Here’s What a Firearms Instructor Carries Every Day and Why
03 Jul 2017

Here’s What a Firearms Instructor Carries Every Day and Why

Everyday carry is a concept that most firearm owners know these days, however this should include more than just a firearm. I have had a few people ask me what my everyday carry load-out is and why, so I figured that this would be a great topic to cover. Ask

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10 Jan 2017

Lessons from the Storm of 2016

In December of 2016, a rash of winter weather swept across Oregon, bringing thick bouts of freezing rain and snow to Lane County. The ice piled onto roads, trees and power lines causing massive power outages and hazardous road conditions. Tens of thousands of people were without lights or heating

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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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Wild Hedgehog Tactical Med Kit
10 Nov 2016

Top Outdoor Gifts for the Holidays

Know an outdoor enthusiast, wilderness worker or tactical pro? These items will be perfect for stuffing their stocking or putting under their tree! For the Utilitarian CRKT  Homefront A problem that has plagued many users of folding knifes is that they are difficult to clean after hard use in the

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31 Oct 2016

Gear For Gifts: Top EDC Gifts for the Holidays

Looking for gift ideas for someone that needs good gear each and every day? We’re going to be posting a lot of cool items over the next few weeks to point you in the direction of gifts that any outdoors person or survivalist would love to have. Heck, forget giving

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Video Gear Review: Boker Outdoorsman Knife
13 Sep 2016

Video Gear Review: Boker Plus Outdoorsman Knife

A good knife is an essential part of any outdoors kit. A knife can aid with many tasks like shelter building, food preparation, fire building and self-defense. But shopping for knives can come down to finding the best quality blade for the lowest price. There are plenty of options in

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Traveling and survival gear, what can you take with you?
05 Sep 2016

12-Point Checklist: Survival Items Preppers Can Take on an Airplane

When you travel, you might feel limited in what survival gear you depend on, because you can’t always take your important items with you. If you’re flying on an airplane, TSA has strict guidelines regarding the type of products and their sizes that you’re allowed to carry on board and pack.

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Self Defense Tools You Can Take on a Plane
23 Jul 2016

5 Self-Defense Tools You Can Carry On A Plane

Traveling comes with a lot of challenges, especially when you may be worried ensuring your safety. Even though you can’t bring obvious self-defense weapons such as firearms or knives in your carry-on bag when traveling by plane, there are some effective tools you can pack for self-defense that are unlikely to arouse

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Essential Items for Wilderness Survival
05 Jul 2016

Go Beyond the Survival Essentials

Having some basic survival essential items with you when you’re outdoors is a must and the key to outdoor success. The items you have with you should provide for your basic needs while out and about, both while things are going according to plan and when things get hairy. But

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