Gear

My New EDC Knife: Review of the Benchmade 551BK-1 Folder

My New EDC Knife: Review of the Benchmade 551BK-1 Folder

Before I get into the actual review of the knife I really wanted to quickly provide some context and background about what knives I currently carry as an every-day carry knife and where this knife fits into that.

When it comes to daily carry there are two knives that I will choose on a regular basis, and depending on where I go that day determines which knife I ultimately carry with me.

Survival Applications of a Portable Laser

Survival Applications of a Portable Laser

Recently I had a gentleman over at SkyTech Lasers contact me about doing a review on the blog for one of his portable high-powered lasers.

At first I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to do the review because I didn’t initially see how, in my mind, “an overpowered laser pointer” would apply in a survival situation.

Flint and Steel Kit Review

Flint and Steel Kit Review

I have long been a practitioner of primitive survival skills (going on 20 years now). And in that time I’ve made a number of flint and steel kits for myself as well as other primitive fire making kits such as bow drill and hand drill kits.

The (not so) Lowly Boot

The (not so) Lowly Boot

I can still see George Washington pictured astride a gallant white horse. Perched on the generals head crouches the tri corner hat. A dark coat with white piping accented by white breeches is finished off with shining leather boots.   But let your gaze fall lower, and beneath the general and the wafts of breaths from the […]

Sharp Knives for the Dull Wallet

Sharp Knives for the Dull Wallet

Wilderness and survival are usually joined together like a bullet rammed into a shell. In the shadowy forest of their definitions lurks the glint of the blade.

A Deeper Look into Every-Day Carry

The following article was contributed by Hugo, a native of the UK. Hugo’s expertise and interests lie with EDC (every-day carry) for which he contributes articles and videos in various contexts/specialities related to that. His YouTube channel, “The EDC Guy”, can be found here What falls under the category of EDC? When I look across the Internet, […]

18 Reasons a Trash Bag (or three) Should be in Your Bug Out Bag Right Now

18 Reasons a Trash Bag (or three) Should be in Your Bug Out Bag Right Now

When it comes to your bug-out bag — given the limits you have in terms of space and weight — the best survival items you can pack are those that are lightweight, have multiple uses, and don’t take up much space.

Product Review: SunJack Portable Solar Array

Product Review: SunJack Portable Solar Array

For preppers, survivalists and others desiring to have other means of electricity when the grid goes down, solar has always been a valid means of off-grid power. And in recent years, there’s been significant advances and interest in portable solar chargers that are capable of charging cellphones, tablets and other small electronics while in an emergency, […]

Product Review: The SIRT Training Pistol

Product Review: The SIRT Training Pistol

If you could shoot thousands of rounds from the comfort of your home for practically no cost and at the same time be coached in proper trigger control, would this intrigue you?

There’s so much demand for ammunition right now from both the civilian sector as well as government that not only the cost of ammunition has risen but it’s made it difficult to find quantities in stock.

Because of the prices and difficulty in finding ammunition, many preppers, law-enforcement agencies, and civilians are seeking for cheaper and alternative ways to supplement their firearms training.

Dollar Store Survival

Dollar Store Survival

There’s no argument that prepping can be costly.

There’s food storage, weapons, ammunition, bug out supplies, emergency supplies for the home, fuel for cooking and heating, medical supplies, various training and so much more. The costs can become so high that it prevents people new to prepping from even starting because they think they will never reach a state of being prepared.