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ESEE Knives 6P Fixed Balde Backpacking Knife

18 Best Hiking and Backpacking Knives in 2019

Any outdoorsman will vouch for the fact that a quality knife is one of the single most important and versatile tools in the world of outdoor sports and activities. A high-quality backpacking knife enables you to set up camp, cut up firewood, defend yourself, clean fish, field dress your hunt

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Some Throwing Knives I Tested

18 Best Throwing Knives in 2019 (Buying Guide)

Stabbing is great and all, but wouldn’t it be nice to extend the range of your lethality? Ninjas have been doing it for years and now it’s time to get you outfitted with the knowledge and gear to bring your blade game to the next level with a set of

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Marine Holding Headlamps

15 Best Headlamps in 2019 (Hands-on Review)

One thing I learned in the Marines is that there is no such thing as being too situationally aware, and the first step in knowing what’s going on is being able to see what’s happening. Whether you’re hiking on the trail, running, setting up basecamp, or prepping your gear in

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Marine Testing the Best Multi-Tools

24 Best Multi-Tools in 2019 (Hands-on Tested)

In the Marines, one piece of gear I wasn’t issued but always carried on me was a multi-tool. The versatility of a multi-tool is unmatched, and since you won’t always be privy to intel regarding what obstacles you’ll need to overcome throughout your day, the multi-tool reigns supreme as one

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Marines Wearing Plate Carriers

13 Best Plate Carrier Vests in 2019 and Where to Buy Inserts

In this article, we’ll review plate carrier vests from the bottom of the budget barrel all the way up to Mil-Spec vests ready for combat. From weight to breathability to downright tacticool factor, we’ll cover it all! I have used a number of them, so I can tell you which

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18 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads in 2019

Love it or hate it, humans need to spend around eight hours a day asleep to be at their peak. Even missing an hour or two a night has shown to have considerable effects on decision making, physical performance, and emotional balance. All of which are things you’re already going

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The Best Ham Radios on the Market

10 Best Handheld Ham Radios in 2019

Whether you’re relaying coordinates for an airstrike, prepping for a potential emergency situation, or slipstreaming down the highway with other truckers to save fuel, ham radios are useful communication devices. Ham radios, otherwise known as the amateur radios or two-way radios, have been used since the 1890s and all the

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Marine Using a Lensatic Compass

19 Best Compasses for Hiking (All Types) in 2019

Marine or not, being proficient at basic land navigation and understanding how to use a compass is absolutely essential for anyone who plans to venture into unfamiliar terrain. Land navigation is a skill set that requires a lot of practice to become confident. In the Marines, we practiced land navigation

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United States Marine looking through a spotting scope

16 Best Spotting Scopes in 2019 (Reviews and Buying Guide)

Tracking down your targets and taking the perfect shot is all good and fun, but that process doesn’t come easy if you can’t locate and properly spot your targets first! Imagine having a portable lightweight high powered telescope at your disposal to scan over hundreds of acres? No more sitting

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Camping Cot Being Set Up by Sailors

15 Best Camping Cots in 2019 (Review and Buying Guide)

Any experienced camper or backpacker knows that having the right gear can make or break a trip. You have a few bedding options when you’re camping. One of the most comfortable and easiest options is a camping cot. Cots are used by every military branch because they’re easy to set

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The 15 Best Fixed Blade Knives in 2019 (Review & Buying Guide)

Even if you’ve amassed an arsenal of sharp pointy objects over the years, you’ll need a solid blade that can do it all. One blade to rule them all, no matter the situation, challenge, or environment. You need a quality fixed blade knife. You see, seasoned outdoorsman and survivalists all

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Tactical Pen Being Used by a Marine

13 Best Tactical Pens in 2019 (Reviews and Buying Guide)

Due to their versatility as low profile self-defense weapons, survival tools, and nearly indestructible writing utensils, tactical pens are popular everyday carry tools used by everyone from military operators to white-collar CEOs. I actually decided to purchase my first tactical pen after a regular pen exploded in the admin pouch

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