woman,waiting a bus and tornado (photo and hand-drawing elements compilation)
09 Jun 2017

Make a Bug-Out List So Nothing Gets Forgotten

I grew up in Florida, where we were all told to prepare for hurricane season. June through September, and sometimes but rarely in May, people in the Gulf Coast and Atlantic States are at risk from hurricanes. My family were not anywhere near “preppers” and we never talked about emergency

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SOC Sandpiper Bug Out Bag
22 May 2017

Video Gear Review: S.O.C. Bugout Bag

It’s a pack I see a lot in airports across the country and for a good reason. The S.O.C Bugout Bag (ours is in the foliage green color) is a big backpack that can carry a lot of gear and take a beating. While it’s a popular option, there are

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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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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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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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Backpack that Charges Devises
09 Dec 2016

Gear for Gifts: Backpack That Charges Devices

If you’re anything like me, you probably enjoy having your phone around when you’re hiking or camping. I like mine for taking pictures and checking in with my family by text and checking my email if I happen to be in an area with cell service. I don’t want to

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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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Building A Better Keychain Flashlight
05 Dec 2016

Gear for Gifts: Building A Better Keychain Flashlight

How many keychain flashlights have you purchased or used over the years? I can recall at least 3 that for various reasons I gave up on. One I lost. One was a little laser light thing that wasn’t bright enough to really do anything, and one broke. Another thing…do you

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