I’ve been using Tac-Bar for a while now, way before this contest. I love the product and the entire concept so I jumped on the chance to enter their $2,500 Prepper Contest. Embedded is the submission video I used to enter.
In the video, I tried to demonstrate some of the possible survival uses for the Tac-Bar Ammo Can System.
The Ammo Can contain 5 emergency food ration bars (2,500 calories each), water purification tablets, and a survival tin. The original Tac-Bar Ammo Can I had didn’t come with the survival tin and Aaron from Tac-Bar was nice enough to send my one.
The Survival Tin includes:
☑ A stainless multi-tool
☑ An emergency blanket (that I actually used last weekend on a different overnight hike)
☑ Button compass
☑ Fishing line
☑ Fish hooks, sinkers, and a fish lure
☑ Two razor blades
☑ Magnesium steel fire starter with ferro-rod
☑ Hurricane matches
☑ Small emergency candle
In the video I used the ammo can itself as a bear bag to hang my food overnight. I also used it as a bucket to collect lake water for my morning coffee.
Then I used the muti-tool to feather a small piece of wood to start a fire. Then I used the magnesium steel fire starter and matches to start the fire.
Truthfully, I have several hours of video and had to edit out the majority of the footage, obviously. I was disappointed that I lost several other use demonstrations due to the audio quality. I was trying to use a digital recorder to record the audio separately and that didn’t work. Live and learn, I’ve since set-up a clip mic for my Go Pro camera.Hawkins Out.
BTW, I didn’t win first place but did come in second or third. Tac-Bar sent me a set of 6 ruggedized dry bags by Expedition Research. The bags are very cool and I still have them in 2021 as I edit this post. 😉
You know what? I just realized that July of this year will be five years since I entered the Tac/Bar contest. And I still have a bunch of those survival bars. I just might break one open and check out that 5-year shelf life. What do you think?