Drew, who also writes under the pen name Road Warrior on SHTFBlog, has been immersed in the firearms and outdoors culture since birth. His father and the generations before him have all been ardent hunters with not only a passion for the hunt and the full freezer that is a byproduct of the hunt, but a respect and deep love for the outdoors and the creatures that inhabit it. His father started him young, always taking him and his brother out on hunting and fishing trips, and presenting Drew with a small, single shot .22 when he was 6 years old. The love of firearms and the yearning to learn about them grew from there, leading to jobs working at local small-time gunsmithing shops, where he learned as an apprentice the workings of firearms, how to hot-tank blue and nickle-plate guns, and refinish wood, along with the myriad repairs, fittings, and dialing-in that comes with the territory.
He now is a factory-certified armorer for several firearms manufacturers, as well as an experienced DuraCoat finisher. He currently works with a local firearms training facility as an on-call armorer and gunsmith. He won his first IDPA match with a 1911 he built himself, and has DCM matches as well as several pistol and tactical shotgun certifications under his belt.
Drew brings his love and knowledge of firearms to Survival Cache and SHTFBlog, as well as a wide knowledge base in outdoors skills, including hunting, fishing, camping, tracking, land navigation, long-range ballistics, and field preparation.
How does Drew Answer 17 Survival Questions?
Please describe your every day carry (EDC)?
Smith & Wesson M&P40C with AmeriGlow tritium sights and Streamlight TLR-3 in custom Kydex holster by Furlong Custom Creations, with spare 15-round mag in kydex carrier; Streamlight MicroStream with spare AAA battery elastic-banded to it, 3″ H&K folder, iPhone, small Bic lighter in watch pocket of my jeans.
2. Favorite bug out pistol?
My M&P40C goes with me everywhere, so it’ll be there by default. If I knew the balloon was going up and I had some time to stare at the gun cabinet, my Sig Sauer P220ST will probably find its way on my hip.
6. Favorite shotgun?
Remington 870, though every Benelli M4 I handle makes me pretty tight in the trousers.
7. The amount of food you have at your house?
I plead the OPSEC amendment. But enough for a while.
8. Name your top 7 items in your bug out bag?
FireSteel GobSpark Armageddon, Marble’s hatchet, Suunto M-3 compass, Folgers coffee singles (if I can’t have coffee in the morning, I’d rather not make it.), Ka-Bar Becker BK2 knife, military poncho, can of Campbell’s Chunky soup (I’m a comfort eater, what can I say?)
9. Describe your bug out location, if you have one?
I’d rather bug-in if at all possible, but I have a nice location in the western Maine hills scouted out if need be.
11. Describe your bug out bag?
Arcteryx Assault pack, with a canteen, first aid kit, 2-pistol mag pouch, and misc. pouch hooked on via the MOLLE straps.
12. Favorite home defense pistol?
Sig Sauer P220ST with Streamlight TLR-3
14. Favorite survival book?
My Side of the Mountain 🙂
16. Survival knife?
Ka-Bar Becker BK2
17. Survival tools in your kit?
SOG E-tool, small cat’s paw crowbar, Leatherman