Black Friday Deals to Help Get Everyone More Prepared

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This post is by Bernie Carr,

The COVID-19 pandemic is still spreading, making everyone more anxious and insecure about the future. Gift giving season is upon us so why not choose items that can help you and your loved ones get more prepared? You don’t have to be a hard-core prepper to appreciate gifts that come in handy time and again, for everyday living as well as emergencies.

I scoped out upcoming Black Friday deals on Amazon and found the following interesting deals. (Full disclosure-this site is an Amazon Affiliate. We receive a small percentage from Amazon from purchases clicked through our links. This does not cost you anything.). Check pricing as they may change but the prices indicated are what was posted as of this writing.

SHTF Survival Boot Camp

This survival course was originally offered in person in previous years, but overseas travel not currently available during the pandemic, the instructors have decided to offer it in a book format. Learning about SHTF survival is more important than ever. The dangers are more imminent than ever.  Learn about urban survival, wilderness survival, what to do before the SHTF, and how to prepare for all of it – these  are skills that kept the author, Selco, alive during the war in the Balkans, while living in a city under seige. This week only: If you buy the book this week, either in Kindle or paperback format, just send your proof of purchase from Amazon to and put “Free Course” in the subject line and they will send you access to the course within 24 hours.  You will receive exclusive access to a recorded course that Selco and Toby put together to say thank you for purchasing the book. Tey share the top ten lessons their students have taken away from attending live courses. An hour and 15 minutes long, and worth every minute-normally they charge $20 for the course, but right now, they are offering it free as a “Thank You” for purchasing the book.

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Weather resistant LED lantern $27.99

Compact, lightweight and very bright, this lantern is also waterproof and durable. It is perfect as backup lighting for power outages, hurricanes, storms and also handy for camping.


Solar lights $20.65

Increase safety by illuminating dark corners in your front porch where a thief can hide. These are water-proof outdoor solar lights that are also motion activated.

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Olive Drab 80% Wool Fire Retardant Blanket $24.49

When there is a cold snap and power goes out, you’ll be wanting warm blankets you can layer on your bed or sofa.  Size is 66-inch x 90-inch.

Indoor TV antenna $27.99

I ditched cable a couple of years ago and have never looked back. The first thing I did was get an indoor TV antenna so you can get free to air channels.

Portable power station

Portable power station $169.99

It’s a good idea to have a power source in case of a power outage. You can also take this camping. Description indicates: 

This portable generator has a high power capacity of 78000mAh, and it is convenient to carry the Rouffiel 350W portable generator when camping, traveling, bungalow travel, off-road, hiking or any place where electricity may be needed.

Especially when charging is required outdoors, Rouffiel K53 can be used as an emergency power source for lights, phones, laptops, radios, etc.

Basic Swiss Army Knife $22.57

I have a basic Swiss Army knife in my key chain and it has worked well for 10 years. It comes in handy on a daily basis.

Survival Like a Spy on Kindle $12.99

I’ve read this book and it is very interesting and informative. It’s written by best-selling author and former CIA officer Jason Hanson. He gives practical techniques on how to:

* Achieve mental sharpness to be ready for anything
* Escape if taken hostage
* Set up a perfect safe site
* Assume a fake identity 
* Master the “Weapons of Mass Influence” to recruit others, build rapport, and make allies when you need them most

Survive Like a Spy is a fascinating read with insights on real life spy experiences; it will help you stay safe when you need it most.

About the author:

Bernie Carr is the founder of Apartment Prepper. She has written several books including the best-selling Prepper’s Pocket Guide, Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure, The Penny-Pinching Prepper and How to Prepare for Most Emergencies on a $50 a Month Budget. Her work appears in sites such as the Allstate Blog and, as well as print magazines such as Backwoods Survival Guide and Prepper Survival Guide. She has been featured in national publications such as Fox Business and Popular Mechanics. Learn more about Bernie here.

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