25 Apr 2017

Video Review: Mechanix FastFit Gloves

Any outdoor chore will need a good set of gloves for all the hands-on dirty work ahead of you. You can go without the covers, but your hands will thank you for the lack of splinters and cuts if you choose to protect them. I’ve used plenty of utility gloves

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10 in 1 Titanium Pocket Tool
13 Apr 2017

10-in-1 Titanium Pocket Tool Review

When it comes to products, home goods, furniture, living spaces and even clothing, we often look for items that are versatile. Today’s modern technology and design allow us to make each possession useful in multiple ways, lightening our load at home, on the road and with our everyday collection of

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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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Ron Hood Ultimate Survival Guide Video
05 Apr 2017

Review: Ron Hood’s Ultimate Survival Guide

I recently wrote a review of the first Ron Hood video I had ever watched. It was called “Advanced Survival Guide” and you can read that review here. I got three of his videos while I was at SHOT Show this past January and this is the second of the

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Inferno Sleeping Bag Hammock
28 Mar 2017

Stay Warm and Dry with the Inferno Sleeping Bag Hammock

I love the idea of sleeping in a hammock. I just love hammocks in general. But in the Pacific Northwest, if you don’t have the right gear (and even sometimes if you do) you can awake in a puddle on the floor of your tent after a night of unrelenting

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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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CRKT Tecpatl
03 Mar 2017

CRKT Adds New Knives to Forged By War Program

Columbia River Knife and Tool has a reputation for taking designs from custom knife makers and manufacturing them at affordable prices while still maintaining a high level of quality. Their blades are used the world over by outdoorsmen, first responders and members of the military. We wrote about two of

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Sherp ATV
28 Feb 2017

Sherp ATV Is Crazy Cool Off Roader

I like vehicles. Yes, I drive a car everyday to and from work and everything else. But our everyday car is not the type of car we dream about. Last year we wrote about the Ripsaw EV2 Supertank, and we’ve discovered another drool-worthy vehicle we have to tell you about.

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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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