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My wife is obsessed with finding as many different ways to filter water as she can. In particular, she wants to have more than one way of filtering water in an emergency situation. It’s a good policy to always have more than one way of doing anything in a SHTF scenario. “One is none, Read More…

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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons oil 2 pounds ground venison 1 medium onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid 2 cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup beef broth ½ cup bottled BBQ sauce ½ cup tomato sauce 2 Read More…

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Everyone interested in knives has at least a passing desire to make their own. In secret, us knife knuts doodle out the perfect fixed blade or our preferred folder. On occasion some folks take the leap and actually make those doodles come to life. Jason Brous is one such knife nut turned maker, and Read More…

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Before my recent handguard upgrade, my Spike Tactical ST-15 has been used and abused as a training and personal defense rifle. It has proven itself completely reliable with thousands of rounds, all while wearing the same original plastic handguard. A few extras have been added (such as an extended Read More…

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I’ve been a big fan of Benchmade knives, since they first got started. I’ve done several shop tours over the years, and I’m always amazed at the products they turn out. Some time ago, I reviewed the Benchmade Model 275 folder for another publication, I found it to be a very stout Read More…

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When I got my first 7.62×39 rifle, an SKS, the low cost of ammunition was one of main attractions. Surplus went for a dime per round and was easily available. I later added AKs to the safe motivated by the same: ammunition was available and sturdy magazines cost a small fraction of AR15 Read More…

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I have been using various Italian Gun Grease products for about 6-months now, and I can say that these are hands down the best gun lubes I’ve ever used, and I’ve tried just about everything out there. Tactical lube The first product I tested from IGG is their “tactical” lube, Read More…

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Previously, I reviewed the James Williams designed Shinbu and Hisshou short sword defensive knives and was so wowed by their cutting ability that I picked up both of James’ folding knife designs produced by CRKT as well. James Williams, as you may remember, is a world renowned sword practitioner Read More…