Gear Category

Gear Review: Posse EDC Sling Pack

A quality EDC sling bag should be simple and easy on the wallet. Quality on a budget. As usual 3V Gear easily hits that mark with their Posse Sling bag, designed for versatility in a range of environments. Over the years, the Posse has served in a variety of roles. Urban recon, storing diapers and bottles for the kiddos, toting survival gear on day [...]

Bug Out Bag Review: Tactical Vs Gray Man Packs

It's 2017 and the mass appeal for Bug Out Bags doesn't seem to have settled. Thanks to natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, earthquakes in Mexico and widespread flooding, everyone can see the absolute need for a bug out bag. A well designed pack must have a solid foundation of survival essentials and then build upon that with first aid kits, [...]

3V Gear Covert Gun Case

Gun cases have never been the most "covert" type of tactical gear. There's really only one flavor of gun bag, the one that screams "I'm headed to the range with an arsenal of death and destruction". This style of gun bag is covered in MOLLE webbing, pouches and lots of organizational functionality. Great for the range or transport but not practical if [...]

Urban Survival Tips: How To Establish An Observation Post

Establishing An Observation Post It's a New Year and time to discuss neighborhood defense strategies. When the shit hits the proverbial fan, nefarious elements come out to play. The unprepared become the prey in an unstable, dynamic environment.  Take the time now to evaluate and analyze the neighborhood from a tactical perspective. The first step [...]

Tactical Gear For The Partisan Fighter

Partisan warfare is the long standing tradition of civilian resistance against the de factor powers. In many cases, resistance fighters are out numbered, which creates a policy of diversion, evasion and deception. The guerrilla force is broken into small units, designed for sudden and harassing attacks against personnel, infrastructure and key [...]

Urban Survival: The Get Home Bag

When disaster strikes, there's no guarantee you will be home or at a safe location. If you're employed, odds are good you will be at work. This was true for me on a few occasions and I was faced with the serious suck factor of walking home with no supporting gear or even a basic plan of action. Let's just say I was young, dumb and "invincible". I got [...]

INCH Bag: Building The Food Supply

The process of building a reality based food supply takes time, thought and a bit of patience. It's easy to toss some MRE's and beef jerky in your pack and call it a day. That works fine for a bugout kit when you don't expect to be cut off for longer than three days. But when it comes to preparing your INCH bag, one must create an actual menu, [...]

Survival Essentials: The Medical Kit

Self reliance is the principle that drives us to prepare for an uncertain future. Whether it be natural or man-made, we ready ourselves now so there is no need to rely on others for survival. A serious strategy includes all the obvious factors - self protection, food, shelter and taking care of the basic human needs. Usually somewhere in those preps [...]

Last Resort Fire Kit

Despite the best plans and training, we all know that Murphy is waiting to strike - "Anything that can go wrong, will". If you had a chance to watch the first season of Alone, you probably felt that gut wrenching pain when one of the contestants lost his ferro rod. Faced with no reliable way to make fire, he had to tap out. Lucky for us, we don't [...]

Urban Survival: The Vulture Tool Kit / SHTF Gear

When we discuss survival, it typically revolves around wilderness skill sets. There are thousands of blog posts and videos covering the different ways to build shelters, make fire, signal for rescue and live off the land. Building these skills is critical to being a well rounded survivalist, however we tend to neglect the urban aspect of [...]