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Survival Gear Review: Eberlestock H3 Sawed Off

It’s not that I’m unhappy with my current crop of daypacks, but rather I’m restless. The more I study pack designs and the more I carry them fully loaded across various adventures, the more I refine my taste for certain features as well as open my mind further to innovation. It seems more often than… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Benchmade Bushcrafter

Up until recently, the quiet corner of outdoor activity known as bushcraft was a niche market for those who make knives and other wilderness survival equipment targeting extreme survivalists.  But when Benchmade and Spyderco launched their own bushcraft knife contributions into the very small circle of blade makers who target a specific product to those… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Sawyer Squeeze Mini Water Filter

In any survival situation, from urban to wilderness, there are few resources as valuable as potable water.  As a survivalist, I put big emphasis on the value of knowing every possible method of obtaining and purifying water should one be caught without equipment.  All the same, a good filter is an essential addition to any… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Crovel Elite

It’s quite likely that everyone reading this has firsthand experience with the old-school military-issue entrenching tools.  In fact military digging tools have been with us since the Romans were in diapers.  The dedicated trenching tool formally entered the soldier's loadout in WW1 as trench warfare ran the battlefield.  And that is where the entrenching tool… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Fallkniven KK Knife

Although the folding knife has been with us since pre-Roman times, and popular since the late 1600s, it has always been a compromise of size and strength. Anything that moves is a potential weakness. In the modern world, most cutting tasks don’t require more than a basic blade of even mild sharpness and strength. It’s… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Glock 43

The official news finally broke at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting in Nashville in April.  The rumors have been flying for several years that Glock was working on a single stack, 9mm handgun for the concealed carry market.  Well, I can let you know that the wait is over.  I finally got my hands… Read More

Survival Gear Review: SOF Tactical Tourniquet (SOFTT)

Before we dive in, let’s take some reality pills.  First, this tourniquet is for you, not for your good samaritan fantasy where you save the beautiful princess/prince with the severed artery (although I’m not saying it wouldn’t work for that as well).  Second, the mere fact of not carrying a tourniquet does not decrease your… Read More

Survival Gear Review: GizzMoVest GPS Cases

As our bug out and EDC kits gain electronics including GPS receivers, cell phones, and radios, there is an ever growing need for better protective cases that will give our battery-powered friends the best chance of survival when things get rough.  And GizzMoVest is here to help.  GizzMoVest is an American company that specializes in… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Bob’s Butt Wipes

Ok, ok, I hear the chuckles now from across the room at the Bug Out Bag (BOB) planning meetings, but this is a serious product for survivalists and preppers and generally all outdoors people whether actually outdoors or in the cabin, RV, or home, doing a Bug In or a Bug Out.  Although there are… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Leatherman Raptor Shears

Between three and four thousand years ago, somebody somewhere thought up the idea of having two opposing bronze knife blades slice towards each other and thus the spring shears were born.  But it wasn’t until about AD 100 that the recognizable X-shaped pivot shears were invented by the Romans.  By placing the pivot point in… Read More