JOURNAL

Gear Review: Is This Urban EDC On A Budget?

Check out this great video from TheSurvivalOutpost.com as they use the 3V Gear Subrosa Urban Assault Pack as their base for a Urban EDC build out. This build out also features the Riparo Shield - IIIA Soft Body Armor 11" x 14" and the Torrent 20 oz Insulated Water Bottle. Like this video? Tell us about your everyday carry in the comments section below! Special Offer Get 20% OFF any Subrosa Urban Assault Pack when you use code URBANEDC. *Offers exp ...READ MORE


WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG: RAPID DEPLOYMENT PACK & POSSE EDC PACK

As a father and a busy Property Manager the last thing I like to worry about is looking for tools I need right away. My son finds my tools fascinating, so they often go missing if they are within his reach. I'm also on the go a lot so having all the essentials in my vehicle on hand, without having to lug around a heavy tool box was important to me. I came across 3V Gear and was extremely impressed with their selection of packs, as well as, each pack's versatility. Thanks to the Rapid Deployme ...READ MORE


WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG: RANGER PADDED DOUBLE GUNCASE

Three and half years ago I decided I needed a career change. At the time I was a high school English teacher, which I enjoyed, but it was awfully hard to support a family on my salary. I decided to join US Army Reserves and take advantage of their medical equipment repair training. During Basic Training it was pounded into us that our weapons are a tool and we were to keep them clean and protected at all times. So, as soon as I got home from Basic and got my own AR-15 I knew I needed ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: THE IMPORTANCE OF A WATER FILTER IN YOUR BUGOUT BAG

When the shit hits the fan, you have to be ready to grab and go. There might not be time to pack up, snag a few last things, or do much else besides grab a bag and run. For that reason, many people have a "bugout bag" packed and ready. Finding the right one for you, and what you need to put in it, is something that everyone should give some thought to. After doing some research, I decided on the 3V Gear Paratus 3-Day Operator's Pack and my wife decided on the 3V Gear Velox II Ta ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: MAKING A REAL-LIFE GET HOME BAG

How you create a get home bag is a very personal choice. There are countless lists on the internet that tell you all of the random things you should include in your get home bag but in reality, your get home bag should specific to you and the most likely situation you will find yourself in. Consider this, most of us will spend the majority of our time away from home at work. We could spend countless hours considering the innumerable situations that we could end up in and this is a ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: CREATING AN EMERGENCY SURVIVAL PLAN

You may already have a Bug Out Bag, Vehicle Go Bag, or Food Storage setup in case of an emergency or natural disaster, but do you have a survival plan? Making a survival plan is something that a lot of preppers forget to do, but it’s one of the most important things you can have at your disposal in any emergency situation. These plans don’t have to be all inclusive, they can simply outline the steps you need to take when SHTF. Below are some suggestions and examples for you to use when putting t ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: CONVERTING THE SHIFT URBAN SLING PACK INTO A HIGH-FUNCTION, NONDESCRIPT CAMERA BAG

We have all heard those horror stories of photographers being targeted by thieves because they are walking around with thousands of dollars in camera gear strapped to their back. It is easy pickings for would be thieves. This is one reason we designed the Shift Urban Sling Pack and the Sentinel Padded Camera Insert to go with it. I am an active photographer and I travel a lot. Carrying a dedicated camera bag screams, “I am carrying expensive camera gear. Please rob me.” It is akin t ...READ MORE


WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG: POSSE, ULTIMATE MOM BAG

As a mother with quite a few little ones running around, I don't always have the time and energy to lug around a heavy diaper bag or purse everyday. The Posse Sling Pack is not only a great everyday bag, but it also has the option of a concealed carry pocket. I'm a parent who packs, so having that option available with such easy access was important to me. Of course, there are the prettier purses out there with some of the same features, but the tactical style of the Posse and it's v ...READ MORE


ADVENTURE JOURNAL: SKIS AND SWIMSUITS

Skis and swimsuits don’t often go together, but a small group of us decided on an outdoor winter adventure that involved both. Our destination was an interesting collection of natural hot springs called Fifth Water Hot Springs. Early Sunday morning we loaded all of our gear and drove 60 minutes south of Salt Lake City to Spanish Fork Canyon. A few minutes up the canyon and we arrived at a gate for Diamond Fork. During the summer months, the gate is open and the road is paved, but as this is Febr ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL - AN INTRODUCTION TO BUSHCRAFTING

Using the resources available in nature at its best is what Bushcrafting is all about. In the simplest words, bushcrafting = wilderness skills. If you are going on a trek, use some basic bushcraft tools with excellence and make your outdoor living easier than ever. Let's talk about the tools & skills you must know to become a proficient bushcrafter. THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF BUSHCRAFTING Foraging Foraging means finding the best edible food when one is in the wild. From hunters to fish ...READ MORE


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