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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Gear for Gifts: Backpak Buddy
07 Dec 2016

Gear for Gifts: BackPak Buddy

With essential supplies in a user-friendly package, a BackPak Buddy is a great tool that can help keep you alive and nourished if things go wrong on your next adventure. A friend of mine in my SAR team recently started BackPak Buddy. Each buddy contains 15 feet of 550 paracord,

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10 Reasons to Give a Tactical Pen as a Gift
02 Dec 2016

Top 10 Reasons to Give a Tactical Pen as a Gift

There are a lot of reasons to love the invention of tactical pens. If you’re trying to figure out a good gift or stocking stuffer for someone in your life, consider a tactical pen. We got to test one out from UZI recently, the UZI Tactical Glassbreaker Pen ($22) and

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The Best Bang For Your Binocular Buck
23 Nov 2016

Gear for Gifts: Best Bang For Your Binocular Buck

How will you beat the ravening zombie hordes if you can’t see them coming? With Vortex Optics‘s completely redesigned series of Diamondback binoculars, you will never have to worry about that happening. Starting at only $189, the Diamondback series is a high-performance, sleek line of optics that come with an unconditional

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Send Someone a Crate of Doom
04 Nov 2016

Gear for Gifts: Send Someone a Crate of Doom

We’d love to give an Acme Crate of Doom as a Gift. Better yet, we’d love to GET one as a gift! Check out the amazing stuff in this thing. The crate contains 12 weapons spanning human cultural and social history. Seriously. you can get this crate delivered with a

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Fox Cutlery Njall Knife Review
13 Oct 2016

Video Gear Review: Fox Knives Njall

It’s nice to enjoy the finer things in life. For drivers, it could be English cars. For foodies, French wine. For outdoorsmen, Italian knives. The Fox Knives Njall is designed by Jesper Voxnaes and made in Maniago, Italy. It is a beautiful and uncompromising piece of equipment. The blade is

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