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“299 Days: The Collapse” , by author Glen Tate, is book 2 in his “299 Days” series and as the title suggests, the “S” has indeed Hit The Fan. The book opens up with a very detailed, and even probable, list of events that, in the book, lead to a partial-collapse of the […]

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299 Days: The Preparation (book one in a ten book series) author, Glen Tate, has a self-described “front row seat to the corruption of government”ยน and weaves his experiences in with world news to chronicle a possible future collapse of the United States, one in fact, that may be inevitable. Largely, it is told […]

Product Review: SE BT20 9-Volt Battery Tester

SE BT20 9-Volt Battery Tester

I wanted to do a quick product review of something that has saved me money and could help you do so too, a battery tester. I use the SE BT20 9-Volt Battery Tester and has helped me ave a lot of batteries that might otherwise have gone in the […]

Product Review: Velcro Plant Ties

It is about that time of year again. Tomatoes, peppers and other plants are getting tall and need to be staked. The question then becomes, “how best to secure your plants to their stakes without hurting them?” Enter: Velcro Plant Ties. These are perfectly suited to the job. It comes in a 45 foot roll, […]

Coleman PefectFlow 1-Burner Stove Review

Coleman PefectFlow 1-Burner Stove


If you haven’t guessed already, I am a huge fan of Coleman outdoor products. Today, I decided to review the Coleman PefectFlow 1-Burner Stove. Like the Coleman Two-Burner Propane Stove and the Coleman Two-Mantle Propane Lantern, the Coleman PefectFlow 1-Burner Stove is powered by 2 pound Coleman propane canisters […]

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Book Review: “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” By: Max Brooks


I know this isn’t one of the normal topics I usually cover on my website, but I thought I’d mix it up some and have a little fun. I recently finished reading “World War Z: An Oral History […]

Coleman Two-Burner Propane Stove Review

Coleman Two-Burner Propane Stove

I have said it before and I’ll say it again, Coleman is an awesome company and really does make some of the best products out there. Be it for camping, emergencies or prepping their name is one you can depend on. The above mentioned Two-Burner Propane Stove is no exception. […]

Coleman Two-Mantle Propane Lantern Review

Coleman Two-Mantle Propane Lantern



I am a huge fan of this lantern and have a couple of them as part of my emergency preparedness kit as well as camping supplies. I love things like this which serve more than one purpose. Also, the lantern is a Coleman, which has long been a […]

Product Review: Crossbreed Holster Inside the Waistband Holster - SuperTuck Deluxe

Product Review: Crossbreed Holster Inside the Waistband Holster – SuperTuck Deluxe

First off let me say that I do not work for Crossbreed, know anyone that does and I gain nothing from endorsing this product.

Here, at Making a Homestead, we are big proponents of the second amendment. We also believe that part of having […]

Review of KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Last Ditch Knife

KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Last Ditch Knife





The KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Last Ditch Knife is a great little neck knife. Coming in at 2.4 ounces the knife seems almost weightless around my neck and I often forget it is even there. This knife was made primarily for Law Enforcement, […]