Monday, April 29, 2013

Guns Being Used By Citizens in America Each Year

There has been a constant litany of arguments against the 2nd Amendment, many camouflaged as "common sense" reforms.  Liberals are calling for expanded background checks to keep our populace "safe," and reducing magazine capacities because 11 bullets is a danger to society, but 10 is deemed "reasonable" for self defense.

It's a scary thought once you realize a large portion of our population has not been shown the importance of owning and operating a firearm, or taught that the 2nd Amendment was not written to protect hunting rights.  We are raising generations of mindless sheep, eating the soggy-mental-mush of MSNBC and lauding the McDonalds-style-news reporting of Jon Stewart; heavy on flavor but lacking in any beneficial substance.  These SHEEPLE actually think they are informed.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Luci - Solar Powered Lantern: Powerful Light Source with Amazing Potential

Luci, created by MPOWERED is a perfectly simple and powerful light source that should be in every household.  In the least it should be a top priority when making your disaster preparedness kit.  When you are without power, from a storm, earthquake or any other disaster, your battery operated flashlights and candles will only last so long.  Your gas powered generators will only last so long.  You NEED a solar rechargeable light, and I have found the one YOU NEED.

The answer is Luci, a perfect solar light, perfect because it isn't just a flashlight, it is a lantern.  Not only is it a lantern, providing up to 16 feet of light, it is lightweight weighing in at 4.5 oz and is COMPLETELY collapsible!  This means it takes next to no space in your disaster kit, or camping bag.  You don't need to carry anything additional for this lanter, so it will always only weight 4.5 oz.  No batteries.  No fuel.  When Luci arrives at your home and you open up your package, you will find it nicely packaged with simple and easy to use instructions that will have you operating your solar lantern within seconds.  There is a easy to use bite valve to blow up the inner section of the lantern, expanding to 4" tall.  The top of the lantern has two small, lightweight solar panels that recharge internal battery.  Both ends of the lantern has handles to attach so that it can hang and illuminate your room!

Lantern Specs: The lantern is made out of water resistant PVC, making it reliable in extreme weather conditions!  Collapsed the lantern is less than 1" thick, and has a 5" diameter.
*Charge time: 8 hours for a minimum of 6-12 hours of light!
*Charges under direct or under incandescent light.
*A single charge lasts for 3 months if not used!
*Contains 10 white LED's.
 *There are two brightness settings, and flashing mode for emergencies. 
\*Provides up to 80 lumens of light.
*Rechargable lithium polymer battery pack has over-charge/discharge protection.

Whether you are going to use this for disaster preparedness, power-outages or camping, you need Luci!  It is lightweight, portable and inexpensive, with a cost of only $14.95...and after you purchase it, there are no other expenses to keep it running!  When you order, make sure you let them know The Misplaced Alaskan sent you!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Eco Vessel Ultra Lite Tritan Filtration Water Bottle - Disaster Preparedness Item Review

Eco Vessel - Water BottlesWater.  Simply the most important substance on Earth that we need for our survival.  We can live for days and even weeks without food.  Without water?  You are lucky past 72 hours without.  So, as we face more and more tumultuous times I believe it is important, no, imperative that we prepare the for the worst...only hope for the best. 

I believe it is time to focus on disaster preparation.  Many people say it's fool-hearty and laud those "Doomsday Preppers" as fanatical lunatics.  I say it is prudent to begin your disaster preparedness. 

While preparing for any potential disaster a focus should be placed on a 72 hour supply cache with enough food or water to get you through 3 days.  My question is, what happens after 72 hours?  What if you have to leave home and don't have enough supplies?  What if there is a disaster and you are away from home and need to make it home, and what if home is 30 miles away on foot?  What happens when you run...out...of...water?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Touch Activated LED Flashlight for Every Day Carry - INOVA Microlight STS by Nite Ize Review & Giveaway

If you ever run into me, it's guaranteed that I'll be carrying a few items with me and one of those items I always have is a flashlight.  It's amazing to me how often I actually use my flashlights.  Sure, you could whip out your cell phone and click your "Torch" app, but I like my flashlights to have a bit more durability than my cellphone, and have secondary uses as well.

I was so pleased when I was asked to review the Inova Microlight STS by Nite Ize.  I saw the picture of this tiny little LED flashlight and I thought it would be nice to have a little squeeze light I can attach to my Every Day Carry bag.  Once I recieved the Inova Microlight STS I was surprised by what exactly I had in my hand to review.  This isn't an ordinary squeeze LED light.