20 11, 2015

18650 Lanterns

By |2019-02-11T11:30:20-06:00November 20th, 2015|Featured, Friday Survival Gear Reports|5 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 |2017-03-11T12:44:12-06:00November 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 |2018-07-15T15:06:12-05:00July 28th, 2011|Featured, Medical, Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|91 Comments

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