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MAC-Gyver “possibilities kit” review

ACW Tactical: MAC-Gyver Kit review by the Liberty report’s Nick Torres

  • In depth review of a unique survival, utility/preparedness pack.

Recently, I have got the chance to review a company known as ACW Tactical. The product that I have received from them is known as their “Mac-Gyver” kit. Now when you hear the name MAc-Gyver if you have ever watched the original show or the remake of the show, you will know that Mac-Gyver is someone that is known for coming up with fancy gadgets and quick fixes for whatever situation that he is in. With this kit, we see that we now have the capabilities of doing such things as Mac-Gyver now.

Going over the pack

The pack is something else, I would say. The first thing that I would like to go over with is the ways I can attach this pack. On the back of the pack, we see that there is a separate backing that velcros on. On the velcro portion of the pack, we see that there are two Molle Straps. I will be the first to tell you that I love to use Molle straps. I have a lot of different items that I can Molle this kit down too, so with the capability to use Mollee straps the combinations are endless. With the velcro on the back, I would like to say as well that we are looking at something that can be beneficial as well. With the ability to velcro this down to a surface we cut down on the risk of the pack moving while a vehicle is moving.

When it comes to the inside of the pack, I would like to go over this as well. When the pack is fully open there are seven different compartments that open up, holding different items that are pre-selected from ACW Tactical.

Notable features: 

  1. Carrying handle
  2. A strap that runs over the front to buckles over the top to keep kit inside secure
  3. Ability to Strap small pouches on front (Molle)
  4. Velcro on front for patches

What’s in the kit?

(* Due to the number of items included in the pack, I will be going over a few different ones that have piqued my interest)

“What’s not in the kit?”, is what I would say when it comes to ACW Tactical’s Mac-Gyver Kit. Opening the pack we see in the even different compartments, ACW has picked out items that I believe are extremely beneficial to the user of the pack. The first thing that I would like to go over is the fact that there is a multi-tool in the pack. I believe that the multi-tool is something everyone should keep on them at all times. It is something that has a multitude of uses, and I never leave home without one. The fact that there is also one in the kit, shows that I am not the only one that thinks the way that I do. 

The next item on the list that has sparked an interest in my review is the fact that there is a small medical kit in the bottom pouch. I believe that having a medical kit is something that should be in any type of pack. No matter how big it is or what is in it; being able to have this is extremely beneficial to the user for a medical situation that can arise anywhere. 

The kit does provide the user with multiple different gauges of wires as well. When it comes to this I find that this could be extremely beneficial for the individual who is utilizing the kit. These different wires can have many different uses and one being that of a snare trap for when you find yourself in a situation that you need to find food out in the wild.

I have found there are some other different items that I believe have a proper place in this kit. There are clear, large plastic bags that have multiple uses, such as saving up water, ponchos, keeping clothes dry and used to carry different items that you need to collect in situations. In the pack as well, I found that we are given something that I find extremely beneficial and that is a chem light. When it comes to a chem light, this is something that I believe is extremely useful just as much as the first aid items. When it comes to the chem light, we are able to use it for the direst situations such as keeping track of someone when there is no power and also to signal individuals that may be looking for you in a time of crisis. 

Do you think this pack is practical?

Absolutely, when it comes to the kit, I think that this is 110% practical for anyone that finds the need for themselves to want to prepare for anything that may happen in the future. There are 1000 different ways that you can use these items that are allotted to you from the company. The term, “ you get what you pay for,” is something that I find extremely applicable to this kit. The Mac-Gyver kit from ACW is definitely not cheap, but when it comes to being able to survive in situations that I find myself in, the price definitely doesn’t matter to me.

Final Thoughts and Would You Chance Anything?
I would have to say that when it comes to this pack, the only thing that I would wish to see is the pack to come in more than just 2 colors. I find myself using different forms of patterns when it comes to my gear, mainly being Multicam at this time. This really is the only thing that I can find myself saying anything negative about when it comes to the kit. I find that the multiple ways that I am able to apply the gear involved in this kit is something to be applauded. Being ready for anything and the fact that you are able to have the tools to address situations is something to give praise too.

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Preparedness Gifts – free shipping

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Top 3 Survival & Preparedness Gifts for the Holidays


Here’s a few ideas, perfect for those hard to buy for folks (or yourself)


Top 3 Survival & Preparedness Gifts for the Holidays


The ACW fully loaded “Mac-Gyver Kit”

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Innovative outside the box design and contents.

Easily the most versatile EDC pack around…  This bag of

possibilities is small enough, but large enough.  It is all

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Survival – Every day convenience & Utility – In the field, job-site, home base…

When you have this guy around, you have a resource of potential.


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                   – Made to store a lot, but keep it organized

Removable back panel & Interior wings.  Easily index all you goodies visually.

MOLLE compatible and field tested.  We tied this to the back of a 4 wheeler on a 10′ cord                        and went nuts for 3 hours for our “still functional” test.  The upper and lower “D” rings                            each held a 185lb dude hanging from it pretty consistently.

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– With around 200 individual items it’s packed.

It has a well tough out list of items that populate the inside.  Some are a

little unusual for your standard Emergency pack, but they all have multiple uses for a

variety of end-user creativity or needs.


Discover the kit here 




the ACW Compact Reference & Field Guide


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-Probably the coolest compact booklet within one light year.  Made and designed only here at ACW.

Choose from two variants: with or without a mini Fresnel Magnifying lens (great for seeing small print or starting a fire using the sun).

It’s basic, informative and CHEAP!  Stocking stuffer’ or for your pack.  They are minimal in size but full of

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Another Unique self reliance creation, for the cost of a breakfast sandwich and coffee…


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ACW likes to do things a little different than the norm.

Inside there are pages of ideas on things like item uses, with illustrations.

Moon navigation – Compass nav – Communications – Signaling – Survival mind set

First aid – Safety – Conversion tables – Useful facts and info for every day life – Knots

Common wild edibles – (Hidden messages) – Emergency situations – Rigging things

Table place settings – Flag etiquette – Universal Holiday calendar and much more.



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Only 4.25” x 5.5” in size.

A fun read that is refreshingly informative. 

A great Distillation on info and a “primer” on a lot of topics for you to look into on your own, in depth.

Check out the ACW Field Manual here


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-This one is just small, but large in value.

A “Tic Tac” sized container of essentials.  Now you can have what you need

when the SHTF just about anywhere.

Back side label lists the ingredients.




– Clear medical grade container you can throw in any purse, pocket or pack.

Also find our other mini-kit variants, great little pre-packed enhancers for all occasions.




Happy Holidays and cheers,

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