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 ModernSurvivalOnline.com 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 a portable toolkit for emergency repairs on vehicles.
Before we start, a bit about me, so you can understand my “qualifications” for reviewing this bag,
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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 Benchmade Nimravus tanto.
I usually carry folding knives or a set of multi-pliers on a daily basis. Fixed blade knives are generally
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Gear Review: Millet Designated Marksman Scope
by Jesse James, Editor-at-Large
18 MOA donut Illuminated reticle 1 MOA dot 1-4x magnification 24mm Objective diameter 30mm tube Waterproof to 3 ft. (tubes are completely waterproof, but not electronics) Fogproof -40F-140F 18 oz. ~$225
While it has been quite a while since I have had the privilege to contribute to MSO, rest assured I have been quite busy with rounding out my preps. Much has been going on with my life, including finishing up my last semester of law school and attempting to find a job in the “recovering” economy.
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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 of the Magpul PMAG.
With limited ammunition I only shot 60 rounds through the ProMag. 30 rounds were steel-cased Tula and 30 rounds
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I have a huge flashlight fetish. They are all over my house. They vary in size and power and battery size. Ever since I was a kid and my dad gave me this cool looking metal flashlight, silver in color with a switch on the side that had a button that I could press to create light – I was hooked.
Nowadays – LED rules that day. Most of all my flashlights run on AA, AAA, or CR123 batteries. Technology continues to produce brighter flashlights that run longer on smaller batteries.
Someone sent me an email and recommended one of these super
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This review was originally published here - http://modernsurvivalonline.com/equipment-review-grand-trunk-ultralight-hammock/.
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 wandered into to several “What if’s?“. Having to trek on foot for several miles to hundred miles or so would be difficult with my condition. To
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So many guns, not enough money. Well – this is true unless you know someone and can borrow theirs. A couple weeks ago I had the chance to borrow a friends Kel-Tec Sub-2000 9mm Carbine. I have been interested in owning one of these for the past coupe years but it just never happened.
Over a weekend I was able to take a look at the Kel-Tec, handle it, shoot it, and get an overall impression. I was not able to do a full-bore review but certainly got a feel for it.
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The Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 is one of my favorite guns to shoot. I have a few thousand rounds through mine and it continues to perform extremely well. Is it 100% reliable? No – but I know of no rimfire that is. I’ll tell you what – it is extremely close – maybe 99.8%. The factory capacity magazine hold 25 .22LR rounds and much like the rifle has an appearance that lends itself much to the AR/M4 appearance.
Like any other red-blooded American male (and quite a few females out there) – higher capacity is welcomed when it
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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 store it all in its buttstock. Worth mentioning is the entire gun will float when stored away – especially meaningful to boaters.
For the survivalist, the Henry US Survival Rifle is compact and light enough to fit
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I have several methods for making suspect water safe at home as well as while traveling. One of the most inexpensive methods incorporated in my system is the Aquamira water filter straw. I received this water filter from SurvivalGearBags.com who carry the Aquamira as well as many other survival and preparedness supplies.
Why the Frontier? Like I said – it is inexpensive and allows me to stretch my dollar further. Small, compact and extremely lightweight – it works great in a small Get Home Bag or a larger Bug Out Bag.
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