There is nothing else like it on the market today. The look, design, feel, and features make the Kel-Tec KSG one unique firearm. One can maybe debate its principal utility, but not the functional alternatives it offers.
I recently sat down and read Lisa Bedford’s new book, Survival Mom and really enjoyed some of the insight it provided. Since almost all survival and preparedness books are written from a man’s prospective, this was a nice change.
After the nuclear ash snowfall ended, there was very little left. Their known world suddenly and inexplicably became unknown. That was the reality for the mystical-fictional character named Eli found as the theater lights went down.
One of the scientific definitions of Situational Awareness is “The perception of elements in the environment within a volume of space and time, the comprehension of their meaning and the projection of their status in the near future.”
During my time in the Army, I served in both the infantry and Special Forces and had to hump (carry) all of my gear over some hellacious long distances and across various rugged environments with extremes in temperatures.
Admittedly seeing thermal images in the stark of night is cool. Even in a limited product test mode, my mind was going wild conjuring up the multiple uses for such a tool. I was given the opportunity for a month to check out the FLIR Scout PS series handheld thermal imaging unit.
Eventually everything you own that was conceived by a mode of industrial assembly or manufacture will fail. Even if it doesn’t outright fail, it must be maintained in order to achieve maximum product utility especially for a survival situation.
In the world of survival prepping there is no substitute for having quality optics on hand. I have found that out the hard way a number of times, but never again. So many quality optics are on the shelves these days that no self-respecting prepper should be without a good set.