Gear for Gifts: Backpak Buddy
07 Dec 2016

Gear for Gifts: BackPak Buddy

With essential supplies in a user-friendly package, a BackPak Buddy is a great tool that can help keep you alive and nourished if things go wrong on your next adventure. A friend of mine in my SAR team recently started BackPak Buddy. Each buddy contains 15 feet of 550 paracord,

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Search and Rescue Notes: Volume 1
21 Nov 2016

Search & Rescue Notes: Volume 1

I was recently involved in the search for a missing hunter in Curry, County, Oregon. The man had gone missing on October 14, and at the time of this post is still missing. The man’s son tried to find him and also became lost, but was rescued several days later.

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Wild Hedgehog Tactical Med Kit
10 Nov 2016

Top Outdoor Gifts for the Holidays

Know an outdoor enthusiast, wilderness worker or tactical pro? These items will be perfect for stuffing their stocking or putting under their tree! For the Utilitarian CRKT  Homefront A problem that has plagued many users of folding knifes is that they are difficult to clean after hard use in the

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Vanquest FATPack
08 Nov 2016

Year with the Gear: Vanquest FATPack 7×10

There are some pieces of gear that you stay impressed with even after having it for a while. It still surprises you, and still performs as advertised even after picking up a bit of range time and breaking in. When I first received the Vanquest FATPack 7×10 medical pouch, I

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31 Oct 2016

Gear For Gifts: Top EDC Gifts for the Holidays

Looking for gift ideas for someone that needs good gear each and every day? We’re going to be posting a lot of cool items over the next few weeks to point you in the direction of gifts that any outdoors person or survivalist would love to have. Heck, forget giving

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Fox Cutlery Njall Knife Review
13 Oct 2016

Video Gear Review: Fox Knives Njall

It’s nice to enjoy the finer things in life. For drivers, it could be English cars. For foodies, French wine. For outdoorsman, Italian Knives. The Fox Knives Njall is designed by Jesper Voxnaes and made in Maniago, Italy. It is a beautiful and uncompromising piece of equipment. The blade is

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Video Gear Review: Boker Outdoorsman Knife
13 Sep 2016

Video Gear Review: Boker Plus Outdoorsman Knife

A good knife is an essential part of any outdoors kit. A knife can aid with many tasks like shelter building, food preparation, fire building and self-defense. But shopping for knives can come down to finding the best quality blade for the lowest price. There are plenty of options in

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Which Olympic Sports Mold the Best Survivalists?
16 Aug 2016

Which Olympic Sports Mold the Best Survivalists?

I had a random thought while watching the summer Olympics: If civilization fell apart and I was left to fend for a small group along with myself, which athletes would fare best? Some would undoubtedly do better than others in a survival scenario. But if it came down to five,

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Gear review: Trayvax Wallet
08 Aug 2016

Video Gear Review: Trayvax Summit Wallet

A solid wallet that performs is essential for everyday carry. We got our hands on a Trayvax Summit and put it to the test. How does it handle a stack of cards and cash? You can learn more about this and other Trayvax products here: http://www.trayvax.com/collections/summit-collection It never hurts to

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Essential Items for Wilderness Survival
05 Jul 2016

Go Beyond the Survival Essentials

Having some basic survival essential items with you when you’re outdoors is a must and the key to outdoor success. The items you have with you should provide for your basic needs while out and about, both while things are going according to plan and when things get hairy. But

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