Walther PPQ M2 9mm Review

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by Nicholas Ever since the Glock first became popular in the 1980s, there has been a nearly countless number of polymer framed, striker fired pistols that adopted the same concept. While some of these pistols may have fallen short of the high bar that Glock set, others exceeded it. One such example is the Walther … Read more

Review: Olight S1 LED Baton Flashlight

I have dozens of flashlights ranging from very small and just a couple of lumens to larger super bright models. Ever since I was a kid and had an old silver flashlight that had an ultra-cool button on the switch that allowed me to do morse code with it I have been hooked. Flashlights today … Read more

Review: Canik TP9SA 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol

Colt. Springfield. Glock. Smith & Wesson. H&K. Ruger. All these brands are well respected and have been putting out high quality firearms for years. For most the mention of any of those brands and it is easy to think of at least a half dozen quality models offered. Canik? Not so much. Canik is relatively new … Read more

Gear Review: Alocs Alcohol Stove

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 … Read more

Review: Ruger BX-25 Factory High Capacity Magazines

I love shooting the .22LR – low recoil, low noise, cheap and fun. The Ruger 10/22 is probably the most popular .22 ever made. I have had several and loved them all. Currently my 10/22 is set up in a more “tactical” nature – and is great fun. The biggest problem I have had is … Read more

First Impressions: Ganzo G704 Folding Pocket Knife

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. … Read more

Review: Dropdown Weapon Light Mount

A few weeks ago I purchased an Off-Set Tactical Light Mount for my AR. So far – I have been very pleased. Matched up with a Streamlight Polytac LED Flashlight – this is an excellent system system for illuminating targets in night conditions. The mount attaches to a picatinny rail or weaver base via a single knurled knob … Read more

Flashlight Review: The Sunwayman C22C

I am a flashlight junkie. With the continued improvements in LED technology and power efficiency, 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 … Read more

Review: Streamlight 66118 Stylus Pro Black LED Pen Flashlight

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 … Read more

REVIEW: Kelly Kettle Trekker

Introduction 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 … Read more

Review: LUCID M7 Red Dot Sight

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 … Read more

Review: Solar AIR Lantern

There have recently been a multitude of innovative preparedness products hitting the market and the Solar AIR Lantern is one of them. Most any emergency generally ends up with the lights out. Ever get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and stub your toe navigating the darkness? Yeah – … Read more

Review: Waka Waka Power – light and solar charger

Right off I have to mention that this post has nothing to do with Fozzie from The Muppets. Those old enough to remember might recollect the fuzzy bear saying “Waka Waka” whenever he really liked something. No – the Waka Waka Power is a really unique product that combines the following – a solar charger, … Read more

Knife Review: Cold Steel GI Tanto

This post was previously published HERE on MSO. I have now owned this knife for over a year and it continues to perform well. A couple months ago I bought the Cold Steel GI Tanto knife. I had been looking at this knife for quite some time as other Cold Steel offerings I have owned … Read more

Review: Gunshack G2 flashlight

  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 … Read more

Metal Gear XL-M Extreme 618 Lumen LED Flashlight Review

By John Rourke I make no effort to hide the fact that I have a huge infatuation with flashlights. Ever since my youth flashlights have represented safety and security. Something goes “bump” in the night? Well, grab the handy dandy flashlight and scare it away. My most recent flashlight acquisition comes from a company called … Read more

Berkey Sport Bottle Review

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.  It is constructed very much like … Read more

Tractor Supply LED Emergency Light

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 … Read more

Review: Magpul MOE Grip for AR Platform

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 … Read more