Monthly Archives: November 2011

Special Offer: The Ultimate Survival Pack

Shelf Reliance is currently offering a special deal on their Ultimate Survival Pack #4335. It is designed to provide necessary food and supplies for two people for up to two weeks.

The Shelf Reliance Ultimate Survival Pack

The Shelf Reliance Ultimate Survival Pack

The pack includes the following items:

  • 1 Heavy Duty Backpack
  • 2 Multi Function Knife
  • 2 Dust Masks
  • 2 Pair industrial work gloves
  • 2 Disposable heat Packs
  • 2 Duct Tape (10 yard)
  • 2 Bright Sticks
  • 1 Multi Use Hatchet
  • 1 Rope (50 ft)
  • 1 Water Proof Matches (25ct)
  • 1 Flint Starter
  • 1 Fire Tinder
  • 1 Survival Knife
  • 1 Two-Man Tent
  • 2 Fleece Sleeping Bags
  • 2 Ponchos
  • 2 Metal Whistles
  • 1 Crank Flashlight/Radio
  • 1 DC Adapter
  • 1 Notepad w/ pencil
  • 1 First Aid Booklet
  • 1 Survival Deck of Cards
  • 8 Fruit Punch Mix
  • 3 Quick Oats (Mylar Bag)
  • 2 Germade (Mylar Bag)
  • 3 Inst. White Rice (Mylar Bag)
  • 1 Chocolate Drink (Mylar Bag)
  • 4 FD Strawberries (Mylar Bag)
  • 4 Broccoli Cheese Soup (Mylar Bag)
  • 4 Bake Potato Soup (Mylar Bag)
  • 2 Mess Kit (5pc)
  • 1 Isobutane Stove
  • 2 Water Bottle filters
  • 1 Toilet Paper Roll
  • 4 Tissue Packs
  • 2 Toothbrushes
  • 1 Gel Toothpaste
  • 1 Hand Sanitizer
  • 5 Wet Naps
  • 1 Deluxe First Aid Kit:
  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 1 Ace Bandage
  • 1 Small Roll of Athletic Tap
  • 2 Iodine Pads
  • 2 Large Band-aids (4 x 1.75”)
  • 20 Standard Size Band-aids
  • 4 Extra Strength Tylenol caplets
  • 4 Pepto-Bismol caplets
  • 2 Blistex Chapstick pouches
  • 2 Antibiotic Ointment pouches
  • 2 Sterile Alcohol prep pads
  • 1 Ammonia Respiratory Stimulant
  • 2 Gauze Pads (3 x 2.25)
  • 2 Gauze Pads (2 x 2)
  • 2 Gauze Pads (4 x 4)
  • 1 Pair of Tweezers
  • 1 Pair of Vinyl Gloves

This kit is now on sale through December 18th, 2011 and is only available through a Shelf Reliance Independent Consultant. It is regularly priced at $346.29 and is on sale for $276.44. That’s 22% off the normal price.

When inquiring about the pack be sure to ask about how you can earn free food with your purchase.

For more information or to place your order, visit http://dawnmays.shelfreliance.com or http://ShelfRelianceOH.com .

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Gear Review: Peltor Combat Arms E-A-R Plugs

Peltor Combat Arms E-A-R Plugs

Peltor Combat Arms E-A-R Plugs

If you shoot firearms for recreation, sport, or by profession, you NEED to use hearing protection. Frequent exposure to the high-decibel sounds produced by small arms fire will inevitably damage your hearing. It does not matter how tough you think you are, if you press your luck too many times, you will pay a penalty in terms of hearing damage.

In light of that, let’s talk about hearing protection. Specifically Peltor’s #97079 Combat Arms E-A-R plugs.

From the Manufacturer: “The Combat Arms are the ultimate shooters earplugs providing two way protection. The olive end is designed to provide constant passive noise reduction best used in an indoor shooting range. The yellow end features a filter which allows normal conversation to be heard while simultaneously limiting harmful noise from gunfire – ideal for an outdoor range.”

Peltor’s indoor/outdoor E-A-R plugs are designed to work in any shooting environment, be it indoors and out. The yellow end offers noise-activated (momentary) protection up to NRR 22dB for outdoor range use, while the olive end provides conventional (constant) NRR 22dB for indoor use. The earplugs are made with a patented triple-flange design and comprised of soft non-irritating polymer for all-day comfort.

The Combat Arms E-A-R plugs are backed by Peltor’s 25-year reputation of excellence. These are the same earplugs used by the U.S. military and for good reason; they work as advertised. They are reusable, there are no valves to wear out, and they ship with a small black storage container for safe keeping. Now, the hearing protection choice of law enforcement, the military, and shooters all over the world can be your choice too.

I use the Peltor Combat Arms for both target shooting and also when I mow the lawn. Between target practice, and mowing the 3.8 acres of countryside we call our yard (which takes me a whopping 4 hours), I spend a lot of time wearing these especially in the summer months, and I can say they are reasonably comfortable and they do work very well.

I give the Peltor Combat Arms E-A-R plugs 5 out of a possible 5 stars. They can be purchased from the Amazon Online Marketplace for under $10 per pair.

Review sample courtesy of my wallet.

Would you like your survival or preparedness product reviewed here? If so, please contact us at: submissions@RadicalSurvivalism.com

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Extended Special: Harvest 72 Food Rotation System

Shelf Reliance Harvest 72

Shelf Reliance Harvest 72

For a limited time only, Shelf Reliance is offering a deep discount (over 40% off!) on their Harvest 72 Food Rotation Systems!

Shelf Reliance says: “Featuring patented front-loading technology that automatically rotates cans on a first in first out basis, the Harvest 72″ is the largest, most popular food rotation system offered by Shelf Reliance. This FRS is easy to adjust for different can sizes and boasts the capacity to hold 460 cans.”

The Harvest 72 comes in two basic models.

Specifications for the Harvest 72:

  • Height: 72 inches
  • Width: 36.5 inches
  • Can Capacity: 460 max
  • Item ID: #11950

Specifications for the Harvest 72 #10:

  • Height: 72 inches
  • Width: 36.5 inches
  • Can Capacity: 112 (#10 gallon sized cans)
  • Item ID: #11949

To see the unpublished sale price and place your order via Paypal:

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To verify shipping fees for additional quantities, contact: thrive@dawnofdaycreations.com

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Prepper Lingo: OPSEC (Operations Security)

Vintage U.S. Marines OPSEC Poster

Vintage U.S. Marines OPSEC Poster

According to WikipediaOperations Security (OPSEC) is a process that identifies critical information to determine if friendly actions can be observed by adversary intelligence systems, determines if information obtained by adversaries could be interpreted to be useful to them, and then executes selected measures that eliminate or reduce adversary exploitation of friendly critical information.

In the Military/Intelligence communities, OPSEC is a 5 part process:

  1. Identification of Critical Information
  2. Analysis of Threats
  3. Analysis of Vulnerabilities
  4. Assessment of Risk
  5. Application of Appropriate OPSEC Measures

Operations Security within the survivalist and preparedness communities often amounts to whom you do and do not discuss your prepping activities with, for the purpose of avoiding negative attention. It also often involves the prepper providing misinformation about their prepping activities to others who are considered potential threats in some way, again to avoid attention that could result in negative consequences.

Source: Wikipedia, RSOPerator.

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PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Preview: Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport

The Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport

The Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport

The Smith & Wesson M&P15 has earned the reputation of being one of the most reliable AR-15 clones in existence. With several variations of the model already available, Smith & Wesson has introduced a more affordable version, without compromising the outstanding reliability of the M&P15 line. They call it the “Sport”.

Features:

  • Model: M&P15 Sport
  • Caliber: 5.56 mm NATO
  • Capacity: 30 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Action: Semi-Auto
  • Barrel Length: 16″ / 40.6 cm
  • Barrel Twist: 1 in 8″ 5R Rifling
  • Front Sight: Adjustable A2 Post
  • Rear Sight: Magpul Folding MBUS
  • Overall Length: 35″ Extended / 32″ Collapsed
  • Stock: 6 Position Telescopic
  • Weight: 6.45 lbs. / 2,925.7 g
  • Barrel Material: 4140 Steel
  • Barrel Finish: Melonite
  • Receiver Material: 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • Receiver Finish: Hard Coat Black Anodized
  • Chromed Components: Gas Key, Bolt Carrier
  • Purpose: Competitive, Recreational, Professional/Duty, Home Protection, Hunting

The Suggested Retail Price is set at $739.00, but as of this writing, the M&P15 Sport can be purchased through online retailers for around $640.00.

The M&P15 Sport product page can be viewed here.

A full review of the M&P15 Sport is available from TheTruthAboutGuns.com

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Cyber-Monday Sale At Shelf Reliance

Shelf Reliance Cansolidator Pantry

Shelf Reliance Cansolidator Pantry

For all those interested in food storage as part of their prepping activies, Shelf Reliance is currently running a Cyber-Monday sale that includes some surprisingly deep discounts. Of interest in the sale flyer is the Shelf Reliance Cansolidator Pantry on sale for $18.99  which is 58% off the normal price of $44.99!

To view the entire Cyber-Monday sale flyer in PDF format, click here. You must have a PDF document viewer installed on your computer to view the flyer.

The sale ends tomorrow morning at 2AM Eastern Standard Time, so if you want to take advantage of the discounts, you’ll have to act fast.

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Prepper Lingo: INCH

An example of an 'I'm Not coming Home' kit

An example of an 'I'm Not coming Home' kit

INCH is an acronym for I’m Not Coming Home and refers to the act of permanently leaving one’s place of residence due to safety concerns. INCH is also used in reference to an INCH bag or kit, which is a collection of tools and supplies to be used in the process of permanent relocation during or after a disaster.

Source: Me.

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PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Event: Fort Wayne Gun & Knife Show

Fort Wayne Gun & Knife Show

Fort Wayne Gun & Knife Show

Tomorrow and Sunday, MOTH and I will be manning the Radical Survivalism booth at the Fort Wayne Gun and Knife Show, located at the Allen County War Memorial Expo Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Here are the details of this weekend’s show:

Fort Wayne Gun & Knife Show:

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 27th, 2011 : 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Allen County War Memorial Expo Center

Pricing:
Adults $6.00
Kids (6-12) $2.00
Kids under 6 are free

Parking: $4.00 Main Lot / $8.00 Preferred Lot

Tickets:
Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office on the day of the show.

Details:
Guns, Knives, Archery Supplies, Military Collectibles, Army Surplus, Survival Gear and Related Items.

This is a large event as far as gun shows go. If you will be in the North East Indiana area this weekend, please come out and see us!

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Ruger’s LC9 Takes Handgun Of The Year

Handgun Of The Year Winner: Ruger LC9

Handgun Of The Year Winner: Ruger LC9

In the January 2012 issue of Guns Magazine, FMG Publications  has announced The Ruger LC9 as the 2011 Academy of Excellence “Handgun Of The Year”.

According to Guns Magazine, the LC9 weighs 17 ounces, and is 6 inches in overall length. It’s 9mm caliber insures adequate stopping power for self-defense, and the 3-dot sights, 7+1 capacity, and glass-filled nylon frame adds to this already award-winning package.

The Academy of Excellence Awards are decided not by the FMG Publications staff, but by a cross-section of manufactures, dealers, distributors and independent writers throughout the firearms industry.

FMG Publications says: … The academy has garnered a reputation for finest objectivity, and a spotless record for plainly being the vehicle that people involved in the industry use to make their votes known.”

PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.

Prepper Lingo: Tactical Light

A tactical flashlight in use.

A tactical flashlight in use.

A tactical light is a flashlight used in conjunction with a firearm to aid low light target identification, allowing the marksman to simultaneously aim and illuminate the target. Tactical lights can be handheld or mounted to the weapon with the light beam parallel to the bore. Tactical lights also serve a role as a method of non-lethal force, used to temporarily blind and disorient targets.

Source: Wikipedia.com

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PG
About The Author: RSOPerator is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine.