Sootch00 who has a website, blog, and YouTube channels devoted to firearm and gear reviews and education, recently posted a video review on his SensiblePrepper channel for what he believes is the best rocket stove available — the Silverfire Survivor Stove. I have one of these myself and quite like it. Silverfire has also attended several NW Preparedness Expos here as a vendor.
John Mosby of Mountain Guerrilla has announced that his new book Guerrilla Gunfighter, Volume One: Clandestine Carry Pistol is now shipping.
The new book is titled Guerrilla Gunfighter, Volume One: Clandestine Carry Pistol. This is the Clandestine Carry Pistol course, in book form, with a great deal more information. The book so far, which is at the editor now, runs just over 300 pages (which is largely unheard of in a pistol training book). The book covers the usual “Here is how you shoot a pistol,” content, but then goes on to put that content into context, illustrating and discussing different contextual applications of those core skills. It also includes a complete training program-of-instruction (POI), and a sustained practice program, as well as in-depth discussion of fighting mindset development, weapon and support gear selection and set-up, and optimization of sub-prime weapon choices, when you have to run whatever happens to be available.
Pastor Joe Fox of Viking Preparedness has a short video review up:
There’s also a longer review over at ZeroGov by John Meyers. Click here. Scroll down a bit when you get there to get to the review.
…When I first started in on the book late one evening, the introduction immediately drew me in. It dives into the context of clandestinely carrying a pistol. I knew from classes I’ve taken with Mosby that he was an advocate of carrying a gun whether it is legal to do so or not. Not very many in the training industry recommend this to say the least. It’s one thing to say it in a class of somewhat ‘vetted’ folks it’s another to put it in print. In fact most trainers won’t touch it with a 10-foot pole. Mosby explains this phenomenon better than I can:
“In a training industry full of law-and-order apologists, many of whom are either off duty police officers, retired police officers, or have gotten reserve officer status from a friendly local police chief, that allow them to carry legally in places and at times forbidden to “lesser” subjects, I tend to be one of the lone dissenting voices that openly encourages people to carry their damned gun, even when its not legal where you are going!”
While this has a certain ‘stick it to the man!’ zeal, it comes from a realistic threat assessment of knowing that the places the state usually forbids one from carrying are possibly the most likely places you’ll need to employ your CCW gun. You may have to ‘roll dirty’ one day. Decide for yourself.
Mosby has a different take on mindset than most. The guy may talk about ‘tribe’ in the blogosphere, but knowing the guy on somewhat of a personal level, he actually lives it. What other firearms instructor dedicates most of a chapter to detailing the failings of the justice system and how “private” violence based on justice may be legitimate? He challenges the State’s claim to a monopoly on violence. Part of his description of law enforcement may challenge one’s modern American sensibilities. He states that the best thing the average middle class suburban type person can do for ‘mindset’ is recognize that “the police are not coming to save you. If you use force, they’re probably going to arrest you. The State is not there to protect you, it is there to protect the State.”…
The people over at The Prepared have written a lengthy piece entitled Best Two-Week Emergency Survival Food for Preppers in which they have compared emergency/storage foods from seven different vendors in order to determine the best option. Sixteen testers with various levels of cooking skills prepared and ate the foods in their homes. The food was rated based on taste, variety, cost effectiveness, calories and satiability, ease of use, storage and transport, completeness and a few other criteria.
After reviewing over 20 different possible off-the-shelf options found on survival websites and traditional stores like Amazon and Costco, we settled on testing options from these 7 companies in person:
- Augason Farms * 1-week 1-person + 2-week, 1-person
- Legacy Foods 120-serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Bucket
- Mountain House 14-Day Just-in-Case Emergency Food Supply Combo
- My Patriot Supply 4-Week Food Supply & Fruit, Veggie & Snack Mix
- Ready Store EasyPrep Ultimate 1-month Food Storage Kit
- Wise Foods Emergency Freeze Dried Breakfast and Entree Bucket
- Emergency Essentials Survival, Economy, Basic, Deluxe, Premier Buckets
We also tested these shakes and supplements to round out the nutritional gaps in the main buckets:
- Soylent Meal Replacement Drinks
- Tsogo Protein Shakes
- Wise Foods Emergency Meal Replacement Shakes
- Simpli Prepare Shakes
- Simpli Prepare Soups
We did not choose some otherwise popular products because they didn’t meet our criteria. For example, some companies sell a range of individual packets that you mix and match. Those didn’t qualify because we were looking for a simple one- or two-click purchase to get you what you need.