Plan and Prepared – Recommendations
Wanting to know which prepper gear, books, and sites we recommend to help you along your preparedness journey? These are our top recommendations!
These sites, books, and gear are ones that we visit/own and use. If it makes this list, then we use it and recommend it! Check back often as I will be updating this site with new and useful links!
Sites we visit
Graywolf Survival – Preparedness site run by Former US Army Chief Warrant Officer, Counter-Intelligence Special Agent and Combat Veteran
PrepperWebsite – HUGE list of articles and prepper sites. Updated daily
American Preppers Network – Large site network with plenty of great information
Active Response Training – Good source of material on self defense
Reality Survival – site run by a former Air Force SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) Instructor
Apartment Prepper – great tips for urban preppers
Preppers Survive – Lots of great articles and DIY stuff
Offgridsurvival– Great source of news and information on preparedness and living off grid
Truthsurvival – A great resource for beginner preppers
SurvivalPunk – Lots of great DIY and off-grid articles
Surviving Prepper – Plenty of great articles
Books we own and have read
98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping your Ass Alive – by Cody Lundin formerly of Dual Survivor – Survival Guide. Common sense guide to surviving a disaster
When All Hell Breaks Loose:Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes – Ludin’s follow up book – Excellent Book! If I ever have to bug out for good, this book is coming with me!
Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms – Dr. Arthur T Bradley helps you prepare for an EMP/CME
The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families – Dr. Arthur T Bradley tells you how to prepare you and your family for emergencies
SAS Survival Guide – I keep the “pocket” edition in my Get Home Bag
Gear we carry and use
Go Sun Solar Oven – cook with just the energy of sunlight. Read my review on this by clicking here
Danner Boots – I own two pairs, my brother owns a pair of these. These boots are built to last and worth every penny!
SOG Seal Pup Knife – Solid all around knife. I keep one in my Get Home Bag
Kershaw Tanto Knife – My EDC knife. I carry it every day
Sawyer Mini Filtration system – weighs 2 oz, takes out 99.99999% of all bacteria, filters up to 100,000 gallons of water. I keep one in my Get Home Bag
Teton Sport Celsius XL -18 Degree C / 0 Degree F Flannel Lined Sleeping Bag – On more than one occasion in 30 to 40 degree temps, I was quite warm. Buy a second with the zipper on the opposite side and the two bags will zip up together
5-11 Three in One Parka – Waterproof/breathable outer liner with detachable hood; fleece inner jacket. Warmest coat I have ever owned
Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool – Great quality multi tool I carry in my EDC bag. I have a second, older model in my Get Home Bag
Streamlight 75458 Stinger DS LED HL Rechargeable High Lumen Flashlight with 120-volt AC/12-volt DC PiggyBack Charger – Rechargeable and durable. I have had this for several years. Stays in my EDC bag when not on the charger
Streamlight 69260 TLR-2 HL High Lumen Rail-Mounted Tactical Light – Uses 2 CR123A batteries. Bright as hell and mounts easily to my Glock
Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio w/ Flashlight, Solar Power & Cell Phone Charger – Hand crank emergency radio and flash light. Is also solar powered and will allow you to recharge your cell phone.
Cree Ultra Fire flashlight – For only a single AA battery, it puts out around 250 lumens. It clips firmly in my pocket, and it has never accidentally fallen out. It is sturdy and well built. The power button is “subdued” and I have never accidentally turned it on while still in my pocket. My model comes with three different settings, including a “strobe” mode.
This is one I recommend for anyone wanting a small (weighs about 2.5 oz) but powerful and durable pocket flashlight! It is even waterproof. This is my EDC flashlight. This one costs only about $7
In addition, I have a Goal Zero solar panel for recharging things like AA batteries in my GHB. That would come in quite handy in extended disaster scenarios!
Osborn Holster – This is my EDC holster when not on duty. I really like this holster!