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Survival Gear Review: goTenna Off-Grid Device

Well, I guess Facebook is good for something.  I was having one of those mindless moments where scrolling through the feed seemed like a better thing to do than, you know, reading a book, or working out, or bettering myself in some way.  It was the same stuff over and over, but then a promotion… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Fallkniven A2

Peter, the head of Fällkniven knives told me that a big blade can do everything a small blade can do, but a small blade cannot do everything a big blade can do.  Or thereabouts.  In theory, I agree with him. But in practice...well, that would take field testing.  Big is not a measurement, it is… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Magpul Armorer’s Wrench

Once Upon A Time....You know, I’ll be honest here.  If you have never used an armorer's tool to work on an AR variant rifle, I almost hate to endorse the Magpul Armorer's Wrench as your first tool because you will never know just how bad most other armorer's tools really are.  You won’t know what… Read More

Professional Level Key Fob Lights

A growing space in the world of personal lighting (flashlights) is the USB rechargable key fob light. These are not your grandma’s key ring lights of yesteryear, but powerful photon blasters that in some cases outreach even your dual-celled flashlights.  Like any new tangent in lighting, there are tradeoffs. Being rechargeable, you cannot simply replace… Read More

Survival Gear Review: ESEE-6 Knife

ESSE knives are the real deal.  In fact, they are so darn good and in such high demand by users on the front lines that people have started trying to counterfeit them.  Let’s say up front, if you intend to shop for an ESEE knife on line in particular, buy it from a reputable dealer… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Gränsfors Bruks Hand Hatchet

I find interesting that knife reviews often and immediately take on cutting chores at the upper limit of a blade’s pay grade.  Many of the tasks assigned to the knives are really better served by another survival tool; the Hand Hatchet.  And in particular, the Gränsfors Bruks Hand Hatchet.  Of the rides in my growing… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Fallkniven PC Folding Knife

Let’s cut to the chase. The point of an everyday carry (EDC) knife is to always have a sharp blade just a pocket away (sorry for the triple pun).  And with apologies to restrictive jurisdictions, the choice of an EDC knife is wide open and up the the carrier.  For me, I am an unabashed… Read More

Survival Gear Review: DayOne Waterbag

Those in survival circles tend to hang out around the smaller end of the water purification spectrum.  Tools like the Lifestraw and Sawyer filter are must-haves in your kit whether to get home or bug out. But what is on the other end of the drinkable water rainbow?  Turns out there is a 10-liter water… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Rothco Concealed Carry Jacket

With the onset of fall up here in northern climes, my fellow concealed firearms carriers and I perform a collective sigh of relief. With colder weather comes warmer, bulkier clothing that allows more comfortable methods of carry, with larger, more effective sidearms.  Gone, for a while anyway, is the season of constantly wondering if my… Read More

Survival Gear Review: CRKT Redemption Knife

The CRKT Redemption knife designed by Ken Onion is one, big, knife!  The Redemption is not for carving little wooden characters out of balsa wood, or cutting up hot dogs for the kiddie table at the neighborhood barbeque.  It has one clear mission, to clear trees from the Redwood and Sequoia National Forrest and to… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Fallkniven Jarl Knife

It wasn’t until I wore the Fallkniven Jarl on my belt for a while that I realized that the majority of the art we will have with us during a bug out will be the art of our equipment.  Now while I find the Glock as sexy as any other gun, I do have a… Read More