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 those that may identify with…

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Gear Review: Schrade SCH501s Pocket knife

A few months back, I came across the Schrade SCH501s 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 wanted. A stainless carbon…

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Product Review: Condor Outdoors’ “Urban GO Bag”

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 on, covered in mud, hosed…

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