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Gear Review: Craft Leather Pancake Holster and Magazine Carrier

As a man who grew up among outdoorsmen and gun snobs, I have long held that there are few finer pleasures in the gun world than a truly well made leather holster encapsulating my sidearm du jour. Many have been the days that I have wandered through the New England outdoors with a Smith & […]

Pioneer Preps: Tinder Tubes

There are many fire tinder products out there. I am sure some of them are awesome and there are some that fall short. I honestly can’t say which ones are good or bad because I have never purchased one. Not because I didn’t want to give them a try, but because I figured I could […]

Survival Gear Review: The SOG Field Knife – An Excellent Cheap Blade

SOG has produced many fine knives including several now made in the USA again. I have several and enjoy the heck out of them, but my favorite SOG ride retails for over $200. But for one-eighth that amount, SOG has an excellent basic knife that has a fine handle, an excellent blade, and a pretty […]

The New “Golden Age” of Rifles

I grew up in the 1980s and early 90s. It is not hard to remember a time when you could buy surplus rifles for a song. SKS rifles and Chinese AKs poured into the US, and one could buy a Norinco Type 56S AK for $229. Ammunition was cheap as well, a case of surplus 8mm or 7.62x39mm […]

Bug Out Tip: The 3 U’s of Preparedness

How many times have you gone out on a trip, whether it be a survival trip or a vacation trip, and you have returned home only to dump your luggage or gear in a corner and forget about it. I believe we have all done this a few times. The fault with this, especially with […]

Pioneer Preps: Fire Bricks

There is one thing that I believe everyone has in common and that is junk mail. No matter how many mailing lists we try to get off of there always seems to be some magazine, catalog, or coupons that ends up in our mail box. Normally we throw it away or perhaps use it to […]

“Assembled in USA”, The New AK-47 Trend

For years there were three roads to go about procuring an AKM, AK-47, or AK-74 in the US.  The first being that you could buy an import.  For years that meant a Chinese Norinco or Polytech imported by a half dozen different firms.  Hungarian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Romanian, and Russian rifles started to pour in after […]

Bug Out Tip: Think Before You Drink

Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink, well not unless you want some pathogens swimming through your intestinal track. Without a doubt water is needed for survival. Three days without water and you die, and this “rule of thumb” doesn’t take into consideration physical exertion, wounds, illness, and environment. So now that we […]

How To Sling A Remington Tac-14 Shotgun

An inquiry came in recently about a past review posting on the Remington Tac-14 shotgun.  In the photos that accompanied the article, the Tac-14 was shown with a sling installed and readers wanted to know the part combinations used to complete this accessory fine tuning.  It’s really pretty simple. This is the really easy part.  Since […]

Gear Review: Streamlight Sidewinder Flashlight Military Version

Starting off with my first review I decided to go with a flashlight. Not just any flashlight but the flashlight that I carry with me on all of my bug out trips. Many hours were spent looking over lumen outputs, battery life, type of battery, and features. Finally a decision was made and I decided […]

How To Build A Dirty AR-15 Rifle

Preppers and survivalists alike need one go-to rifle they can trust through thick and thin.  This would be a rifle for everyday use and/or carry either hidden as an EDC gun in the back of a vehicle, in the rack of an ATV/UTV at the Bug Out hide away, and one that will be reliable […]

Understanding EMP and Why You Should Prepare For It

You’ve probably read books about EMP like One Second After and have likely heard of the Carrington Event, but what is an EMP and what does it have to with a CME? An Electromagnetic Pulse can be caused by different things like a lightning strike, or a meteor breaking up in the atmosphere, or your car engine […]