August 14, 2019

NITECORE MT10C Tactical Flashlight Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, I received a Nitecore MT10C – 920 lumens tactical flashlight for review. What’s Included The package contains: MT10C Flashlight, Holster, Lanyard, pocket clip, strap, rubber rings and tail switch cover, replacement Nitecore IMR18350 Rechargeable Battery (Charger Sold Separately). It is waterproof/submersible up to 2meters and  impact resistant up to one meter. It is lightweight, weighs around 2 ounces without the battery, and measures 3.6 inches long. Operating the flashlight The flashlight can be […]

A Scarf that Can Protect from Catching Colds and Flu: the BioScarf

This post is by Bernie Carr, Now that flu and cold season is here, I try to protect myself by frequent hand washing, not touching my eyes and face and other precautions.  But have you ever been stuck next to someone who is coughing and sneezing?  You silently turn the other way and hope you somehow avoid breathing their germs.  You could wear a face mask but you may feel uncomfortable wearing one.  Wearing a regular N95 mask really […]

Tactical LED Pen by Survival Hax – Review

Today we are looking at the Tactical LED Pen with Glassbreaker by Survival Hax. What does it do? The Survival Hax Tactical LED pen has four tools in one: Writing Kubotan/Glassbreaker Flashlight Firestarter It comes with a clip so you can secure it to a shirt or bag pocket. What’s it made of? The pen is hand crafted with aircraft aluminum alloy and a Tungsten steel cone.   It does have a nice, sturdy feel to it. Using the Tactical Pen […]

Solo Stove Titan Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, I am always looking for a lightweight, portable stove that can be used for emergencies as well as for backpacking, so I was excited to try the Solo Stove Titan and matching Solo Pot. What is the Solo Stove? The Solo Stove Titan is a wood-burning stove.  It is larger than the Solo Stove Lite which I tested years ago.  You can use biomass such as small twigs dried leaves etc. as fuel […]

Lowa Men’s Renegade GTX Hiking Boot Review

  This post is by Bernie Carr, Produced in collaboration with, where James and colleagues review trail and tactical footwear. A few words about LOWA (the company) Being founded in the 1920s, Lowa Company is one of the oldest in the field. It all started in a village of Jetzendorf in Germany when Lorenz Wagner started producing its Brogue Oxford Shoes. The manufacturing process stemming from Bavarian mountains paired with the quality offered in well-stitched Norwegian shoes turned […]

Polar Pure Water Disinfectant Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, I received a review sample of Polar Pure Water Disinfectant.  It is an iodine water disinfectant that kills viruses, living organisms (including Giardia cysts) and bacteria in the water. Polar Pure has been around for years, and has been well regarded by campers, backpackers and preppers.  Unfortunately, it went off the market around 2010 because meth cookers reportedly used the iodine crystals to manufacture methamphetamine.  This resulted in more stringent laws involving iodine […]

Keep Bugs Away: Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray

This post is by Bernie Carr, I mentioned the bug population in our area has exploded, and when this happens you need to do whatever you can to protect yourself.  I had the opportunity to try out the Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray. The Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray is used by spraying it on clothing, socks, shoes and other gear such as tents and sleeping bags. It forms a protective barrier so fleas and […]

SunJack Waterproof Lightstick Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, I am always on the lookout for good backup lighting and when I found out the SunJack Waterproof Lightstick can also charge devices, I was even more interested.  It is made by the makers of the SunJack Solar Charger which I have previously reviewed.  The box comes with: SunJack® LightStick Mini-USB cable 2 Lanyards User manual The first thing I did after examining the items was to charge the lightstick.  Using the mini-USB […]

Review of Mr. Beams Ultrabright Weatherproof LED Lantern

This post is by Bernie Carr, I had the opportunity to test out Mr. Beams Ultrabright Weatherproof LED Lantern. The box came with instructions but it is easy enough to figure out and set up.  Just unscrew the bottom lid, open the battery housing unit and insert the batteries.  I tried to turn it on without screwing the bottom lid back on but found you need to screw the lid on shut before it will turn on.  I then […]

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