The Deadwood Rocket Stove for Cooking Indoors

This post originally appeared over at It can be seen in its original form HERE. – Rourke   By Beverly Sandlin You all  know I am a fan of the Deadwood Stove for camping and by my grill, because I wrote about it in 2012. I even have two Deadwood Stoves! These are, to … Read more

Building and Operating a Makeshift Wood Oven

smoker, survival stove, oven, SHTF, TSHTF, TEOTWAWKI, economic collapse, food storage

One of the basic needs for any survival situation is a means of cooking food. The most abundant fuel available is wood.  There are many ways to use wood to cook food…the most common being a camp fire or the “rocket stove”.  However, these methods are not the most fuel efficient, and a lot of … Read more

The Paladin Go Bag Toolkit

the Paladin go bag

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 a portable toolkit for emergency … Read more

Firearm Review: Henry Arms US Survival Rifle……..

This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.   Introduction: 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 … Read more

Review: Streamlight 88850 POLYTAC LED Flashlight

I love flashlights. They are a basic and integral part of any preparedness plan. Ask anyone to make a list of the top 5 things that should be collected in case of any kind of a disaster and surely”flashlight” will be ranked up there. As I continue to build my preps I sought out a high quality, high … Read more

Flashlight Review & Test: UltraFire versus TrustFire

I love flashlights and have since I was a kid. With today’s technologies flashlights are brighter, lighter, and cheaper than ever before. LED technology has taken flashlight brightness to a level never seen before. I have flashlights I have paid over $60 for and I have some I have paid as little as $1.00. When … Read more

Gear Review: Millet Designated Marksman Scope

by Jesse James, Editor-at-Large Features: 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 … Read more

The Surefire 60-round AR Magazine

Although it appears that AR-type firearms as well as magazines seem to be in much better supply than just a couple months ago, magazine such as the Surefire 60 60-rd capacity remain in very high demand. I managed to acquire two samples for testing. With the higher prices on .223 and 5.56 ammunition – testing was limited … Read more

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 … Read more

Shooting the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 9mm carbine

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 … Read more

Equipment Review: Zebralight H502 AA Flood Headlamp

Light. Probably one of the very first things a prepper considers when making a list of supplies to stock up on in case of an emergency. That famous lined, yellow notebook is brought out and at the very top “flashlights” is written, followed by “batteries”, “food”, “water”, etc. Almost half of every single day the … Read more

Equipment Review – Venturer Travel Portfolio Bag

The folks at PX Supply offered to send me a Venturer Travel Portfolio Bag to check out. I accepted and have actually had it for the past few weeks. This bag is meant to be carried while traveling. Basically a one-stop shop to keep identification, credit cards, money, travelers checks, etc. all in one place. My initial … Read more

MTM Survivor Dry Box Survival Kit Review

Sometimes a little can go a long way… I remember as a teenager reading an article in SURVIVE Magazine where the author was going on an overnight trip on a houseboat with some friends. He wanted to bring a few supplies “just in case”. He managed to put a small kit in his suitcase – … Read more

Book Review: The Prepper’s Pocket Guide

Several weeks ago I found out that my fellow blogger Bernie Carr (The Apartment Prepper) was having a book published – and I thought that was really cool. I mean – maybe someday that could be me! Well – Bernie was nice enough to send me a copy and I have just got finished reading … Read more

Review of the The G24i Power Curve

by Jim Jones – KC5DOV I found a neat little SOLAR CHGARGER for charging all my personal electronics such as my cell phone, MP3 player, and my GPS.  It is the G24 INNOVATIONS Power Curve.  I have used both of mine for over one year without any problems. They are lightweight and easy to use.  The … Read more

New Generator Bought: Briggs & Stratton 5500 Watt

Briggs & Stratton generator

I have been wanting to pick up a new generator for quite some time – but wifey wouldn’t cooperate. With the recent storms here in the Southeast and damage to our property – she is finally seeing the light. She actually called me up Thursday and said “Honey – the biggest and strongest man around … Read more

Gear Review: Paladin Mission Pack Expedition

Paladin Mission Pack Expedition MOLLE attachments

I recently received a new bag called the Paladin Mission Pack Expedition. This is a larger capacity bag which could serve many purposes – from backpacking, camping, to a full-fledged “bug out” kit. Let’s get straight to the bag’s dimensions. The Paladin Mission Pack, Expedition is comprised of: (1) large capacity main compartment 6 in. … Read more