Category: SurvivalCache

Jul 28

Survival Gear Review: Remington TAC 14 Shotgun

Shotgun manufacturers have been long overdue for a handy smoothbore gun for a Bug Out defense from a vehicle or other modes.  Remington has really stepped up to the plate with this one.  The new Tac-14 is a prepper dream based on the time honored reliable model 870 pump action 12-gauge shotgun.  First out of …

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Jul 24

Survival Gear Review: AquaPodKit Emergency Bath Tub Water Storage

The AquaPodKit Emergency Bath Tub Water Storage Kit starts off with the words that I like to hear most… Made in the USA.  And if you are a regular reader of either of our survival blogs (SHTFBlog or Survival Cache) then you know that storing water for an emergency is a basic principal of modern …

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Jul 20

Survival Gear Review: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle .450 Bushmaster

The .450 what?  Yeah, dude, the .450 Bushmaster or maybe what should have been named the .450 Bush Wacker.  Originally, the .450 Bushmaster was designed to be used in M-16/AR-15 platforms using 5-round magazines.  Now Ruger puts in it the ultimate prepper bolt action rifle, the Gunsite Scout model.  This model utilizes the forward mounted …

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Jun 19

Survival Gear Review: The Fallkniven S1 Pro Knife

The quest for a Goldilocks Knife, or one that’s just right, is less a journey and more of a marriage. To trust one’s fate to one single blade especially for survival situations, there must be a commitment to making the best of the situation regardless of the challenges. Thick and thin, sickness and health, and …

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Jun 12

The SW22 Victory: A Project Squirrel Pistol (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this Project Squirrel Pistol using a Smith and Wesson SW22 Victory .22 long rifle semi auto pistol, my focus was on the gun and its parts. For part 2, let’s take the Victory out for a spin. The Victory is not a light pistol. Not even of average light. The Victory is …

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Jun 05

The EDC Gun Kit

Alternatives to the traditional Bug Out Bag (BOB) and the Every Day Carry (EDC) bag may be a viable option for many preppers and survivalists.  Though the purpose of these two standard type supply bags can be quite different, they do not have to be exclusive.  Different kit bags can be tasked for different conditions, …

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May 29

The Bare Bones Minimalist Survival Kit

An old standby “survival” skills game used to facilitate leadership development training forced participant teams to choose among a list of survival gear and supplies items.  The game was posed as being cast on an isolated island after a ship wreck or plane crash (Hey, remember Wilson?), or in the jungle after a plane crash …

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May 22

Survival Gear Review: Back Packer’s Pantry Multigrain Buttermilk Hotcakes

This past weekend, I had a bit of cabin fever – I needed to get out of the house, tromp around in the woods, start a fire in the snow. So I bundled up my 3-year-old boy, filled a backpack with a thermos of hot chocolate, a small container of olive oil, a Lodge 12” …

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May 15

Survival Gear Review: SIG Kilo2400 ABS Laser Rangefinder

Cutting to the chase, the Sig Kilo2400 ABS Laser Rangefinder works as advertised. So now that’s of the way, let’s consider the philosophy behind owning and using such an advanced handheld ballistics computer. And just to get it out of the way, the Sig Kilo2400 ABS Laser Rangefinder retails for $1700 and has a street …

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May 08

Specialized Bug Out Bags (And What’s Inside Them)

‘Bug out bags’ are put together to be grabbed in a hurry. Their use stems from the bags issued by militaries to their soldiers in field situations, and it should contain everything you need to sustain yourself in an emergency situation for at least 72 hours. Ideally, every member of your group or family should …

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