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5.11 Tactical Covrt 18 Backpack Reviewed

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

I’ve been looking for a good Every Day Carry (EDC) bag for some time now, and I think I’ve checked out just about every sling-pack, messenger bag and murse around. Lately I’ve heard a lot of good things about 5.11 Tactical’s Covrt 18 Backpack so I thought I’d give one a closer look. Read on to see how it stands up to the challenge…

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GSI Outdoors Halulite Pressure Cooker Reviewed

Posted on Feb 20, 2015

Pressure cookers… They are good, they are bad, but they are not all ugly. Today we’ll be looking at the beautiful anodized Halulite 5.7 liter pressure cooker from GSI Outdoors, and when we are done we’ll cook up a hearty Guinness stew to give this thing a little test drive. Read on to see how it goes…

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Schrade SCHF28 Little Ricky Fixed Blade Knife Revi...

Posted on Feb 19, 2015

Today I’m going to review Schrade’s SCHF28 Little Ricky Fixed Blade Knife which is part of their new 2015 lineup. With all of the machetes and blades that I’ve reviewed as of late, this is one that I’ve really been excited to put to the test. Read on to see what I’m talking about…

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Schrade SCHBOLO Machete Reviewed

Posted on Feb 12, 2015

What primary blade would you pack in your bag for performing heavier tasks like trailblazing, building a shelter, or basic bushcrafting? A large survival knife, a small hand axe, or a machete? Since no one tool can be the best at everything, what feature or function is most important to you? Today, I’ll be checking out Schrade’s SCHBOLO Machete. Lets see how well it stands up to the task at hand…

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Wicked Tough Handsaw Reviewed

Posted on Feb 6, 2015

When it comes to bugging-out or trekking around the country, what you pack coupled with the size and weight of your gear can have quite an impact on the level of your success. While we attempt to pack the lightest kitchen sink that we can find, we must be confident that the gear we choose will be able get the job done. Today, we’ll be reviewing the Wicked Tough Hand Saw from Wicked Tree Gear. Lets see just how wicked it is…

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TivaWater Home Water Filter 2.0 Reviewed

Posted on Jan 31, 2015

One of the most important considerations when bugging-in is drinking water. What will you do when your water store runs dry? Water filtration is the only viable solution to this problem. However, there are literally hundreds of filters on the market. Some practical, and some not so much. Enter TivaWater. Today we’ll be looking at TivaWater’s Home Water Filter 2.0. Read on to see how well it fared…

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Solo Stove Reviewed

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

Part of any good SHTF plan should accommodate a way to cook and purify water without gas or electricity. Additionally, that plan should maintain an emphasis on mobility. I’ve looked at many stove systems lately that utilize a variety of fuels. Today I’ll be looking at the Solo Stove, a compact packable, and environmentally friendly wood burning stove. Read on for more…

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Schrade SCHF30 Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Jan 24, 2015

Today I will be reviewing Schrade’s new SCHF30 Fixed Blade Knife which is part of their 2015 fixed blade collection. Read on to see how well it performed…

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Alpen Sport 8×25 Waterproof Monocular Reviewe...

Posted on Jan 22, 2015

Optics… Everyone should have some at home, the car, EDC and bug-out bag. Whether you are trekking down an off-beaten path or dealing with a bug-out situation, it is a huge tactical advantage to be able to have a view from afar. While some prefer binoculars, I prefer the compact size and light-weight of a monocular. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at Alpen’s Sport 8×25 waterproof monocular. Read on to see how it fared…

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TOAKS Titanium Pot with Pan Reviewed

Posted on Jan 19, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the TOAKS Ultralight Titanium Cook System which only comes with a 550ml pot. With my large family, I felt that I needed something bigger for those times when they are with me. But whatever I picked up, it still needed to be light enough to pack. I was happy with the quality of the TOAKS 550ml pot so I thought that I would check out their larger cookware. Read on to see how they fared…

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Condor Tactical Leg Holster TLH-008 Reviewed

Posted on Jan 19, 2015

I’ve had Condor’s Tactical Leg Holster in Multicam for a little over a year now so I thought I’d post a little review on it. I chose the TLH-008 because it was rather inexpensive, but mostly because of all of the positive comments out there. I’ll cover as many of the details as I can think of and add my two-cents…

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Danner Desert TFX Mojave Military Boot Reviewed

Posted on Jan 16, 2015

When it comes to survival, one clothing item that is all too often overlooked is a good pair of boots. Not cheap boots, good boots. I’ve had my share of cheap boots, and I’ve had some high-end boots that were actually quite expensive. In my experience, a huge disparity between their quality exists. Cheap boots are typically not constructed from quality materials or put together with a high-level of tolerance. As a result, they usually don’t fit well or last very long. One that I’ve been wearing a lot lately is Danner’s Desert TFX duty-ready military boot. Read on for more…

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TOAKS Ultralight Titanium Cook System Reviewed

Posted on Jan 14, 2015

I recently stumbled across the TOAKS Ultralight Titanium Cook System while searching for an ultralight, packable stove and cookware set that is both easy to use and very durable to include in my family’s bug-out bags. This cookset consists of a TOAKS 550ml titanium pot, a folding solid-fuel stove, a TOAKS titanium folding spork and a titanium windscreen. Read on to see how well it works…

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Schrade SCHF35 Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Jan 13, 2015

In this article, I will be reviewing Schrade’s SCHF35 Fixed Blade Knife which is part of their new 2015 lineup. The SCHF35 is a compact, lightweight and very attractive little workhorse. And with all of the large fixed-blade survival knives and machetes that I’ve been looking at lately, it was nice to mess around with something a bit more compact for a change. Read on to see how well it performed…

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Redfield Counterstrike Tactical Riflescope Reviewe...

Posted on Dec 23, 2014

Redfield optics are synonymous with rock-solid durability and a high-level of quality at an affordable price. And as part of the Leupold family, this will not be changing anytime soon. A green/red-dot optic with a laser sight that can be found for less than $200? Sure… This is why I chose to try out Redfield’s Counterstrike tactical riflescope. Read on to see how the Counterstrike has fared…

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Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife Reviewed

Posted on Dec 21, 2014

Light My Fire has collaborated with Mora of Sweden to produce a top-notch knife based on the Mora Companion called the Swedish FireKnife. The Swedish FireKnife incorporates Light My Fire’s popular Swedish FireSteel, a magnesium fire-starter that was originally developed and used by the Swedish Army into the high-friction rubber handle. A perfect marriage for a quality survival knife. Read on for more information…

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