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ThorFire LED Camp Lantern Reviewed

Posted on Sep 18, 2015

There are many LED camp lanterns and work lights available today, each with different features and functionality that set them apart. Today, I’ll be looking at the rechargeable LED Camp Lantern from ThorFire designed with some features that would be very attractive to preppers and those living off the grid. So let’s dig in…

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StoveTec Biomass Cookstove and Super Pot Reviewed

Posted on Sep 12, 2015

Lightweight packable stoves have always been an interest of mine not only for backpacking, but also for bugging out. But what about bugging-in when the gas is out or no longer available? Today I’ll be taking a look at the Biomass Cookstove and Super Pot from StoveTec to fill that need. So let’s check it out…

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Lightning Strike and Lightning Strike Mini Reviewe...

Posted on Sep 8, 2015

There is a plethora of fire starters available these days with a huge disparity between them and how well they work. None of them are perfect for everyone in every instance. Today I’ll be looking at the Lightning Strike and Lightning Strike Mini from Darrell Holland Shooting Supplies. What is it and why would you want one? Let’s find out…

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Fenix UC35 Flashlight Reviewed

Posted on Sep 5, 2015

In my EDC, I always carry at least three lights. Two of them are usually small twist-on LEDs lashed to zippers, but the third and primary light is always something with a much higher lumen rating. I recently came across the Fenix UC35 flashlight which has a USB charging interface so it can easily be recharged anytime, anywhere. Working in offices and data centers, this was quite appealing to me so I had to have a closer look. Is it EDC capable? Let’s find out…

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LOWA Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boot Reviewed

Posted on Sep 3, 2015

Whether you are thru-hiking the AT or simply running errands around the urban jungle, you cannot compromise on quality when it comes to your feet. Recently, I received a pair of LOWA’s Zephyr GTX Mid hiking boots to put through its paces. Now that I’ve put about 35 miles on them since I first put them on, I am ready to share how well they fared…

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Renovo Oasis Modular Water Filter Reviewed

Posted on Aug 29, 2015

Whether you are a backpacker, prepper or a survivalist, personal water filtration has probably crossed your mind at one time or another. The environmental issue that we are currently facing only compound the problems that we deal with every day and signifies the importance of discussing the impact that a high-quality personal water filter can have on our lives. Today, we’ll be looking at Renovo Water’s new kickstarter project for the Oasis Modular Water Filter. So let’s get down to it…

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Steel Will Druid 230 Reviewed

Posted on Aug 25, 2015

I love big blades, and I love small blades… And just about every blade in between. Especially bushcraft blades. But when you come across a blade built for processing wood, well those are the most fun and I just have to try it out. Enter the Druid 230 from Steel Will. Today we’ll be playing around with one just to see how much fun we can have with it. So Let’s get started…

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Bushcraft Essentials Fire Piston and Char Cord Rev...

Posted on Aug 20, 2015

The ability to create fire is one of the most important skills to master when it comes to survival, and man has been creating tools to make building a fire easier and more reliable since the beginning. Today, we’ll be giving the Bushcraft Essentials Fire Piston and Char Cord t try, so let’s get started…

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Estwing Sportsman Machete Reviewed

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

As a compulsive gear junkie, I am always looking for new stuff to try out. On a recent trip through Home Depot to look at some hatchets and axes, I ran across some cool stuff and what I thought might be a new machete by Estwing called the Sportsman Machete… And I just had to give it a try for myself. After reaching out to Estwing, they graciously responded with one to show you, so let’s give it a go…

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Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System Reviewed

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

With all of the bushcraft and survival blades that I test and review, there is no doubt that I need to keep a good sharpening solution close at hand. From stones and strops to field sharpeners, I have certainly tried a lot of them. Stones and strops require a lot of patience and skill, and field sharpeners just cannot do the job alone. Besides, I’ve seen the damage that draw-style sharpeners can do to a blade. Today, I’ll be looking at the Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System (WSGSS) and the WSSA0003300 Upgrade Kit to see if meets my needs. Read on and enjoy…

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Titan Survivorcord Reviewed

Posted on Aug 15, 2015

Cordage… One of the “Five C’s of Survivability” is important to keep close at hand for so many reasons. One of the more popular is Paracord, but even paracord comes in all flavors. Titan Paracord has come out with a new type of cordage that integrates their well-known Mil-Spec 550 Type III Paracord with monofilament, copper wire and waxed jute adding even more functionality to an already terrific product. Read on and enjoy…

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Schrade SCH406 and SCH406N Neck Knife Reviewed

Posted on Aug 7, 2015

In recent years there has been an explosion in the survival blade market, including EDC blades that are small, lightweight and are designed to be worn around the neck on a chain or section of paracord. Schrade has two new models for 2015; The SCH406 Ceramic Neck Knife and the SCH406N Stainless Steel Neck Knife. In this article, we’ll be comparing the features and functionality of the two. Read on and enjoy…

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LA Police Gear Jumbo Bail Out Bag Reviewed

Posted on Aug 3, 2015

Lately, I’ve been looking at quite a few different messenger style bags that could fit all my range gear and carry over my shoulder without being too bulky. I ran across the LA Police Gear Jumbo Bail Out Bag and thought it was worth a look. Read on for more details…

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Schrade SCAXE9 Locking Saw Axe Reviewed

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

Humans have always been looked for effective ways to lighten their load and reduce the volume they need to carry. Multi-functional gear can often fill that void. Today I’ll be going over Schrade’s new 18-inch combination axe and 12-inch folding saw, the SCAXE9 Locking Saw Axe. Read on to see how it fares…

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ALTAI MFM100-S Military Boot Reviewed

Posted on Jul 12, 2015

I received a pair of ALTAI’s new waterproof MFM100-S 6″ Military Boots a little over a month ago and have been wearing them off and on ever since. To date, I’ve been able to put a little over 25 miles on them which I felt was just enough time to form a reasonable opinion of them. Read on for more about them…

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Steel Will Argonaut 800 Reviewed

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

New to the knife scene in 2015, Steel Will has amassed an attractive collection of fixed and folding -blades and neck knives. One of their newest fixed-blade knives, the Argonaut 800 is due to be released as part of their Outdoor Series in a few short weeks. I recently had the opportunity to have an up-close look at the Argonaut 800 prior to its release and put it through its paces. Read on to learn more about Steel Will’s Argonaut 800…

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