This Clip On Visor Light makes any Ball Cap into a headlamp. That means I can use both hands to do whatever needs doing. I keep one in my toolbox, another in my vehicle, and one more with my camping gear. They are perfect for those times there isn’t enough light and your task requires both hands to get the job done. I have a shed out in the woods and its too far for me to run electric too, making this light really useful when I need to go find some tool or bit of gear I haven’t used in a year (or ten).
When it comes to camping, it is just so useful to be able to switch it on and have the light where I am looking, regardless of what I’m doing. Ever try to cook in the pitch black by firelight? It is so much easier when you are wearing this Clip On Light.
This Light is also perfect for things like interior wall painting. I wear glasses so I like to wear a cap when painting to keep the paint off my lenses, and that makes this Clip On Light perfect so I make sure I don’t miss spots, especially when painting white on white.
Clip On Visor Light Scoring
This Clip On Light can have a moderate impact on your survival. Once the power goes out for good you are going to be glad you planned ahead. It scores a 215/1000.
5 bright LEDs putting out up to 30 lumens at max brightness.
Powered by 2*CR2032 button batteries.
Up to 24 hours working time.
90 degree rotatable head.
One-click power button for easy on/off operation.
Clip on the hat/Cap or your pocket for hands free.
Long Long Time is the 3rd episode of the The Last of Us. The first two episodes both scored a 100/100. That is the first time that’s ever happened since The Walking Dead Season 1. If you aren’t watching, you really need to fix that. The only part that sucks is that if you are on the East Coast you have to wait until 9pm to get your fix!
I give detailed, blow by blow details as I review. If you want to skip the spoilers jump down to the Scoring!
If you have watched Long Long Time let me know what scene you thought was the most powerful.
Joel and Ellie have made it out of Boston. They are out in the wilderness, alive, but clearly effected by the loss of Tess. Joel is pissed. Ellie is more more and emotionally intelligent than any fourteen year old should be. She knows that Joel is pissed and that he might be angry at her for Tess’s death.
Joel and Ellie come across a gas station as they move through the woods. Joel stashed supplies in the past but seems to have forgotten exactly where. While Joel searches, Ellie finds a hatch in the floor. Because she apparently has no survival instinct she decides to go into the dark basement under the convenience store. As Ellie explores she finds an infected man crushed beneath a fallen section of wall.
Ellie’s eyes are hard and cold as she slowly drags her blade across the Zombie’s face. Her expression does not change as she plunges her blade home, killing the infected.
When Joel calls for her she simply tells him the store wasn’t as picked over as he thought. Ellie found a box of tampons.
Joel and Ellie are hiking. They are also bonding. We get a bit of back story as they chat. The tainted food carried the fungus. The world ended quickly as everyone who ate the infected food turned into Zombies. Ellie has a Right Angle Flashlight on her backpack which I absolutely just ordered.
Joel warns Ellie that they may want to cut across open ground. There are things ahead she may not want to see. The ground is littered with the skeletal remains of survivors who were gunned down to make sure they didn’t turn.
September 30th 2003 (Flashback)
Survivors are being loaded onto trucks as police and military forces try to keep them organized.
A man is sitting in his basement, watching what is going above him on his video cameras. Bill, played by Nick Offerman, has entered the scene. Bill has a plan. He gets gas and supplies. He’s been planning for the end of the world and is ready to deal with it.
Fences go up. Defenses are set. Firewood is cut. The garden is planted.
Bill is enjoying his dinner when his security system warns him of movement. A Zombie walks directly into a trap and gets blown away. Bill – “It doesn’t get old.”
This statement is important. It clearly shows that Bill has seen multiple Zombies fall to his defenses. He knows what dangers this new world has in store for him.
Bill – Four Years Later, 2007 (Flashback)
Bill’s preparations have clearly served him well. He’s survived years while others have died in droves.
The security system beeps. Bill has captured a man in a trap. Bill has a tester. The man is not infected. Bill wants the man to keep moving on but the man is hungry. Frank is hungry. Bill is worried that if he feeds Frank others will show up.
Something passes between Bill and Frank. Bill might be safe but just like anyone he needs companionship. There is a human need to be near others.
Are Bill and Frank gay? I am not sure at this point but feel like they might be. (Good for them.)
Maybe what saved Frank was Bill’s gaydar?
Frank prepares dinner. Rabbit and Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages. Bill is more refined than he might appear. Frank is enjoying his dinner as Bill struggles to come to grips with the newcomer. Frank knows that he is supposed to dine and dash but he sees the piano and can’t help but sit down and tickle the ivories.
The first song Frank picks hits a nerve with Bill. Bill sits down to take his turn at the keyboard. Neither Bill or Frank have a good singing voice but somehow it is still a very touching scene.
Frank bends over to kiss Bill. It is a touching scene. It is also the first scene that maybe could have been done better. There wasn’t enough passion in the kiss. For two men, starved of life, I would have thought there first kiss would have been more ravenous.
Two seconds later the reason why becomes clear. Bill has never been true to himself. Frank is is first gay love, and gay lover.
Bill & Frank – Three Years Later (Flashback)
Frank is pissed. Bill does not want to give Frank supplies to fix up the house.
Why? Because Bill and Frank are going to have friends.
In the next cut scene we see Bill, Frank, Tess, and Joel having lunch. Bill is up tight and worried about security. Frank is just happy to have people over.
Bill doesn’t want Joel and Tess to ruin their lives. Joel helps bring Frank to their side by promising to bring him new fencing. Joel also warns Frank that scavengers will be coming. Bill’s defenses may not be as solid as he thinks.
Bill & Rank 2013 (Flashback)
Bill has updated his fence. What was wire is now stacks of crushed cars. Frank surprises Bill with a small strawberry patch. It is a sweet and emotional moment. Now I’m scared for the “crash”.
Bill tells Frank he was never afraid before he showed up. The meaning is clear. Before Frank Bill wasn’t afraid to die because he had nothing to die for.
Frank is sleeping. The scavengers have arrived.
Bill’s traps go off. Some of the scavengers are killed but there are too many of them. Frank drags Bill inside after he is wounded. Bill, like a moron, was standing out in the open.
Bill is bleeding out. His last words to Frank before he passes out are, “Call Joel, he’ll take care of ya.”
Bill & Frank – Older
Time has passed. Frank is frail and no longer able to walk. Bill pushes him around in his wheelchair and tends to their homestead. It appears that Frank has had a stroke? He appears weak and can only move with Bill’s help.
Bill wakes up to find Frank in his chair. Frank declares it is his last day. He doesn’t want to live as a burden on Bill. Frank asks for one more good day. Frank has a plan. One more good day. Marriage. And finally a glass of wine full of enough drugs to end his life.
Bill cries but follows Frank’s instructions.
Frank prepares the same rabbit and Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages meal they had on the day they first met. Bill dutifully mixes Frank’s drink with the medications as requested. Frank downs the glass after confirming the dosage is enough.
Frank notices there were already pills in the bottle. Bill plans on going with Frank into the next world. They laugh about how romantic the gesture is.
Welcome to Lincoln (Current Timeline)
Joel and Ellie have arrived at Bill’s homestead. Things look deserted. Joel calls out to his friends. The medicated meal on the table doesn’t look too old. Joel and Ellie have arrived shortly after. Bill and Frank are dead.
Bill’s letter to whomever, but probably Joel, is heart wrenching.
Joel and Ellie now have a truck, weapons, and supplies. Joel is grumpy as hell, but the two of them are in much better straights than they were.
The two of them ransack Bill’s supplies. Not only do they have hot water for showers but also toilet paper, guns, ammo, and food. Joel tells Ellie no when she asks about a gun but she finds one in Bill’s desk and takes in anyway.
Joel and Ellie get into Bill’s Chevy S10 and head out. Ellie is amazed. She has never been in a car. Joel is more realistic. It’s an old budget truck. Hopefully it will get him to his brother.
Long Long Time Scoring
First thing. Both Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal are amazing. They are incredible actors. Bill, played by Nick Offerman, and Frank, played by Murray Bartlett are also great – there story just doesn’t have the same weight as Joel and Ellie’s. Still, the episode was amazing. How could it hold up to the first two episodes? That is an unfair expectation isn’t it?
Still, Long Long Time was a gripping and emotional episode and scores a 95/100, making it Worth Your Time.
This High-Capacity Water Filter System is critical to survival. You can march and fight if you are hungry, but its impossible to do if your thirsty. Once you get dehydrated its nearly impossible to exert yourself, and that could be deadly when a disaster strikes. So you better have the ability to keep that drinking water flowing!
Which is exactly where this Water Filter System becomes critical. Sure, the Straw Filters are great when you are on the move, but when you have a camp and need lots of clean water to cook and clean this is the way to go.
Do you have wounded? You are going to need even more clean water. Hang the bags and let this Filter System do the work for you!
High-Capacity Water Filter System Scoring
I have several water filtering items on my survival list. Why? Because I want to have a multi layered plan with overlapping capabilities. Clean Water really is life. This Filter System can have an extreme impact on your survival and scores a 975/1000.
High-capacity, gravity-fed water filter system.
Ideal for groups and emergency preparedness.
Meets all EPA/NSF guidelines.
Removes 99.9999% of bacteria.
Removes 99.9% of protozoa.
Removes giardia, cryptosporidium, E. coli, salmonella, cholera.
No pumping required, let gravity do the work.
Replaceable cartridge filters up to 1,500 gallons.
I have this Geekey Multi-Tool on my car keys, and another on my spare keys. If I need to do anything from opening a beer to tightening a screw, I can take care of it without having to go find my tool bag. Of course I’m not going to be doing major repairs with this Geekey Multi-Tool but you will be surprised at just how many little jobs it can take care of in everyday life, and it fits neatly in your pocket, meaning you will have it with you when you need it.
Because this Geekey Multi-Tool is so useful I put another on a pull string and clipped it to my camp cooking gear. It seems odd, but I find that I commonly have to tweak or fix something when I start to set up for cooking. There is always something to fix.
Geekey Multi-Tool Scoring
The good news is that since this Geekey Multi-Tool is so tiny, it is easy keep one with my cooking gear as well as the ones I keep on my keyrings. It is a nice little survival tool that can have a moderate impact on your survival, scoring 211/1000.
Innovative, compact multi-tool that goes anywhere you go.
Fully equipped with more than 16+ functions.
TSA-compliant serrated edge and handy scoring tip..
Lightweight and compact enough to fit right on your keyring.
Made from incredibly durable 420 stainless steel.
Designed to last through a lifetime of adventures.
This Firewood Splitter is perfect for those days you need to split wood all day. I find it takes less effort to use than a splitting axe. It also means that as the day goes on and I get more tired, the risk of me cutting into my foot goes way down.
It doesn’t matter whether its winter or summer, you are going to need Firewood to boil water, cook, and stay warm. The amount of wood you need may change based on the season, but you are going to need to feed that fire no matter what.
When it comes to feeding your fire, this Firewood Splitter is a must have tool. It is safer than using an axe and means that you can put people on the firewood work detail you trust with a maul but not an axe.
Firewood Splitter Scoring
Yes, it is heavy, but most of us will be pulling up to our Survival Camp in a vehicle of some sort, and while this is heavy, it is worthy every ounce of its weight. Because it can also have a high impact on your chances of survival it scores a 730/1000.
Best way to effortlessly split firewood.
Faster and safer than using a dangerous axe, splitting maul or hatchet.
Modern and safe alternative to keep your fingers away from the blade.
Small and light enough to take anywhere!
Splitter and its blade designed to withstand years of abuse.
This Hunting Tree Stand is an awesome survival tool. Do you want to eat after a disaster leaves infrastructure destroyed. How are you putting food on the table? This Tree Stand is a tool to help you keep putting mean on the table.
Of course you can use it for its intended purpose to hunt for food after all the grocery stores are picked over. This Hunting Tree Stand is also a great security platform too. Once disaster sends us back a few hundred years you will be glad those guards can see what’s coming and alert your camp.
They are also a great way to get off the ground to protect yourself from rising water. That also helps if you are about to be surrounded by Zombies and don’t have any other options. You just have to hope you have enough ammunition to clear the area – or have a rescue on the way.
Hunting Tree Stand Scoring
This Hunting Tree Stand can have a high impact on your survival. When it comes to long term survival being able to supply food becomes more and more important. Which is why this Tree Stand scores a 875/1000 on the survival scale.
Weighs 22 pounds, holds 300 pounds.
Features FasTrack system for stand accessories.
Cable system for even faster and easier tree attachment.
One-piece wrap-around armpad fully covers front rail and armrests.
Before I received these Heavy-Duty Wrap-It Storage Straps I had cables and cords in tangled piles spread out across my garage. It not only made it hard to find things, but it was a constant source of frustration for my wife because she hated the clutter.
Keeping your gear organized can have an impact on how fast you can react. These Straps help keep all those cords and cables in neat order and can have a low impact on your survival. They score a 11/1000.
The best solution for organizing cords, hoses, rope and so much more!
Made with heavy-duty weatherproof polypropylene.
Built to last—indoors or out.
Can hold up to 50 lbs / 22kgs (10”-28” sizes).
Includes: two 10-inch x 1.5-inch, two 13-inch x 2-inch, and two 17-inch x 2-inch heavy-duty straps
Having a decent ladder is a must have, but not all of us have the space to store it. This Telescopic Extension Ladder is the perfect solution to the problem. I can store this Ladder easily and transport without having to worry about swinging the ends into everything around me. Just collapse it and move it to where you need it.
This Ladder has so many survival advantages. I can easily carry it to my off the grid bolt hole. I can throw it any vehicle for easy transport. It is cheap enough that I can leave a few where I need them. It also means that if I want to take down the stairs I can. Take down the stairs with my Survival Axe and now I’ve got highly defendable location.
Telescopic Extension Ladder Scoring
This Telescopic Extension Ladder has many uses. Its portability and cost means it can have a moderate impact on your survival chances. It scores a 360/1000.
Each step falls slowly and smoothly when retracting.
It takes only 5-8 seconds to retract the ladder from full extension.
Convenient and safe.
Made of aerospace engineered 6061 aluminum alloy.
330 lbs of weight capacity.
Integrated carrying handle for convenient storage and transport.
I like functional furniture, much to my wife’s dismay. I care if it will hold up to hard use and sometimes a bit of abuse. Which came in perfect when I used my Framing Nailer to make four sets of college bunkbeds. I saved hundreds of dollars building my own. With a bit of sanding and staining they look really nice and will hold up better than anything bought in a store. two king sized bed frames using 2x4s, 4x4x, and 2x6s. Those beds lasted all four years of college. On top of that someone grabbed them the moment we put them out on the street on move out day.
When we did move them out there were piles of furniture along the street (it was full of rentals for the college) and I was happy to see the only thing that got trash picked were those bed frames.
I look at this Nailer as a money saving tool. I’ve built sheds that would have cost me a few thousand bucks easily. I’ve built six foot tall cat trees from scrap and sold them for $200 a pop.
When disaster does strike I know I can use this Nailer to board up windows and doors. I can protect my home and my family from whatever is pounding on the windows.
Framing Nailer Scoring
Surviving means being proactive, being prepared. This Framing Nailer means I can protect doors and windows from the initial disaster. It also means I can protect myself from the scavengers that come after. Pair this Nailer with an Air Compressor and you’ve get a powerful combo that can have a moderate impact on your survival. Its scores a 204/1000.
Ideal for professional construction contractors and home DIY projects.
Having an Air Compressor is a must if you like to tinker or do any kind of projects. You can get air tools to cover just about every type of activity ranging from auto repair to woodworking. Having a Compressor means you can do more, quicker. When survival may depend on being quick, saving every moment is important.
While I am waiting for the Zombie Apocalypse I use my Compressor to blow out my sprinklers, sand, grind, and nail, as well as inflate all my car tires. What else could you want? You might need a larger Air Compressor if you are a pro, but if you are like me and just tinker and do projects here and there, this pancake unit is perfect.
Air Compressor Scoring
Post Apocalypse I’ll be using this Air Compressor to put plywood over my first floor windows and secure every other opening in and out of my house. If I am lucky enough to get a few days of construction in before it gets really bad I will also be building a tree fort. The idea of having a tree fort with a causeway from my second floor sounds awesome. Having this Compressor will make that much easier.
This Compressor can have a moderate impact on your survival and scores a 203/1000.
6 gallon pancake maximizes portability and stored air.
Durable, oil free pump for long life and no maintenance.