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20 11, 2015

18650 Lanterns

By | 2016-10-15T00:07:49+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Featured, Friday Survival Gear Reports|2 Comments

Lately we've been talking about high-end flashlights using 18650 batteries. And over the last year I've accumulated a lot of the batteries and replaced my flashlights with Olight lights using these batteries. But this got me to thinking: Why doesn't someone make a lantern using 18650 batteries? Seems I should have looked before asking; a [...]

29 11, 2013

Tactical Poncho of Tacticaleliciousness

By | 2017-03-11T12:44:12+00:00 November 29th, 2013|Featured, Friday Survival Gear Reports|7 Comments

Think ponchos aren't exciting, or there's no such thing as a tactical poncho? Maybe you've never seen the Hazard4 Poncho Villa Technical Soft Shell Poncho. (Not to be confused with Pancho Villa--the Mexican Revolutionary General.) I've always carried a Poncho in my BOB and car bag. Rain Ponchos are more versatile than a rain coat and fit [...]

28 07, 2011

Potassium permanganate: The Most Useful Survival Chemical

By | 2017-01-13T12:53:28+00:00 July 28th, 2011|Featured, Medical, Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|65 Comments

When people think about survival tools, chemicals are usually not one of the first things that come to mind. Potassium permanganate should, though.