Category: Gear Reviews

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Prepper and Survival Gifts – Holiday Shopping Ideas for 2019

It is hard enough to find the right Christmas present for the important people in your life. What do you get the person who is interested in preparedness, survival or just yearns for a bunker in the basement? We’ve put some good, useful suggestions together below, broken down by price point. We’ve found deals, whenever possible, to help you maximize your gift giving dollars and most of our recommendations are less than $100.

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...

Ammo Buying Basics

Ammo Buying Basics – What You Need To Know

  Whether you are taking your first stroll down the ammunition aisle at the local gun store or shopping online to stock up, buying ammo can be confusing. In order to make this a little easier, we are going to take a quick look at some of the current options and terminology to help you get a better understanding of what is on the shelf. Let’s take a look at some general terms that show...

Midwest Industries Offset QD Scope Mount Review

  Adding optics is an easy way to take your AR15 to the next level in regards to range and accuracy.  The Midwest Industries Offset QD Scope Mount, MI-QD30SM-BLK, is one of the best designed quick detach mounting systems that we have seen. It is a solid solution for locking a 30mm optic to your top rail.     The MI Offset QD Mount has clearly been created with durability in mind. The base of...

Fostech Echo AR-II Trigger

Seven Step Install Guide and Range Review For The Fostech Echo AR-II Trigger

Many of the AR lowers for sale today have an unused third position on the safety selector. “Safe” and “Fire” make perfect sense, but what about that wasted option that is sometimes blank, given a pictogram or labeled “Undead”? The Fostech Echo AR-II trigger gives shooters a way to take advantage of this often wasted setting with the Echo shooting mode, which fires the rifle on both trigger pull and again on trigger release.

Freeze Dried Meals Review

15 Freeze Dried Food Pouches Taste Tested & Reviewed for Emergency Meals

Everywhere you look, freeze dried or dehydrated meals are touted as being the quick, easy and tasty way to set up an emergency food supply for you and your family. The marketing line seems to always be some variation on: “Just add hot water and in minutes your family will be enjoying an amazingly delicious, hot, nutritious meal. All of this in an easy to use pouch with an amazing shelf life!”  Are these incredible,...

Easy AR15 Build

The Easy AR15 Build

The modern AR15 weapon system is all about options. In most states, the local gun store will have a few different choices available right off of the rack. But, sometimes, while holding one of those shiny new ARs, a fella thinks “ya know, I just wish this one had…” This could end with upgraded handguards, Magpul furniture, a better trigger, match grade barrel, tricked out bolt carrier group, adjustable gas system, ambidextrous features or any...

The Seven Kinds of 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.

Polar Pure – What You Need To Know

Polar Pure has been prized for years as an almost foolproof water treatment option. The little brown bottle is a common sight in backpacks everywhere, largely due to the low cost and almost endless shelf life.

Scrubba Review – The Packable Washing Machine

On any multi-day trip away from home, one of the concerns is packing enough clothing to meet everyone’s needs. Although not the heaviest item in a pack, the bulk of multiple pairs of socks, underwear, shirts and pants can quickly become a problem when dealing with limited space. Even when backpacking with just the bare basics, having a clean pair of socks to put on every day goes a long way in helping to prevent blisters...