04 Aug 2017

This Coin Claw Knife is Badass!

Why should everyday carry gear be boring? If every day you’re like, ‘Oh gees, this heavy, plain, boring thing again that I have to hook to my belt,’ you’re eventually going to stop caring whether you have it on you or not. We predict that will never happen with this

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21 Jul 2017

Five Portable Solar Chargers

Now that the sun is reliably shining, harness that energy for your devices and emergency gear. Here’s a list of the top 5 solar chargers that you can have on you at all times. We also wrote this helpful guide to choosing a power bank to explain what qualities to

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CRKT Crossbones Knife
21 Jun 2017

CRKT Crossbones Wins Knife of the Year

We’re pretty in love with CRKT stuff and we’ve reviewed a few of them here on this site (here and here, and we have a “first thoughts” video gear review of the new CRKT Rune Axe scheduled for Monday, June 26).  The CRKT Crossbones everyday carry folding knife has won Blade Show’s

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Book Review: Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury
05 Jun 2017

Book Review: Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I would handle a traumatic situation. I interviewed Tom Kaleta of Blue Force Gear last week about the company’s Micro Trauma Kit NOW! and why he thinks it’s so important to have these tools on hand to deal with the three most

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Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit NOW!
02 Jun 2017

Why You Should Carry a Micro Trauma Kit NOW!

Would you rather carry a trauma kit that you picked out yourself and made from drugstore purchases, or one that was developed by special request from Delta Force Special Operations? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Most people can put together a first-aid kit, but a trauma kit is a second-level

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Kershaw Cryo Stainless Steel Knife
01 May 2017

Carbon Steel Versus Stainless Steel For Your Everyday Carry?

Does it matter if your knives and other accessories are carbon steel or stainless steel? Let’s examine the difference of carbon steel versus stainless steel for your everyday carry items. First of all, let’s give a little explanation of the different types of steel that you are likely to encounter

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Blackhawk mens tactical shirt
10 Apr 2017

What’s the Point In a Tactical Shirt?

If you’re like me, you don’t like to put too much thought  into what clothes you put on in the morning. I like to open the closet, see a shirt, and put it on. Is one shirt really so different than other shirts? What would a person need with a

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UGOAT OFF Road Camper
15 Mar 2017

UGOAT Off-Road Camping Trailer

My husband and I have long-harbored a dream to live in a tiny house. This was even before the notion of tiny homes on wheels or otherwise became a popular thing. We wanted to get a small-size school bus or panel van and turn it into a get-away camper that

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man zipping up white sleeveless bulletproof t-shirt
16 Feb 2017

This T-Shirt Might Save Your Life

So there’s a t-shirt. It looks a lot like any other t-shirt. Well….the truth is, the shirt by itself doesn’t look like a typical t-shirt but if you wore it under other clothes no one would suspect you were wearing something unusual. What’s up with this t-shirt? It’s bulletproof. Miguel

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CRKT Pilar knife
13 Feb 2017

Two New CRKT Knives We Found at SHOT Show

SHOT Show wrapped up last week and while most of the focus at that show is guns (it stands for Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trades), there were a lot of knives. As you can imagine, many different knife makers show their stuff at SHOT Show and it’s a pleasure to

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