Category: Miscellaneous

UST Outdoor skill card review

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 […]

Mechanix Gloves review

Mechanix Gloves

Except perhaps for that lump of gray matter that resides between your ears, your hands are likely your most valuable natural tool. Those fingers and opposable thumbs allow you to create and use any number of things. We often take our hands for granted, though, and fail to protect them properly. While a splinter or […]

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Bug Out Personal Hygiene Kit

As the saying goes, cleanliness is next to godliness. I don’t know if that’s true or not but I do know that keeping at least reasonably clean is important for health and morale. Both of those are vitally important during a bug out. The cleaner you are, the less risk of infection from small cuts […]

KandR Compass Housing

K&R Alpin Compass

Reviewed by Robert Camp One of the essentials of any survival kit should be some form of navigational aid, usually a compass. During the last thirty five years of outdoor guiding, I’ve used four different compasses by three different manufacturers. The most recent being a K&R compass by Kasper and Richter of Germany, which I […]

Wild Cards Deck

Wild Cards

Camping Survival has some really cool stuff in their product line. They are an excellent resource for just about anything you can imagine that is prepper or survival related. While surfing their site a while back, I stumbled across an item that I recommend to all who are interested in learning more about wild edibles. […]

Figure 9 Carabiner by Nite Ize

Figure 9 Carabiner by Nite Ize

I stumbled across this nifty little gadget a few days ago.  It is used in conjunction with rope or paracord when securing loads.  What is really cool is there are no knots to do or undo.  You simply wrap the cordage around the prongs and away you go. The Figure 9 Carabiner is about 4.5″ […]

Land Shark Survival Shelter

Land Shark Survival Shelter

[Scroll down for the video review.] Having a way to get yourself out of the elements and keep warm is a priority in any survival situation. Hypothermia is a killer and can set in quickly without you realizing it, even in relatively moderate conditions. The Land Shark Instant Survival Shelter is sort of an emergency […]

Brite-Strike Camp Perimeter Security System

Brite-Strike Camp Perimeter Security System

[Scroll down for the video review] The Brite-Strike Camp Alert Perimeter Security System and Survival Signaling System (CAPSS3) is a relatively inexpensive early warning system. The primary component is a small plastic box with a slider switch, LED lights on either end, and a pull pin. The unit is roughly 3 inches long, one inch […]

Exotac Matchcap

Exotac Matchcap

I routinely carry a stash of strike anywhere matches in every survival kit I put together. While I also have butane lighters as they are cheap, having matches as well is just common sense. However, you need to make sure you keep them dry, right? To do so, I’ve used things like old prescription bottles, […]

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Paravival Cobra Paracord Bracelet

A couple weeks ago, the great folks over at asked if I’d be interested in receiving one of their Cobra Survival Bracelets for review. I was able to pick two colors, so I chose Gun Metal Gray and Olive Drab. I also provided my wrist size, per the instructions on their website. My bracelet […]

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ICE Cord Paracord Bracelets and Monkey Fists

Over the last several weeks, I’ve received inquiries from readers looking for a good company for paracord items like bracelets and such. I’m happy to say the search is over! Evan over at ICE Cord sent me three bracelets to examine and review for my readers. To say I’m impressed would be a drastic understatement. […]