Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Riverwalker's Gear Pics - Swedish Firesteel

A firesteel is an absolutely invaluable piece of survival gear. They have proven time and again their value in a survival situation. They are simple and easy to use, virtually indestructible and one of the most reliable pieces of gear you can have in your survival kit.

The above high resolution picture is my own personal firesteel.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Guns and Gear - Shoulder Harness Pic

The shoulder holster offers a number of specialized advantages including not having to wear a belt, your firearm can be drawn in a quick and very inconspicuous manner and it takes the weight of the firearm off your hip. Many hunters like using a shoulder holster because it allows them to keep the gun under their clothing and safe from the effects of bad weather. It also allows your gun to be carried in a place where it's less likely to snag on limbs, brush, etc. The shoulder holster is also practical if you find yourself in a seated position and need to draw your firearm. It can be difficult to draw your weapon out of a belt holster, especially if you're strapped in by a seat belt.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Knife

British outdoorsman Bear Grylls had a really expensive knife before the new consumer-oriented version came out. Let’s face facts. The average person is not going to spend $700 on a survival knife, especially when they may not encounter too many situations where it will be used. Enter the $60 consumer-grade survival knife that will fit most budgets.

This survival knife which is made by Gerber has a serrated blade, a special rubber grip, a stainless steel pommel that can be used for hammering, and an emergency whistle incorporated into the short lanyard on the handle. The sheath has a fire steel attached, emergency rescue instructions and a diamond sharpener to enable you to keep your blade sharp. There is also a pocket survival guide included.

RW, Jr. has purchased one of these from Academy and plans to give it a real-world test. This Gerber knife is what is commonly referred to as a multi-function survival knife and Gerber has a good reputation for making some fine products. Once RW, Jr. has had a chance to check it out, we'll see if it really does the job.


Monday, October 11, 2010

The Bushcraft Duo

The Bushcraft Duo

This is a recent addition to my EDC gear for those times when you need the capabilities of a small axe to prevent using a good knife blade for something other than its intended purpose.

The combination of a good fixed blade knife and a small axe will be a good cutting combination.
You can read about this pocket axe here: