Mantis Blackbeard Installed For Laser Academy

Mantis Laser Academy Review With The Blackbeard AR Dry Fire System

 With the rising cost and limited availability of ammo, getting in some range time has become more difficult over the last year. One fun solution to this problem is laser based training using the Mantis Laser Academy Training System and the Mantis Blackbeard AR-15 Trigger Auto Reset System. We had a few weeks to get these into the hands of about a half dozen different shooters of both genders and various skill levels in order...

Make Char Cloth The Easy Way

How To Make Char Cloth, The Easy Way

How to make char cloth is a common survival question. Char cloth is a very traditional fire starter which, according to some, has been around since before the middle ages. It is commonly used as the tinder in spark-based fire starting methods, such as with a ferro rod or flint and steel. Char cloth does not burst into flame, but will easily turn into a red, slow-burning ember with just a spark. This makes it...

Survival Stoves

The Seven Kinds of Survival Stoves That You Can Trust

If you don’t want to start the day by lighting up the BBQ grill in the rain to make your morning coffee, then having a survival stove handy is an excellent idea. We are going to review the seven main survival stove types, based on the fuel they use and then take a look at examples that represent the “best of” each of those groups.

Smooth Polished Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Smooth Polish and Season Lodge Cast Iron For Vintage Performance

  Cast iron cookware has been popular for hundreds of years, in both the kitchen and the woods. The material is very forgiving of mistakes and will even help keep your food warm after cooking. Lodge Cast Iron does a solid job of producing cost competive, made in the USA products such as skillets and dutch ovens. However, one feature that is missing from this newer cast iron cookware is a machined smooth cooking surface....

Modern Survival Food Options

Modern Survival Food Options To Stock Your Preparedness Pantry

There are more modern survival food options to stock your preparedness pantry than ever before. This gives us lots of different ways to keep food on the table, even when the lights go out or the delivery trucks stop running. To make planning easier, we are going to break all the options down into different categories, sorted by ease of preparation, and cover the use case for each one. This will let you decide what...

How to Use a Pistol Mounted Tactical Flashlight

How To Use Pistol Mounted Tactical Flashlights – Getting Started

One of the basic rules of firearms safety is to identify your target and what lies beyond it. This gets more challenging after dark. Using tactical flashlights mounted to a firearm is one of the simplest ways to improve the nighttime target identification of possible threats and potentially avoid problems. Modern weapon lights have a high enough output to not only light up but temporarily disorient a potential threat. One of the main reasons that...

LAPG TBFK S35VN EDC Folding Knife

LAPG TBFK S35VN EDC Folding Knife Review

Picking out the right pocket knife is all about finding the right balance of features for a given price point. These days there are literally hundreds of choices just a website order away. LAPG has been marketing in-house designs for the last few years with the goal of cutting out the middle man to provide a really competitive value to the end-user, as seen with the TBFK S35VN EDC Folding Knife. It is clear from...

RP Leaving Twitter and Facebook

RealisticPreparedness.com Is Leaving Twitter & Facebook

The Internet was started to share information and grew as a way to give a voice to everyone, even folks that we might disagree with sometimes. There are benefits in discussing ideas that can be unpopular or wrong. We cannot help promote censorship of opinion and will be moving away from Twitter and Facebook due to their recent choices. This includes no longer using our pages with both platforms. We can now be found at...

Gear Deals of The Week

Here are the current deals and discounts on survival and preparedness related gear that are available. The standouts this week are Aero Precision is running a 10% off of your entire first purchase, Brownells running a free shipping special…

Ultimate 10/22 Build Survival Rifle With Suppressor

Building The 10/22 Into A Custom 22LR Survival Rifle

The Ruger 10/22 has become the standard for 22LR semiautos over the last fifty years. However, Ruger definitely makes this rifle to a specific price point, with some rough edges and room for improvements. Building a 10/22 into a custom 22LR survival rifle takes some picking and choosing, with aftermarket parts available for basically every piece of the gun. But, this is also what makes building a 10/22 the perfect rifle to try your hand...

FAB Defense RAPS Stock Review

FAB Defense RAPS Stock Install Guide and Review

FAB Defense, an Israeli company that supplies the military, recently released the Rapid Adjustable Precision Stock for AR-15 platforms. The RAPS stock uses the “1Latch” pull-down/fold-out style locking mechanism for both the cheek rest and length of pull adjustments. It is designed to be both lightweight, simple to use and comes with adapters for both rifle and carbine length buffer tubes. The length of pull adjustment range is from 14.8 to 16.14 inches, which was...