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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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Sticky Holster Reviewed

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

There are nearly as many different holsters and holster options out there as as there are opinions about them. Especially when it comes to concealed carry. Clips, no clips, fitted, unfitted, IWB (inside waistband), OWB (outside waistband), and the list goes on. The Sticky Holster is an ambidextrous IWB and pocket holster that utilizes compression to secure the holster in place. Read on for more…

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Schrade SCHDDS Compact Field Sharpening Rod Review...

Posted on Jun 20, 2015

If you spend a lot of time in the field, chances are high that you’ve needed to tune your blade’s edge at one time or another. Whether you are processing material for a fire or processing an animal in the field for food, a sharp edge is imperative. Schrade’s SCHDDS is a compact diamond dust field sharpener. Is it a worthy contender for that coveted space in your EDC or Bug-out bag? Read on to see how it fares…

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Kelly Kettle Hobo Stove Reviewed

Posted on Jun 19, 2015

As a followup to my review of the Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout a few weeks ago, I’ll be covering one of those “must have” accessories that is not included with most of the basic kits that they sell. It is called the Hobo Stove. Read on for more on this…

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Old Timer Copperhead Series 2143OT Fixed Blade Gut...

Posted on Jun 10, 2015

I have been reviewing so many bushcraft, survival and tactical knives lately, I thought it would be nice change of pace to review a hunting knife. In particular, I opted for one that was geared toward field-dressing. That is when I ran across the Old Timer Copperhead Series 2143OT, a stainless steel fixed-blade knife with a gut hook. Read on for more about it…

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Schrade SCHSH1 Telescoping Folding Shovel Reviewed

Posted on Jun 6, 2015

One piece of equipment typically considered invaluable by military personnel, but is often overlooked by preppers and survivalists is a collapsible folding shovel. Schrade has engineered a rugged alternative called the SCHSH1 Telescoping Folding Shovel for their 2015 lineup. It is compact, lightweight and worthy of a closer look. Read on to find out just how good it really is…

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Schrade S.W.A.T. SCBAT21H 21″ Collapsible Ba...

Posted on Jun 3, 2015

Schrade manufactures four rugged professional quality collapsible batons, each available in four sizes ranging from from 16″ to 26″. The Professional Series, S.W.A.T. Heat Treated Series, S.W.A.T. Lite Series and a line of heat-treated batons for Smith & Wesson. The model we’ll be focussing on in this article is Schrade’s S.W.A.T. 21″ SCBAT21H heat-treated collapsible baton. Read on for more about it…

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Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout Reviewed

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

Recently, I found an interesting kettle kit and cooking system known as the Kelly Kettle. Pioneered by the Kelly family back in Ireland for more than 100 years, the Kelly Kettle offers a very unique spin on a natural fuel cooking system. No tablets, liquid fuels or fuel cells required with this one. Read on to see how well it stood up to the challenge…

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Schrade SCHF42 Frontier Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on May 24, 2015

Schrade’s SCHF42 Frontier Fixed Blade Knife is one of the latest additions to their 2015 Frontier Series lineup. Designed by Brian Griffin, this full-tang 1095 high carbon steel blade with grivory handle slabs and a premium leather sheath is certainly on track to be one of their most popular models of the year. Read on to see how well is stands up to the challenge…

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