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Survival Gear Review: Black Diamond Mini Lanterns

For decades I used a candle lantern for evening camp light and to hang in the tent before quitting for the night.  But doing the numbers, a candle lantern is only about 20 lumens, lasts a maximum of nine hours (a few more with more expensive beeswax candles), and weighs about three-fourths of a pound. … Read More

Survival Gear Review: Streamlight TLR-3

As I sit here typing this out, I have a neat little self-defense package nestled on my hip, residing there quite comfortably:  A Smith & Wesson M&P Compact in .40S&W, with a Streamlight TLR-3 light clamped happily on the accessory rail. The light looks like it grew there, the balance is great, the weight light… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Petzl Tactikka Headlamps

The folks at Survival Cache recently asked my opinion and a review of headlight gear they carry online at the Forge Survival Supply store.   I was honored to give my humble opinion on a product that I personally use and would freely endorse. By Bama Bull, a reader of SurvivalCache.com During my time in the… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Guide 10 Adventure Kit

With known electrical grid issues and the possibility of being in a remote area without electricity, the sun seems to be logical solution when the outlet is no longer available.  Although we never like to rely on survival gear that requires electricity, it often times can prove to be very useful. By Josh, a contributing… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Rayovac Roughneck

I think I like flashlights almost as much as knives (almost is the key word).  I am very particular about flashlights that I purchase and have always wanted a very bright light, like a Surefire or any other tactical light.    By B. Lynch, a reader of SurvivalCache.com However, I have never purchased any of… Read More

Survival Gear Review: SureFire G2X Pro

The Surefire G2X Pro is a polymer-bodied (Nitrolon) version of the 6PX Pro.  It is the replacement for the G2 LED, now discontinued, and heir apparent to the standard G2.  We put it through the paces at SurvivalCache to see if it lived up to the SureFire name. By Mr. Smashy, a contributing author to… Read More

Survival Gear Review: River Rock Nightfire Lantern

Whether you bug in or bug out, lighting resources are an essential gear item.  If I ever go to the poor house it will be because I have spent too much on knives, guns, and lights.  I have a bunch of these items, some good, some bad, and some outright worthless. By Dr. John J… Read More

Survival Gear Review: SureFire LX2

At SurvivalCache we are always looking for the latest Survival Gear to review and possibly add to our Bug Out Bag, EDC, Emergency Home Kit, or Emergency Car Kit.  We recently came across the SureFire LX2 Flashlight and let's just say that we were impressed.   Article by SurvivalCache contributing author:  Josh From the SureFire… Read More

Survival Shotgun Part 8: Mossberg M500SP Loadout

To close out the epic Survival Shotgun series Mr. Smashy was gracious enough to give us a full rundown of his personal survival shotgun, complete with lots of pictures, gear recommendations, load ideas, and training tips. Feel free to be jealous. This article is the last in a series of posts by contributing author Mr… Read More

Survival Shotgun Part 7: Accessories You Actually Need

Although the shotgun does a great job on it's own, there are some accessories that will greatly improve your capability. People like to load up their guns with a lot of accessories that add weight but not much functionality. Here are 4 accessories you actually need: This article is Part 7 in a series of… Read More

SureFire G2 – Entry Level Tactical Illumination

The concept of tactical illumination has been around for a while, but only in recent years have the tools been widely available for individuals not affiliated with law enforcement or military.  Many manufactures offer tactical flashlights, so let's examine an entry level light by a premier manufacturer: the SureFire G2 Countless EDC, Urban Survival, and… Read More