Christmas can be a really great time to score some preps as gifts (if you’re looking for ideas, just check here). This year I was lucky enough to get a couple of really cool preps on the list of things I’d been wanting!

The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan

This is a book I’ve wanted for a long time (ever since my good friend Liberty N Justice recommended it to me). Although I haven’t really dug into it yet, I’m really excited to.


It systematically teaches you how to produce all the food you need on just a quarter of an acre (but has site layouts for lots as small as 1/10th of an acre!). With topics ranging from herb gardening, vegetables, food preservation, livestock, grains, beekeeping (super important), butchering and so much more.

There will definitely be a complete and thorough review coming soon after I finish it, but if it already sounds interesting-don’t wait!

IronKey secure USB drive

The second prep that I got an am excited about is an IronKey secure USB drive. You guys have heard me mention these before, but I still hadn’t picked one up yet (they’re kinda expensive at around $100).

So you can imagine I was pretty stoked to see that Santa had gotten one for me.

The IronKey drive is waterproof, shockproof and utilizes military grade encryption to keep your files safe. I use USB drives to store all my sensitive info right on my keychain as part of my EDC.


Pick up The Backyard Homestead here.

Check out Iron Key Secure USB drives here

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