Top 15 Prep Items, Amazon, first half 2012
You may be curious to know which Amazon.com products are being purchased the most by folks who read Modern Survival Blog. We occasionally highlight or include various Amazon products from time to time which compliment the articles of this blog, and the following 15 items have been the most popular during the first half of 2012 as purchased through links on this site.
In order of popularity,
We’ve written several articles on weather radios, and this model, by far is the most popular and well reviewed. Given the extreme weather conditions we seem to be facing these days, I wouldn’t be caught without one. It’s #1 on our popularity list.
MIDLAND WR300 Weather Radio
We have also analyzed several types of rechargeable batteries, which are a good thing to have on hand (along with a solar battery charger) for times of emergency. The Tenergy low-self-discharge are the best in this category, and being #2 on the list reflects that opinion from our readers. Don’t forget the other sizes… AA, AAA, C, D, 9V
Tenergy Centura AA Low Self-Discharge (LSD) NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, 1 Card 4xAA
This solar powered battery charger will charge all of the common size consumer batteries, and is a very common sense preparedness item to compliment your rechargeable batteries.
Solar 11-in-1 Battery Charger
There is obvious concern among preppers for the possibility of a nuclear accident, and these iOSAT Potassium Iodide pills might save your life should there ever be one near by.
iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets, 130 mg (14 Tablets)
This simple yet inexpensive alarm is perfectly effective against someone opening your door at night, while either away on a trip, or at home.
GE 50246 Smart Home Door Stop Alarm
Most First Aid kits do not have an effective compression bandage for traumatic bleeding such as this one. It is a great add-on, as is apparent by coming in #6.
New Israeli Battle Dressing, 6-inch Compression Bandage
While portable shortwave radios are also quite popular, this inexpensive and small AM/FM portable radio is a great alternative for tossing into your pack or BOB.
Sony ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio, Silver
Emergency lighting is an essential prep, and you can’t beat LED power. This LED lantern is the most popular of all, and comes in at #8 overall.
Rayovac SE3DLN Sportsman Xtreme LED Lantern
Survival books in general have been enormously popular, and the #1 book in this category (#9 overall) is this one.
Encyclopedia of Country Living, 10th Edition
Without power or electricity for an extended period of time, washing one’s clothes will prove difficult. Unless of course you have one of these (as apparently do many MSB readers at this point).
Columbus Washboard 2072 Family Size Washboard
Cutting saws of various types are all well and good, but this unique ‘chainmate’ is a compact addition to any survival kit.
Chainmate CM-24SSP 24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw With Pouch
When the power goes out at night, how many people take out their candles? Apparently quite a few as is evidenced by the popularity of these votive candles coming in at #12.
Biedermann & Sons 15 Hour Votive Candles, Box of 36, White
Every home, vehicle, and survival kit should include First Aid preps. This First Aid Kit is the most highly rated in its price category.
The Complete First Aid Kit – Includes Save-A-Tooth, Exceeds ANSI Standards, Made USA
What survival kit or prep inventory does not include multiple means to create fire? The magnesium style fire-starter is a staple when it comes to sparking a fire in either dry or wet conditions.
Emergency Fire Starter
Wrapping up the top 15, is itself a mechanism of wrapping. These mylar foil blankets have been popular all year.
Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10)