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No matter how big and tough you may be having self defence protection is one of the most important tools to bring with you wherever you go and at home. We have all read or heard the stories, it can happen in your car, at the mall, the grocery store and even at your own home. Having a tool or device that you can quickly grab nearby to help you protect your self can be live saving! And what is always at your side – Your Cellphone! There isn’t a better place then to have pepper spray or a stun gun built into a Cellphone iPhone case! And the next closest item you may have are your keys. They are either in your hand or right on top in your bag. A quick grab of a hard pointing item or an alarm of a ear deafening 130dB will chase off any one trying to get too close!

Cellphone case with Pepper SpraySABRE Red SmartGuard Pepper Spray Case for iPhone 3, White Or in Pink

As low as $14.95 plus shipping, but hurry these are going quick

Yellow Jacket Cellphone iPhone Stun Gun Taser CaseYellow Jacket Stun Gun Case for iPhone 4

The ultimate discrete protection – a cellphone case that can be used as a Stun Gun to protect yourself in those times of need!

As low as $139.95 PRICE DROP  $99.95

Pepper Spray Self DefenseSABRE RED Police Strength Pepper Spray – Compact, Pink Case with Quick Release Key Ring & 25 shots, 5Xs more than the competition for max protection

As low as $9.99 and free shipping

Stun GunPOLICE 12.000.000 V Stun Gun VC w/ Flashlight (Pink)

 As low as $10.98 and free shipping options – while supplies last

Personal Protection keychainPink Metal Cat Personal Protection Self Defense Keychain Keyring

As low as $4.55 and free shipping options

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One of the best things you can do is spend alone time with the person you love. A great example is a fun camping date night. Add a two person sleeping bag and a great tin foil dinner over a campfire and you will always remember it! Whether it’s the fall cool weather or spring flowers – a great date night will really bring you closer together!

two person sleeping bagAmerican Trails Ozzie and Harriet Double 2 Person Giant Sleeping Bag, 80-Inch x 66-Inch

Normally around $70 – Right now this two person sleeping bag is on sale at 29% OFF – As low as $49.37 and free shipping

  • Giant Double Sleeping bag 7lbs of Super Soft Filling
  • Great from 35-45 temp comfort zone
  • Durable poly outer
  • Soft liner with micro peached poly head section
  • Machine washable

2 person airbed air mattressIntex Classic Downy Queen Airbed with 2 Pillows and Double Quick Hand Pump

As low as $29.65 and free shipping

  • Location, temperature, and humidity will affect the airbed?s firmness. Airbeds will need to be occasionally re-inflated (topped off) to maintain desired firmness when used for more than a few days as vinyl tends to relax over time.
  • Measurements will vary based on customer?s inflation. Airbeds are measured from the widest point including the beams (bulges) on the side and off the tallest point from the floor including built-in pillows if applicable.
  • Inflatable Queen airbed, includes two inflatable pillows and hand pump
  • Cozy flocked top cleans easily and is waterproofed for camping use
  • Wave beam construction for a uniform sleeping surface
  • 600-pound weight capacity; 2-in-1 valve with extra-wide opening
  • Measures 60 by 8.75 by 80 inches (WxHxD); 600-pound weight capacity

 

 

LED camping lantern12 LED Portable Camping Camp Lantern Light Lamp with Compass

As low as $4.47 and free shipping

  • LED – battery saving technology
  • 12 LED’s super bright light to light up anywhere
  • Great for camping, survival, and power outages and more

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One of the best low cost HAM radios on the market. It is small and easy to carry and pack away. One of the must haves for emergency preparedness if you do not want to spend that much. Having a HAM radio on hand in an emergency when all communications are lost due to hurricanes and other natural disasters, a HAM radio can still keep you in touch with others both local and far out side of the area that is affected.

We posted on this back over the holidays. Matt (a thrifty dad) actually bought this same one and he loves it!

short wave radioBaofeng UV5RA Ham Two Way Radio 136-174/400-480 MHz Dual-Band Transceiver (Black)

  • More Stubborn Case, More Rich and Enhanced Features
  • Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-480MHz; 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
  • 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS; Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz
  • Dual-Band Display, Dual Frequency Display, Dual-Standby; A/B band independent operation
  • Comes with all necessary accessories, backed up by 12 Months Seller Warranty

The Baofeng UV-5RA is a hand held transceiver providing 5 watts in the frequency range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz. It is a compact, economical HT that includes a special VHF receive band from 65 – 108 MHz which includes the regular FM broadcast band. Dual watch and dual reception is supported. You get up to 128 memories. Other features include: selectable wide/narrow, battery save function, VOX, DCS/CTCSS encode, key lock and built in flashlight. Selectable frequency steps include: 2.5, 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5 and 25 kHz. RF power may be selected at 4 or 1 watts.

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Fury Tactical Kuba-Kickz, Black
Do you notice anything different about these running shoes? No – See the little spike knobs on top of the laces? Those are little protection devices every one should have. It is easily hidden among the laces and can be oh so effective. If you ever get in a predicament where you are being threatened a few good kicks with these and you can defend your self very effectively.

As low as $13.15 and free shipping

Running clothes make it very hard to carry protective items. When you are out running, lace one of these Kuba-Kickz into your laces and gain an extra protection easily carried on your feet. With a couple swift kicks to the family jewels you can be on your way to freedom.

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Looking for a must have for the emergency kit, or love to have backup for you cellphone out on hikes and campouts? This UCO Arka LED Lantern can not only brighten up your night with a blinding 180 lumens but it can also charge your cellphone up to 2x for iphones! Now you wont have to worry about your cellphone running out!LED Lantern and USB ChargerUCO Arka XP-E CREE 180-Lumen LED Flashlight Lantern and Portable Charging Station for USB Devices

Normally $70 – Save money with this on sale for as low as $54.22 and free shipping

  • Rechargeable 3.7V, 4AH Li-Ion battery doubles as portable charging station for USB-compatible devices such as phones, cameras, GPS, etc.
  • XP-G R3 CREE LED provides adjustable brightness up to 180 lumens; Frosted globe slides up for diffused lantern mode and down for flashlight mode
  • 3 Red LEDs function as an S.O.S. emergency strobe or tactical light for night vision
  • Durable, water-resistant ABS/TPE housing with extendable feet and a split ring on top for hanging; Glow-in-the-dark power switch
  • Height open: 7.75 in (19.7 cm); Height closed: 5.25 in (13.3 cm); Diameter: 2.5 in (6.5 cm); Weight: 7.5 oz.; Beam projection: 250 ft. (75 m)

USB Cellphone Charger and LED Lantern

 

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Survival emergency disastersMatt here- We see it all the time in the news but never really realize the impact of what it actually means in our own life. Ever wonder what it would be like without power? How about with out running “clean” water or better yet with out water at all. How about even surviving without shelter.

No matter if it is a natural disaster or man made, there will be a point in everyone’s life where you are without power or with out any of the basic survival needs. In the late 80′s we lived without power for weeks due to Hurricane Hugo. Bet you didn’t realise that without power you can’t make ice and all of your food in the fridge and freezer will go bad in about 2 days. I remember it well, we had a neighborhood BBQ just to cook off the food before it spoiled.

Just like every hurricane we see the damage on TV, we say ahh those poor people and then the toaster pops up and the microwave distracts us from the news. And in just a few days there is something else on the news that changes the focus and we easily forget the people still struggling. Without getting into politics too much, I feel the nation has become reliant on someone else to come to their aid. As an Eagle Scout of about 25 years – I got mine at 13 and half – I still remember the Scout Motto – Be Prepared.

Be Prepared does not mean – Wait till some one helps you, or make sure you know who to yell at for food and shelter. It means get it yourself  “before” something happens to you or your family. Get your life in order before the order is taken from you. Before mother nature or deranged people take away what you know to be safety and security.

Being Prepared does NOT take a lot of time, nor does it take much money either. The other thing is that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out either. When any human is put in a survival mode – most likely their inner caveman will come out when they realise their hair dryer or their cell phone stops working. At one point or another we have all seen an episode of the TV reality show Survivor. Without basic supplies and basic tools the human body will shut down. So how do you do it? Where do you start?

Start small, but be consistent.  Make it a goal that every paycheck or every month you purchase at least one thing to add to your survival kit. Start with a Backpack. You need something that can store items, that is easy to grab, and can be carried easily. A box is nice but a backpack is much better. If something happens where you need to hike for safety or hike for help it is best to bring your survival bag with you at all times.

Once you assemble a bag for yourself, make sure you continue to build on that. Each person in your family should have their own bag that they can carry. If you have children, make sure you pack age appropriate supplies. Like a 5 year old shouldn’t have to carry a fire starter, but should have their favorite toy thats is small and their favorite blanket or something to help them feel safe. Also if you have young children, there is no reason why they can’t carry their own small backpacks with diapers and powdered milk and baby wipes.

Below is a list of items to start off with. Whether you know how to use it or not is not what you need to worry about right now, you just need to have these basics to survive.

emergency backpack kitEmergency Backpack – any will do, but one big enough to hold many items, rugged enough to withstand abuse. They can start as low as $10

emergency blanketEmergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10) ( on sale for as low as $6.99 for a pack of 10 and free shipping) An emergency blanket can help not only keep you warm but will help you get warm. Just like a wrapping of aluminum foil will keep the heat in on your picnic lunch, it can help you if you are becoming hypothermic. And can be used to flag down help!

firestarter kit emergency survivalFirestarter – No matter the season, a fire will help with warmth at night, to signal for help, and what many do not realise it will help you feel secure. Why not a lighter? The gas in the lighters can leak, evaporate, and in heat might combust.

water proof matchesWaterproof Windproof matches –  Having a fire is a key to surviving as well as a way to signal for help. And with something that is high on the list it is best to have backups in order. A good match that will light when wet and also you don’t have to worry about wind is a key to any good fire.

 water filter straw emergency survival

Water Filter – A good water filter will help you simply live. A human on a normal day needs between 2-3 liters of water per day. In survival circumstances you are working hard, hiking and stressing your body so much that you need much more to live. A water filter straw is only about nine bucks and should be one of the first things in your kit.

water purification tablets emergency survivalWater Purification Tablets – Water is a must in a survival environment. Having more then one backup is key to coming out healthy and alive. Water purification tablets are one of the most reliable ways to make sure your water is save to drink.

survival paracord emergencySurvival RopeParacord – Why do you need rope? The real question is what can you not do with rope? Use this to tie up a signal for help – Fishing line – Anchor – boot strap – Backpack strap – First aid brace – Use it on a stick to help start a fire – Sewing thread – Tourniquet in First Aid – Snare to catch food – Hammock – Trip line and more…

survival knife emergencySurvival Knife – From the ole 80′s movie Crocodile Dundee – That’s not a knife – This is a Knife – Use it to cut food, cut cords, chop trees for a fire, shave wood for tinder for a fire, break glass, clear a path, make a shelter, and more….

There is always something else you can add to your Survival packs like hand wipes to feel clean, toilet paper for the comfort of home but make sure you zip it in a plastic bag. Also don’t forget the snacks like trail mix for the protein and carbs, a good protein bar collection for energy, and a can of chicken chunks or tuna or some meat or your favorite meal in a can. Mainly you want to think of storage. Think of how long it will last and how often you actually will rotate the food or perishable items out of your survival bag.

One thing that many people forget about is to save your memories. If there is a disaster that wipes out your home, what about all of the family pictures that you see people rummaging through their torn down home to save! Take the time after the kids go to bed and scan or take digital photos of all of your memories. Over Christmas one year I scanned every old photo album, every birth certificate, and every colored elementary picture I brought home when I was a kid and my mom saved. Scan, photograph or copy every thing that you can. Save it on a Solid State Drive, or High capacity SD card or USB memory stick. Why only those and not a normal and cheaper hard drive? Hard Drive have spinning parts that are more likely to break and malfunction then a chip inside of a USB drive or SD card. They have no moving parts, they are lighter weight, and are easier to carry with you. This way you can always replace a home, but the memories you will always carry with you. Now once you make one, make sure to make a duplicate copy and store it at your relatives home. Just incase your’s is destroyed or lost you still have a backup in a separate location.

Make sure you put your survival bag close by where you can grab it and go. We have ours on the outside, front edge of our garage. So if there was a fire in the house and we all ran out, it would be easy to grab it from the garage. Just remember that in an emergency you will not have time to plan out where and when you will need to grab it.

 

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