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GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Reviewed

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

Last month I reviewed a Halulite Pressure Cooker from GSI Outdoors and liked it a lot so today I thought I would review another one of their products, the compact Pinnacle Soloist. The Soloist is a complete ultralight cookware solution sized perfectly for one individual. The set consists of an attractive 1.1 liter hard-anodized aluminum pot, a 14 fluid-ounce insulated bowl with a lid, a telescoping Foon and a welded rubberized stuff sack to protect the kit when it’s not in use. Read on for more details…

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eno SingleNest Hammock Reviewed

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the benefits and practicality of hammock camping. As with anything, there are advantages and disadvantages. But the hammock following is growing fast. As long as there are sizable trees capable of supporting the weight of a hammock, you’ve got a campsite. Today, we’ll be putting Eagles Nest Outfitters’ SingleNest Hammock to the test. Read on to see how well it fares…

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Schrade SCHF34 Tanto Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Mar 8, 2015

Part of Schrade’s 2015 lineup and nearly a mirror image of one of my favorite Schrade blades, the SCHF35 Fixed Blade Knife, the SCHF34 Tanto Fixed Blade Knife shares its similarities in all the right places… It’s compact, it’s lightweight, and it’s an attractive workhorse. Read on to see how well it performed…

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5.11 Tactical Covrt 18 Backpack Reviewed

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

I’ve been looking for a good Every Day Carry (EDC) bag for some time now, and I think I’ve checked out just about every sling-pack, messenger bag and murse around. Lately I’ve heard a lot of good things about 5.11 Tactical’s Covrt 18 Backpack so I thought I’d give one a closer look. Read on to see how it stands up to the challenge…

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GSI Outdoors Halulite Pressure Cooker Reviewed

Posted on Feb 20, 2015

Pressure cookers… They are good, they are bad, but they are not all ugly. Today we’ll be looking at the beautiful anodized Halulite 5.7 liter pressure cooker from GSI Outdoors, and when we are done we’ll cook up a hearty Guinness stew to give this thing a little test drive. Read on to see how it goes…

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Schrade SCHF28 Little Ricky Fixed Blade Knife Revi...

Posted on Feb 19, 2015

Today I’m going to review Schrade’s SCHF28 Little Ricky Fixed Blade Knife which is part of their new 2015 lineup. With all of the machetes and blades that I’ve reviewed as of late, this is one that I’ve really been excited to put to the test. Read on to see what I’m talking about…

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The Rifleman’s Creed

Posted on Feb 16, 2015

The Rifleman’s Creed (also known as My Rifle and The Creed of the United States Marine) is a part of basic United States Marine Corps doctrine. Major General William H. Rupertus wrote it during World War II, probably in late 1941 or early 1942. All enlisted Marines learn the creed at recruit training. Different, more concise versions of the creed have developed since its early days, but those closest to the original version remain the most widely accepted.

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Schrade SCHBOLO Machete Reviewed

Posted on Feb 12, 2015

What primary blade would you pack in your bag for performing heavier tasks like trailblazing, building a shelter, or basic bushcrafting? A large survival knife, a small hand axe, or a machete? Since no one tool can be the best at everything, what feature or function is most important to you? Today, I’ll be checking out Schrade’s SCHBOLO Machete. Lets see how well it stands up to the task at hand…

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Wicked Tough Handsaw Reviewed

Posted on Feb 6, 2015

When it comes to bugging-out or trekking around the country, what you pack coupled with the size and weight of your gear can have quite an impact on the level of your success. While we attempt to pack the lightest kitchen sink that we can find, we must be confident that the gear we choose will be able get the job done. Today, we’ll be reviewing the Wicked Tough Hand Saw from Wicked Tree Gear. Lets see just how wicked it is…

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TivaWater Home Water Filter 2.0 Reviewed

Posted on Jan 31, 2015

One of the most important considerations when bugging-in is drinking water. What will you do when your water store runs dry? Water filtration is the only viable solution to this problem. However, there are literally hundreds of filters on the market. Some practical, and some not so much. Enter TivaWater. Today we’ll be looking at TivaWater’s Home Water Filter 2.0. Read on to see how well it fared…

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Solo Stove Reviewed

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

Part of any good SHTF plan should accommodate a way to cook and purify water without gas or electricity. Additionally, that plan should maintain an emphasis on mobility. I’ve looked at many stove systems lately that utilize a variety of fuels. Today I’ll be looking at the Solo Stove, a compact packable, and environmentally friendly wood burning stove. Read on for more…

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Schrade SCHF30 Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Jan 24, 2015

Today I will be reviewing Schrade’s new SCHF30 Fixed Blade Knife which is part of their 2015 fixed blade collection. Read on to see how well it performed…

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Alpen Sport 8×25 Waterproof Monocular Reviewe...

Posted on Jan 22, 2015

Optics… Everyone should have some at home, the car, EDC and bug-out bag. Whether you are trekking down an off-beaten path or dealing with a bug-out situation, it is a huge tactical advantage to be able to have a view from afar. While some prefer binoculars, I prefer the compact size and light-weight of a monocular. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at Alpen’s Sport 8×25 waterproof monocular. Read on to see how it fared…

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