THE BIG LIST
When it comes to being prepared, I'm here to help.
Here's the list of brands and products I personally endorse and use myself.
Check them out and let me know if you have any questions.
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Not gonna lie... first aid is an area I need to be better in. I don't know nearly as much as I should, especially when it comes to knowing what supplies I need to keep with me. Thank God for MyMedic.
They're now my go-to for IFAKs, vehicle first aid kits, and more. I actually have their Bleed Stopper Med Pack as part of my EDC backpack. Granted, I took it out of the retail packaging and put it in a dry box, but still... it's all there, just in case I need it.
Give yourself that same peace of mind
U. S. Concealed Carry Association
When you join the USCCA, you don't just get a membership card. You get peace of mind.
With memberships starting at just $29/mo, you can get access to their extensive online courses and trainings, lifesaving guides, eBooks & checklists, and even self-defense liability insurance by Delta Defense, valid in all 50 states and D.C. You also get access to their 24/7 Critical Response Team and nationwide attorney network. Join today!
If you're looking for the easiest way to improve your accuracy and confidence in shooting, MantisX has you covered!
Stop wasting expensive ammo and time spent driving to and from the range each week!
Alien Gear Holsters
When it comes to carrying in comfort,
nobody does it better than Alien Gear Holsters.
I've been carrying with Alien Gear Holsters for 10 years now and it's only getting better.
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There's a reason MAGPUL has been leading the charge for 25 years in firearms accessories: they're the best at what they do!
From their classic PMAGs to grips, guards, stocks, and even their innovative DAKA Grid organization system for Pelican Vault cases, MAGPUL has all the essentials and the quality you can trust to get the job done right the first time. Plus, you get Free Shipping on orders $75 or more.
Bear Creek Arsenal
Looking to add to your firearms collection but don't want to break the bank? Bear Creek Arsenal has you covered!
Whether you're in the market for .223, 5.56 NATO, .300 Blackout, .17 HMR, or just about any other caliber in existence, Bear Creek Arsenal has a little something for everyone. PLUS they've got INSANELY LOW PRICES in their Deals Den each week, including full rifles and uppers.
Check them out now!
Whether you're looking for laser sights, tactical lights, electronic sights, or even riflescopes, Crimson Trace gets the job done right.
With more than 25 years of experience, there's no wonder why Crimson Trace has become one of the most trusted brands in firearms accessories.
Check out their full lineup today at CrimsonTrace.com.
Love the outdoors but hate having to find the right gear? No problem!
Each month, BattlBox sends you the best gear for everything from EDC to survival and more.
Subscriptions start as low as $34.99 + S&H for their Basic Box, but I can personally vouch for their Pro Plus Box as being the best of the best; it includes items from brands like TOPS, Kershaw, Spyderco, CRKT, Gerber, Bastion, and a whole lot more.
I've been using Bushnell optics on my firearms for several years now and they've never let me down. Their Banner 2 Riflescope (4-12x40) is actually what I have on my AR-15 right now; it's dialed in and deadly accurate, especially for being so affordable!
If a red dot is more your style, they've got a killer lineup of those too, along with rangefinders, spotter scopes & binoculars, and even trail cameras.
One area that most outdoor enthusiasts fail to invest in is proper comms devices. I'll be the first to admit that it took me until 2023 to realize the importance of investing in a solid system like Midland's 75-822 Portable/Mobile CB Radio. Sure it connects to my car, but I can also take the unit with me if I need to get out and check something out. And at just over $100, it's an incredibly affordable first step to being better connected in any situation.
Check out full line of products today at MidlandUSA.com.
When it comes to body armor, which would you say is more important: form or function?
With Armored Republic, you don't have to choose! They've got a variety of plate carries and body armor including alloy and ceramic, side plates, and backpack inserts.
Find the right carrier, accessories, and even armored backpack for you at AR500Armor.com.
Looking for an amazing EDC belt that won't sag, stretch, or break the bank? Take a look at Nexbelt, The Belt With No Holes.
Instead of worrying about a belt being too tight or too loose (because let's be honest, the holes never perfectly line up for anyone), Nexbelt's ratcheting technology lets you keep put just the right amount of tension on your belt to keep it exactly where you want it.
Tired of putting chemicals on your body to keep the pests away? Me too. In fact, I don't use any of the big name sprays anymore because I don't want to risk developing some sort of issue years from now.
The solve? PARA'KITO, all-natural pest repellent made with natural essential oils. They're DEET-free, GMO-free, and worry-free. And yes, they work. If you know Arkansas, you know we've got mosquitos and ticks galore... just none on me, thanks to PARA'KITO.
Okay, what's the over-under on the US getting hit with an EMP attack this year?
With EMP Shield, it doesn't matter. Protect your $#!t and make sure you'll be able to use them when it really matters. It's coming; be prepared.
They've got everything you need to protect your home, vehicle, generators, and more. They've even got protection for your RV, boat, and motorcycle.
Go check out EMP Shield now and thank me later.
Black Beard Fire Starters
Ever tried starting a fire in wet conditions?
I have. It sucks. Bad.
Black Beard Fire Starters has helped me solve that issue. Doesn't matter if it's actively raining while I'm trying to get a fire going, Black Beard starts the first time, every time. Whether you go with the top-of-the-line Ultimate Fire Started Kit or if you keep it simple with their basic Fire Plugs, you can't go wrong.
Keep them in your camping pack, like I do, along with my EDC backpack because... you never know.
What's more badass than knives inspired by US special ops? Not much.
SOG Knives has been honoring MACV-SOG's legacy since 1986, making incredible knives and tools for people who actually use them. That doesn't mean they're not good to look at, though; they're the perfect blend of form and function.
Check out their full line of knives, multi-tools, and other gear at SOGknives.com. They've even got throwing gear. Freakin' sweet.
Valley Food Storage
Don't be the guy (or girl) who has all the guns & ammo, but forgets food. Seriously.
Instead, get yourself an emergency food supply from Valley Food Storage. They've got everything from a 72-hour survival kit in case you need to ride out a short-term displacement due to natural disaster all the way up to long-term food storage kits that'll feed you for up to a year. Yes, really. A year.
Plus, they're made with simple, non-GMO ingredients, which means they're simply better.
I've been using Nord VPN for two years now and I can easily say it's been the smartest move I've made for personal online safety, followed closely by ditching Big Data's browsers and switching to Brave.
If you're not familiar with what a VPN is, it means virtual private network, and it encrypts your connection, and it hides your IP and online activity from cybercriminals and other spying eyes. Simply put, it keeps you safer online.
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