CRKT Moxie

Let me say up front that I’m a big fan of Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT). I own several of their products and have been using them for years without failure or complaint. As a general rule, I find CRKT products have great value for the dollar.

Recently, I was brought on to be Editor-in-Chief for a new prepper/survival magazine that will be out in January 2018. The working title is AMERICAN PREPPER. One of the articles I did for the magazine is an extensive knife buyer’s guide and the CRKT Moxie was one of the knives I chose to include. (more…)

UST Outdoor Skill Card Set

UST Outdoor Skill Card Set

UST is a company specializing in survival and outdoor gear. They’ve been around for a while but have recently really been making a name for themselves with providing great gear for the budget-conscious user. Make no mistake, this isn’t junk masquerading as survival gear. In my experience, they are offering pretty decent stuff at affordable prices. (more…)

UltraTac K18 Flashlight

Regular readers know of my love for the Streamlight ProTac 1AAA flashlight. I’ve carried it daily for about two years now and absolutely love it. I use it just about every single day and the battery lasts me about 4-5 months. On a whim, I picked up this UltraTac K18 light after seeing it among my “Amazon recommends…” products. Honestly, I’m not 100% sold on it. Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice little light and great for EDC, but I’m just not certain it is perfect for me.

Let’s take a look at the UltraTac K18. (more…)

Sustain Supply Emergency Kits

Store-bought emergency kits can have a place in disaster planning. I look at it like this – the best kits are the ones you assemble yourself, taking into account your individual circumstances, including your experience level, skill sets, and such. However, a good quality store-bought kit can give you a jump start and get you moving in the right direction.

The problem has been the number of inferior kits on the market. You’ve seen them online (more…)

Uncle Henry Rancher

There’s a part of me that will always be something of a traditionalist when it comes to knives and other gear. Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of the modern stuff that’s available. But, there’s something just plain cool about a jackknife, for example. It isn’t tactical, or tacticool for that matter. You aren’t going to skin a buck and build a radio from the carcass with it. But, you get a sense of tradition from using one to make a feather stick or just plain whittle for that matter.

Uncle Henry is one of those names (more…)

How to Survive Anywhere (Second Edition) by Christopher Nyerges

I’ve known of Christopher Nyerges for a while. He was on the first season of Doomsday Preppers, way back before that show became something to point at and laugh about. I’d read several of his articles in various survival/prepper magazines, too. Simply put, he’s obviously been there and done that when it comes to this sort of stuff. He’s been around the proverbial block enough times that he could tell you a story about every crack in the sidewalk.

In How to Survive Anywhere, (more…)

Steel Will Adept 1000

Make no mistake, this knife is designed to do but one thing – put the hurt on somebody or something. This isn’t a bushcraft blade. You won’t be processing firewood, cleaning fish, or carving a spoon with the Steel Will Adept 1000. However, if you find you have a need for putting holes in something using a needle point dagger, you’ll have to search long and hard to find something better than this. (more…)