knife locking
15 Apr 2016

Knife Designer Creates New Custom Folding Knife Lock Design

In the folding knife business, there have been few changes in the design of locking mechanisms. You’ve got your liner locks, frame locks, lockbacks, slipjoints, buttons and the Axis and Arc type locking mechanisms from Benchmade and SOG. These locks are tried and true and have lasted throughout the years

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04 Apr 2016

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Smartphone “Flashlight” and Get the Real Deal

Let’s face it, many of us prefer convenience. Today’s technology has bundled our needs together into compact devices. We’re now able to call, read mail, news, and even navigate from one item in the palm of our hand. But all tools have limits, and our smartphones are no different. They’re

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07 Mar 2016

3 Pack Tests that Will Toughen You Up for Survival

Maintaining a healthy level of fitness is about more than just keeping your mind and body in good shape. Fitness is also part of being prepared for the unexpected. When the time comes, you need to be prepared to get places without a vehicle. You’ll likely be carrying your gear

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snow search and rescue unit
26 Feb 2016

Saving Lives and Wilderness Survival: What it’s Like to Work in a Search and Rescue Unit

People who enjoy the outdoors can find themselves many miles away from civilization and aid. While this doesn’t faze many adventurers, it does pose a significant risk that should not be taken lightly. Many people are well versed in how to take care of themselves outside the comforts of home.

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maxpedition shot show 2016
09 Feb 2016

Tactical Gear Steals Spotlight at SHOT Show 2016

Like many people, I spent a good deal of time perusing the internet looking at photos and videos from this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas. It goes without saying that I’m a gear nut and enjoy seeing the new equipment on display. Everything from packs to knives to electronics

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falcon pack
15 Dec 2015

The Maxpedition Falcon III is a Pack for All Seasons

Overview The Maxpedition Falcon III is an update to the company’s popular Falcon II backpack. While the main upgrade is the pack’s expanded size of 28 liters, some modern touches make the Falcon III a versatile outdoor and tactical pack. This bag is at home in a variety of environments

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axe on stump
26 Oct 2015

Axe vs. Large Survival Knife: The Battle of Big Blades

I’m a big fan of fixed blade knives. I carry one hiking (a Gerber Prodigy in case you’re wondering) and it’s an essential part of my SAR mission kit. They’re handy for anything from prying to cutting rope and webbing. They also serve well for survival tasks such as shelter

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bolt bag
09 Oct 2015

Move Fast with the Bolt Bag from 215 Gear

The Bolt Bag from 215 Gear is a solid, USA made bag that works as an E&E pouch on a MOLLE pack or bag. It can also stand alone as a get home bag for your vehicle. Construction The Bolt Bag is made of 500 Denier Cordura Nylon and is

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215 pry tool
05 Oct 2015

This Pry Bar from 215 Gear Puts Power in the Palm of Your Hand

Understanding the 215 Gear EDC pry tool first calls for a look at how small, one-piece tools became an item many view as essential for every day carry. One piece tools now flood the market in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are simply carabiners with a hex driver

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helicopter rescue
24 Sep 2015

9 Simple Ways to Make Sure You Get Rescued

You can spend hundreds of hours training and preparing yourself for disaster or emergency. You can have a good plan and route and backups for both. But then there’s the time when Murphy’s Law kicks in and things start going south. From there, your best option may be to hunker

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