When The Fires Burn

A UK prepping site researching, discussing and planning for the world this may become when the lights go out, chaos reigns.... and the fires burn.



The Enlan EL-01 Folding Knife & Adjusting it Using a Drill Chuck

I recently bought an Enlan EL-01 folding knife.  Its only a budget Chinese folding knife but the build quality, handling and specification are impressive for such a low price (£12.00 with free worldwide delivery from Gearbest).  It’s a big locking… Continue Reading →

Car Kits: Addition of Hazard Beacons & Tie Down Anchors

My car kits are pretty basic and only contain some essential equipment.  For example, I have already posted about the small car kit in my wife’s car in an older post. I came across a couple of handy additions to… Continue Reading →

My EDC (v2)

The first attempt at my EDC kit was developed when I first started prepping and I was developing a feel for the equipment I wanted to hand on a daily basis as an every day carry.  It worked to a… Continue Reading →

Handy Item: CK Magma Pouches With Carabiners

I spotted this (Amazon) set of three pouches from the tool storage range from CK Magma and ordered two sets.  They are very well made with excellent materials and stitching and the three sizes are very handy.  They all have… Continue Reading →

Prepped Computer

As part of my overall prepping, I have been debating keeping a prepped and ready tablet or laptop for use in any number of situations, mainly bug-in but possibly for bug-out as well. My checklist of ideal specifications was: Portable… Continue Reading →

Survival Kit Using A Condor VA7 Pack Insert

A good survival kit layout using a condor VA7 pack insert. There's quite a bit of equipment in the kit and the condor VA7, which I hadn't heard of before, has a well laid out interior.

My Tech EDC

As part of the equipment I carry every day, I have an EDC pouch which I tend to keep physically with me or at least have it nearby and I have a Get home Bag (GHB) which stays in the… Continue Reading →

Handy EDC Item: Sewing Kit

As part of my EDC kit I was looking for a basic and compact sewing kit for those times when a button needs fixing back on or a minor repair is needed.  After doing some searches I found this Micro/Mini… Continue Reading →

My EDC (v1)

When I started prepping, I hadn’t really thought of the concept of and ‘Every Day Carry’ or EDC pack.  We all have items and tools we use on a regular basis, maybe not even every day, and when we want… Continue Reading →

Handy EDC: Lightweight Stanley 4-in-1 Screwdriver

I have just added this useful, lightweight Stanley 66-344M 4-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver to my EDC as it gives four different bits in a handy pen-like format and it’s great value as well!  the bits are organised into a large and… Continue Reading →

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