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Car Holster Buying Guide

15 Best Car Holsters for Vehicles and Trucks in 2020

If you are planning on exercising that second amendment right and carrying your trusty hand cannons everywhere you go, it is inevitable that you will be mixing automobiles and firearms. It’s certainly no mystery that hopping in and out of the car can be a bit of a tricky maneuver

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Best Military Watches (Top Image)

32 Best Military Watches in 2020 (Ranked by a Marine)

Military personnel and serious outdoorsman know that the time to acquire and prepare gear is long before setting out on a hike or mission. Speaking of time, how do you plan to keep it in the harshest conditions? Can your current watches withstand submersion, extreme temperatures, and constant abuse? Can

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Sumatra 2500 PCP Air Rifle (Carbine Style)

10 Best PCP Air Rifles for the Money in 2020

The first thing I ask anybody when they’re looking for a PCP air rifle is: what do you plan on using it for? It’s important to define this for yourself before getting caught up in all the features and fluff that comes along while doing your research. Do you plan

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Marine Sniper Aiming Long Range Rifle

15 Best Long Range Rifles in 2020

Interested in getting into long range precision shooting? As a former USMC Scout Sniper and a current US Army contractor, I have qualified and tested many “sniper rifles”. Some of these rifles were fielded to Scout Snipers and Army Snipers, while others didn’t quite make the cut. In this article

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Best Hiking GPS Systems Side by Side

20 Best Hiking GPS Devices (Handheld) in 2020 Review

Each year millions of dollars are spent searching for lost hikers. Most of the time, this bill is covered by the taxpayers but depending on where you’re lost, you may receive a hefty ($500+) bill for the search and rescue (SAR) teams that were deployed at your distress. In some

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Pellet Gun Buying Guide (Top of Page Image)

17 Best Pellet Guns of 2020: From Single Pump to Full Auto Air Rifles

If you have an appreciation for firearms, which I’m assuming you do since you’re visiting this website, you must give props to one of the less BOOM BOOM variants; the pellet gun. Guns featuring air propelled projectiles are among the earliest devices capable of pneumatic operation and largely led innovation

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Some of the Best Benchmade Knives

30 Best Benchmade Knives in 2020 (Ranked by Category)

If you’re a knife enthusiast like many of us here at Marine Approved, you likely already appreciate Benchmade’s outstanding craftsmanship and customer service. Being one of the largest and most successful knife manufacturers in the world, Benchmade has a wide selection of knives across multiple categories. While that large selection

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Ultimate Camping Checklist for 2020 (with Printable PDF)

Camping is one of the greatest ways to experience the outdoors. There are endless places to go that feature some of the most wonderful views in the world that you can share with your friends, family, or experience all on your own. Regardless of where you go, or who you

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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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Some of the Brightest Spotlights Available

18 Best Spotlights (Handheld) in 2020

You might not be able to take the sun with you, but what you can take with you is a bright handheld spotlight. Flashlights and headlamps are helpful because of their portability and ease-of-use, however, sometimes, you just need something bigger and brighter. I’m not going to beat a dead

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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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Backpacking Checklist Featured Image

Ultimate Backpacking Checklist (with Printable PDF)

A solid backpacking checklist will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time in nature. Before we get into the list, I want to point out that there really is not a one size fits all gear list. In the gear checklist below, I’ll include all of the items that

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