Survival Slingshot Review

There are some products that you come across and say, “Wow, I could really use that!” If you have followed my blog for long, you know that I like to review products I find interesting and useful in the woods or on the water. I am a fan of rugged and dependable over fancy and “tacti-cool” products. I have pretty high standards for what I review. I have been sent many products each year that do not make the cut. I engage in some rigorous outdoor activities that can be hard on the gear I use so my gear has to work as hard as I do an be capable to keep up with my pace. I recently came across a tool so basic but so useful.

When I came across the Survival Slingshot and the company that manufactures this tool, I was immediately impressed. Although I am not a true “prepper”, I see the need to prepare for the unexpected and have tools with me that I can rely on when and if I need them. The Survival Slingshot fits this build well. For one, it is compact and can break down into basic parts, meaning it can be easily transported in a very small space such as the front or side pocket of a backpack. Another feature I love was the storage capacity. You normally do not see a slingshot with a compass built in to the bottom end cap and a hollow tube built for storing ammunition, small survival tools, or a whole host of other things that can go inside the aircraft aluminum body. One of the tubes that comes with the model I have includes ammo and another includes fishing hooks, line, weights, swivel, needle, and thread. Both of these tubes can be stored inside the slingshot! What’s more is that the inner hollow tube is water tight when closed so your gear stays dry, no matter what mother nature throws at you. When I assembled my Survival Slingshot, I could tell that this was a well thought out tool, not just any garden variety slingshot. It was well so advanced compared to any other primitive tool of this type I have ever encountered.

The Survival Slingshot took an old world tool and enhanced it with extremely handy features you would normally find on a firearm. There are two mountable accessories built with the slingshot platform in mind; a red laser (yes, a laser!) and a CREE LED flashlight. Both of these are compact in size but they pack a lot of power. I would have never thought I would be shooting a slingshot with a laser but it really aids in aiming. The flashlight is bright and casts a fairly wide beam, making night excursions easier. Put these two accessories together and I get so I excited I can hardly contain it! Holy smokes this thing is awesome! Is it my birthday? Actually it was my birthday when I un-boxed this awesome slingshot. I felt like a kid again but with a much more powerful and useful tool. Another interesting feature is that this slingshot harnesses more power than your basic slingshots from other manufacturers. Power counts when your life depends on hunting, protection, or overall survival.

If you are into archery, there is more in store in this package. The Survival Slingshot offers an “Archers Model” but the base model I own came with everything you need to convert this into an archery tool. Yes, an archery slingshot! With a 1.25″ split ring and bands built for shooting standard length arrows, you also get a Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit. Now I have used a Whisker Biscuit on my compound bow since I started in archery about a decade or so ago. What a good choice! You can also use a caliper release with the archery bands so you can get even more kinetic energy behind your arrow.

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Overall, this a well thought out package in my opinion. Assembly is easy and adding the extra modern accessories was a breeze. I never saw the benefit of a “tactical” slingshot before I encountered this company but now I do. It makes since. In a survival situation, you want something quiet like a slingshot to protect yourself and your family but also a tool to hunt with and this is a more than capable tool for both. This company’s motto for this product is “Bring a tool, not a toy” and that is exactly what they have done with this product. It is one of the most utilitarian products I have encountered. Literally every part of the Survival Slingshot has a purpose and it serves the user well. You can learn more about this product at Thank you as always for reading, watching, and listening!

Husky Liners are Tough!

There are some accessories you just have to have for your truck or other vehicle. This is especially true when you hunt and fish the way many of us do here in Texas. Up until recently, I have never owned a set of high quality custom fit floor mats for my truck. I recently purchased a Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab and decided it was time to give a set of Husky Liners a look. I ordered the WeatherBeater floor mats that are custom tailored for the truck’s floorboard.  Ordering was very easy and shipping was fast.

When I received the truck mats and went to install them, I was amazed at how well they fit and how the raised ribs and overall design of the mats were made to trap rain, snow, spills, or just about anything else to the containment of the mat, protecting your carpet or other floor covering from outside elements. Shortly thereafter, I was pulling out from a gas station and spilled a partial cup of soda and ice on the floor. The Husky Liners contained the mess like a champ. What would have been a major clean-up without the floor liners was a breeze to clean later that day.

I never knew how nice having a set of floor liners would be until I owned this set of Husky Liners. With the recent wet weather and resulting mud we have had in my area the past few weeks, these Husky Liners have held up to whatever I brought them. Husky Liners are made in the USA and are constructed with a chemical resistant material that is guaranteed not to crack. I received a set of Husky floor liners for my back seat as well since I have a 6-year-old boy who usually leaves a mess behind on the floor. The Husky Liners contains it all and keeps my truck’s interior like new. Clean up is as easy as taking the liners out, hosing them down, and re-installing them again. These floor mats are available in three different colors are made and for several models of vehicles. This product far surpassed my expectations and my “Texas Tested” trials. I highly recommend Husky Liners and especially their WeatherBeater series to protect the floor of your own vehicle. You can learn more about Husky Liners at

New Scope and a New Series – Sightmark Core HX Series

I ran into the Sellmark family of companies at SHOT Show this year and was impressed with their line up of companies and products to say the least. My custom FN-Mauser rifle chambered in .270 Win was in the market for a new scope. The scope it came with, an old Simmon’s 8-Point, had a history of getting “knocked off” when even slightly bumped and the focus wasn’t working correctly. It was time for a new scope and I decided to buy one from Sightmark, one of Sellmark’s brands. Their new series of scopes this year is the Core HX series with either a Venison Hunter Reticle or a Hog Hunter Reticle. Since Sightmark is a Texas company, I could tell they knew how market a scope for a Texan. We love our deer and hog hunting here!

I shopped long and hard for this one but finally decided on a 4-16×44 with a VHR (Venison Hunting Reticle). After receiving and unpacking this optic, I was very pleased and what I found. This was one of the best purchases I have made in a long time. Here are some photos of me mounting it on my beloved .270. I recently bore-sighted it and have a date planned at the range next. I am excited about this purchase and look forward to putting a few rounds down range soon.


Two Weekends and a Busy Month!

Earlier in April, I had two events with Cross Water Outfitters which is a men’s fishing ministry based in Central Texas. We headed out to Lake Buchanan for the first weekend of the month to Thunderbird Resort with the local Bridges Ministry . We hosted students from different faiths from 32 different nationalities and man did we have a blast. Spring White Bass action was hot on Lake Buch this particular weekend and part of our group was invited to go fishing on a private boat dock owned by a friend of the ministry’s supporting church. Here are some photos of the fun:


The following weekend we had our regular bi-annual soldier and family event on Fort Hood’s BLORA (Belton Lake Outdoor Recreational Area) on Lake Belton. This event was also well attended and staffed and we caught a lot of catfish – I mean A LOT of catfish. We fed a lot of people and had a blast serving those who served us. I was my friend Dennis’ boat and we hosted a 19 year old soldier. On Friday night, we caught a 4 1/2 foot 16 pound gar which we decided to release. Here are some photos from this event:

I love to serve and so do my CWO brothers. We only get together a few times a year but when we do, it is like we have been fishing together every weekend. God shows up and everything falls into place. God is good indeed.