Water Bottle Shoulder Bag

This is the Water Bottle Shoulder Bag sold by Survival Resources. I’ll tell you up front, I own way more packs, pouches, and bags a guy has any reason to have. That said, when I saw the advertisement for this bag hit my Facebook feed a while back, I knew I had to check it out.

I’ve had a few different water bottle pouches and each of them was ultimately a disappointment. Either it didn’t come with a shoulder strap, which meant either buying one separate or just carrying the damn bag (which sort of defeats the purpose), or the bag was so small all you could really carry was the water bottle. I wanted something that could hold a little bit of gear along with a good-sized water bottle.

Let’s take a look at the features of this water bottle shoulder bag. (more…)

Nite Ize Pock-Its

The Nite Ize Pock-Its pouch is an excellent option to consider for EDC. It holds a surprising number of items and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

The flap is held closed by strong velcro. Under the flap, you can see there are several pockets for your gear. I’ve outfitted this one with a small flashlight, a folding knife, a ferro rod and striker, and a Gerber Dime multi-tool. (more…)

Monstrum Tactical MOLLE Pouch

Reviewed by Sean Neeld

Here I am again, this time I’m looking for the best pouch possible for a very specific carry option. I’ve wanted something to carry one of my home made mini EDC kits, plus a few other items. I’ve found some really nice models, but they were usually too big or too small. Some were a great size for my needs, but were cost prohibitive.

Alas, I found a Monstrum Tactical MOLLE Utility Pouch on Amazon for about $14.

I had narrowed it down to this item or a Condor Gadget MOLLE Pouch. The prices were nearly identical, so I went over both items with a discerning eye. The Monstrum was about a half-inch smaller, so it was a close call. (more…)

Handmade Dual Altoids Tin Pouch

I stumbled across this item a bit ago and just had to buy one. As many of you know already, Altoids tins make for wonderful little containers for survival gear. Whether you buy a premade kit like the Pocket Tin Survival Kit available from Survival Resources or you make your own, these little kits are great to have as backups to your primary equipment. (more…)

Red Rock Outdoor Gear Operations Duffle Bag

Reviewed by Sean Neeld

Since I recently purchased an AR15 style rifle, I realized that I needed a range bag. It had to carry different cleaning materials, some specific AR15 tools (D-ring assist, giant armorer’s tool, etc.), ammo, trauma kit, extra bits and assorted pieces.

I had looked at this bag at a local Army-Navy surplus store and really wanted to buy it right then and there, but I figured I needed to check out some reviews before I gave up $40. The reviews were OK, so I went ahead and added this bag to my rifle kits. It was a good decision. (more…)

Hazard 4 Evac Watson Sling Pack

If you’ve been hunting for a great EDC (Every Day Carry) pack that can also be used as a GHB (Get Home Bag), something that is visually appealing and still FUNCTIONAL, I have just the ticket for you — the Hazard 4 Watson sling pack. (more…)

Grid-It Organizer

What with all the magazines, books, and websites I read, I’m constantly coming across new products. Most of them are merely variations on a given theme, without really bringing a whole lot that is new to the table. Every once in a while though, I find something that really has that WOW factor. The sort of thing that you look at and say to yourself, Damn, now why didn’t I think of that?

That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the Grid It Organizer on the Survival Resources website. It is so simple and yet (more…)