I made two additions to the armory this week that I'll do reviews on soon.
The first is the Kahr CM9 - one of the smallest and lightest 9mm pistols on the market - it is slightly heavier than my Colt Agent, but much thinner and shorter, and carries an additional round. Kahr suggests a 200 rnd break in period, so I'll get that done this weekend and bring you a review next week.
I also got a Savage Mk II FVSR - it's a short, lightweight, .22 bolt action rifle - what makes it a "need to have" for my battery is that the reports on this thing are that it is the best value in accuracy for the price (MSRP about $260). It has a fluted bull barrel (threaded for a suppressor) that is also fully free-floated. It comes with a 5 rnd magazine, but a 10 rounder is available. The AccuTrigger is adjustable from 2.5 - 4.5 lbs. of pull. No sights, but it has a rail for mounting your choice of optics - I'm leaning toward a Bushnell 3-9x. Once I get my glass mounted, I'll do a full report.
Really Old School Survivalism
I just finished rereading the classic survivalism adventure novel, Robinson Crusoe, first published in 1719. I've had my particular copy since I was a little kid, and it was published in 1949 and still has it's dust jacket. I've probably read it at least 20-25 times over the years. It's appropriate for young children (there is some cannibalism and killing in it) and also enjoyable by adults. You can get it free on Kindle, or a printed copy still today. It's been estimated that over 700 editions of it have been published over the years, one of the most published books ever.
My Dad was cleaning out some excess stuff and last night gave us three quart bottles of lamp oil. I've got four or five oil lamps, and a couple of Aladdin mantle lanterns, along with extra wicks, mantles and chimneys. Is there still a place for these? With modern LED and rechargeable battery technology, I don't know if the smelly open flames are worth it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to get rid of these. But I don't know that I would recommend a new prepper get any. I think there are other safer and better options out there.