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Gear Review: 5.11 Stryke Pants Abused...

Gear Review: 5.11 Stryke Pants Abused for Two Years

  I know the 5.11 Stryke Pants have been around for a while, but I felt compelled to do this review. I’ve had a pair I’ve been beating up for about 2 years now, and they’re still kickin. This one pair of pants has been through some pretty severe ass whoopins over the last 2 […]

Product Review: Condor Titan Elite Pa...

Product Review: Condor Titan Elite Pack

I’ve been using the Condor Urban Go-bag/pack for about 8 years now. Recently, I decided to upgrade, and because all three of my Condor bags have taken QUITE the beatings over the years, I decided to go back to them. I especially was interested in their new “Elite” lineup of gear, and figured I would […]

Which Firearm is Best for Home Defens...

Which Firearm is Best for Home Defense?

This topic can easily ignite fevered debate. Everyone has their own preference, as what works for one person may not work for another.  In the end, all one can do is gain the insight and knowledge to make informed decisions about their choice for a home defense firearm. As the NRA says here in their […]

Gear Review: The Schrade® SCHBOLO

Gear Review: The Schrade® SCHBOLO

There are a lot of ways to chop wood and clear brush. Not too many blades do both relatively well. SITUATION: Usually, you have an axe or hefty bush knife for chopping wood. But neither one clears brush, at least not with any ease. For clearing brush, you have a machete, but those don’t chop […]

How to Choose a Survival Knife

How to Choose a Survival Knife

When I was a kid, I thought “Rambo” knives were SO cool…

GEAR REVIEW: the GORUCK GR1 rucksack

GEAR REVIEW: the GORUCK GR1 rucksack

Somewhere in between the Osprey’s and Gregory type packs meant for through hiking, and the Mystery Ranch/5.11/Condor packs that have a more “tactical” look & feel, there lies an area reserved for packs that don’t quite define one as a “hiker”, or as a “military” type, but appeals to both demographics. It’s an area for […]

GEAR REVIEW: The Bubba 20oz HERO Tumb...

GEAR REVIEW: The Bubba 20oz HERO Tumbler

I have been on an arduous journey for quite some time. The mission: to find an insulated coffee mug that would NOT leak. I know, I get excited over weird stuff. But we’ve all had that thermos or mug we had high hopes for leak in our pack, or our car, right? Or the one […]

Essential Knots and Bends

Essential Knots and Bends

One thing I get asked about a LOT are knots and bends. It’s a skill, as you were, it’s an ART that once seemed to be fading into obscurity, practiced only by those rare breeds like First Responders/High Angle Rescue, Special Forces, Sailors, mountain climbers, cowboys and of course the proud Eagle Scout. Recently, there’s […]

Gear Review: Schrade SCH501s Pocket k...

Gear Review: Schrade SCH501s Pocket knife

A few months back, I came across this pocket flipper at a “big box” sporting good store. I had been looking for a new pocket EDC (every day carry) pocket knife for a while, as my Ka-Bar tanto folder had kinda let me down. More on that later (review inbound soon). I knew what I […]

Product Review: Condor Outdoors’...

Let me just cut to the chase and say that I’ve had this bag for roughly 8 years now, and I’ve put it through some abuse. I’ve camped many places, and rucked hundreds of miles with this thing, often carrying upwards of 50 lbs in it. It’s been dragged, kicked, dropped, thrown, sat on, laid […]

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