Alcohol stoves are very popular with backpackers and campers who look for lightweight cook systems that burn inexpensive fuel. There are no moving parts, no electronics, no valves, and no pipes. Simplicity. They are also inexpensive and can be made from common household materials if so desired.
Alcohol stoves are mostly used for boiling water for preparing freeze dried and dehydrated foods. Fuel selection varies with denatured alcohol being very popular.
Continue reading Gear Review: Alocs Alcohol Stove
I could easily develop a serious knife collecting problem. So far in my 45 years I have managed to keep my fascination with knives in check. One of my most recent additions is the Ganzo G704 folder. If you are not familiar with Ganzo they are a Chinese manufacturer of knives with a decent reputation. Popular Ganzo supplier GearBest.com sent me the G704 to review.
As you can see by the
Continue reading First Impressions: Ganzo G704 Folding Pocket Knife
If you hate having to read through an entire review article just to find out of the author would recommend the product or not let me help you out: This flashlight is awesome! With that said I have just recently found out that this model has been discontinued. Before you run and get a box of tissues have no fear for it is still available from numerous retailers and other Olight models can be had.
Continue reading Review: Olight S80 750 Lumen LED Flashlight
I am a flashlight junkie. With the continued improvements in LED technology and power efficiencies lights are getting more powerful and and lasting longer. This bodes well for those of us who prepare for power failures and grid down events.
I received an offer to review the Sunwayman C22C from GearBest.com. It was provided to me free of charge to perform test and evaluation. When I review a piece of equipment I review it honestly
Continue reading Flashlight Review: The Sunwayman C22C
Flashlights are a critical item in prepping supplies. Every member of your family should have AT LEAST one flashlight with extra batteries. Over the past few years I have seen a huge performance increase and cost decrease in flashlights using LED technology.
Steamlight is a major brand name in flashlights. Known for their high quality and high performing lights – they are also known for not making the least expensive lights to
Continue reading Review: Streamlight 66118 Stylus Pro Black LED Pen Flashlight
Most every prepper in existence has at least one – if not a dozen – ways to cook in the absence of electricity. Whether on the go or sheltering in place, cooking and boiling water are right up there on the “list of important things” that must be done. There have been a multitude of cook systems developed over the years to accomplish just that. Some use canned or bottled fuel, others use fuel
Continue reading REVIEW: Kelly Kettle Trekker
I am 45 years old and find that target acquisition via open sights is just not as easy as it used to be. Utilization of red dot optics has greatly increased my accuracy as well as ability to stay on target and to move from target to target quickly.
There are tons of red dot optics out there for the AR platform and similar firearms. One in particular that caught my eye is the LUCID
Continue reading Review: LUCID M7 Red Dot Sight
Ever hear of a “solvent trap adapter”? If not you have now. Amazing what people come out with nowadays. A solvent trap adapter is a small tool which attaches to the end of a firearm and allows an oil filter or similarly threaded objects to be attached.
The intended purpose of a solvent trap adapter is to attach an oil filter to the end of a barrel to make cleaning the firearm easier. Simply attach
Continue reading Review: Solvent Trap Adapter from Infinite Product Solutions
My first of several AR build articles focuses building a complete, functioning AR-15 for less than $500. Yes, it is possible and I am going to show you how.
Let me start off by saying this is not difficult. It’s not rocket science and you do not need an engineering degree or have to have worked at NASA for a couple decades. In fact, no tools are necessary for this project. You will also NOT
Continue reading Part 1: AR Budget Build – Complete and functional for under $500
I recently had an opportunity to purchase two(2) Helotex G2 flashlights through Amazon.com at a really good price. I love flashlights in my preparedness system I can’t have too many (along with batteries of course). Over the last decade technology has lead to flashlights getting brighter, smaller, and less expensive. Most of my lights run off of either AA alkaline or CR123 batteries. Unique to the Helotex G2
Continue reading Review: Gunshack G2 flashlight
Rourke: This review was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.
I have owned several Gerber multi-pliers over the last 10 years. They are one of the most essential preparedness supplies. All have served me well. Whether it be for a survival kit, car glove box, or for everyday carry – these multi-tools are just fantastic.
The latest pair that I have purchased is the Gerber “Suspension” . I have now owned it for over 6
Continue reading Equipment Review: Gerber Multi-Plier “Suspension”
This post was originally published HERE on MSO last April. This HIPERTOUCH 24 continues to work beautifully.
I have owned my Stag Model 2L for several years now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Modification have consisted of some furniture upgrades, optics – and that is about it. I recently came across a review on the Hiperfire line of AR aftermarket triggers and became very intrigued. I contacted the company and they agreed to
Continue reading REVIEW: Hiperfire HIPERTOUCH 24 Drop-In AR-15 Trigger
Rourke: This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.
One item that in the past I was severely lacking was water purification. Due to the expense for water purifying equipment – I relied on having the ability to boil water, add bleach, as well as store extra.
Directive21 recently sent me a Berkey Sport Bottle which I absolutely love.
Here it is:
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It is constructed
Continue reading Berkey Sport Bottle Review
REPOST: Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.
When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the
Continue reading FIREARMS WEEK: Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine
This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. Enjoy! – Rourke
Anyone that has read ModernSurvivalOnline for any length of time knows I have a serious flashlight fetish. Ever since I was a kid I have loved flashlights. I guess being able to see what goes bump in the night has always been important to me. As the years have past and technology has gotten better and better – flashlights have gotten more powerful
Continue reading REVIEW: ArmyTek Predator Pro v2.5 XP-G2 Flashlight
Blast from the Past: This post was originally posted here – http://modernsurvivalonline.com/equipment-review-wondermill-junior-deluxe-grainflour-mill/. The WonderMill Junior Deluxe Grain/Flour Mill is currently one of the prizes up for grabs in the ongoing MSO Guest Post Contest.
I am relatively new to grain mills. Last year I started purchasing varieties of wheat to supplement my food storage program and needed a method to grind it. I picked up a small manual grinder which worked
Continue reading Equipment Review: WonderMill Junior Deluxe Grain/Flour Mill
This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.
The Henry US Survival AR-7 Rifle is the latest rendition of the USAF AR-7 that many Air Force pilots carried “just in case” for the last 40+ years. Even today it can be found stored away by many backpackers, bush pilots, and ATV riders. The AR-7 is known for its unique ability to disassemble in several components and
Continue reading Firearm Review: Henry Arms US Survival Rifle……..
Rourke: The following was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.com. UPDATE: The Aegis Hybrid Holster continues to perform very well.
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As someone that carries concealed on a regular basis this past summer was challenging. Currently my carry sidearm is a Smith & Wesson M&P9
Continue reading Review: Aegis Hybrid Holster
Went to my local Tractor Supply to get my dogs favorite treats. While walking around looking at all the goodies I came across this multi-LED flashlight priced at $4.99. It came with batteries and had a spring-loaded clip point on it. It also had a magnet on the backside so it could be stuck on a fridge – or wherever. It also had a second flashlight on one end which provided a pretty decent concentrated
Continue reading Tractor Supply LED Emergency Light
To be honest I often scoffed at the idea of spending my hard earned money on an aftermarket grip for my AR. I mean – it’s a just a grip, right? The standard AR grip has been around for decades and should be just fine. Well – several months ago I happen to have a few extra bills padding my wallet(rare occurrence) and was down in Columbia, SC at Palmetto State Armory. They had an
Continue reading Review: Magpul MOE Grip for AR Platform
Several weeks ago I received a New Frontier LW-15 polymer lower for testing – and to build another AR. I know many may scoff at the use of polymer in an AR lower – much the same way traditionalists rolled their eyes at this new plastic gun that came out years ago – called a “Glock”. That plastic gun turned out to be OK. I was originally attracted to the New Frontier due to their
Continue reading Initial Evaluation: New Frontier LW-15 Polymer AR Lower
Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable.
When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the original
Continue reading Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine