Who are we?
We are a community of survivors. We live in different countries, have different skin colors, served in different armies, and even pray to different gods, but in one we are still alike – we get into such troubles.
There are many of us, and we have gathered a lot of experience that we want to share. We survived not just in hiking trips, but during real combat operations on the battlefield, in extreme situations when everything goes through the ass. Our life depends on our actions. We want to help people prepare for such situations, and always come out victorious.
What are we doing?
We share our own survival experience in a variety of situations. We buy a variety of tactical & survival equipment (at Amazon, eBay, Optics Planet, Brownells, Cabelas, Bass Pro, and other stores) and test it on ourselves. It would be wrong to recommend something without experiencing it.
Who writes articles?
My name is Kirill Zharkov, I gathered like-minded people and created this project – Rotorm.com. I was born in USSR, lived in the USA for several years, and now travel around the world testing survival equipment. Dozens of my friends from different countries are happy to help and share their experiences. Everyone writes as he knows, so all articles have a different “character”. Settle more conveniently at our “bonfire”. With us, you will be interested! Read more about our team.
We asked our team of experts to write a few words about themselves, let’s see what they did:
I am from the generation that tried to repeat all the tricks of Jackie Chan, hunted birds with homemade bows, and built my mini-base in the forest. At the age of 18, I was a scout in PLAST (Ukrainian scout organization) and participated in campaigns and quests. Somehow we decided to test ourselves, took our backpacks and walked 50 km (31 miles) in 1 day. We had a lot of fun!
Remembering my past, I ask in bewilderment: “How am I alive after all my adventures?” Severe trials, reckless parties, love relationships, and a sea of nonsense. If you linger at my fire, I will have something to tell. You are ready?)
It would seem a successful product manager in an IT company and an expert on weapons - these two roles can never get along in one person. No matter how sometimes there are exceptions. From early childhood, I realized that the love of weapons, such as knives and bows, arrows, crossbows is not just a hobby.
Shooted a hat of the neighbor in the country at the age of 4 with a miniature bow was the first successful step in studying military history. Fortunately, everyone survived. Father made me a homemade miniature bow, and without realizing it, I successfully hit the target. The family has always had a lot of literature, military books, and home-made ship models. Father, as a programmer, wanted to connect life with military history and the structure of real ships in Mykolaiv. Therefore, from an early age, instead of Barbie dolls, I liked to play with daddy models of tanks and ships in miniature form.
Coming on a date in adulthood, I surprised guys with my knowledge of knives, that’s often played a trick on me. No normal man likes a woman smarter than him. Unfortunately, you can’t kill competitors and former ones, but you can always return to your favorite game Left4Dead2 or GTA, and continue to use your favorite equipment. Now it gives me special pleasure to simply study various sets and types of weapons, survival, and tactical gear on Amazon, Cabelas, Brownells, and other stores, helping people choose exactly what they need. At the same time,
I show products with natural defects so that the user does not have an ideal picture of what is far from done. After all, no matter how many good reviews were written about the product, the true quality is always when receiving a parcel.
Mutliprofile athlete with professional education in sports and physical culture. Devoted to calisthenics, functional- and weight-trainings, boxing, shooting, long-distance bike touring, survivalism, and all kinds of outdoor activity imaginable. Qualified writer and interpreter. Perfectionist who likes to delve into and investigate various specific topics.
That is why it is important for me to find good items that will help me and my family have a good time without too much hassle. I like to look for stuff for myself or gifts for my loved ones. We also share the high-quality products we find with each other, and I think it is really important to transfer your opinion and knowledge, that is why I am pleased to share the useful information I find with other people. I'm so happy that my family helps me in this matter. We hope that someone really finds this helpful and interesting enough!
Thanks to my intense childhood and a few decades of experience I can now choose the best equipment for any adventure waiting for me to dive in. And after all, I have been through, I want to share my knowledge so more people could join an enjoyable and breathtaking trip to discovering magical nature around us. Forget about five-star hotels and treat your self with thousands more in a cozy camping trip.
My articles are precisely analyzed technical information and equipment specifications that allow a real hunter to assemble a decent set of weapons for multi-day outings in the wild. From the tents to the well-oiled gun, everything should meet the demands of the extreme entertainment enthusiast. Technically perfect weapons can greatly facilitate hunting even in the wilderness — choosing only the most qualitative, modern optics and other accessories for weapons, hunting efficiency will be maximum.
When choosing a weapon for hunting, pay attention to its specifications, and, above all, to the convenience for yourself — using high-quality equipment, you will discover the wonderful world of accurate shooting and successful hunting even in those weather conditions that don’t imply hope for the shooter's eyes. Yury Alexeev - weapon and hunting expert, CEO of Silencer.Systems
My life has taken me through different complications and exciting moments, so what I’ve learned is to always be ready to fight. My father is professional military personnel and he made me familiar with various weapons since my childhood. My first one was a bow, and then I started to have a fancy for this unbelievable world of firearms. My main specialization allows me to share my thoughts about different devices, guns, and gun details with the English-speaking community. In my articles, I talk about pistols, rifles, knives, shotguns, and many other tactical and survival things.
Tactical accessories are another passion of mine that I could write about endlessly - my house and garage are full of tactical gadgets, luckily my family shares my interests.
I'm infatuated with traveling that's why work at one place with a daily routine and standard schedule is not for me. I prefer copywriting and English tutoring as a freelancer. I live in a male family among constant talks about cars, guns, hunting, fishing, and, of course, dinosaurs 😊.
My husband is an obsessed hunter, and my two sons are fans of «Demolition Ranch» of YouTube blogger Matt Carriker. They are my best consultants about weapon and all-around ammunition topics. All together we share a love for adventures. Every camping or mounting hiking trip is a "small survival", giving irreplaceable experiences. Nothing can be better than the satisfaction of observing wild nature.
Motto: «Born in Ukraine, made is USA»