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Surplus LCE

Posted on 23 April 2014

In today’s economy it can be difficult to pay for the day-to-day necessities much less have any dollars left over to pursue recreational outdoor activities. Let’s face it: sometimes the gear is just plain expensive. Top-of-the-line anything doesn’t come cheap or even “cost effective.”

Daily Preparedness

Posted on 23 April 2014

Truth be told, there’s a lot more I take with me each day than just a knife… or a gun and a knife and a lighter, but what we actually carry on our person isn’t the end all be all of daily preparedness.

Henry AR-7 .22lr Survival Rifle

Posted on 23 April 2014

I knew plenty of other guys my age that would have pretty much fit the same jesting description. Here I am, some number of years later though, and some of the knowledge and equipment I picked up back then still serves me well today. One item that I’m no longer in possession of, but that I recently had the opportunity to revisit, is my AR-7 “Survival” rifle. At the grand old age of 18 I had purchased mine, justifying the purchase to myself as “necessary so that I had protection and hunting capability if I got lost hiking or camping.”

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Oh Crap Gear

Posted on 23 April 2014

What if all you had was what you were WEARING and your guns. What would that consist of? Naturally this is radically different depending on what environment you are, or you expect to be, in. Still, it seemed an interesting enough challenge to contemplate that I thought I’d share.

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Firearms’ Oldest Debate

Posted on 22 April 2014

I’ve enjoyed listening to some truly great minds in the firearms field debate the pros and cons of the .45ACP versus the 9mm. In the past few years the debate has grown to include the .40S&W, the .357Sig and now the .45GAP.

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Mosin Nagant Rifle

Posted on 22 April 2014

Stop The Bleeding

Posted on 22 April 2014

Recognizing that there are preventable deaths occurring from blood loss resulting from extremity wounds, the ability to control / stop bleeding is highlighted. This week I took a look at two products that are designed for just that purpose: the SWAT-T and QuikClot Combat Gauze.

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The Gerber Bullrush Multi-Tool

Posted on 22 April 2014

Gerber’s Bullrush is a recent release that is basic, comfortable and relatively compact. It has what you need and not a bunch of stuff that you probably don’t.

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5.11 Tactical Zone Assault Pack (ZAP6)

Posted on 22 April 2014

All-in-all, this is yet another well thought-out piece of kit from 5.11, and you can see the input of a battery of experts in its design and features.

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The Gerber Uppercut Punch Dagger

Posted on 22 April 2014

I know there are still a lot of people in the law enforcement industry – and other warrior services as well – who feel that boot knives, hide-away knives, and other such tools don’t have a place in the profession. I think that the circumstances weigh greatly on that decision and would rather have it and not need it, rather than need it but not have it.

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