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British Soldier Wearing Osprey MK4 Armor Carrier


The Real Deal: A True British Operator’s Modular Osprey MK4 Body Armor Carrier

Thankfully arriving pre-assembled for “complete fighting order,” the Osprey MK4 body armor vest set is a smoking deal. It includes nine MOLLE pouches, which alone is worth the price of the entire rig. Incredibly well built, these vests are not Chinese imports made for those who play airsoft. They are the real deal and easily worth $300. However, Cheaper Than Dirt sells the whole unit for less than $100. Read why this is one heck of a deal for this true operator’s armor carrier.

White multi-layered dehydrator with a teal rimmed lid and a on a white background.


A Prepper Gift List for the Non-Prepper

If you’re not a prepper, check this list of not-so-common gift ideas for your favorite prepper and maybe even for yourself. Whether you’re drawn to a simple shovel or a fancy food dehydrator, there’s something on this holiday gift list for every prepper you know.

The medical tactical trauma kit works well as is or as a stand-alone backpack.

Gear, Parts and Accessories

The Best Backpacks for Everyday Carry and Bugging Out

As someone who used to travel half way around the world twice a year, I know how onerous a task it can be picking a bag. The wrong size or shoddy construction can spell disaster with a capital D if your bag does not stand up to its intended purpose. Bags come in all different shapes and sizes; you have simple two pocket backpacks, large duffel bags, load-bearing tactical backpacks, and messenger-style shoulder bags. They aren’t created equal either. Your Jansport from high school won’t work for a hiking trip in the Rockies. Whether you are picking a bag for your bug-out gear, a weekend camping trip or for every day carry—you must consider size, shape and capacity. You’re bound to find one that fits your needs from everyday carry to a weekender from’s five top selling backpacks.

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Gizmos & Gadgets — Leatherman MUT

The Leatherman MUT is the first multi-tool that functions not only as a tactical and practical tool for the military, but also for Law Enforcement officers and civilian shooters. The MUT’s features make it perfect for anyone carrying a firearm.

Bug-out bag and gear

Camping & Survival

Bug Out Bags and What to Put in Them

A bug-out bag doesn’t have to be the bag sitting around in your garage waiting for an emergency evacuation situation. It can also be your grab and go bag for all different types of situations like road trips and hunting, camping and hiking trips. It generally takes search and rescue 24 hours to respond to a distress signal. Here’s how to pack your bug-out bag to survive until help arrives.