The Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife!

Snapshot 2014-08-20 21.31.21 Extreme is right! Extremely useful, extremely valuable, extremely affordable, extremely versatile! The Schrade Extreme Survival knife extremely impressed me! Which is ironic because I didn’t initially think I was going to like this knife at all.  I guess I was being extremely close minded.  Ok enough on word play lets get down to business and take a look at this sweet survival knife!

This is a quick tabletop review of the Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife.  This Schrade Survival knife was really surprising and performed many wilderness survival tasks very well.  Schrade’s knife designs have been improving a lot recently and this is certainly another big win in the Survival Knife category if you ask me! Check out the tabletop review video below!

The Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife Tabletop Review Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL2_iY0r3Uc

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife Specifications:

Schrade Extreme Survival knife is a full tang fixed blade.  The SCHF9 is made of 1095 High Carbon Steel.  It has a heavy duty Drop Point Blade.  The TPE handle slabs are ring textured and it has a lanyard hole.  The SCHF9 comes with a  ballistic nylon belt sheath that sports a removable storage pouch just large enough for a small flashlight, multitool or small survival kit, first aid kit or fishing kit.

SPECIFICATIONS
Blade Length: 6.4 inch (16.2 cm)
Handle Length: 5.7 inch (14.5 cm)
Overall Length: 12.1 inch (30.7 cm)
Weight: 1.0 lbs

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If you like this knife and think you may want to purchase one you can get it here: http://astore.amazon.com/realisurvi-20/detail/B0033H7VI6 for $43.25 with Free Shipping!

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Extreme Survival Knife Review: The Schrade SCHF9

Water Bricks Review: The Best Long Term Water Storage Containers!

Water Bricks

This is a look at the toughest and most durable long term water storage containers I have seen. This Water Brick review tells all about the materials used, the specifications and gives an excellent demonstration of me dropping these water bricks off of my back deck a story off of the ground! Water Bricks are tough! Water Bricks are also a multi-use item and can be added into your home in a seamless and easy fashion that will not be obtrusive to your current lifestyle. To pick up a few water bricks click this link that goes to Brownells: http://goo.gl/4YhmtB

Water Brick Video Review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVszTSh3Pl8

How Do You Think You Could Use Water Bricks In Your Preps?

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Water Bricks Review

Petzl Strix VL Review

This is a review of the Petzl Strix VL Headlamp. Petzl has been one of the leaders in high quality headlamps for many years. This tactical headlamp / work light is brand new for 2014 and is a really sweet light that offers a ton of flexibility and capability. The light is very durable and I believe it would make a great addition to anyones tactical gear or bug out bag, etc. You can pick up one of these lights here: http://goo.gl/uLRPgd

Petzl Strix VL Review Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjz1XVlyl9c

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Petzl Strix VL Full Review

Survival In The Swamp Sucks!

This is a look at the Everglades National Park, I recently had the opportunity to take an air boat tour and thought I would share the pics with you guys. While the swamplands are a very beautiful place and enjoyable to see from the comfort of an air boat. I would not want to have to survive there for long at all! What do you think would be the most important piece of survival gear to take with you on an extended trip in the swamp?

Everglades National Park Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfdsodKJfRg

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Survival In The Swamp

Military Meals Ready To Eat & Why You Should Add Them To Your Preps!

Meal Ready To Eat (MRE) Soliders have been eating them since 1983 and the military has spent millions of dollars refining the nutritional values, increasing storage life, and making them more palatable.  So much so that of all of the emergency survival foods with a long shelf life that are available on the market today, military Meals Ready To Eat (MREs) remain some of the best choices out there!  To get a great deal on some brand new Meals Ready To Eat check out CampingSurvival.Com.

Meals Ready To Eat have a few advantages over freeze dried foods in my opinion.  First, you don’t have to cook them.  You can cook with with the flameless heater that comes with them, but you can also just eat them cold right out of the package!  This is a huge benefit if you are in a crisis situation where time is of the essence and you need to be able to cover serious ground quickly.  You don’t have to stop and eat, you can just keep on walking and pull out a pouch and eat on the go!  MREs are also nutritional balanced and very calorie dense.  They are also calorie for calorie very competitive with freeze dried foods and other foods with a long shelf life.  Speaking of which is at least 5 years if stored at room temperature.

Meal Ready To Eat Variety

MREs are heavier since they are fully hydrated, but that also means that you would have to carry less water in your pack…  The thing that some people may not like about MREs also is that there are only about 24 or so entree flavors.  However, each MRE comes with a wide assortment of side dishes, fruit, candy bars, desert, etc.  They are truly a whole Meal Ready To Eat, so you can easily mix and match to get the flavors you prefer!

Meals Ready To Eat make a great addition to a Bug Out Bag.  I personally recommend having 2 MREs per person in their Bug Out Bags.  Then add additional Freeze dried meals for the remaining number of days that you want to carry for with you for.  I also recommend keeping a couple of cases of MREs in your home to be able to use during short term power outages or other short term disasters where you may not be able to cook normally.  Additionally, if you were going to give food away to help other people in need, MREs are packaged nice and neat to be able to do that without a lot of fuss and mess.

Military Meals Ready To Eat Review Video:

Take a look at the video below to see the full review and taste test my family and I did on some MREs that I recently got from CampingSurvival.Com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soktG_7aTzw

What Is Your Favorite Flavor Of MRE?  let us know in the comments below!

Meals Ready To Eat & Why You Need Them!

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

This is a review of the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter.  Having a good water filter could be one of the most important items of survival gear you carry with you when you go into the wilderness.  I believe the Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter is one of the best water filters on the market today! No joke.  I give this filter a 10 out of 10 stars and would personally recommend purchasing one if you want a high quality micro water filter that is simple to use and maintain and is extremely reliable and well built!

If you are the kind of person who trusts your life on your gear, this is the filter for your backpack.  The rugged construction and precise machine ensure that this filter will be able to take a ton of abuse and is going to work when you need it to work!  The Pocket Water Filter has a high flow rate and pumps a liter of water in about one minute.  It has a silver impregnated ceramic filter that filters out all of the bad disease causing bacteria and protozoa including Giardia and cryptosporidium.

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s34UW-5DvM

If you would like more information on the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter you can go to CampingSurvival.com  use the coupon code “realitysurvival” to receive 5% off of any item on the whole site.

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Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review