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Condor CTK227-15HC Bolo Machete Reviewed

Posted on Dec 18, 2014

As part of my endless search for reliable survival gear, I look for products that can perform a multitude of tasks. Single-purpose gear just won’t cut it when you only have a limited amount of space and weight available. In this review, we’ll be looking at Condor’s CTK227-15HC Bolo Machete and how well it can perform basic bushwhacking and bushcraft tasks. Can it eliminate the need to carry a separate hatchet, knife and machete. Read on to see how well it stands up to the challenge…

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Diamondhead USA Polymer Sighting System Reviewed

Posted on Dec 12, 2014

Diamondhead USA recently introduced their new Polymer Diamond Integrated Sighting System (ISS) with NiteBrite at the NSSF SHOT Show 2014. Diamondhead USA is a reputable firearms accessory company known for its high-quality metal sights but as with most quality sights, they are somewhat pricy. Diamondhead’s new entry-level polymer sights are a much more affordable alternative, without having to sacrifice on quality.

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Sea to Summit Compression Sack Reviewed

Posted on Dec 12, 2014

  The Review When you are packing up your survival gear, weight is not the only concern. Space is equally important. Whether you are packing your Every Day Carry (EDC), your...

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Friendsville Precision Dry Fire Device Reviewed

Posted on Dec 5, 2014

The other day I ran across a very unique device from Friendsville Precision that was developed specifically to simplify AR dry-fire training. The Dry Fire Device is simply a mechanism to cock the hammer without having to lose focus or break form. Any device that can mitigate the pain of cocking the hammer without having to reach for the charging handle should be welcomed with open arms, and likely will… How can I not be excited?

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Trumark FS-1 Slingshot Reviewed

Posted on Dec 4, 2014

Since I first became interested in prepping for what may come after an apocalypse, I’ve searched high and low for simple weapons that could be used effectively for survival. Aside from having a knife and possibly a firearm on my belt, I felt that any good backup weapon would be the answer to this question: What weapon is silent to operate, can fire a projectile with deadly accuracy at least 25 yards, and weighs less than a pound including ammo?

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Redfield Revolution 2-7x33mm Accu-Range Reviewed

Posted on Dec 3, 2014

The Redfield Revolution line includes 2-7x33mm, 3-9x40mm, 3-9x50mm and 4-12x40mm models. In this review, I evaluated the 2-7x33mm Revolution with an Accu-Range Reticle mounted on a Ruger 8301 American Rimfire 22LR. Read on to see how the Revolution has fared.

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Lyman Digital Trigger-Pull Gauge Reviewed

Posted on Dec 2, 2014

Not too long ago I wanted to try my hand at a little gunsmithing and upgrade a trigger assembly to an aftermarket competition-grade trigger assembly. I wanted to test the trigger-pull at each step of the way so I could ensure the final result would be as expected. After going through dozens of forums, reviews and blogs, I decided to try Lyman’s Digital Trigger Pull Gauge for myself.

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Things To Consider When Prepping

Posted on Nov 30, 2014

With all of the talk on prepping over the last few years, I have been doing a lot of research and planning to make sure my family is going to be safe should something catastrophic occur. Zombies have become a popular theme for emergency planning. A Zombie Apocalypse simply a metaphor for a natural disaster, a crash of the economy, or even an act of terrorism like an EMP or nuclear explosion. Consensus is… If you are ready for a Zombie Apocalypse, you are ready for anything.

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Ruger 8301 American Rimfire 22LR Reviewed

Posted on Nov 30, 2014

For some time I’ve been wanting a bolt-action .22LR for plinking and basic target practice. Especially with all of the cheap ammo out there. Much of it burns so dirty that it can be troublesome for most semi-automatics, but not with bolt or lever -actions. Not to mention the fact that they generally slow down the rate of fire which can increase accuracy and save money on ammo at the same time. Now let’s see how Ruger’s 8301 test drive went…

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Schrade SCHF26 Extreme Survival Knife Reviewed

Posted on Nov 27, 2014

In my relentless hunt to find the perfect survival knife that can handle everything from bushwhacking to fine bushcraft techniques, I decided to give Schrade’s SCHF26 Extreme Survival Knife a shot as a low-cost alternative. So far, I have been pretty impressed with both of Schrade’s SCHF9 and SCHF10 models. Their quality, durability and very small price tag make them attractive alternatives when you are on a tight budget. However, since the SCHF10 has been discontinued I thought I’d give its replacement a shot. Read on to see how Schrade’s SCHF26 stood up to the challenge.

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Schrade SCAXE2L Survival Axe Reviewed

Posted on Sep 16, 2014

The first axe that I’m going to be reviewing for LetsTalkSurvival is Schrade’s Survival Axe – SCAXE2L. At nearly 15.7 inches long, it would be considered a large hand axe, so it can be used with either one or two -hands. Read on to see how the SCAXE2L stood up to the challenge…

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Schrade SCHKM1 Large Kukri Machete Reviewed

Posted on Aug 4, 2014

When you are researching survival options, most look to products that can perform in a multitude of situations. Single-purpose products simply won’t cut it, and bladed tools are no different. So basically we need to find a tool that can perform basic bushwhacking and bushcraft tasks under any survival situation and eliminate the need to carry a separate hatchet, knife and machete. Today, we’ll be looking to see how Schrade’s full-tang, large Kukri Machete stands up to the challenge…

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Unique-ARs Free Float Hand Guard Reviewed

Posted on Jul 28, 2014

I first saw Unique-ARs hand guards at one of my local gun shops and I immediately had to play around with one. Plastic and composite hand guards have never really appealed to me and I’ve always hated the feel of the quad-rail guards. But, I do like the round-tube styles out there. I’ve seen plenty with various patterns cut into them, but never quite like these…

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