21 Aug 2017

Video Review: TacPack Subscription Box Review

Subscription boxes are all the rage for people who have a bit of extra cash, crave some new gear, but don’t want the hassle of figuring out what they should buy. Box companies have become pseudo-Santas with monthly or quarterly deliveries with a mystery box of (hopefully) quality and usable

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CRKT Rune Tomahawk
26 Jun 2017

Video Review: CRKT Rune First Impressions

CRKT and Ryan Johnson at RMJ tactical have produced yet another awesome tomahawk. The Rune is new for 2017 and with its short size and sharpened spike is designed to be a tactical breaching tool. But all blades have wilderness functionality to them, so I wanted to see if this

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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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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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JIT Charger
08 Mar 2017

The JIT Charger is “Just In Time” When You Need Power

While we were at SHOT Show earlier this year in January, we met the people selling the JIT Charger. They were also selling Ron Hood survival videos (more on that later!) I got to talking with the guys at the booth and became really interested in their JIT charger. I

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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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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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Aggressive woman attacking a man with a punch to the throat
24 Jan 2017

5 Ways to Take An Attacker Down

Let’s say you’re on the hiking trail and some creep starts getting too close. Or let’s say you’re at the grocery store and some creep starts getting too close. Here are 5 ways to take an attacker down if you can’t avoid them. 1. Use a stick. Many readers of

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