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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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Titan Survivorcord Reviewed

Posted on Aug 15, 2015

Cordage… One of the “Five C’s of Survivability” is important to keep close at hand for so many reasons. One of the more popular is Paracord, but even paracord comes in all flavors. Titan Paracord has come out with a new type of cordage that integrates their well-known Mil-Spec 550 Type III Paracord with monofilament, copper wire and waxed jute adding even more functionality to an already terrific product. Read on and enjoy…

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K-TOR Power Box Reviewed

Posted on Aug 13, 2015

What do you do when you are bugging out at the cabin, or bugging in and the power has been out for a few days? There is nothing more frustrating than watching the power level on your electronic devices drop to zero when you need them the most. Today we’ll be talking about K-TOR’s Power Box, a rugged pedal-crank generator capable of producing as much as 20 watts of DC electricity day or night. All while you get in your daily exercise in. Read on and enjoy…

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Schrade SCH406 and SCH406N Neck Knife Reviewed

Posted on Aug 7, 2015

In recent years there has been an explosion in the survival blade market, including EDC blades that are small, lightweight and are designed to be worn around the neck on a chain or section of paracord. Schrade has two new models for 2015; The SCH406 Ceramic Neck Knife and the SCH406N Stainless Steel Neck Knife. In this article, we’ll be comparing the features and functionality of the two. Read on and enjoy…

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LA Police Gear Jumbo Bail Out Bag Reviewed

Posted on Aug 3, 2015

Lately, I’ve been looking at quite a few different messenger style bags that could fit all my range gear and carry over my shoulder without being too bulky. I ran across the LA Police Gear Jumbo Bail Out Bag and thought it was worth a look. Read on for more details…

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Real Avid AR15 Scraper Reviewed

Posted on Aug 2, 2015

Maintaining an AR can be a tedious process when you have to deal with a lot of carbon buildup in and around the bolt carrier group. Especially if you don’t clean them regularly. Today, we’ll be looking at Real Avid’s AR15 Scraper designed specifically to help with that chore. Let’s dig in and see how well it works….

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OxyLED MD50 Flashlight Reviewed

Posted on Jul 31, 2015

In an emergency situation, it is important to have a quality flashlight nearby. I usually like to keep at least one compact high-lumen torch and a couple of low-lumen micro LED lights in my EDC, BOB and vehicles in addition to scattering them all around the house. But high-end flashlights are usually quite expensive so I like to check out the budget brands regularly hoping to find a decent alternative. Today I’ll be looking at the OxyLED MD50 Flashlight which is a budget 500 lumen rechargeable kit that may be good enough. Read on…

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Schrade SCAXE9 Locking Saw Axe Reviewed

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

Humans have always been looked for effective ways to lighten their load and reduce the volume they need to carry. Multi-functional gear can often fill that void. Today I’ll be going over Schrade’s new 18-inch combination axe and 12-inch folding saw, the SCAXE9 Locking Saw Axe. Read on to see how it fares…

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ALTAI MFM100-S Military Boot Reviewed

Posted on Jul 12, 2015

I received a pair of ALTAI’s new waterproof MFM100-S 6″ Military Boots a little over a month ago and have been wearing them off and on ever since. To date, I’ve been able to put a little over 25 miles on them which I felt was just enough time to form a reasonable opinion of them. Read on for more about them…

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