Wool Blankets and clothing for preppers: Weekly Product Review

Wool Blankets and clothing, why do we need these? Are wool blankets even necessary as a bush crafter, camper, survivalist or prepper? It is my opinion that wool blankets are essential components of any camping kit. Add a 9’x9’ or larger tarp and a few dozen feet of paracord or tarred bank line and you have a great kit with a Morakniv or other camp worthy blade. This article will be an instructional and review article all in one. It will hopefully help you understand the benefit of wool blankets and even underclothes for daily wear, EDC (every day carry), GHB (Get home bag), 3-day kit and even long-term setups!

Bank-Line Versus Para Cord: Weekly Product Review

Para Cord or as some refer to it 550 cord or any number of other names was designed to be used on parachutes prior to World War II by Dupont manufacturing. It consists of an outer sheath of braided nylon with an inner core of between 7 and 9 strands of 3 ply nylon strings. Being designed this way allows for multiple uses and makes it a widely used product for modern preparedness people.

Bank-line or tarred twine is a far simpler cordage with somewhat foggy originations, it has been in use for hundreds of years possibly longer and consists of a simple twisted cordage soaked in tar for longevity when being used for its primary purpose which is in fishing nets and as a fishing line left overnight. Its originations are actually quite difficult to pin down though a quick search through museums and relics found dating back to the Bronze age show this approach being used then.

Morakniv Companion; building a survival package around this knife: Weekly Product Review

Choosing a knife for purposes of survival, bush crafting or simple camping is a bit of a chore. The Morakniv Companion is an amazing choice regardless your location on this ball of dirt and water which we live. It comes in stainless steel and carbon steel versions, this review and article are using the carbon steel version!

(Disclaimer, I do use the HD (heavy duty) models as well, and the Craft-line models, this is simply one of a line of knives I find personally to be indispensable to my personal kits regardless your choice.)

Now one can easily say that the Morakniv Companion is too thin of a blade, or it is only a ¾ tang or how can you say it is a good survival knife? Honestly, I can say that if I had only one choice of a blade to carry with me for an extended length of time, it would be the Morakniv Companion. I can say this based on a wide variety of testing, and from several years of using it.

Canik Tp9SA self defense for a reasonable price: Weekly Product Review

Reviewing firearms is a risky business for the reviewer, after all if the firearms do not perform to the standards expected or portrayed by the reviewer people will quickly blame them. It is essential to understand in advance that I have NEVER held a firearm or any man-made implement that did not have the propensity to fail. However, the entire point of a solid product review is just doing it!

Book Review: The Prepper’s Guide to Surviving The End of the World as We Know It – review by Joel Skousen

The latest book offered by M. D. Creekmore is called The Prepper’s Guide to Surviving The End of the World as We Know. This useful guide quickly and easily covers the full range of essentials in stockpiling and equipment from water, food, and tools to medicine, communications, and weapons.

It’s a 176-page book that it is chock full of really good advice about the most important areas. A big benefit of such an accessible book is to get a quick overview of essential preparedness so you can see where you might have gaps in your own setup. No single book can cover everything in complete detail so this “primer” includes recommended reference books in each topic—all of which appear to be practical, useful books for rounding out your reference library.

Hunger Season (Siege of New Hampshire) : Weekly Review of author Mic Roland’s 3 part series

Hunger Season is a trilogy (hopefully with more to come) by Mic Roland that looks at a very real potential situation having occurred (complete failure of electrical grid) in the United States. Instead of the “hero” being a former navy seal who was also a ranger and in the gsg9, you have a man who is overweight, out of shape and above all, not really ready for what happens. From the very beginning, it drags you in and definitely appeals to my desire for reality-based fiction.

CrossBreed® Holsters and accessories: Weekly product review

Anyone with an electric oven and a few bucks can make holsters these days. There is of course a difference in holsters made to last, and those made for looks. As someone who carries concealed daily; and has for over two decades, there is a difference in manufacturers. Some manufacturers build holsters for looks, they will match the specialty painted 1911 or other artistic looking handgun. And than, there are the holsters for users. Now, understand this, I absolutely believe you can have form/beauty and function. However, I also have seen far too much sacrificing of function for form recently.

Raven Rock, a book review: Review of the week

(The following review is going to ruffle feathers, I do not expect it to be positively popular, rather I expect it will cause some rather abrupt comments. For this, I do not apologize, my goal here has always been to offer reviews that are honest and based in fact, I think to date I have done a decent job of this. I refuse to lie to you, the reader, I have come to respect far too many of you regular wolf packers to start now/ it is not vulgar it is controversial, just understand that.)

The Only Trap You’ll Ever Need: The Havahart Live Traps an Ideal Choice for Preppers

I would highly recommend the Havahart live trap to anyone. If you are new to trapping or live in an urban or suburban environment, there is nothing easier to employ than the Havahart trap. It’s safe to use, extremely effective, quietly works for you 24 hours a day and gives you options on releasing or dispatching your catch. They’re so user-friendly, anyone can operate these traps. Providing meat for your pot while simultaneously solving your nuisance animal issues has never been easier!

Trayvax® wallets and belts: Weekly Product Review

Trayvax® is another really solid American made company, two weeks back I wrote a review on the Indestructibelt® I honestly and firmly believe that they have the best all around daily wear, use and gun belt available today. However, upon receiving the Trayvax® belt for review I realized quickly that it would be a great stand alone belt as well, or would work well as the belt you put on to keep your pants up, while placing the Indestructibelt® outside the loops etc., as a carry belt for additional gear.