Product Reviews

I gave my new Wayne 12V Transfer Pump a field trial a few days ago. Here’s a peek: In general, it seems like a solid unit. The suction strainer is a little on the plastic-crap side, but it seems like it will probably hold up OK. The pump itself is pretty solid, and quite heavy for the size. The pump head is a beefy looking plated bronze fixture with sturdy fittings. A nice touch is that they add a kit […]

It’s been a month since I made my Glock 17 my EDC piece, appendix carried in a Raven VG2 holster. I gave my initial impressions from my first trip into the field with it back then, but I figured it was time for an update. I’ve gotten very comfortable with appendix carry in general, and specifically, I love this holster. I decided that I’d commit to carrying when I’m awake, and not going someplace where carrying is not allowed, like […]

A while back I stumbled upon a film on Vimeo called Back to Eden. When I found it I was stuck in bed with the flu, and having nothing better to do, I started watching it. It ended up being so fascinating that I watched the whole thing, all 103 minutes of it. First a disclaimer: the film has a pretty heavy religious bent. It’s plainly a film about gardening with compost covering, but the dude can’t go three minutes […]

Propane and Propane Accessories

I went to Costco for a few staples yesterday, and came across a solution to a long-standing prep problem. We’ve practiced using our preps a few times over the years, whether by choice (off-grid weekends) or not (hurricanes, blizzards, assorted Acts of God.) One thing we’ve noticed is that we don’t have really good cooking options. Our range is electric, and using it on the generator isn’t feasible. We could use the microwave and toaster oven on the generator, and […]

Raven Vanguard 2 Review

I’ve been carrying a Ruger LCR in .38+P in a belly bend holster wrapped very high on my chest, so the pistol is way up almost in my armpit. Very good concealment, but a difficult draw, and a mere five rounds on board. I’ve been looking for a more credible EDC loadout, so I recently order a Raven Concealment VanGuard 2 holster for my Glock 17. Tonight was my first trip into the field carrying like this, so I thought […]