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Review: Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 .22LR Semi-Auto


This post originally appeared back in May of 2011. I will be posting an UPDATE tomorrow on how my M&P15-22 has performed over the past three years. The original review can be seen HERE. – Rourke

I love the .22LR .

Over the years I have had a variety of .22LR pistols and rifles. From the Ruger Mk II pistol to a Squire Bingham M16R – I have shot

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The Paladin Go Bag Toolkit


The following post was originally published back in 2011 – it can be seen in its original form HERE. – Rourke


I was the lucky winner of the Paladin Go Bag during the last guest post contest. Rourke asked me if I could do a review of the bag after receiving it. Upon receiving the bag, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. I made my Paladin Go Bag

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Knife Review: Gerber Warrant

I love knives and like most any survivalist own many. Knives have to be one of the most important and useful preparedness tools in existence. Ever try cutting rope without knife? Not easy.

Several months ago I picked up a Gerber Warrant. This knife is generally considered to be within the “tactical” genre -whatever that is. Basically – it is a lightweight, tanto pointed, aluminum handled, 9.5″ inch knife. Reminds me a lot of the

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Review: ProMag Polymer AR 30-rd Magazine

During my recent trip to my bug out location in Georgia I had the opportunity to test a new ProMag polymer 30 round AR magazine. I paid $17.99 at my local gun shop. With the current demand on magazines for AR’s there have been several companies that have come out with new versions of the infamous 30 rounder. ProMag’s polymer 30 round version at first look appears to be a close copy

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Equipment Review: Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock

This review was originally published here –


I am in the process of putting together a new bug out/get home kit. The revision of my kit comes from my recent bout with severe lower back pain. Although my back is better I have put some thought into changing things to reduce weight. When my back was really bothering me the pain was agonizing and my mind

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