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Hennessy Hammock Jungle Explorer Zip Reviewed

Posted on Sep 29, 2015

The popularity of hammock camping has really grown rapidly over the years. Especially with the advancements in durable lightweight materials. You just need some sizable trees capable of supporting the weight of a hammock and you’re good to go. Today, I’ll be going over the Jungle Explorer Zip from Hennessy Hammocks. They were designed with some of the buggiest jungles on the planet in mind, so let’s have a closer look…

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Endless Sun Solar Apollo 6 USB Solar Charger Revie...

Posted on Sep 24, 2015

With all of the electronics out there, there will always be a need for an efficient and cost effective method of providing renewable power in the field to run our flashlights, communication and navigation devices, GoPros, and even small tablets for reading and entertainment. Today, I’ll be looking at the Apollo 6 USB Solar Charger from Endless Sun Solar and reviewing its capabilities. So let’s dig in…

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Kurgo Baxter Dog Backpack Reviewed

Posted on Sep 19, 2015

When it comes to survival when SHTF, many consider planning for bugging out. However, what do you do with your dog? Alternatively, if you take your dog on trails, hunting, or just on long walks, who carries what they might need in an emergency? Just like you, your dog needs an EDC too. Today, we’ll be looking at the Baxter Dog Backpack from Kurgo…

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ThorFire LED Camp Lantern Reviewed

Posted on Sep 18, 2015

There are many LED camp lanterns and work lights available today, each with different features and functionality that set them apart. Today, I’ll be looking at the rechargeable LED Camp Lantern from ThorFire designed with some features that would be very attractive to preppers and those living off the grid. So let’s dig in…

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StoveTec Biomass Cookstove and Super Pot Reviewed

Posted on Sep 12, 2015

Lightweight packable stoves have always been an interest of mine not only for backpacking, but also for bugging out. But what about bugging-in when the gas is out or no longer available? Today I’ll be taking a look at the Biomass Cookstove and Super Pot from StoveTec to fill that need. So let’s check it out…

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Lightning Strike and Lightning Strike Mini Reviewe...

Posted on Sep 8, 2015

There is a plethora of fire starters available these days with a huge disparity between them and how well they work. None of them are perfect for everyone in every instance. Today I’ll be looking at the Lightning Strike and Lightning Strike Mini from Darrell Holland Shooting Supplies. What is it and why would you want one? Let’s find out…

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Fenix UC35 Flashlight Reviewed

Posted on Sep 5, 2015

In my EDC, I always carry at least three lights. Two of them are usually small twist-on LEDs lashed to zippers, but the third and primary light is always something with a much higher lumen rating. I recently came across the Fenix UC35 flashlight which has a USB charging interface so it can easily be recharged anytime, anywhere. Working in offices and datacenters, this was quite appealing to me so I had to have a closer look. Is it EDC capable? Let’s find out…

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LOWA Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boot Reviewed

Posted on Sep 3, 2015

Whether you are thru-hiking the AT or simply running errands around the urban jungle, you cannot compromise on quality when it comes to your feet. Recently, I received a pair of LOWA’s Zephyr GTX Mid hiking boots to put through its paces. Now that I’ve put about 35 miles on them since I first put them on, I am ready to share how well they fared…

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Renovo Oasis Modular Water Filter Reviewed

Posted on Aug 29, 2015

Whether you are a backpacker, prepper or a survivalist, personal water filtration has probably crossed your mind at one time or another. The environmental issue that we are currently facing only compound the problems that we deal with every day and signifies the importance of discussing the impact that a high-quality personal water filter can have on our lives. Today, we’ll be looking at Renovo Water’s new kickstarter project for the Oasis Modular Water Filter. So let’s get down to it…

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Epic Survival: Extreme Adventure, Stone Age Wisdom...

Posted on Aug 27, 2015

I love watching Matt Graham on his Discovery shows and listening to him on Youtube talk about his life experiences and philosophy as a modern-day hunter-gatherer while sharing the wealth of knowledge and wisdom that he possesses. He truly is an inspiration to survivalists like myself, so I was pretty excited to pick up is personal memoir just as soon as I heard it had been released…

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Steel Will Druid 230 Reviewed

Posted on Aug 25, 2015

I love big blades, and I love small blades… And just about every blade in between. Especially bushcraft blades. But when you come across a blade built for processing wood, well those are the most fun and I just have to try it out. Enter the Druid 230 from Steel Will. Today we’ll be playing around with one just to see how much fun we can have with it. So Let’s get started…

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Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collap...

Posted on Aug 20, 2015

I always love a good post-apocalyptic storyline about survival… Especially when there is a high-degree of realism and possibility. With our economy in a state of shambles and on the verge of an economic collapse, what could be better than a book about surviving one. Since I never have time to read, when I run across a book that I want in an audiobook format, I am a one happy camper.

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Bushcraft Essentials Fire Piston and Char Cord Rev...

Posted on Aug 20, 2015

The ability to create fire is one of the most important skills to master when it comes to survival, and man has been creating tools to make building a fire easier and more reliable since the beginning. Today, we’ll be giving the Bushcraft Essentials Fire Piston and Char Cord t try, so let’s get started…

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Estwing Sportsman Machete Reviewed

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

As a compulsive gear junkie, I am always looking for new stuff to try out. On a recent trip through Home Depot to look at some hatchets and axes, I ran across some cool stuff and what I thought might be a new machete by Estwing called the Sportsman Machete… And I just had to give it a try for myself. After reaching out to Estwing, they graciously responded with one to show you, so let’s give it a go…

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SAS Survival Handbook Reviewed

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

The SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive survivalists textbook for demonstrating the art of wilderness survival… And one of the most important survival guides in my library covering everything that you might need to know from building a fire, first aid and wild edibles to dealing with climate, navigation and personal shelters. Read on and enjoy…

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Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System Reviewed

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

With all of the bushcraft and survival blades that I test and review, there is no doubt that I need to keep a good sharpening solution close at hand. From stones and strops to field sharpeners, I have certainly tried a lot of them. Stones and strops require a lot of patience and skill, and field sharpeners just cannot do the job alone. Besides, I’ve seen the damage that draw-style sharpeners can do to a blade. Today, I’ll be looking at the Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System (WSGSS) and the WSSA0003300 Upgrade Kit to see if meets my needs. Read on and enjoy…

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