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As everyone knows by now, the SIG P320 pistol is slated to replace the long serving Beretta 92 and its variants as the Army’s new handgun. As far as I know the Beretta has been a pretty good sidearm for the troops afield, but every so often the military gets the itch for something new.[.....]

Mountain House #10 cans

Freeze dried food is an excellent choice for long term storage or a lightweight meal.  The pouches have been my primary go to meal for hiking and camping for several years, while the #10 cans have been my primary go-to option for long term food storage. If you would like more information on why Read More…

Scouting rural area

Preppers, regardless of what you are doing, Operations Security (OPSEC) should always be at the top of your list. So, how do preppers carry about intelligence gathering missions (scouting) and not reveal what they are doing, even if questioned? I have been actively involved in prepping for well over Read More…


How do you carry your ammo? When you leave out for deer camp or the shooting range, how you pack, and carry your ammo can make a difference. Sure you can pile some boxes of rifle ammo into a cardboard box and throw it in the back of the truck. However, there are better ways[.....]

Crappie jigs 2

Fishing with crappie jigs is a science all its own. I learned more about fishing white perch with jigs last year than I ever thought I wanted to know. Jerry Gross from Arkansas is the owner of Meatgetter Jigs, an appropriate name for a fish lure company I thought. He and his wife sit for[.....]

Bug out location flashlights

It is just a flashlight, so what is the big deal?  The big deal is, walk into a remote cabin that does not have electricity, it is nighttime, a flashlight is the first thing you will reach for.  The beam of light is reassuring that everything will be ok. With trusty light in hand you[.....]


Generally speaking material, supplies, equipment and gear made for the military is a good value. It is usually good stuff, too, because it has to be, despite the concept of “low bid”. That is, when you can find the genuine thing. There are a lot of cheap copies and junk out there masquerading as Read More…

Medium ALICE Pack

Military surplus is one of the greatest things since sliced bread.  The gear may not be in the best of condition, but for the most part it certainly is not junk.  If you know something is going to get used, stained, or otherwise run through the wringer, why buy new? Starting in the early Read More…