petroleum jelly fire starter cotton pad
07 Jul 2017

Are Petroleum Soaked Cotton Balls the Ultimate Fire Starter?

To make a really good fire starter you only need a little bit of time and two ingredients…petroleum jelly and cotton balls. Well, we tried the method three different ways to test out how well it actually worked. We used cotton balls, which are the standard advice told to people

Here’s What a Firearms Instructor Carries Every Day and Why
03 Jul 2017

Here’s What a Firearms Instructor Carries Every Day and Why

Everyday carry is a concept that most firearm owners know these days, however this should include more than just a firearm. I have had a few people ask me what my everyday carry load-out is and why, so I figured that this would be a great topic to cover. Ask

Snefel Biop nano robot for the blood stream
30 Jun 2017

Nanobots to Patrol Your Blood Stream?

Last week we wrote about a new concept for the Muadib, a “cruise ship” that’s made to cruise on top of desert sands. Today we have another one of Imaginactive’s newly announced concepts. I think this one might give some of you the shudders. It’s called the Snefel. It’s a

Breaking In a New Firearm
28 Jun 2017

Breaking In A New Firearm

New firearms need to be broken in, and it is advisable to do so before you start carrying the firearm as an everyday carry pistol. It is very uncommon, however firearms can come from the factory with a defect. So it is highly advisable to break the firearm in before

CRKT Rune Tomahawk
26 Jun 2017

Video Review: CRKT Rune First Impressions

CRKT and Ryan Johnson at RMJ tactical have produced yet another awesome tomahawk. The Rune is new for 2017 and with its short size and sharpened spike is designed to be a tactical breaching tool. But all blades have wilderness functionality to them, so I wanted to see if this

Muadib desert cruise ship
23 Jun 2017

Cruise the Desert on the Muadib

New ideas were recently announced from Imaginactive, a company who creates prototypes of products that should exist but don’t. The other one of their products we wrote about was the Paradoxal, a concept for a commercial supersonic/hypersonic passenger aircraft that can fly Mach 3 in a suborbital trajectory. Now they’ve

CRKT Crossbones Knife
21 Jun 2017

CRKT Crossbones Wins Knife of the Year

We’re pretty in love with CRKT stuff and we’ve reviewed a few of them here on this site (here and here, and we have a “first thoughts” video gear review of the new CRKT Rune Axe scheduled for Monday, June 26).  The CRKT Crossbones everyday carry folding knife has won Blade Show’s

CRKT Ruger Pen
19 Jun 2017

This CRKT-Ruger Pencil Could be Mightier than the Sword

A good writing utensil is a small but important piece of gear for a search and rescuer. SAR people are constantly taking notes for coordinates, subject descriptions, team lists, gear inventories, map doodles, and anything else we can fit in our notebooks. Such utensils must be durable, for as soon