MyCanoe Folding Origami Canoe
23 Feb 2017

Will a Folding Canoe Save Your Life?

Depending on where you live, you might need to cross water to get home or to your safe place in the event of a social or natural disaster. I live in the northwest, where there are two major rivers that bisect my town. Depending on the way I drive home,

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Nube Stratos Hammock Shelter
20 Feb 2017

Live in a Hammock Shelter This Summer

It’s only December, I know. But when I found this Nube Stratos Hammock Shelter by Sierra Madre Research on Kickstarter, my mind immediately went to June. By a lake somewhere, in the mountains. No one else around for miles. Maybe I have a tent and maybe I don’t. With this

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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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Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap
09 Feb 2017

Looking for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Outdoor Gearheads?

Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you’re reading this site we know you want the best gear out there. Valentine’s Day is coming up. Who wants a box of chocolate, I mean, really? A piece or two, maybe. But I’d much rather have a sharp new knife or

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FLir Scout Thermal Night Vision Monocle
06 Feb 2017

Cool New Gear From SHOT Show 2017

We went to SHOT Show last week, and came back with a renewed appreciation for all the gear that is available out there. So much to choose from! Here’s a quick run-down of some gear that we found and loved. SOG Sync II multitool One of the most popular booths

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02 Feb 2017

Tactical Pen Giveaway and How to Use a Tactical Pen for Self-Defense

Remember this post, Top 10 Reasons to Give a Tactical Pen As a Gift? Well, we now have a guide to how to use a tactical pen as self defense to go along with that one. And to sweeten the deal, we’re giving away an UZI Tactical Pen! You’ll earn

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Only One Person in the US Has This Tsunami Survival Pod
30 Jan 2017

Only One Person in the US Has This Tsunami Survival Pod

We wrote about this survival pod designed to withstand any type of disaster back in June 2016 when we first heard about it. Now, we heard on a radio program on NPR that the first customer in the United States has bought one and it is now deployed in Ocean

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21 Jan 2017

Amazing Cobalt Valkyrie X Rose Gold Private Plane

Before finding this private plane, the biggest thing I’d ever seen made out of rose gold was a pair of headphones my daughter got for free when we bought her an Apple laptop when she started college. This Cobalt Valkyrie X Rose Gold Private Plane is just as ridiculously opulent

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Timbersled ST120 Snow Bike
13 Jan 2017

The Ultimate Snow Bike Timbersled ST120

The Northwest where I am is typically not known for harsh, snowy and icy winters. In recent years, though, that has changed and we’ve gotten more snow and ice days, which result in school closures, road closures and businesses closed around the state. I don’t know if it’s global warming

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