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ALTAI MFH100-S Hiking Boot Reviewed

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

I received a pair of ALTAI’s waterproof MFH100-S 6″ Hiking Boots along with a pair of MFM100-S 6″ Military Boots quite some time ago, and I have had the opportunity to wear them for some time now. While these boots are very similar, I felt they deserved more than a notable mention. As a result, much of the article will be nearly identical…

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4 Direction Bushcraft Fire Kits Reviewed

Posted on Feb 1, 2016

There are dozens of tinder materials that work well for starting fires outdoors. While some work better than others, one of the more popular in bushcraft circles has got to be fatwood, the resin-impregnated heartwood of pine trees. Today, we’ll be looking at a few fire starting products including their Fatwood Firesteel, 1lb. Premium Fatwood and One Time Fire bundles from 4 Direction Bushcraft…

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Food and water storage on a tight budget

Posted on Jan 24, 2016

The idea of getting started in prepping, and more specifically food and water storage can be a bit overwhelming. There is so much to learn and so much to consider, especially if you are on a tight budget where every dollar matters. Sure you can purchase a little of this and a little of that, building up your cache over time. But is that really the best way?

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Seahorse Protective Equipment Cases Reviewed

Posted on Jan 10, 2016

When it comes to protecting your important equipment during transport, whether it be electronics, camera equipment or firearms, there are many options available these days, each with a variety of things to consider. Today, I have the opportunity to go over the SE1530 from Seahorse Protective Equipment Cases to see how well it fares…

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Fenix HL10 Headlamp Reviewed

Posted on Jan 6, 2016

In addition to having a high-powered flashlight in my EDC and bug-out gear, I also like to keep a quality headlamp and at least one lower-powered flashlight that utilizes a commonly available battery like AA or AAA in my gear bags as well. Today, I’ll be looking at the HL10 Headlamp from Fenix to see how well it fits into the plan…

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Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SL Reviewed

Posted on Dec 31, 2015

Air pads and mattresses are typically considered a luxury items in the bush, but roughing it can be a especially difficult for those not used to it. Simple amenities like sleeping on a thick lofty pad can have a huge impact, not only on your psyche, but also on the level of rest and recovery that you can achieve. Additionally, in cold weather some pads can provide a much needed insulative barrier preventing loss of heat through conduction. Today, I’ll be looking at the insulated Q-Core SL from Big Agnes to see how well it stacks up…

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ChyRoseKnives – The Knifemakers Series

Posted on Dec 28, 2015

For the third installment of of the Knifemakers From Around the World series, we crossed the big pond to talk with Adrian Etheridge of ChyRoseKnives. He is a knifemaker out of the UK specializing in custom handcrafted knives. So let me introduce you to Adrian…

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Edge Pro Apex Knife Sharpening System Reviewed

Posted on Dec 21, 2015

Who doesn’t love a wickedly sharp blades? The problem is that there are so many ways to get there, each with a long list of pros and cons. Personally, I to shy away from any sharpening solution that might reprofile a blade’s edge unless I mean to do so. If I purchased a blade with a particular grind, only sharpening methods that would allow me to retain the factory-ground profile would interest me. Today, we’ll be looking at the Apex Knife Sharpening System from Edge Pro that allows you to do just that. So let’s take it for a spin…

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Steel Will Druid 265 Reviewed

Posted on Dec 19, 2015

In this article I will be reviewing Steel Will’s Druid 265. It is part of their 2015 lineup, and definitely one of the knives that I was most excited to review before the new 2016 blades were released into the wild. It is a rugged fixed-blade, compact, lightweight and extremely comfortable to wield. So let’s get to some of that bushcraft stuff…

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Inside Bannock Flat Bread

Posted on Dec 8, 2015

The other day I was watching a video on making bannock bread and I thought that I would share some interesting facts, cooking methods, recipes and a few ideas on how to prepare it. I hope you find this information useful…

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Estwing Black Eagle Tomahawk Reviewed

Posted on Dec 5, 2015

When it comes to tactical and extraction-style tomahawks built for delivering punishment, there are many to choose from, some more devastating than others. A few months ago Estwing sent me a Black Eagle Tomahawk so I could give it a spin and put it through its paces. Let’s see what this thing can do…

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LMF Knives – The Knifemakers Series

Posted on Dec 3, 2015

In the second installment of of the Knifemakers From Around the World series, we’ll be spending some time talking with Joe Snarski from LMF Knives. He is a knifemaker out of Cowpen, South Carolina specializing in custom handcrafted micarta scales. So now let me introduce you to Joe…

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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Ketalist Reviewed

Posted on Dec 3, 2015

When you are out in the bush and traveling light, there are many cookware options available. But some options can boil water much faster than others. Today, I’ll be looking at the Glacier Stainless Steel Ketalist from GSI Outdoors. So let’s see how well it will get the job done…

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Schrade SCHF52 and SCHF52M Knives Reviewed

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

New for 2016, Schrade’s much anticipated SCHF52 and SCHF52M Frontier fixed-blade knives have been released just in time for Christmas. They are an updated take on last years SCHF37 and SCHF37M with a few improvements that I think we can all appreciate. Today, I’ll be putting both of these new blades through a series of functional challenges to test blade control and strength, so let’s get on with it and see how well they fare…

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TYBELT Premium Reviewed

Posted on Nov 23, 2015

When it comes to gear, survivalists always look for gear that can perform more than one function. A heavy-duty leather belt can double as a strop. Belts made from 550 paracord can become emergency cordage. A nylon and polyester webbed belt can easily be turned into a strap or tourniquet. Not long ago, I received a webbed multi-purpose TYBELT from BBM Equipement. Let’s have a closer look at this belt and what it can do…

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Superfeet Trail Insole Reviewed

Posted on Nov 22, 2015

If you wear boots a lot and your feet, knees and back hurt, it is a safe bet to look at your footwear first to find relief. Especially if you wear budget footwear. In some cases, simply swapping out the insoles can remedy the pain. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to put quite a few miles on the Trail Insole from Superfeet while trying them out, and now it is time to share my experience…

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