Preparedness equipment, tools, supplies.
Where To Get Them Online.

-- by Alan Detwiler

There are a dozen or so possible ways that our lives can be severely disrupted. There are the inevitable ones of illness and infirmary from the aging processes. There's the obvious possibilities of an automobile accident, a house fire, or a slip-and-fall. There are the low probability events such as being hit by lightning and etc. And there are the big, dramatic, widespread catastrophies such as epidemic, nuclear war, meteor impact, and the list goes on. A person could get depressed or anxiety stressed thinking about it. But why not be practical and a little creative about it and enjoy doing what you can to avoid or lessen as many of the possible unpleasant outcomes as seems practical. Becoming prepared can be a sort of hobby. It's interesting. It's doing something for yourself. It's likely to have very large benefits. Delaying loosing your mental abilities and physical abilities is a huge benefit.

Sure, chances are, whatever you do to prepare for a meteor impacted, for instance, will never do you any good. A million to one says you'll be dead centuries before a devastating meteor strikes the earth. But you can do things to prepare for a interruption in the food supply, whatever the cause. You can do things to make life a little easier if the power grid goes down, whatever the cause. Those things could happen from a severe storm, a severe epidemic, a war - events difficult to assign a probability to.

It not difficult to make simple preparations for short term disruptions. And it's possible to make partial preparations for longer term problems. And you can enjoy doing it. It can felt as something to be proud of, something of value that could make your life much more pleasant. You can think of it as a hobby, as a challenge that your good judgement has caused you to advantage yourself with.

Shortages of food and no electricity could be caused by little known or unsuspected factors. There's the possibility of a huge release of methane gas from the ocean floor caused by earthquake. The resulting fires could darken the sky world wide enough to cause crop failures. Or the sun's output could change and affect food production. Some cataclysmic astronomical event could irradiate us and kill and injure enough people to swamp civilization's ability to carry on its normal functions. No one knows the probability of those things happening. No one can know what the chances are of an unkown event causing power failure, food shortages or other serious disruptions. Easy, simple preparations such as having a couple of months' worth of food, could make life a lot more pleasant. There are many fairly easy ways to make yourself more able to live well during a disruption. And if you can be a little creative and enjoy the process of preparing, that enjoyment makes your life better now.

You can include in your empowering endeavors, if you wish, healthy choices about diet, exercise, and other health related matters. You can choose to lessen, avoid, or delay dozens of debilities related to diabetes and other largely conrollable illnesses. Can you enjoy passing on that big piece of chocolate cake with sugar frosting 3/8 of an inch thick? I can. Sure, I would enjoy that cake. Sure, the pleasure I feel from passing up the cake is less intense than the 2 minutes of pleasure while eating the cake. But if I don't eat the cake, I get to avoid the unpleasant long term consequences of eating the cake. I get to enjoy the respect I give myself for passing up the cake. I get to enjoy my good health and all the pleasures that good health enables. I'll go with the possibility that I will enjoy my life more without the cake.

And I'll take the pleasure from preparing for other disasters. I have a stock of food, items to deal with no electricity, extra clothing and blankets and other preparations. I'll never be as prepared as I would like to be. But I have enjoyed the progress I have made. And I'll enjoy becoming more prepared and more enabled.

Here's a list of possible items that could be helpful. In some cases, online sources for the items are included. Make your own decision about what is practical. Everybody's circumstances are different. For example, I live in a rural area, for me, gardening is a way to be at least partially self sufficent for food, gardening is a way to maintain physical ability through exercise, and gardening encourages me to eat a more healthful diet. So, the list contains garden related items such as hoes and hoses. There's another list at this website giving sources for food and food preparation items that could also be helpful: and For both lists I get 4%, when someone clicks an amazon or walmart link and makes a purchase. So far, I've earned $0.80 (20080131).

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  • Energizer Battery RCL1NM2WR Weather Ready Rechargeable LED Light, White Red LED charge indicator
    2 hour run time on full power; 15 hours on nightlight mode
    Model No.: RCL1NM2WR
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.32
    Auto-on nightlight
    Bright white Nichia LED
    two-mode light switch for high or low power
    Turns on automatically when the power goes off
    Walmart No.:000905266
    8.97 plus shipping

  • Freeplay Kito Self-Powered Flashlight
    No batteries required
    Flashlight is powered by cranking the handle
    Self powered with wind up generator
    Rugged and reliable
    Extra bright LED with 100,000 hour life
    60 Minutes of light with just 60 seconds of winding
    Dimensions: 9.65" H x 3.35" W x 7.24" D, 1 lbs
    Warranty: Manufacturer provides 3 months warranty

  • Edgecraft Corporation 4800000 Knife Sharpener Pocket Manual Pocket - Diamond Hone - Each
    Edgecraft Corporation 4800000 Knife Sharpener Pocket
    Sharpens knives, tools, fishhooks, arrowheads and axes
    diamond abrasives

  • Whetstone Sons of Liberty Silent Eagle Camping Knife, Various Colors
    SKU 00844296092110084429609211
    Full tang
    3.5" stainless steel blade
    3.5" handle length
    Overall dimensions: 7.75"L x 1.25"W x .625"H
    Nylon sheath with Velcro closure

Preparedness supplies available through

  • Polder 526-41 Sixty Minute Cooki's Timer, Yellow
    Wall mount magnet on back for mounting on oven or refrigerator
    One minute increments allow for precise timing
    36" carrying strap allows you to wear it around your neck
    $5.50 plus $6 shipping.

  • Ball plastic storage caps
    Fits 3-inch canning jars, regular width $2.99
    Fits 3 1/2-inch canning jars, 8 count wide-mouth $3.99

  • Napoleon Perla Pacifica Sardines Tomato, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
    $45.84 one time purchase
    Subscribe & Save: Save 5% $43.55 ($0.12/oz)

  • Mainstay Emergency Food Rations - Case of 10 Packs
    5 year Shelf Life
    Withstands Temperatures of -40° F to 300°F (-40°C to 149°C)
    Ready to Eat: Each package contains 9 pre-measured 400 calorie meals.
    Meets the US Coast Guard standards (160.046/23/0).
    Meets guidelines set by the Department of Defense (SOLAS 74/83).
    Enriched with vitamins and minerals exceeding the RDA requirements. Pleasant lemon flavor
    Item model SIF-10
    ASIN: B000B43JI0
    UPC: 649241854470
    Shipping weight 16 pounds

  • 8 Count Plastic Square Dinner Plates
    10.25 inches $9.00

  • Coby CX789 DDigital AM/FM/NOAA Radio with Dual Alarms
    NOAA weather alert(turns on automatically to broadcast weather advisories)
    Digital LCD display, clock and dual alarm timers
    built in telescoping rod antenna and external antennajack
    3" speaker for good sound quality
    3.5mm headphone jack
    Can be powered by 120 AC wall outlet or 3 D batteries
    Digital AM/FM/Weather band tuner
    Digital LCD display
    by Coby $22.39

  • Mini Cree Q5 Bulb LED Flashlight
    100,000 hours life LED
    Three modes: High light mode/low light mode/ SOS flashing mode
    Uses 3x AAA or 18650 batteries

  • Rayovac VB1DLED-B2A Value Bright 1D LED Flashlight with Batteries, 2-Pack
    Rayovac VB1DLED-B2A Value Bright 1D LED Flashlight with Batteries, 2-Pack
    9 lumens
    160 hour runtime on alkaline, 52 hour runtime on heavy duty batteries
    Easy push button switch
    Uses 1 D heavy duty battery per flashlight, 2 heavy duty batteries included $10.38

  • Energizer Weather Ready Compact Rechargeable LED Light
    Compact rechargeable LED light stows out of the way in a wall outlet socket
    bright Nichia LED
    Two-hour run time on high, and 15 hours on low
    NiMH battery can be recharged hundreds of times

  • Garrity Power Lite 3 LED Crank Light (Titanium Silver/Black)
    60 minutes of light with one minute of cranking
    NiMH battery sealed insidenever needs replacing
    Shipped by
    Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6 x 2 inches ; 1.2 pounds
    Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

  • First Alert Public Alert Radio with S.A.M.E
    Utilizes S.A.M.E. to help you avoid non-local alerts
    Programmable to receive warnings for emergencies specific to your area
    Easy-to-read digital LCD screen shows you time and date
    Scrolls through message information during emergencies
    Wall mountable
    Battery back-up for power outages
    Manufacturer's 90-day warranty
    Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
    $60 plus $6 shipping

  • First Alert Portable AM/FM with Emergency Alert
    $30 plus $5.50 shipping
    earphone jack for noisy and quiet environments
    Powered by included AC adapter for desktop use, with 4 AA battery backup during power outages
    Backed by a manufacturer's 90-day warranty
    shipped by ANTOnline
    Shipping is $6 per shippment plus $1 per pound
    model # WX-17

  • Midland WR300 S.A.M.E. Weather Radio
    S.A.M.E. Weather Radio
    - Weather/hazard/civil emergency alert monitor
    - FM radio
    - Alarm clock
    - Snooze
    - Calendar that displays day, month, and year
    - User can eliminate selected repetitive statements and watches
    - Backlit 56 character LCD
    - 3 Levels of warning lights
    - Memory system for up to 20 different counties
    - Supplied with wall power pack and wall mount bracket
    - Battery backup system (4 AA batteries required, not included)
    - Radio automatically switches to WX band when an alert is issued
    - Telescopic antenna
    - Powerful alert tone
    - Color coded alert lights
    - Accessory jack for optional equipment (strobe light 18-STR or pillow vibrator)
    - Additional optional accessory: 18-259W window mount antenna (sold separately)
    - External antenna jack
    - Large backlit display screen
    Ships from Amazon
    Shipping Weight: 1.7

  • MIDLAND WR300 Weather Radio
    ASIN B00009V2YV
    Receives all NOAA weather channels
    S.A.M.E. technology
    AM/FM radio with clock and alarm
    Memory system for 30 counties
    Drift-free PLL (phase-lock loop) technology
    Blue, backlit LCD
    Ability to add & remove alerts
    1-year limited Warranty
    7 x 5.5 x 2.2 inches ; 1.7 pounds
    $43 including shipping

  • Oregon Scientific WR113 Weather Radio with Temperature and Freeze Alarm
    Oregon Scientific brand
    model WR113
    temperature display, clock, calendar and dual alarm with snooze function
    Freeze alarm with audio and visual alerts
    Displays four levels of messages: Statement, Watch, Warning, Test
    Has loud warning siren with non adjustable volume level
    Non-volatile memory function saves settings in the event of power loss
    Uses 3 AA batteries
    Ac adapter included
    Receives all weather stations
    $38 plus $8 shipping

  • UniHeat Full Body Warmers for Emergency Disaster Survival Kit
    These body warmers heat up in just minutes. They last for 16 hours and heat up to 150 degrees with an average temperature of 130 degrees. Place within sleeping bag or under clothing for optimal results. Item model number: ALight5046
    shipped by Get_Prepared_For_Disaster
    shipping is $5.50

  • Warm Polar Fleece Blanket (Set of 5)
    Shipped by OCProducts
    130 cm x 170 cm
    52 inches X 68 inches

  • Long white household candles (bulk)
    48 parafin candles, unsented
    Shipped by Medusa International Trade Inc.$30 plus $8 shipping
    $30 plus $8 shipping

  • Solar Power Panel 12 Volt 4.5 Watt Car Boat RV Charger
    Goldmaster brand
    12 Volts 4.5 Watts 250 mA
    With new improved high grade solar cells and material coating
    Built encased in water proof marine polumer durable and long lasting
    Blocking diode is built in the circuit to protect the battery against discharging
    Unit Size: 7.5 x 10 x 3/4 inches approx
    Shipping weight 4 pounds
    Shipped by Laliquidators_net or Solarwholesales$30 plus $8 shipping

  • Sunforce 60012 7 Amp Charge Controller
    Sunforce brand
    Shipped by Amazon
    Charge controller prevents overcharging of 12-volt batteries
    Intended for use with 12-volt solar panels
    Handles up to 7 amps of array current and up to 100 watts of solar power
    Charging light indicates the battery is charging
    Green light indicates a fully charged battery

  • Sunforce 50032 15 Watt Solar Battery Charger
    Plugs into your vehicle's 12-volt lighter socket
    Works with automobile and boat batteries
    Made of durable ABS plastic and amorphous solar cells
    Manufacturer recommends using a charge controller (not included)
    Measures 15.5 x 2.5 x 41.5 inches (WxHxD)
    Shipped by

  • Sunforce 82883 Solar "AA" Battery Charger
    Sunforce brand
    Charges 1-4 batteries at once
    Meter shaows battery charge and output
    Blocking diode
    Panel can be angled to maximize solar power
    Model 8283
    Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 2 inches
    Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
    Shipped by amazon

  • BatteryMINDer Solar Charging System - 12 Volt, 15 Watt Panel, Model# SCC-015
    BatteryMINDer brand
    Charging and maintaining up to four 12V batteries
    Prevents over/under charging
    Polarity reversal-short circuit-temperature protected
    Full time desulphation pulses safely extends life and performance of all batteries
    Exclusive U.S. Patented PulseMode desulphation circuitry
    Includes built-in battery tester
    15 watt solar panel
    Battery condition monitor
    2 Quick connects
    5-year limited warranty
    Shipped by Northern Tool and Equipment
    Shipping weight 12 pounds
    Shipping is $6.50 plus $.69 per pound

    Strong intermittent shock for electrified fence
    Keeps raccoon, groundhog, and other garden destroying animals out.
    10 miles of clean fence maximum
    1 year warranty
    UL listed
    $83 plus $7 shipping
    6 or 12 volt
    Shipped by acehardwareoutlet

  • Solar Panel
    Sunforce brand
    15W Solar Charger to keep a vehicle's battery fully charged
    Plugs into vehicle's 12V lighter socket

  • 20 Watt Pedal Generator
    Pedal Generator with 120 Volt 20 Watt output
    Folds to small size, easily protable
    uses standard bike pedals
    Can be screwed down for stable operation
    Charge portable electronics
    Universal international power socket
    Plug in a wall charger and charge portable electronics
    Add a plug in battery charger to charge a 12 volt battery

  • Magnesium Fire Starter
    Magnesium Fire Starter
    Scrap off magnesium using included file to form a 1/4 teaspoon pile,
    ignite pile with a spark, use to start a clump of wood shavings, twigs, etc
    Lightweight: 0.6 ounces
    2 3/4-Inch long

  • GENERAL ELECTRIC WIRELESS 56765 SmartHome Outdoor Motion Sensor
    Motion-sensing transmitter with receiver module
    Sends On signal when motion detected
    Sends Off signal after 5 minutes
    Control up to eight areas of your home lighting by selecting different channels
    Detects motion up to 50-Foot range
    Motion sensor can be mounted indoors or outdoors
    $50 plus $5 shipping
    Ships from and sold by luanvy

    Gilmour brand
    No wiring required Control on and off up to 100 away Detects motion up to 70
    Item model number: AC-6030-WH
    Selectable night only or day/night motion detected
    Mounts anywhere inside or outside
    White boxed
    For use with Ace no. 3203676 or 3209665
    Shipping weight 6 pounds

    No wiring required
    Control on and off up to 100 away
    Detects motion up to 70 away in 180 degree arc
    Selectable night only or day/night motion detected
    Mounts anywhere inside or outside
    For use with Ace no. 3203668 or 3209657 Bronze Boxed Discovery NBR, SUP, HWU
    Ships from and sold by Supreme Hardware

  • As Seen On TV Driveway Patrol ELIA-48
    Place the sensor across the driveway, on your porch, by the front door, garage, mailbox, or anywhere else near your home
    The unit will send a signal to its receiver (up to 400 feet away)
    A chime will sound alerting you that someone has come onto your property
    Weather resistant
    Installs with only a screwdriver
    3 settings, Hi or Lo volume and off
    Needs one 9 V and 3 C cell batteries (not included)
    Shipping weight 3 pounds
    Shipping is $5.40 plus $1 per pound

  • Driveway Patrol Sensor and Receiver Kit
    Sends alert when people, vehicles enter driveway or approach mailbox Place the sensor across the driveway, on your porch, by the front door, garage, mailbox, or anywhere else near your home
    The unit will send a signal to its receiver (up to 400 feet away)
    A chime will sound alerting you that someone has come onto your property
    400-foot range
    Sensor installs with screw on any surface
    Portable receiver has three settings: high or low chimes and off
    Operates on one 9-volt and three C-cell batteries (which are not included)
    Shipping weight 1 pound
    Shipping is $5.40 plus $1 per pound

  • Nesco American Harvest FD-61 Snackmaster Encore Dehydrator and Jerky Maker
    Approximately 14 inches by 14 inches by 10 inches
    500 wats to dry faster
    Adjustable Thermostat
    Patented Converga-Flow action for fast drying
    No need to rotate trays
    Expandable to 12 trays
    Shipped by
    Shipping weight 8 pounds
    Item model number: FD-61

  • L'Equip 528 Food Dehydrator
    550 watts of power, 12-square feet for drying food and flowers
    Use for meat, seafood, poultry, fruits, vegetables, herbs, jerky, granola
    Sensor checks temperature 60 times per second for stable drying conditions
    Thermostat adjusts from 93 degrees up to 150 degrees F
    About 16 inches by 12 inches by 10 inches
    Shipped by
    Shipping weight 11 pounds
    Shipping is $15

  • Excalibur 9 Tray Dehydrator - ED 2900 Dehydrater - Jerky Maker Food Dehydrator Excaliber
    Thermostat adjusts from 95 - 155 degrees
    15 Square Feet of drying space
    Trays can be removed to expand the drying chamber
    Each tray is supported on its own 'shelf' making it easy to slide in and out
    Made of FDA Approved polycarbonate plastic
    600 watts
    Instruction manual with over 50 recipes
    Sale price $178
    Shipping weight 23 pounds
    Ships from and sold by 877MYJUICER

  • Making Sauerkraut and Pickled Vegetables at Home: Creative Recipes for Lactic Fermented Food to Improve Your Health (Natural Health Guide) (Natural Health Guide)
    Shipped by amazon
    shipping weight 4.8 ounces
    Shipping is $3 per shipment and $.99 per item

  • Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
    Shipped by
    Book Description:
    Typical books about preserving garden produce nearly always assume that modern "kitchen gardeners" will boil or freeze their vegetables and fruits. Yet here is a book that goes back to the future-celebrating traditional but little-known French techniques for storing and preserving edibles in ways that maximize flavor and nutrition.

    Translated into English, and with a new foreword by Deborah Madison, this book deliberately ignores freezing and high-temperature canning in favor of methods that are superior because they are less costly and more energy-efficient.

    As Eliot Coleman says in his foreword to the first edition, "Food preservation techniques can be divided into two categories: the modern scientific methods that remove the life from food, and the natural 'poetic' methods that maintain or enhance the life in food. The poetic techniques produce... foods that have been celebrated for centuries and are considered gourmet delights today."

    Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning offers more than 250 easy and enjoyable recipes featuring locally grown and minimally refined ingredients. It is an essential guide for those who seek healthy food for a healthy world.

    About the Author:
    Centre Terre Vivante is an ecological research and education center located in Mens, Domaine de Raud, a region of southeastern France. Terre Vivante hosts courses on regenerative gardening and farming, renewable energy, and ecological building techniques. In addition to more than fifty books, Terre Vivante publishes the influential organic gardening magazine, Les Quatre Saisons du jardinage. Deborah Madison is author of best-selling cookbooks including The Greens Cookbook and Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers’ Markets.

  • Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods
    Explains natural fermentation processes to produce bread, yogurt, cheese, beer, wine, miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, and other fermented foods. For science-fair projects, Katz's work presents opportunity to explore both the science and the art of fermented foods (alcoholic beverages excepted).
    Shipped by

  • Weather and emergency alert radio
    Brand Name: Midland
    Model: WR-120C
    SAME programming sounds an alert only when specific counties are threatened
    Receives 7 NOAA channels with flood, tornado, thunderstorm, and other warnings
    25-county memory system; 90 dB siren, voice alert, and flashing LED warning systems
    external antenna and alert jacks
    Built-in clock with alarm and snooze
    measures 6.0 x 1.5 x 5.0 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
    Trilingual (English Spanish French)
    Power Source Type: AC or three AA batteries (not included)
    Height: 1.5 inches
    Length: 5 inches

  • Gilmour Weeper/Soaker Hose
    model number: 27050G
    Lifetime Guarantee by Gilmore
    $15 for 50 feet, free shipping on orders over $35

  • Clauss 18039 8" Titanium Snips with Wire Cutter
    Titanium Bonded Blades are 3 Times Stronger than Stainless Steel
    Micro-Serrated Top Blade
    Spring assisted,internal spring to teduce breakage
    Product Dimensions 11 x 2 x 4.2 inches
    Item model number 18039
    $10.23 including shipping

  • Fi-Shock FW-00007T 1/4 Mile, 14 Gauge Spool Aluminum Wire
    Model number: FW-00007T
    Breaking load: 215 lbs
    Will not rust
    An electrified fence is sometimes the best way to keep rabbits, groundhog, deer, raccoon and other animal out of the garden.

  • Red Snap'r 44C Battery- Powered Solid State 10 Miles Fence Controller
    Can be used to control most livestock, short haired animals and small animals
    For dry weed conditions.
    Can be powered by 6 or 12 volt battery (not included)
    Rugged, weather-resistant cabinet
    UL listed and Canadian approved
    1-yr warranty that includes damage caused by lightning
    $63 including shipping
    Not a particularly high powered device. Delivers a sufficient shock but is easily shorted by weeds. Intermittent pulses about once per second allows most animals time to recover from the shock and back away to avoid electrocution.

  • 50 NEW Plastic Nursery 1 Gallon Trade POT ~ Holds 0.66 Gal
    model C300S
    Black plastic
    Pot dimensions (6.25 Inch Depth x 6.5 inch Diameter)
    5 Drain Holes
    $30 plus $2.50 shipping
    Flexible, just sturdy enough

  • HQRP Pair 144 inches (3.66m) 1x4mm˛ Photovoltaic Solar Array Cables with MC4 Connectors
    12 AWG;
    Voltage: 600/1000V:
    Temperature:-40?:-- 120?;
    UV Resistant
    DC 1.8KV AC 0.6/1KV.
    1 Year warranty
    $18 plus $7.50 shipping

  • RENOGY 100 Watt 100w Monocrystalline Photovoltaic PV Solar Panel Module 12V Battery Charging
    ASIN B009Z6CW7O
    High efficiency
    Expandable with both series and parallel connection
    mC4 waterproof connectors built in
    Framed in heavy duty anodized extruded aluminum
    Up to 18.9 volts and 5 amp
    Open circuit voltage (Voc): 22.5 V
    Short circuit current (Isc): 5.75 A
    Maximum power at STC: 100 W
    Operating Module Temperature: -40°C to + 90°C
    Maximum series fuse rating: 15A
    STC: Irradiance 1000 W/m2, module temperature 25°C, AM=1.5
    Solar Cell: Mono-crystalline 125 x 125 mm (5 inches)
    No. of cells: 36 (4x9)
    Dimensions: 47 x 21.3 x 1.4 in (1195 x 541 x 35 mm)
    Weight: 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg)
    Front Glass: 3.2 mm (.13 in)tempered glass
    Junction Box: IP65 rated
    Output Cables: 4.0 mm2 (.006 in2), 600mm(23.6inches)
    UL Listed: CE
    Fire Rating: Class C
    Solar Cell Efficiency: 19% and Above
    Rated Output Voltage: 12Volts, 12V
    $150 including shipping

  • Renogy Solar Panel Mounting Z Bracket 4 Units
    Aluminum brackets
    Includes needed bolts and washers
    Ideal for mounting solar panels
    $13 including shipping on orders over $35

  • Coby CX789 DDigital AM/FM/NOAA Radio with Dual Alarms
    ASIN B0013U7OB4
    Recieves NOAA weather alerts radio
    Digital LCD display, clock and dual alarm timers
    Telescopic antenna
    3" speaker
    3.5mm headphone jack
    External antenna jack
    Three-way power with AC/DC operation
    Can be powered by 3 D cell batteries
    Digital AM/FM/weather tuner
    Digital LCD display
    $23 including shipping on orders over $35

  • Tenergy Premium-4 pieces D Size 10000mAh High Capacity NiMH Rechargeable Batteries
    ASIN B00408IF1Y
    Long life time and can be recharged up to 1000 times
    Replacement for standard D size batteries and NiCd rechargeable batteries
    No memory effect
    Compatible with chargers that support NiMH rechargeable batteries
    Voltage: 1.2V
    Standard Charge: 15 hours @ 800 mA, Rapid Charge: 3 hours @ 4000 mA
    $36 including shipping

  • Rayovac VB1DLED-B2A Value Bright 1D LED Flashlight with Batteries, 2-Pack
    9 lumen bulb
    Lifetime warranty
    160 hour runtime on alkaline, 52 hour runtime on heavy duty batteries
    •Easy push button switch
    •131 feet (40 meters) beam distance
    •Runs on 1 D heavy duty battery, includes 2 heavy duty batteries
    $11.11 includes shipping if order is over $35

  • TRUEResult Blood Glucose Starter Kit
    ASIN B002CGT08S
    UPC: 021292002602
    Model number: 56151124001
    0.5 microliter sample size
    Blood sample can be taken from finger tip or forearm
    Alternate site testing
    500 test memory
    Uses lithium CR2032 battery, included
    Glucose meter
    10-starter lancets (needles)
    1-Lancing device for piercing with 5-7 depth positions to adjust for your skin thickness
    10-starter test strips
    Product manual and accessory bag
    $7.15 includes shipping if order is $35 or more

  • TRUEtest Glucose Test Strips - 50 ct.
    For use with the TRUEresult and TRUE2go glucose meters
    $10.30 includes shipping if order is over $35

  • Ball Plastic Storage Caps
    ASIN B0000BYC4B
    Ball model number: 1440036010
    For Regular Mouth Glass Preserving Jars
    8 reusable plastic caps
    Regular is $2.56 includes shipping if order is $35 or more
    Wide mouth is $3.51
    I sometimes use canning jars to store prepared food in the fridge and use these lids. These can be used to cap jars full of kraut that I normally keep in the basement over winter. These lids do not seal airtight but are good enough to keep out insects and to prevent spillage, evaporation, etc.

  • Maxell 723020 LR20 2BP D Cell 2 Pack Battery
    ASIN B000001OND
    $3.95 includes shipping when order total is $35 or more
    Alkaline batteries last up to 4 times longer than regular heavy duty carbon/zinc batteries. Shelf life can be 7 years or more

Items from other sources

    Hamilton Beach Personal Blender with Travel Lid - 51101
    14 ounce cup, 175 watt motor
    Available at Target

    Deni Black Blend-n-Grind - 4201
    20 ounces
    blends and grinds coffee, nuts
    available at

    Betty Crocker Mini Personal Blender
    15 oz jar, 200 watt motor
    Maybe available on ebay

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