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Tilley Endurables LTM6 Airflo Hat Reviewed

Posted on Apr 3, 2016

There are many reasons why people wear hats… Especially in the outdoors. They can help to keep you warm when it is cold and cool when it’s hot, and most of all, protect your head from the sun. Hats come in all shapes and sizes, and vary greatly in terms of quality. Today, I’ll be looking at the LTM6 MultiCam Airflo Hat from Tilley Endurables. It is a higher-end head covering with a guarantee to match, so let’s see what it’s all about…

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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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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 datacenters, 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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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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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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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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OxyLED MD50 Flashlight Reviewed

Posted on Jul 31, 2015

In an emergency situation, it is important to have a quality flashlight nearby. I usually like to keep at least one compact high-lumen torch and a couple of low-lumen micro LED lights in my EDC, BOB and vehicles in addition to scattering them all around the house. But high-end flashlights are usually quite expensive so I like to check out the budget brands regularly hoping to find a decent alternative. Today I’ll be looking at the OxyLED MD50 Flashlight which is a budget 500 lumen rechargeable kit that may be good enough. Read on…

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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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Schrade SCHF45 Leroy Fixed Blade Bowie Knife Revie...

Posted on Jul 8, 2015

I just received Schrade’s latest chopper, the SCHF45 Leroy the other day… Last year it was the release of their massive recurved blade, the SCHF28 Little Ricky that had everyone talking. Now with the release of the enormous 16-1/2-inch SCHF45 Leroy Fixed Blade Bowie Knife, it takes Schrade’s big-blade designs to a whole new level. Is it a knife, or is it a beast? Read on for the answer to that question…

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Sticky Holster Reviewed

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

There are nearly as many different holsters and holster options out there as as there are opinions about them. Especially when it comes to concealed carry. Clips, no clips, fitted, unfitted, IWB (inside waistband), OWB (outside waistband), and the list goes on. The Sticky Holster is an ambidextrous IWB and pocket holster that utilizes compression to secure the holster in place. Read on for more…

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Schrade SCHDDS Compact Field Sharpening Rod Review...

Posted on Jun 20, 2015

If you spend a lot of time in the field, chances are high that you’ve needed to tune your blade’s edge at one time or another. Whether you are processing material for a fire or processing an animal in the field for food, a sharp edge is imperative. Schrade’s SCHDDS is a compact diamond dust field sharpener. Is it a worthy contender for that coveted space in your EDC or Bug-out bag? Read on to see how it fares…

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Schrade SCHSH1 Telescoping Folding Shovel Reviewed

Posted on Jun 6, 2015

One piece of equipment typically considered invaluable by military personnel, but is often overlooked by preppers and survivalists is a collapsible folding shovel. Schrade has engineered a rugged alternative called the SCHSH1 Telescoping Folding Shovel for their 2015 lineup. It is compact, lightweight and worthy of a closer look. Read on to find out just how good it really is…

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Schrade S.W.A.T. SCBAT21H 21″ Collapsible Ba...

Posted on Jun 3, 2015

Schrade manufactures four rugged professional quality collapsible batons, each available in four sizes ranging from from 16″ to 26″. The Professional Series, S.W.A.T. Heat Treated Series, S.W.A.T. Lite Series and a line of heat-treated batons for Smith & Wesson. The model we’ll be focussing on in this article is Schrade’s S.W.A.T. 21″ SCBAT21H heat-treated collapsible baton. Read on for more about it…

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