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Henry Arms Survival Kit(A Review)
All Outdoor ^ | Nov. 13, 2013 | Frank Stratton

Posted on 11/05/2013 5:01:40 AM PST by Jed Eckert

Some things you keep handy just in case something unexpected happens. What if multiple friends show up unexpectedly for a spontaneous pool party at your house? You don’t want to break out the china, crystal, or silver. Just give them the tools to not look like a bunch of drunken Neanderthals squatting over the kill: Dixie cups, paper plates, napkins, and plastic flatware. Give them items that are useful, cheap, disposable, lightweight, and don’t take up much room.

That is a simple analogy for a short term, simple survival kit.

Henry Survival Kit

The Henry U.S. Survival kit is a good example of this. It is made by Best Glide ASE for many government agencies law enforcement and military. The items are good quality, made in the USA, and are U.S.Military and NATO approved. This kit contains almost every tool that will be useful when you dump your boat in the rapids or your pack mule runs away. The only items missing are food and water. The tools for getting and carrying these are in the kit...........

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers; selfsuffiency
First time I've come across this kit.This might be a good choice for someone who doesn't want to build up their own kit. More info and photos at the link.
1 posted on 11/05/2013 5:01:40 AM PST by Jed Eckert
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To: Jed Eckert

“Spontaneous Pool Party”

love it - sounds much nicer than FSA Looter


2 posted on 11/05/2013 5:15:12 AM PST by LadyBuck (Yippie-Ki-Yay)
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To: Jed Eckert

Does the Henry Survival Kit include a Henry Survival Rifle (nee AR-7)?


3 posted on 11/05/2013 5:21:14 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: Jed Eckert

Very clever and practical little kit. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to keep a spare one in the car, too. I always keep a pack of emergency supplies in the trunk during winter months (on top of the normal first aid kit, etc.), in case I should break down or get stranded during really bad weather. I’ve never had to use any of it yet, but I look at it as an insurance policy of sorts. This Henry Arms kit could come in handy, too.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 5:21:54 AM PST by DemforBush (Leave the gun, take the catnip toy.)
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To: SeaDragon

**later**


5 posted on 11/05/2013 5:22:07 AM PST by SeaDragon ("Life is tough ..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne)
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To: WayneS
You'll have to supply your own rifle, Henry or other.

Henry Survival Kit

This is from the Henry Store. I'm sure it can found for less if you shop around.
6 posted on 11/05/2013 5:31:26 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert
I have an original Armalite AR-7, but Henry now makes them:


7 posted on 11/05/2013 5:37:07 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Jed Eckert

Yeah.
Now—where can you BUY THE .22 AMMO?????


8 posted on 11/05/2013 5:46:54 AM PST by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: Jed Eckert

Yeah.
Now—where can you BUY THE .22 AMMO?????


9 posted on 11/05/2013 5:47:19 AM PST by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: Yo-Yo
Before my entire firearms collection was lost in a single tragic boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay, I had one of the ones made by Henry.

It shot straight and in the 2250 or so rounds I put through it, it never jammed, mis-fed, stove-piped or otherwise malfunctioned. I think Henry are doing a fine job making them. I would like to get an original Armalite, though, just for the historical factor.

I think production was taken over by one or more other firms between Armalite and Henry. These were reportedly not very good rifles. Although I have no personal experience with them, I've never heard anyone say anything particularly good about them. I did once hear the term "total piece of crap" used to describe one particular Charter Arms version of the weapon.

10 posted on 11/05/2013 5:49:40 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: Jed Eckert

Since any pre-made survival kit contains 20% of stuff you wouldn’t buy if it was up to you, you’re better off creating your own survival kit and putting the items into a container that will hold it all.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 5:51:08 AM PST by MNnice
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To: Yo-Yo
The Armalite is the best and most desirable of all the incarnations of the AR-7.

I have a Charter Arms AR-7 and had to do some tweaking to get it to run reliably. Now it works fine with no hiccups. Haven't tried the Henry version yet but I see it got good reviews from GunTests.
12 posted on 11/05/2013 5:52:52 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Flintlock
A few days ago personalchoiceoutfitters.com had some Federal 40gr 22LR Standard Velocity at about $1.80 per 50 rounds, and Federal 38 gr 22LR High Velocity at $2.10 per 50.

They had other 22LR deals on more 'upscale' 22 ammo at increasingly higher prices, but there's are about the lowest prices I've seen anywhere in a long time. And it is allegedly available.

They were advertising it as “In Stock”. I ordered a couple thousand rounds two days ago. It has not arrived yet, so it remains to be seen whether it was really in stock.

I'll let ya’ll know if/when it gets here

13 posted on 11/05/2013 5:56:33 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: WayneS

Sorry, that should have been “250 rounds”...


14 posted on 11/05/2013 5:57:47 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: Jed Eckert

My Henry worked fine out of the box. It was even ‘pre-sighted-in’ (accurately) at 50 yards. I like[d] it. I may even buy a couple more so I can have one in each vehicle.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 5:59:38 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: WayneS

...THEIRS are about the lowest prices...

I need to do a better job of proof-reading!


16 posted on 11/05/2013 6:00:52 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: Jed Eckert
I don't know about paper plates and such, but I got this from Opsgear. Just add your weapon(s) of choice.

17 posted on 11/05/2013 6:18:03 AM PST by frankenMonkey (Here's a big "Howdy!" to all the guys at NSA!!!)
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To: WayneS

**was lost in a single tragic boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay,**

So you lost all your other guns, but the AR-7 floats!


18 posted on 11/05/2013 6:35:21 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Regrettably, the stock had a small, previously unnoticed, crack...


19 posted on 11/05/2013 6:39:46 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: WayneS

Good to hear. I have yet to see a bad review on the Henry version. Sounds like they brought up it to the standards of the original Armalite.


20 posted on 11/05/2013 6:41:59 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Flintlock

The ammo shortage is over at least here in Texas. I was in Academy the other day and they had everything back in stock even 5.56, .40 cal, and 22 (both LR and mag).


21 posted on 11/05/2013 6:48:14 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: WayneS; Ruy Dias de Bivar
well..yah gotta keep the legend straight..
our lakes, rivers, streams and oceans are filling-up fast, (future :) archeological
expedition are gonna fine a treasure tove of small arms in these waters..just sayin'

22 posted on 11/05/2013 6:56:35 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: frankenMonkey

Looks pretty good. My only gripe about some of these is that many of the products in the kit are made in china (IMHO junk). Don’t know about the one you got from Opsgear but Henry claims all their stuff in their kit is made in USA. For that reason I made up my own kits a while back before I heard about the Henry.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 7:02:30 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert

i bought a henry in september. it died a horrible death (after maybe 150 rounds) and they’re giving me a hard time. never again will i buy a henry. nor will i recommend one.


24 posted on 11/05/2013 9:03:53 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: DemforBush

This is an excellent kit.

For the car though, one needs to focus on a different set of goods, and a back pack makes a better container.

In a car kit, bedding and water are the starting point (in most climates the water should be kept in a waterproof bag and/or an ice chest for a freeze/burst/thaw cycle).


25 posted on 11/05/2013 9:23:17 AM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: camle
I had a problem with a Henry Golden Boy I purchased a few years ago, and I received excellent customer service and a quick & satisfactory resolution of the problem.

With that said, I have heard a few "horror stories" about their customer service department. They are still a relatively small outfit, so maybe it has something to do with the particular person who picks up the phone when you call.

Then again, maybe their Director of Customer Service is schizophrenic.... ;-)

26 posted on 11/05/2013 10:09:34 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: WayneS

they don’t seem to understand that some people need their rifles, for training, etc., and that every time they get shipped back and forth it is a hassle and an expense. and if a rifle craps out at less than 150 rounds, then it is garbage and i never should have bought it.

so i can’t use it in class, and they’re gonna end up with it for whoever knows how long, and i’m dead in the water.

i am NOT happy with Henry


27 posted on 11/05/2013 10:17:48 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle
i bought a henry in september. it died a horrible death (after maybe 150 rounds) and they’re giving me a hard time. never again will i buy a henry. nor will i recommend one.

Wow. Three boxes of ammo and it kicked the bucket. Sorry to hear about that. I would definitely take it up the chain of command and let the owners know what's going on. I believe they are still a family owned business and the owner seems to really care about his customers and his reputation.

Just curious, if you wouldn't mind sharing, which model was it and what exactly went wrong with it.
28 posted on 11/05/2013 1:51:26 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert

.22lr lever. my chief beef is the hassle in returning it and getting it back. i bought it to use in class, and now i cant hold class without my rifle. in all fairness they are being professional and state that they will fix it. the reciever started allowing rounds to jam. im an very upset because it happened during qualifications, and i had to end up qualifying with a strange rifle. sure ill feel better when it gets back....probably in a month or so
grr...


29 posted on 11/05/2013 3:02:02 PM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle

Thanks for the info. I agree, sending any firearm back to the factory is a major pain, even more when it’s brand new.


30 posted on 11/05/2013 7:02:28 PM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert

well i remain unhappy.


31 posted on 11/06/2013 4:16:56 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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