Survival Bros just got this blade from Coast Products. It’s badass. One side of the handle features a G10 grip, the other is bare metal. It has a heavy-duty frame lock. The knife isn’t going anywhere in the locked position. The PX350 has a fatty blade, and functional thumb stud. And as you can see, it can cut down trees. Don’t feel bad. Oregon is full of them. More on this Coast knife soon! http://www.coastportland.com
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It’s my pleasure to bring to you, the GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist. This is a brilliant cooking solution for ultralight backpacking. It gets high marks with Survival Bros, and my puggle featured in the HD video review above.
I think you’ll like this cookware system because it has all the bases covered. It comes loaded with two telescoping foons, two 20 ounce insulated bowls with lids, two 20 ounce mugs, and a large hard anodized aluminum pot including a lid with a built in strainer. This is perfect for cooking pasta, and even works as a spout for pouring liquids like hot tea. The orange and blue foons match their bowls, but I like them because they are deep, so I can take big bites. They are dishwasher safe too, like the rest of the Pinnacle Dualist. Also, the entire package is BPA-free, so you aren’t absorbing harmful chemicals.
When I first got the Dualist a few months back, I was stoked that the bowls were insulated. The last thing I want is my precious food to go cold right after I prepare it. Plus, the bowls have “Sip-it” lids. GSI Outdoors must have been thinking about messy eaters like me. With the lids locked down, I’m less likely to spill scorching soup on my chest. Another sly feature is the rubberized pot handle. It folds, and either locks into place as a long handle, or on top of the bowls, keeping everything secure in the pot.
The stuff sack is also a wash basin. I couldn’t believe it either. It’s one more container that could come in handy for collecting water out of the creek, or washing your hands before supper. The cookware system looks as good as it functions. It’s orange and black. I like having a high-visibility handle for cooking in low light. And when you’re done, the Pinnacle Dualist is an easy clean. It uses non-stick Teflon with Radiance technology. So there’s no scrubbing. Heat spots aren’t an issue either, allowing for quicker, and more even cooking.
The Pinnacle Dualist retails for $64.95. If you are looking for an ultralight cooking solution ideal for two people, this could be for you. I like the price, but truly appreciate the thought that went into this American design. It’s all only 21.6 ounces, and the pot holds 1.8 liters. The dimensions are 5.90″ x 6.40″ x 5.90″. The Dualist offers bang for your buck. This product gets the Survival Bros seal of approval. Please comment, like, and share. Thanks.
Produced by Cameron McKirdy
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I’ve been testing the Kershaw Blur for 2 months now. I love it. It’s quality, and produced locally in Tualatin, OR. I rep gear made in the USA as much as possible, especially Oregon. The first thing that fascinated me with the knife is the unique design. It’s beautiful. Simple. Elegant. The subtle curves are sexy. I couldn’t wait to get her out of the box. Initially, I noticed how fine the blade is. It’s razor sharp. Also, I was impressed with how well the scallops cut. Slicing through materials like cardboard, plastic, rope, and paper is effortless, and so is opening it, thanks to the SpeedSafe assist. It flies out, and feels extremely secure in place with the liner lock.
Another excellent feature is the rigid angled thumb studs. You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to grip the nubs, and whip it out. Kershaw really made something special with the Blur. They even upgraded the steel in this new version to Sandvik 14C28N with DLC coating. So it’s tough. Which brings me to the tiny carbide tip embedded in the aircraft aluminum handle. People don’t even notice the special tip at first, but believe me, it works. I broke a sheet of glass in my video, plus several bottles with minimal effort. The glass breaking feature is one I have to have on my EDC knife. It could save my life if I’m ever trapped in a vehicle, and it’s not bad for self defense either.
The Kershaw Blur is a great size, and light at only 4.2 ounces. I like the blade length too, at 3 3/8″. The overall length is 7 7/8″, and 4 1/2″ closed. And the belt clip is removable, so you can have the tip up or down. In the end, this is the knife I trust with my life right now. It’s blacked out, and stealth. But above all, it’s well made, and sharp as hell. Survival Bros gives it 5 Stars. I can’t complain about it at all, besides the handles getting a little scratched up after smashing so much glass. I go into more detail in my HD video review below. Please comment, and feel free to ask me any questions about it. Thanks for visiting Survival Bros – Emergency Preparedness.
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By Cameron McKirdy
Lately I’ve been rocking a variety of Survival Straps paracord bracelets. Maybe you’ve noticed them in my videos. You’ve probably seen bands like these before, but Survival Straps has taken it to the next level.
These stylish and functional Survival Straps were made in right here in America. They are an innovative company, and they give back. To date they’ve donated more than $722,000 to The Wounded Warrior Project. This program helps soldiers tremendously. I rock my Wounded Warrior Project Survival Strap often. It’s comfortable. I like the marine grade stainless steel adjustable clasp, but it also came with a plastic breakaway pin you can put in for safety. Plus, if you ever need to use the 15 feet or so of cordage, Survival Straps will send you a replacement bracelet. This is an every day carry item you should have for preparedness.
I haven’t taken my Survival Strap apart yet, but when the need arises, I will. There are many varieties and styles on their website http://www.survivalstraps.com Check them out. There’s something for every prepper, and they are reasonably priced. Most cost around $30 or less. I see great value in them. They are made of the finest 550 paracord. You’ll find a color and style that matches your personality. Below is a few cool designs I’ve been wearing. I haven’t had any issue with these. They feel great. Survival Bros approves 100%.
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It’s raining. So we decide to stress test the new Coast Rapid Response 3.90 knife. Survival Bros will be posting more product reviews soon.
Check out the entire Coast product line here: http://www.coastportland.com/ Coast is a local brand from Portland, OR. You can trust them.
Weighing in at 141 grams according to my scale, the Coast RX320 knife was handed to me by a survival expert and I was told to do a review on it. The first thing I did was take it apart a little. Why? I like to look past the glitz and glamour of a product from its outside view, I like to take it apart and see if it really is any good or not. The screws are torx bit tipped, and as I removed them, they all looked like they had lock tight or other thread sealant on there. It was designed never to fail, as a knife should be. The handle is fiberglass-filled textured nylon with a diamond texture offering an easy grip even in cold and rain. The spring assist helps again with one handed opening and ease of use in the extreme.
A small point I like about the knife, is that the clip on the handle can be switched for left pocket or right pocket carry. The anodized look and feel of the clip matches the same look and feel of the blade itself. The blade is a nice drop point knife with amazing beveling and solid back. This solid back is important for use as a tool, scrapping, or splitting wood by hitting the back of the blade with an object. The quick open thumb tabs are easily accessible for lefties and righties, and stick out far enough to easily flip out, but not to far as to get caught in your pocket. The resounding clack sound it makes as it locks open is reminiscent of a well oil gun simply sliding into place, mechanically perfect. After beating it, dropping it (a lot) and more or less trying to destroy this thing for the past week, it still looks like I could sell it “like new” on Amazon. It’s a great knife, it’s a solid knife, and I feel it represents the coast name perfectly.
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I just blended my first whole fruit and vegetable smoothie with the Ninja blender! Here’s my product review, with two healthy recipes.
I picked up my blender for $90 at Walmart. I like that it’s professional grade, and holds 72 ounces. Plus, the pitcher is BPA free, which is important. You don’t want chemicals leaching into your drink. The built-in pour spout is clutch also! I’m going to use it every time so I don’t spill.
The Ninja is a beast. It boasts 900 watts of power, and has several sharp blades. The base is wide, and sturdy. It even has a place for the cord. It’s great for blasting ice and anything else. I’ve used a Vitamix a lot, and I think this works better. It mixed my protein more thoroughly, and got the powder off the sides of the pitcher. At less than 1/5th of the cost, Survival Bros highly recommends this blender.
I put its power to the test. I mixed kale, spinach, protein, frozen berries, maca, and cold water. It had no problem breaking it all down. Clean up was easy too, and it’s dishwasher safe. The dial control was cool to use and simple. I already want another, more powerful Ninja with the different containers.
Here’s two smoothie recipes to try:
Wild Blackberry and Grape
2 cups of blackberries
1 1/2 cups of organic purple grape juice
1 teaspoon organic raw honey
Add a banana for more carbs
Blend with ice if berries aren’t frozen
Try with spinach!
Hippie Vanilla Raspberry Smoothie
1 cup of fresh raspberries
1/2 cup natural bio yogurt
1 cup vanilla hemp milk
1 heaping scoop of Sunwarrior vanilla brown rice protein powder
This is a picture of my extreme breakfast shake, with One World Whey raw chocolate protein powder, spring water, Starbucks Via French Vanilla instant coffee, raw cacao, maca powder, and Adam’s peanut butter. Produced by Cameron McKirdy
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Survival Bros has a list of Summer challenges for you. Try one, or go hard and complete them all. We believe these activities will improve your survival skills, and help you avoid complete domestication. Go wild, and get outside. Please add challenges and comment as you see fit. Let’s make this an active discussion. Good luck!
1. Camp for 5 days or more in a row.
2. Build a controlled camp fire.
3. Gather wild edible food and springwater.
4. Go #1 and #2 outdoors!!
5. Take a day hike with your backpack.
6. Make a new friend that’s into preparedness.
7. Swim in a lake, river, or ocean. Pools and hot tubs don’t count.
8. Cook a full meal for yourself and someone else.
9. Read an outdoor adventure book.
10. Study a map and bike a new, undiscovered trail.
More challenges from Survival Bros coming soon! Have fun prepping, and get all the sun you can this summer without toasting. Peace from the road. – Cameron
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