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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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Steel Will Argonaut 800 Reviewed

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

New to the knife scene in 2015, Steel Will has amassed an attractive collection of fixed and folding -blades and neck knives. One of their newest fixed-blade knives, the Argonaut 800 is due to be released as part of their Outdoor Series in a few short weeks. I recently had the opportunity to have an up-close look at the Argonaut 800 prior to its release and put it through its paces. Read on to learn more about Steel Will’s Argonaut 800…

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Post Grid Book Reviewed

Posted on Jul 9, 2015

I rarely have time to read anymore… Most of the time, the only books that I have time to get to have been recorded as an audiobook. But when I do, I usually gravitate towards post-apocalyptic stories with realistic scenarios and highly technical detail, though I do appreciate that zombie gore from time to time. I recently ran across the book ‘Post Grid’ and thought a good EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) story might be in order. Read on for more about the book…

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Schrade SCHF45 Leroy Fixed Blade Bowie Knife Revie...

Posted on Jul 8, 2015

I just received Schrade’s latest chopper, the SCHF45 Leroy the other day… Last year it was the release of their massive recurved blade, the SCHF28 Little Ricky that had everyone talking. Now with the release of the enormous 16-1/2-inch SCHF45 Leroy Fixed Blade Bowie Knife, it takes Schrade’s big-blade designs to a whole new level. Is it a knife, or is it a beast? Read on for the answer to that question…

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C.A.T. M-4 and CAT-762 Tool Reviewed

Posted on Jul 5, 2015

Anyone who has ever had to deal with that inevitable carbon buildup on the bolt carrier group in an AR-15 or AR-10 certainly understands just how tedious that process can be. Especially if you don’t clean them regularly. However, there are a few tools out there designed specifically to help with that chore. Today, I’ll be looking at the C.A.T. M-4 tool and CAT-762 tool from CAT Outdoors to see how well they work. Read on for more…

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Caldwell DeadShot FieldPod Reviewed

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

Since the invention of the firearm, people have been looking for new and innovative ways to effectively increase its range and accuracy by stabilizing the weapon with sticks, bipods and even benchrests. However, there are not many portable, hands-free rest options available to hunters and firearm enthusiasts stable enough for use in the field. Caldwell has engineered a lightweight, portable rest that is easy-to-use, with near benchrest accuracy called the DeadShot FieldPod. Read on for more information…

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Ball Fresh Preserving Kit Reviewed

Posted on Jun 28, 2015

As I’ve grown as a prepper, so have my survival skills. Early on I decided that I should learn as many skills as I could in order to keep my family safe in the event of a catastrophe. Along with gardening and the bounty that comes with it, attempting to master the art food preservation is a natural progression. As a result, I thought a waterbath canner would be a great place to start. In this article, I will be taking the Ball 21-qt Fresh Preserving Kit for a test drive and can some fresh salsa. Read on to see how well comes out…

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Caldwell AR Picatinny Rail Brass Catcher Reviewed

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

With all of the craziness going on in the world these days, ammunition keeps getting harder and harder to find. And when you can find it, the prices are often very high. As a result, many have resorted to selling off their spent rounds or have gotten into reloading it themselves. Catching the brass has always been a daunting task. Enter the brass catcher. Caldwell has many brass collection options on the market. But today, we’ll be looking at the AR Picatinny Rail Brass Catcher…

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Kelty Redwing 50-Liter Backpack Reviewed

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

Selecting the right backpack is almost as important as selecting the right boots. It has to properly fit your frame and be large enough to carry what you need without being too heavy or falling apart. There is a delicate balance between size, weight, quality, functionality and price. In this review I will focus solely on the Kelty Redwing 50-Liter backpack and its usefulness as a 72-hour bug-out bag. Read on to see how well it fares…

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