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Survival Gear Review – Streamlight ProTac HL-X

I remember the first “tactical” flashlight I bought. It was a flat dark earth Surefire G2 Nitrolon. Everyone I showed the flashlight to was amazed by how bright it was.  Before that, I had never even heard of “lumens.” Until then, the only flashlights we had around were huge D-cell Maglites or those 6-volt monstrosities… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Lock’er Down Exxtreme Center Console Safe

According to the Washington DC Metro Police, in 2018 alone the city averaged 80 car break-ins a day; that is a little shocking! One of the most painful things that can happen to you, as a car owner, is the “smash-and-grab” car break-in. They don’t even steal your whole car, just the valuable items in… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Nitecore MH12GTS Flashlight

In case you’ve been living under a bridge or in an underground bunker for the past five to ten years, flashlight and other illumination technology has been advancing like a blitzkrieging Panzer division in early WWII – swiftly and aggressively. I’m likely dating myself here, but it seems like just a couple yesterdays ago that… Read More

The Survivalist’s Guide to Occupying Your Time

Time can be your greatest friend or your biggest enemy in a survival situation. Consider the phenomenon of cabin fever, which turns people in close proximity against each other, or having to pass time as a group through the night; how about when you have no choice but to wait for rescue? Here are a… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Therm-a-rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot

Does you bug out plan include a truck, car or ATV?  If so, you may want to take a peek at the Therm-a-rest LuxuryLite Mesh Cot, which is made in the USA.  What we liked about this cot vs. other cots on the market is the low profile that keeps you off the ground but… Read More

21 Survival Uses For Paracord

Paracord used to be used as the suspension lines for parachutes. After landing on the ground soldiers would cut the cord from their chutes because they found a multitude of uses for the light weight, durable cordage. Today, paracord has become incredibly popular not only with the military but with the civilian sector as well… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Zero Tolerance 0770CF Knife

Most who consider themselves prepared would rank the humble pocket knife as a survival essential of the highest degree.  In fact, the sharp blade often exceeds even fire and water in immediate importance.  So having a sharp edge ready to go no matter the situation means carrying a quality blade with you 24/7 or at… Read More

DIY: Five Gallon Bucket Washing Machine

Awhile back my washing machine broke down over a holiday weekend.  Instead of hauling the dirty laundry to a laundry mat, I decided that this would be a great opportunity to finally try out using a 5 gallon bucket to wash clothes.  Sometimes a little adversity is what you need to really be prepared.  Clothes… Read More

Book Review: Zombie Apocalypse Preparation

Zombie Apocalypse Preparation is a book of fiction.  I think.  I mean it says so in a disclaimer on the inside first page.  If and when you buy this book purely for some humorous edification, you have to keep in perspective at all times and upon the turn of every day that the work is… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Cold Steel Pocket Bushman Knife

It seems that everyone’s favorite piece of gear to carry and discuss are knives. With the variety of styles, shapes, sizes and the jobs they can perform, it is easy to see why they are a favorite piece of gear. When it comes to folding knives, I am very particular and will not carry an… Read More