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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CRKT Ruger Pen
19 Jun 2017

This CRKT-Ruger Pencil Could be Mightier than the Sword

A good writing utensil is a small but important piece of gear for a search and rescuer. SAR people are constantly taking notes for coordinates, subject descriptions, team lists, gear inventories, map doodles, and anything else we can fit in our notebooks. Such utensils must be durable, for as soon

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Pocket Shot Video Review
12 Jun 2017

Gear Review: The Pocket Shot Circular Slingshot

Summer is here and that means many of us are camping out, cooking on the grill, and playing games while the hot dogs are over the fire. Chances are there’s a kid at a campsite somewhere trying to hit a something with a slingshot. I’ve had The Pocket Shot in

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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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Keychain Duct Tape
30 May 2017

5 Super Cool Gifts For Father’s Day

Father’s Day was always a fun day for us kids. We enjoyed getting creative with handmade cards and feeling independent by cooking breakfast and bringing it to my dad while he waited patiently in bed for us. Just as fun though, as grown-ups, is to carefully pick out a gift

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SOC Sandpiper Bug Out Bag
22 May 2017

Video Gear Review: S.O.C. Bugout Bag

It’s a pack I see a lot in airports across the country and for a good reason. The S.O.C Bugout Bag (ours is in the foliage green color) is a big backpack that can carry a lot of gear and take a beating. While it’s a popular option, there are

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Ready to Buy a Stun Gun? Read This.
19 May 2017

Giveaway! And How to Get The Right Stun Gun and Pepper Spray For Your Needs

Buying a “zapper,” or stun gun, or a canister of pepper spray, is a decision that you could make on the spur of the moment. Maybe you happen to be in a gear store or browsing Amazon and decide to buy one. That’s cool. Having one in your pocket is

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Ready to Buy Pepper Spray? Read This.
15 May 2017

Ready to Buy Pepper Spray? Read This.

Last week we wrote an introductory post explaining what stun guns are and how they work. There’s a big difference in the effective stun guns and the cheap ones. If you’re in the market for a stun gun, read that post to get a sense of what you’re looking for

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Ready to Buy a Stun Gun? Read This.
12 May 2017

Ready to Buy A Stun Gun? Read This.

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to buy a stun gun or pepper spray. For people who can’t own firearms for whatever reason, these are sensible personal protection options that can be used to protect yourself out in public and your home in the event of

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