Category Archive: Product Reviews

Product reviews of items that preppers often use or are interested in possibly purchasing

Aug 17

KEEN Men’s Newport H2 Review: AKA “The Mandal”

Mobility is important but so is being comfortable.  While wearing flip flops isn’t exactly optimal neither is sporting a dedicated full hiking boot while in warmer temps.  There has to be a good solution, a hybrid of sorts which would allow one’s feet to breathe but also be sturdy enough to navigate some decent terrain …

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May 22

Alps Mountaineering Lightweight Air Pad Review

Some of you might have had the privilege of sleeping on the hard ground in your life, I know that I have and still do occasionally.  The older I get the more I dislike it, heck the older I get the more experiencing the “outdoors” from a $500K RV hooked up to power and internet …

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Dec 20

Tactical Boots review – Under Armour RTS Valsetz

The review of the RTS Valsetz is brought to you working closely with SoleLabz.com, a website that reviews and rates best hiking and tactical boots. Under Armour 101 UA is your true “humble beginnings to stardom” story.  Kevin Plank, the founder of UA, was just a University football team captain with a problem. He’s had it …

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Oct 13

Gear Review – BONL Hydration Bladder

By Jay Jay I bought 2 of these for my daughter and myself to use on a backpacking trip and they are great.  Most I have seen are usually 2 liters as opposed to the 3 liter size you see here.  We ended up going on a trip where there was no drinkable water (I …

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Sep 27

Field Tested: MilGPS App, Eberlestock V69 Destroyer, Salomon Quest Boots

Last week I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to put three products through their paces while on a military land navigation course.  While I’ve owned them all for a little while now it felt like this was a chance to solely focus on how well they helped (or hindered) me when it came …

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Aug 11

Scottish Highlands Backpacking Trip: What Worked and What Didn’t.

From PJ:  Thanks to long time reader and contributor J for taking the time to write about the gear he utilized while on a trip to the Scottish Highlands.  It’s one thing to have a bunch of cool gear sitting in the corner for emergencies, it’s another thing to get out in the bush and …

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Jun 21

Infidel Body Armor Review: With Bellator Plate Carrier

Infidel Body Armor is based out of Dallas, TX and is owned by a USAF and LEO Veteran.  They were kind enough to offer me some body armor to review and I willingly accepted.  I have what I consider to be extensive experience with the IBA and IOTV variety of Milspec body armor and also …

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Jun 19

Kuhl Revolvr vs Carhartt Force: Prepper Pants

I like comfortable pants and as a contractor of various types, prefer those which are functional, durable and heck somewhat stylish.  Over the years I’ve worn almost every variety including Wrangler, Sonoma, 5.11 and more.  Yet recently I had the opportunity to wear and test two other brands: Kuhl and Carhartt.  I should note that …

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Feb 04

What I Look For In A BUGOUT BAG (aka Survival Bag).

Like most people I have gone through various stages over the years with how I address the Bugout Bag conundrum.  A few years ago I actually had two bags, an OD Green Army ALICE pack (rucksack) which I kept staged as a dedicated bugout bag and a smaller heavy duty backpack which I kept in …

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Jan 02

Sock Choices: Kirkland, Smartwool, Fox River, Military Issue

Good socks are a key component to keeping one’s feet in good working order, thus maintaining both comfort and morale.  If your feet fail you misery soon follows, I’ve seen many a strong body crippled by a few quarter sized blisters.  In a practical sense if you want to be that prepper who is able …

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Dec 25

EDC Knife: Benchmade Mini-Barrage vs Cold Steel Code 4

I’ll just come right out and state it: An Everyday Carry (EDC) knife is a more useful tool than a sidearm.  If I had the choice to ONLY carry one or the other I concede it would definitely be the sidearm, I don’t see myself fairing too well against a bad guy (or two) at …

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Dec 24

Casio PRO-TREK PRW2500T-7 Review: A Great Prepper Watch!

What makes a great prepper watch?  If I could summarize it all into one sentence it would be this:  A great prepper watch is one that is affordable, tough yet comfortable, is not bound to a traditional battery lifespan, is packed with practical features that are not gimmicky and is one that does not require …

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Nov 29

Valley Food Storage: White Bean & Lime Chili Review

I’m have a love hate relationship with beans, in that I can tolerate them but try not to go out of my way to enjoy them on any one occasion.  That stated I was willing to give Valley Food Storage a shot and post up a review, and I specifically requested that they send me …

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Nov 18

Clawhammer Supply 5 Gallon Still Review (Part 1)

By Geronimo. I was recently afforded the opportunity to assemble and provide a review of the Clawhammer Supply 5 Gallon Still for PJ and the great PrepperResources.com community. Let me put some disclaimers right out front. I come from a long line of Eastern Kentucky hillbilly moonshiners, I am a huge fan of whiskey and …

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Oct 19

Soto Pocket Torch Review: A Must Have Gadget!

I wanted to take a moment to break away from the current (and relevant) Ebola threat to post up a gadget review, a must have item that comes in at around $20 and is well worth the spend.  If you’ve ever tried to light a fire in windy / cool / wet conditions you’ll know it’s …

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