Solar power is suitable for outdoor activities, like camping, cycling, fishing, traveling, hiking, and beaches.
1. Clean, Quiet, & Easy to use
-Solar panels consume no fuel and give off no waste.
-There are no moving parts, which means no mechanical noise.
-Simply place the solar panel in the sun and you generate electricity!
2. Solar Power Maximizes Battery Life.
Solar panels generate pure D.C. electricity when exposed to sunlight. This is exactly what your device batteries want. By saturating your batteries with these electrons in a slow and steady manner on a daily basis, you prevent your batteries from repetitive deep discharges which will shorten the lifespan of lead-acid batteries. In fact, a properly designed solar battery charging system can easily double the useful life of your lead-acid batteries! (Lithium batteries, on the other hand work a little differently and aren’t worn out by deep discharges in the way that lead-acid batteries are.)
3. Electrical Independence
With a properly sized system and the appropriate components, you will be free from the concerns of running a generator. Go to the desert, go to the mountains, go to the beaches, go anywhere the sun shines and declare your electrical independence!
4. Low Maintenance
Since solar panels consume no fuel and have no moving parts to wear out, there are no air, oil, or fuel filters to change. Simply keep the surface of the panels clean.
5. It's Safe and Reliable
There is very little chance of being electrocuted or starting electrical fires.
NASA and the Military had reliability at the top of their list of criteria with the development of solar panel technology. In fact, solar panels are so reliable that manufacturers are now offering 25 year warranties on their products and fully expect them to last over 35 years!
The benefits of carrying additional magazines and high capacity options
Should the unthinkable occur—stranded while camping, an injury while hunting, social unrest, government tyranny, foreign invasion, or green aliens from Mars—just how much ammo will you really need? The answer is “probably not as much as you think.”
Don’t think about how much ammo you have in reserve; think about how much ammo you can actually carry!
Let’s assume that your survival gun of choice is a high-capacity semi-automatic carbine, such as an AK-47 or AR-15. And let's assume that when the lights go out and things go bad, you’ll be wearing a standard style chest rig with enough pouches to hold six 30-round magazines, all day every day, and sometimes at night too. Further, you’ll have one more 30-round magazine in your rifle ready to go, giving you a total of 210 rounds of ammo on your person. If you’re rocking polymer Magpul P-Mags, that’s 28 pounds of ammo and mags to carry wherever you go. Kalashnikov fans, those steel AK mags, and the ammo in them weigh even more!
Essentially, your ammo solution is dependant on you. Click the button below to review a few options for your consideration.
Bulk ammunition options keep the price low, and your magazines full
The bottom line is that you personally don’t need 10,000 rounds of ammo to survive a bad situation. If you want to buy extra ammo to hand out to your friends and neighbors if things go bad, that’s great and I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.
Let's review options for ammunition.
Let’s say you kept seven spare mags in a duffel bag behind the seat of your truck. We are getting silly here, but for purposes of argument, we’ll say you survived a massive, video-game style firefight in which your trusty carbine expended double the amount of ammo you can actually carry in a standard chest plate system. That’s a total of 420 rounds. Now, if you somehow survived not one, but two of these epic firefights, you would have used 840 rounds of ammo. If your survival stash had originally consisted of a single 1,000 round case, you would still have more than enough ammo left over to fill five 30-round magazines.
As you can see, how much ammunition you need depends entirely on what survival situation you believe you may find yourself in. Click the button below to review some of our options for bulk ammunition, which helps you keep the cost low, and be ready for whatever situation you may find your self in.
You may not be familiar with your surroundings. Utilizing a passive triggering mechanism via trip wire, perimeter alarm systems are easy to set up and quickly react to physical movement alerting you to trespassers.
At least if you’re in your home, you’re familiar with your surroundings and should be able to navigate through them in complete darkness. You know the floor plan. You know all the avenues of approach. And, with a little prior planning and practice, you have an advantageous position where you can defend yourself and your loved ones from any attempted assault.
It’s one thing to be safe and secure in our homes. It’s quite another to maintain that same level of protection when we’re sleeping under the stars, far from civilization. Whether we’re enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer on a relaxing camping trip or searching for sanctuary in the midst of a crisis evacuation, dusk brings on a whole new set of challenges when there are no walls and roofs around you. How do we guard against those ominous sounds of creatures roaming the wilderness, looking for easy prey? How can we know the difference between man and animal?
Several factors should be considered when selecting an appropriate location to set up an overnight campsite, but that’s the topic for another time. For our purposes, we will assume we’ve selected a good location to make camp and have now progressed to the point of trying to establish some level of security.
The next step is to create an early warning system for when someone or something approaches our location. For those who don’t have a lot of wilderness time under their belt, you’ll be shocked to find how noisy it is at night, as all manner of creatures ventures out under the cover of darkness for their evening meal. Depending on the location and time of year, the noise can really be quite loud. Anything moving around at night can potentially have plenty of background noise to mask its movement. Additionally, if one is bedded down in a wooded area, one will notice that noise tends to ricochet off the trees, making it difficult to localize and pinpoint the source. Do not fall into the false mindset that any intruder wandering into the campsite will make enough noise to wake you and give you time to determine their intentions. Creating an early warning system will ensure you have some measure of advanced notice to an intruder, be they two- or four-legged.