Author: Jesse Mathewson

Top 20 Firearms Priced Under $1000 With Most Under $500

“According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one’s plans.” Sun Tsu (For the sake of continuity all facts pertaining to ballistics are listed as links at the end of the article, and not within the article. I have not submitted my own testing results, simply because from experience, I have found people ignore my results if they go against what they believe. When it comes from someone else, eg., the FBI or some other organization,...

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P-38 or P-51 Can Opener Review

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 for soldiers in 1942, it filled the need for a can opener for the C...

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

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 of the ones I am certainly glad I accepted and did not turn down. Due...

PSA premium bolt carrier group: weekly product review

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 to a decade they have been selling AR15 parts and builds for prices that are...

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Review: Alive After the Fall™ by Alexander Cain

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 Cain, which is the pen name for someone who supposedly has a Doctorate in Theology...

Review: Slime Self-Sealing Tube for Bicycles

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 or mesquite laying across a pathway. As with most of my reviews this product was...

Camping & Woodcraft by Horace Kephart: a weekly product review

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 & Woodcraft or The Book of Camping & Woodcraft as it is also known. For legal purposes,...

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Review: Darkest Days – How to Survive an EMP Attack to the Grid

Personally, I tend to avoid conspiracies and doomsday predictions, because typically they are, fear-based attempts to drive an individual or groups agenda. At no point in history has any species lived longer than it should nor has any state or collection of states lasted forever. This said I was sent a copy of the book Darkest Days: how to survive an EMP attack to the grid (Link goes to Amazon.com) recently, my review of this book...

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Budgeting for Fixed or Low-Income Families: My Personal Journey and Advice

For the past 11 years I have been on a fixed income, with a family this not easy nor is it recommended. If you can avoid a fixed or low income, by all means, do so, after all a greater quality of life is essential to spiritual, physical and emotional self. However, the reality is that due to substantially raised costs of living around the United States if you make under 30,000 dollars a year...

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Where There is No Doctor a Village Health Care Book: Weekly product review

Some reviews are simple to write, some are difficult. This is one of the simple ones, firstly I need to tell you that I purchased this book with the intention of adding to my library of medical knowledge. I did not receive it for free or in exchange for anything. Some purchases can be seen through hindsight with eyes tinged with regret. This is one of those purchases. I purchased this book on Amazon for...