A great way to be prepared. – BHBody’s Keychain USB Rechargeable Mini Necklace LED Flashlight.

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My family is big into being prepared. It amazes me how many people do not have the basic items in their home, that can help them and their families in an emergency. From my past experience as a nurse, and in life in general, I can say that a lot of emergencies involve the lights going out, or occurring at night. I believe that you should have at least one flashlight per person, in your home, and extras for company, or flashlight failure. We have several different types per person, in our home. This particular flashlight necklace from BHBody is so unique. I love how it has entered the preparedness arena. People wear neck knives, and tools, and now we can add a stunning looking necklace flashlight. My guys love the look. I, as a female, absolutely love the look. It is a great size at 1 ¾”, it’s an easy size to wear. The chain and flashlight are made out of titanium alloy materials. I think the chain is stainless, but I’m not positive. The chain is a 26” chain, and slips right over my head. That is my personal measurement. So, there’s a great chance you won’t have to undo it to put it on and off. That is highly convenient. The length of the chain, also allows you to use the light, without removing it from your neck. Obviously, that won’t be convenient for everything, but it’s a great option. This is a twist on light to, which is quick and silent, in case you need to be silent. Just twist it clockwise to turn it on, and counter clockwise to turn it off. When the light starts to get weak, just plug it into your micro USB, and let it be. It will not overcharge, and there is an LED light that goes from red to green, once it’s fully charged. It took about 30 minutes for my light to charge. You need to supply your own micro USB. Now, the charging port is located under the top of the flashlight. Unscrew it like you are turning it off, but keep on turning until it comes off completely. You will see the micro USB port on the side of the light. This is pretty bright for a tiny light. It puts off 130 lumens of a bright, white light. I love LEDs. They are so much more user friendly. No poisonous chemicals to deal with. They do not break easily when you drop the light, and they last soooo much longer than regular bulbs as well. This LED is a CREE-XP-G2 LED, and is rated for up to 50,000 hours. No matter how many times I see a lifespan of a LED, it always impresses me. I am a bit of a LED nut, lol. What I also find impressive, is that this tiny light is also a dual mode light. It actually has low and high. High is the 130 lumens. When you start to turn the cap to turn it on, it will first reach low mode, and when you keep turning, you will reach the high mode. You can’t miss it. It has an IPX8 waterproof rating, which means that it is water resistant up to 2M, and has an impact resistance rating of 1.5m. So, this means you can use this light in the rain, and if you drop it from standing, it will be fine and dandy. The internal rechargeable battery is an 10180 Li battery. They state that you can change out the battery when it finally goes. The LED will last longer than the battery. I have dropped the light and ran the light under the faucet. I have had no issues with it. I absolutely love it. It would make a great gift, as it even comes in a fancy gift box, that looks just like a jewelry gift box. You do have the option of putting it on your key ring as well, so it’s not stuck as a necklace only. It’s quite the handy and usable flashlight. I really love it.

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – BHBody’s BINGONE WUBEN Keychain USB Rechargeable Mini Necklace LED Flashlights Torch Gift Box.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HYXBB7G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just hanging around with Bomber and Company’s Tree Swing Hanging Kit Set.

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We own a parachute hammock, and hammock swings. I love them, but they are not always the most convenient things to hang. Having straps like this, really is convenient. This product is military grade, and they stat that each strap can hold up to 500lbs. The included carabineer clip is a real carabineer clip. It is climb worthy, and made out of industrial strength stainless steel. It has a 5500lb test strength to it. It is a locking carabineer as well. Only one strap comes in a package. Remember that when you order, in case you need two. The strap is 2” wide and 5” 8½” long. The carabineer clip adds another 4 ¼” in length. This is one thick and durable strap. The stitching that was done on it is heavy duty and not going anywhere any time soon.  You can use this to tie up goods when camping. You can hang a hammock swing with this, and not have to worry about it not being well supported. If you are going to use this strap for a hammock, you will need to order two. The carabineer is really thick, and heavy duty. It’s easy to open and close. It really hurts when it hits your ankle, so don’t swing it around while holding it, lol. Yes, I did that. Some of the suggestions this company gives for this strap are: “Tree Swing, Hammock Strap, Boxing Bag Hanger, Camping/Boating, and Slackline Brace.” They actually have these suggestions printed right on the packaging. All very good ideas, too. Since this strap comes with a climbing rated carabineer, the price is actually very, very good. I’ve priced real carabineer clips and they can cost more than this setup. You can get creative with it, and even just use it to help you lift things, up and over railings, or into the rafters or ceiling, if you are a working man/woman. For those of you who like to hike and camp, and try to limit your footprint, these straps are supposed to be tree friendly. They are wide, which limits the stress put on the tree branch. This will lessen the chance of damaging the tree. Some straps are real narrow, and when you apply weight to the strap, it actually digs into the branch, sometimes causing it to die. So, that is another benefit to this company’s strap setup. I am really happy with this set up overall. My husband still can’t believe the price.

I received this product at a discount, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own.”– Bomber and Company’s Tree Swing Hanging Kit Set for Adults and Kids 6 Ft. Long – 100% Waterproof and USA Certified Safe.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EITI62M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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The newer collapsible chair. – Trekology’s Compact Portable High Back Camping Chair with Head Rest.

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I don’t know about you, but I hate lugging around those usual camping chairs. The bags are long, and they take up too much room in the car. They are even cumbersome to carry, since we always have more than one. I have been wanting to test out one of these chairs for a long time. I am soooo impressed with their take down size, and with their higher weight tolerance. This chair from Trekology can hold up to 300lb, which is great for a collapsible chair. This is perfect for larger parents, or parents who always have a child on their lap. You won’t have to worry about the chair giving way, like some do. They even use a very thick and durable fabric. If you really know backpacks, you will immediately understand the 1000D Nylon material used. Most backpacks use a 600D. The more tactical, heavy duty packs use 1000D. It lasts so much longer, and can really put up with more abuse. I think that was a great choice of material for a chair like this. It’s very thick. I love how well made the chair is. The stitching on the fabric was done all tight and on point. The seeming was done perfectly. You can tell the craftsmanship as you look it over. Even the storage bag is made quite well. Down the top of the storage bag, you will find a strip of molle webbing. You’ll be able to attach other items you might need to this bag. I love being able to organize our things, in a quick and simple manner. The bag itself only measures 14” long. They state on their ad page that the chair weighs only 3.5lbs. I weighed it with my fish scale, and it cane up at only 3.22lbs. So, that was awesome. It’s even less weight to pack out if you are going hiking and camping. The chair is pretty simple to put together. The frame is designed with a hinge system. There is a Velcro strap connecting it together. Just undo it when you remove it from the bag, and then do a snapping motion to open and click the frame together. We discovered it snaps into form pretty quick that weigh. It’s made out of aluminum, and really holds up our weight well, and even in the grass, on mushy ground. Then, just place the chair cover onto the frame. My husband called it more of a recliner feel, and I have to agree with him. The head rest is really just part of the chair. It’s a high back chair, so you can really lean back into it, and the chair stays very stable. You can easily fall asleep in this chair and take a nap. Fortunately, it’s just as easy to take apart as it is to put it together. We absolutely love the chair. Thanks Trekology!

I received this at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own.

– Trekology’s Compact Portable High Back Camping Chair with Head Rest – Ultralight Backpacking Chair in a Bag.

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Be prepared. – Rose Kuli’s Folding Shovel with Pick.

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We actually already own this folding shovel. My son keeps it with his being prepared equipment in his vehicle. Which is a great thing to do, especially when you work on the road all of the time, like he does. This particular shovel has become mine. I love how portable it is. It folds up into a zippered camo pouch, which measures out at 7 inches long and 4 ½ inches wide. It even has a wrist strap for easy carry. The shovel itself is made out of steel. The head is attached to a portion of the handle; it does loosen to be folded flat onto it. So, when you want it opened up in shovel/pick form, loosen it, then open the shovel up, and then tighten it back, to lock it in place. The other portion of the handle screws into place. The threading was done well. And mine goes on and off perfectly. The handle itself has a great grip on it, and the end of the handle even sports a small compass. The pick has a nice point on it, and can definitely help break up the ground for you. The shovel itself measures out at 5.9 inches long and 4 inches wide. On one side of the shovel there is a bottle opener, and the other side of it has a serrated edge. Fully assembled, and opened into shovel form, the handle measures out at 16 inches long. It’s a very usable size, and very sturdy too.

This shovel is great for preparedness, camping, hiking, and more. It takes up virtually no space inside your pack. There is a wrist strap on the storage pouch itself, as well as a belt loop. So, the carry options are there. They even offer a 5 year guarantee with this shovel. It’s a well-made piece.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Rose Kuli’s Folding Shovel with Pick, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: For a short period you can also get a discount. Use this code for a 60% discount: WD23LMYU

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A twist on the conventional Rigger’s Belt. – JasGood’s Men’s Nyon Outdoor Tactical Webbing Buckle Belt.

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Belts, don’t you wish you could carry extra with you for all of those “people” who walk around with their pants below their butts, lol. We own a few Riggers belts in our home. They are a great belt/tool to have. This belt was made in that style. It arrived as shown, in simple packaging, like most mail order belts. All of the stitching was done well. There was no odor to the product upon arrival. The belt buckle is made out of metal. The belt itself is made out of Nylon webbing. This belt is rated at being able to handle the load of 500kg which is equal to 1102lbs. I do not have the means to test that weight limit. Riggers belts can be used in an emergency as a means to lower yourself, or lift yourself, and items, due to their high weight tolerance. This belt has a unique belt loop. They used a black Neoprene piece of material instead of Nylon webbing. It by no means affects the function of this belt, just the aesthetics. The Neoprene used is black in color. I have not seen that before. This Nylon belt can handle the weather very well. It dries faster, and is more durable than leather or pleather, especially with weather extremes. It won’t get brittle or crack on you like those other materials. My belt measures at 50” including the belt buckle. It’s a one size thing. This is a 1 ½ inch wide belt. You can cut the belt down, and then burn the edges to seal them, like they did. We carry, and this belt can tolerate a holster. It’s softer than some Riggers belts, but if holstered over the pants also, does just fine. I do that with any belt I wear anyhow. This is definitely an affordable option for a Riggers belt.

I was afforded the opportunity to review JasGood’s Men’s Nylon Military Style Casual Army Outdoor Tactical Webbing Buckle Belt, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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