Survival Gear Review Videos 12-22 March 2014


Survival Gear Review Videos For 12-22 March 2014

Some of you may have noticed that there is a big difference in content between my YouTube Channel and my blog.  The difference is that I upload about 3 or 4 videos a week to my YouTube Channel, but only get a post or two up on the website every couple of weeks.  Well, I would like that to change, so in an effort to get as much content out on this site as possible I am going to try combining several videos on each post.  I will still separate out some gear reviews but many will be combined with a few other videos.  This will make it a bit easier and less time consuming but should hopefully still get some good info out to you guys that you may find educational or entertaining.  Please let m know in the comments below if you like this format.  If you don’t like the format let me know how you think it could be improved.  Thanks!

Best Bug Out Bag For Under Fifty Dollars!


In this video I talk about what I think is the best bug out bag backpack for under fifty dollars.  This backpack is called the ALICE pack, it stands for All Purpose Light Weight Individual Carrying Equipment.  I have a ton of experience with these packs and know that they are pretty much bomb proof!  If you are looking for a cheap pack that will take serious abuse and last for years this is it!  The one downside is that this pack does appear to be a “Military Style Pack” so if you are worried about trying to be the “Gray man” this may not be the pack for you.  It could be somewhat disguised with a modern commercial pack cover, but any real close inspection will reveal its true colors quickly.  ALICE packs like this can be located at pretty much any local military surplus store.  Take a look at the video below and let me know what your favorite Bug Out Bag Backpack is in the comments below!

First Impressions Shooting The .25 Caliber Escape Air Rifle From Air Force Air Guns


Space gun was the first thought that went through my head when I saw this gun!  But in reality this gun actually has a lot in common with a very cool antique gun called the Girandoni Air Rifle that was carried with Lewis and Clark on the famous expedition across the United States!  The ballistics were slightly different but somewhat comparable.  The older weapon shot a .46 Caliber round and the new one shoots a .25 caliber round.  Velocity of the older was comparable with a modern .45 ACP and the newer can be up to 1300 FPS with a high performance pellet!  Both are incredible rifles that will shoot at least 20 rounds without and refill and the newer one could be configured to probably shoot twice that number with a lower velocity.  For me growing up in the Mid West having and hunting with an air rifle was very much a part of daily life and to this day I still say that I have killed more small game with a Daisy 880 Power Line than any other weapon that I own.  Air Force Air Guns produced this particular weapon with killing a lot of small game in mind.  The idea behind this weapon was that it could be used in a long term grid down situation for procuring small game so that you wouldn’t have to waste your ammunition from your main battle rifle on hunting.  The idea being that you could preposition this weapon at your bug out location which would be stocked with several thousand pellets and the hand air pump or even possibly a larger Scuba tank to get many fills from while the grid was still up and you were wanting to practice over the weekend at the retreat.  If you are looking for a high end high quality air rifle you can pick one up from Air Force Air Guns at: Take a look at the video below and let me know what your best air rifle was as a kid in the comments below!

Table Top Review Of The Air Force Air Guns Escape

First Impressions Shooting The Air Force Air Guns Escape Air Rifle

Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot Optic: Possible Point Of Failure

Bushnell TRS-25

I like these little inexpensive Bushnell Red dot optics.  In fact I like them so much that I bought two of them!  However, I felt like I should share something that I found out about them while I was working on my AR-15 a couple of weeks ago.  The Bushnell’s extended riser that comes in the AR-15 specific version has a weak point that could be a possible point of failure if it took a hard hit in a tactical situation.  Like I said overall, I think these are still a good buy, but they don’t compare with the quality and ruggedness of an Aimpoint or a Trijicon optic.  So as long as you know that and are aware of it you should be fine.  I also talk about a pretty easy way to fix this weak point as well.  If you are interested in buying one of these Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot Optics you can get them right here, just click on the Optics option: Check out the video below and let me know what your favorite Red Dot Optic is in the comments below!

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