CRKT Folding Knives – Kommer Free Range Folding Knife Review

In Knife Up by Jesse Mathewson

From the many manuals I have collected over the years, a truly solid hunting knife/ skinning knife is many things. Here are a few quotes from some of my favorites. “Use a knife with a blade at least four inches long, a guard, and a large handle. A small knife can turn sideways in your hand when it hits bone. …

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Morakniv Companion Review – It’s A Great Knife For A Great Price!

In Knife Up by Jesse Mathewson

Choosing a knife for purposes of survival, bushcrafting or simple camping is a bit of a chore. The Morakniv Companion is an amazing choice regardless of your location on this ball of dirt and water which we live. It comes in stainless steel and carbon steel versions, this review and article are using the carbon steel version! (Disclaimer, I do use the HD (heavy-duty) …

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Palmetto State Armory (PSA) AR-15 Review

In Uncategorized by Jesse Mathewson

Palmetto State Armory firearms are a “MADE entirely IN America” firearms manufacturer that has created a stand out product within an industry full of products. There have been dozens even hundreds of AR15 manufacturers within the United States, among these, there are few that hold up to the full expectations of what an AR15 can be. Modern AR15s can be extremely reliable, accurate, and …

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How Many Rounds Of Ammo Does A Prepper Need?

In Preparedness by Jesse Mathewson

There is an economic concept, the law of diminishing returns, that can be applied to your life. The law of diminishing returns refers to a point at which the benefits are less than the amount of effort invested. This applies directly to ammunition stored for personal use and firearms as well as general prepping supplies. I should add that I …

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Best Folding Knives For Self-Defense

In Knife Up by Jesse Mathewson

Using a knife for self-defense is difficult at best and deadly to the wielder in the worse case. Training is essential, and not your friendly TKO/Americanized karate instructor either. I firmly recommend if you decide to carry a knife for self-defense get training from someone who has experience using one. Personally, the recommendation for bladed defense will always be the …

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What’s The Difference Between Military and Civilian Firearms?

In Uncategorized by Jesse Mathewson

The more it changes, the more it is the same thing. Alphonse Karr 1849 Arguments against civilian ownership of firearms have been debated as far back as the innovation of firearms. I am certain at some point a Roman Cesar or Egyptian Pharaoh also launched campaigns against the evils of the civilian owned swords or spears as well. There is …

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P-38 or P-51 Can Opener Review

In Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

Not everything made for the military is truly well made. In many cases what is made for the military, regardless of nation of origin, often is low-end and fits into a rather loose set of restrictions guiding its building. This is the case with the amazing folding can opener known as the P-38 and P-51.  The P-38 can opener was designed …

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How To Take A Shower In The Woods – Handy Shower Review

In Uncategorized by Jesse Mathewson

Showering while hunting, fishing, camping and just being outside after a good hike is something that is essential and refreshing. Personally, my family has used, abused and gone through 3 or 4 solar/camping showers in the past decade. When the creator of Handy Shower contacted me I decided to accept his offer to review the product in exchange for the product. This is one …

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PSA premium bolt carrier group: weekly product review

In Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

For legal purposes, I did not receive any of the mentioned products for a reduced cost or in exchange for a review of any kind. I purchased all of the above with my own funds and review them for your benefit alone! Palmetto State Armory is definitely a well-known name, gun snobs hate them and gun users love them. For close …

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Review: Alive After the Fall™ by Alexander Cain

In Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

Electromagnetic Pulse’s have been apart of the subculture of doomsday prepping since the 1970’s. The specter of ultimate doom causing humans to revert to their pre-industrialized days scares many of us. There have been dozens of books written by professionals regarding a man-made EMP or natural similar event occurring. Alive After the Fall™ was written approximately two years ago by Alexander …

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Review: Slime Self-Sealing Tube for Bicycles

In Amazon Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

Here in Arizona, we enjoy bicycling, we also enjoy one of the densest populations of spiny flora on the planet. This combination is absolutely terrible for bicycle tubes. This is a review of one product I have found for my bicycle that works quite well and allows us to maintain pressure even when we encounter the inevitable patch of cacti …

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Camping & Woodcraft by Horace Kephart: a weekly product review

In Uncategorized by Jesse Mathewson

Horace Kephart was an amazing individual who assisted by George Masa a brilliant photographer they tramped the Appalachian and Smoky Mountains. It these individuals who did the most work in establishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mr. Kephart is best known for having written two of my favorite books, Our Southern Highlanders and the focus of this review, Camping & …