For crass commercial purposes To encourage you to support this blog Because people have been buying some interestingly useful stuff via my Amazon links,* I thought I’d start a semi-regular feature on what’s hot at Amazon for preppers, self-sufficient types, rebels, Freedom Outlaws, libertarians, free-market anarchists, and general hellraisers.
I’ll kick it off by featuring a theme: preparedness items. If you just happen to see something you can’t live without, you’ll be contributing to this blog (and me!) by using these links. (Even if you don’t buy a featured item, everything you do buy at Amazon after entering via one of these links will send a little money winging this way.) The following are all items blog readers have bought recently.
Bungee cords. Seriously. You never see these on preparedness lists, but has there ever been a greater invention? I keep coils of them in every vehicle and toolbox — and I can cite a dozen ways they’ve saved my backside.
Organic Alfalfa Sprouting Seeds. Fresh sprouts on your sandwiches and salads any time. Mmmmm.
Propane-powered outdoor water heater. Can be rigged to use indoors, too. Hot showers for RVs, campouts, and emergencies.
Honey Pepper Beef Jerky. More mmmmmmm.
Prefer to make your own jerky? (Always a very good prep idea.) Don’t forget Hi Mountain seasoning kits. The lovely Wyoming couple behind Hi Mountain are supporters of this blog and dedicated animal rescuers, to boot. They not only make a delicious, easy-to-use product, but they’re the kind of people you want to be neighbors with.
More seeds. But these are Medicinal Herb Garden Seeds. Ten varieties of medicine for your survival garden or general health.
And yes — more seeds. People have really been buying a lot lately. Many are buying heirloom seeds packed for storage, like these 20 Easy-to-grow heirloom varieties, which supposedly can grow up to an acre of veggies.
And don’t you just have to have an EcoQue Portable Stainless Steel Grill? Well, I have to have one, anyhow. And it seems a few readers agree. It’s my very favorite alternative cooking method, which not only cooks on just nine pieces of charcoal — or darned near any other burnable you stick into it, but makes everything delicious and folds flat for carrying and storage.
And surely a CCTV security camera is just the thing for spotting
feds zombies before they knock down your door.
Israeli military emergency bandages in several sizes also went into somebody’s (or somebodies’) cart recently. I guess those are for if the zombies get through the door.
Back to food — always a big prepper theme of course — those excellent, American-grown, Utah-packed Augason Farms emergency foods have been selling well. (These are the same foods lucky me can buy at a nearby Walmart.) Recently, the emphasis has been on bulk grains: cornmeal (38 lb. pail), hard white wheat (45-pound pail), and rolled oats (23-lb. pail).
And how about a Hornady reloading manual? Got one of those yet?
Finally, there’s Crafting with Cat Hair. Okay, okay. Probably not an item on most people’s survival lists. But somebody did recently purchase a copy via my links. And you never know …
Just a final word: Your purchases via my Amazon links are anonymous to me. Amazon knows who you are, of course. But no identifying info at all comes to me. I don’t even know which items are ordered together. So if you choose to buy both a Loadhandler Pickup Truck Unloader – Heavy-Duty Full-Size Professional Model, 3000-Lb. Capacity, Model# LH3000 and Knitting With Dog Hair: Better A Sweater From A Dog You Know and Love Than From A Sheep You’ll Never Meet (and yes, people have recently bought both) — I will never, ever know it was you.
* All of the above, actually.