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Some of the Best Emergency Radios

10 Best Emergency Radios in 2020

The number of natural disasters has been steadily increasing in recent decades and many experts say this trend is likely to continue. From hurricanes slamming into the coast of Florida to torrential rains leaving many Texans underwater, there always seems to be a natural disaster happening somewhere. Unfortunately, these disasters

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13 Best Sleeping Bag Liners in 2020

Sleeping bag liners work very similarly to sheets in that they protect your bed from nastiness and provide an easy to remove and clean solution that ensures your mattress a longer and fresher life. Sleeping bags can be expensive and the last thing you want to do is sleep in

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Leupold VX-3I Riflex 40mm Scope

18 Best Air Rifle Scopes for the Money in 2020

The world of airguns is growing steadily every year and for good reason. Air rifles and pellet guns can offer distinct advantages over traditional firearms and for some shooters may even replace firearms altogether. If you’re getting into airguns, you may have run into scopes that are called air rifle

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The bow and arrow we will be making in this guide

How to Make a Longbow (The Best Method I’ve Found)

Longbows are great hunting and defense weapons. They are simple but very useful and powerful. This guide will take you through the following steps to create a bow. In this guide, you will learn how to make a “hasty” bow, which I define as an all-purpose bow that takes less

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17 Best Tactical Pants in 2020

The environments faced by law enforcement officers, military personnel, firefighters, outdoorsman, and avid hunters are often too much of a challenge for your everyday pair of jeans. That’s where investing in some top tier rough and tough tactical pants completely changes the game. Unfortunately, the need for tactical pants is

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Some of the Best Waterproof-Backpacks on the Market

16 Best Waterproof Backpacks in 2020 (All Types)

The items you put in your backpack are likely of incredible importance so why is it that backpacks are often overlooked and underrated as a piece of vital technology? Whether you’re suiting up to enter a combat zone or just trying to make it to class, the things in your

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25 Best Fixed Blade Knives in 2020 (Review and 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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Vortex Magnifier with EOTech Red Dot Sight

10 Best Red Dot Magnifiers in 2020

A red dot scope is one of the best upgrades you can make to a close-range firearm but there are some serious drawbacks, especially if that red dot is going to find its home atop a rifle capable of being utilized at various ranges. Red dots are really only good

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Some of My Favorite EDC Knives

32 Best EDC Knives in 2020 (Reviews and Buying Guide)

Is a knife a weapon or a tool? That’s been a long common discussion but here at Marine Approved, we have the answer, it’s both! Carrying a knife with you is by far the easiest and lightest way to ensure you’re ready for a plethora of life challenges and no

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16 Best Tactical Backpacks in 2020

Being an outdoorsman and a Marine, packing, carrying, and relying on a backpack is an everyday part of life for me. I rarely find myself leaving the house without a backpack. Of course, I know most of you are looking for something with a little more flavor and ruggedness to

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Marine Testing the Best Multi-Tools

24 Best Multi-Tools in 2020 (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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Some of My Favorite Daypacks

10 Best Daypacks for Travel, Hiking, and Hunting in 2020

A good daypack is essential whether you’re hiking, traveling, hunting, going to class, spending a day outdoors, or want a good bug out bag. The possible options out there are literally limitless, which is good for us, but can be a little daunting when you’re first beginning your search. We’ll

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