping and the use of garage or yard sales to obtain items at a fraction of the price for which they could usually be acquired. While it is not a comprehensive list, there are some good pointers and the article highlights a solid strategy for preparing on a budget. Check it out here.

How To Plan A Bug Out Route For Emergency Evacuation

Graywolf Survival has a great article on how to plan a bug out route. Not only does the article cover how to plan a bug out route but also how to assess a route and the follow up steps that should be taken once you have selected your route(s). Plan your bug out route here.

Quick-Start Guide for Preparedness Newbies

If you have not had the chance to review it yet, James Wesley Rawles over at Survival Blog has compiled a wealth of pertinent survival information for the new prepper. While this info is geared toward newbies, it is a valuable reference for any level of survival minded individual. My recommendation would be printing a copy to keep as a guide to prioritize and keep track of your progress. View the guide here.

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Spring Preparedness at Black River Outpost

In an effort to help preppers be better prepared for Spring, Black River Outpost is currently running their Spring sale on many preparedness items. This is a great chance to stock up on common items or even to use that tax refund to get a few bigger (aka costlier) items at a reduced price! Some of these items are over 50% of the suggested retail prices and include:

  • Ammunition
  • Radios
  • Bags & Packs
  • Knives & Blades
  • Cookware
  • Survival Foods
  • Lights
  • Paracord
  • AND More!

To see all of the items that are on sale, click on the image below. Don’t wait though, the sale won’t last forever and I am sure the best items will run out of stock fast!

Friday! Friday! Friday!

It’s Friday again and that means a few highlights for the prepper from the preppers around the web. This weeks highlights cover low-cost preps, every day carry, and a warning from a federal officer.

18- Low-Cost Ways to Start Prepping from PreppingToSurvive

New to prepping? Not sure where to start? Intimidated by the perceived cost? Prepping To Survive covers eighteen ways to start prepping for disaster in this piece that include things like doing research, budgeting, learning to tie basic knots, exercise, or learn to make repairs around your home. This article provides a great way to get started in emergency preparedness that involves more time than money which is great for the beginner.

Everyday Carry by Rick Keyes on the Official Blog of Knesek Guns, Inc.

What are some of the items that experts recommend that prepared citizens carry on their persons every day? Find out in this article from the folks over at Knesek Guns. This blog post covers the essential Every Day Carry (EDC) for the armed citizen and the unarmed citizen alike. The author even gives specific examples of the items that he carries every day by type and brand.

Warning From a Federal Officer by Silent Prepper on PrepperCentral

This is an interesting piece from an employee at a law enforcement supplier that recently received an unofficial “travel advisory” from a federal law enforcement officer when he was in the shop the other day. You can interpret it for yourselves. I found it interesting myself.

If you found a prepping gem on the web this week, chime in and help out your fellow prepper by posting a link in the comments section!

I’m Back! Prep On $5/Week

Well, it has been quite a while since I have made any posts. I am not dead. I am not even ill. Life has been happening a little and that has kept me busy and part of what has kept me away is a general loss of motivation. Hopefully, I have regained some of my motivation and can get back into the groove of blogging again. Today’s post is a great list of items that can be purchased to start, or add to, your preps for $5.00 a week or less.

The content from today’s post was written by Pete Smith on the blog, Patriots Against the NWO and is titled, Prep Items You Can Buy For $5.00 A Week……….

“The goal of this post is to demonstrate that prepping can be done on the cheap for about $ 5.00 per week. I do not think that I know anyone who could not spare five bucks per week to invest in the ability to feed yourself and your family in the event of being affected by some form of disaster. And if you can do $10.00 a week and add items even faster!

For just $ 5.00 +/- you can buy the following storable things:


  • Five packages of Idahoan instant potatoes (flavored)
  • A case of ramen noodles (20 pkgs)
  • Five cans of sardines
  • Five gallons of purified water
  • Two cases of bottled water
  • Four cans of peaches, pears or fruit cocktail
  • Two jars of mandarin oranges
  • Five pounds of rice
  • Three to four pounds of spaghetti
  • Three to Four cans of spaghetti sauce
  • Three bags of egg noodles
  • Eight to Ten packages of gravy mix
  • Four cans of whole or sliced new potatoes
  • Four to Five cans of green beans or at least three to four cans of carrots, greens, peas or mixed veggies
  • Two cans of Yams
  • Six to Ten cans of pork and beans
  • One 40 ounce can of Beef Stew
  • Two 12 ounce cans of chicken, tuna or roast beef
  • One 1lb canned ham
  • Three to four cans of refried beans
  • Three to five 12 oz cans of raviolis or spaghetti O’s.
  • Two 12.5 ounce cans of Salmon
  • Five pounds of Oatmeal
  • Three to Four packages Dinty Moore heat and eat meals
  • Five packages of corn bread mix
  • Five pounds of Sugar
  • Five pound of Flour
  • 1.5 quarts of cooking oil
  • Three to Four one pound bags of dry beans
  • Two cans of apple juice
  • One to Two jars of peanut butter
  • Two boxes of yeast
  • Two bags of generic breakfast cereal
  • 10 (8 oz) cans of tomato paste/tomato sauce
  • Four to Five cans of soup
  • Four to Five cans of Chunky soup
  • 8-10 pounds of Iodized salt
  • Two bottles of garlic powder or other spices
  • Two boxes with sugar or 35 packs without sugar of Kool-Aid
  • A can of coffee
  • 2 bottles of powdered coffee creamer
Non-Food Items
  • One manual can opener
  • Two bottles of camp stove fuel
  • 100 rounds of .22lr ammo
  • 25 rounds of 12 ga birdshot or small game loads
  • 20 rounds of .223 ammo
  • One spool of 12lb test monofilament fishing line
  • 2 to 5 packages of hooks and some sinkers or corks.
  • One or Two artificial lures
  • Two packages of soft plastic worms
  • Three Bic Lighters or Three to Four big boxes of matches
  • A Big package of tea lights
  • 50 ft of para cord
  • One roll of duct tape
  • One box of nails or other fasteners
  • One small flashlight
  • 2-4 D-batteries, 4-8 AA or AAA batteries or 2-3 9v batteries
  • One toothbrush and tooth paste
  • One bag of disposable razors
  • Eight bars of ivory soap
  • One box or tampons or bag of pads for the ladies
  • Two gallons of bleach
  • Needles and thread
  • Two Bottles of Lamp Oil
OTC Medications
  • One bottle 500 mg generic Tylenol (acetometaphin)
  • One bottle 200 mg generic advil (ibuprofen)
  • 2 boxes 24 count 25 mg generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine HCI)
  • Two bottles 500 count 325 mg aspirin
  • 2 boxes of generic sudafed
  • 4-5 bottles of alcohol
  • One box of bandages (4×4)
  • One to two boxes of band-aids (generic)
  • 4 bottles of hydrogen peroxide
  • One bottle of multivitamin
  • Two bottles of Generic Pepto-Bismol
Use your brain and look for needed items under $5.00 and make a list and start adding the items every week in no time you will have a stock of needed items!”
While this list is not the end all and be all of emergency preparedness it is a great start and a good way to prep on a budget. Please feel free to chime in and comment on additional items for the list or other recommendations that you may have.