For over 20 years, the Ames Tower Group has been repurposing valuable telecommunication assets, such as tower sites, dark-fiber routes, communications bunkers and other real estate that has been a part of our nation’s telecommunications infrastructure. Of particular interest to preppers is the company’s work in repurposing large underground facilities and bunkers. From continuance-of-government structures to old communications bunkers, Ames Tower Group is one of the best sources in the country for viewing the cutting edge in aftermath shelter technology and refurbishment.
Dexter-Russell has introduced its Green River Tactical line of knives, which offer a host of unique features for backwoods tasks, including high-performance G10 grips, double-tapered, flat-ground blades and specialty D2 tool steel. Custom nylon sheaths also provide a versatile mounting platform so each blade is at hand when you need it most. Available in drop-point or clip-point designs, each blade offers a grooved radius thumb grip for enhanced cutting ability in the field.
Are you looking to upgrade your trauma-care bag? Doom and Bloom has the perfect bag just for you. Medical professionals pack the company’s custom-designed bags, like the Ultimate Family Medical Survival Bag, to handle a variety of serious injuries. The kits include simple items, such as gauze and bandages, as well as more unique equipment like dental tools. These kits are well stocked with good quantities of must-have gear while still balancing space and weight.
With the FarmDaddy Self-Watering Garden Container, anyone can grow a bounty of fresh organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. The innovative garden container design eliminates the need for digging and weeding. Whether you’re in an urban environment or have acres of land, you can grow a variety of edible plants effortlessly with the FarmDaddy container. There’s no weeding and no hand-watering needed to grow amazing produce. The self-watering FarmDaddy system is easy to set up and connects to as many FarmDaddy containers as you like with just one hose.
The evacuated glass tube of the solar-powered GoSun cooking technology is a near-perfect insulator, allowing one to cook food in even the most challenging backcountry conditions. The oven can reach temperatures over 550 degrees Fahrenheit in the field and cook a meal in as little as 20 minutes. By effectively capturing light from a broad range of angles, the GoSun does not require frequent readjustment, making it the lowest-maintenance, fuel-free cooking device yet.
Weighing in at only 2.2 pounds and measuring just 21 inches when collapsed for storage, the Tactical Survival Bow from Survival Archery Systems is the world’s most compact, most powerful tactical survival bow. The bow employs a novel folding system that allows for a quick conversion from folded storage mode to a weapons-ready state. With arrow speeds topping 200 fps, this is the perfect silent weapon for both tactical and hunting applications where firearms and bulkier bows cannot be used.
When help isn’t around the corner, blood loss cannot be afforded. The SWAT-Tourniquet is a unique and multi-purpose dressing. Its name details its usage—“Stretch, Wrap and Tuck.” The SWAT-Tourniquet allows for a more rapid means to control extremity bleeding and allows application higher into the groin and axilla than other tourniquets. Its ease of application is one of its greatest benefits, as individuals can effectively apply it in seconds with little to no prior training. At a third of the cost and less weight than other combat-type tourniquets, this model should find its way into the first-aid kit of ever prepper looking for the best new trauma-care gear.
WaterStep is a non-profit organization focused on helping community members learn how to use appropriate water solutions within their community. Training a family how to use a water filter at home or a schoolteacher how to use a chlorine generator to provide water for their students means the community has control over their own water supply. The organization has developed an ingenious water-purification system, the M-100 Chlorinator, that utilizes simple table salt and a car battery to produce chlorine gas.
Werling and Sons Inc. has been providing high-quality canned meat to the prepper community ever since 1886. Its online store offers canned beef, chicken, turkey and pork to customers across the country. With an extended shelf life and no refrigeration required, these canned-meat products make the perfect protein-rich addition to any emergency kit.
Zubin’s latest crossbow technology, the X340, delivers a revolutionary barrel system and a shoot-through riser, enhancing accuracy while reducing noise and vibration. This significant advance in design enables shooting crossbow bolts for deer and other large game. Zubin’s exclusive, reloadable sabots enable the Zubin to fire pellets for clay targets, game birds and other small game. Firing either type of projectile requires absolutely no change in crossbow setup.
The recent National Preppers and Survivalists (NPS) Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, showcased some of the most versatile, innovative and essential gear in the preparation world. Designed to be a one-stop shop for those interested in cutting-edge emergency preparedness, the NPS show drew attendees from across the country. From heirloom seeds to personal protection equipment, there was a large variety of vendors on hand. And while it was difficult to do, we have put together the top 10 items from the show. If you missed the show, here are 10 items that made a big impression!
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For More Information:
Ames Tower Group Bunkers: amestowergroup.com
Dexter-Russell Green River Tactical Knives: knives.dexter1818.com; 800-343-6042
Doom and Bloom Medical Kits: doomandbloom.net
Farm Daddy Self-Watering Garden Container: farmdaddy.com; 407-310-8270
GoSun Sport Oven: gosunstove.com
SAS Tactical Survival Bow: survivalarcherysystems.com
SWAT-Tourniquet: swattourniquet.com; 877-931-6862
WaterStep M-100 Chlorinator: waterstep.org; 502-568-6342
Werling and Sons Canned Meats: werlingandsons.com; 888-375-1998
Zubin X340 Crossbow: zubinoutdoors.com; 470-545-2352
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