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Marine Holding Headlamps

15 Best Headlamps in 2020 (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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18 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads in 2020

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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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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United States Marine looking through a spotting scope

16 Best Spotting Scopes in 2020 (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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Some of the Best Utility Knives We Tested

11 Best Utility Knives in 2020 (Hands-on Review)

Whether you are opening Amazon boxes all day, cutting insulation, or even cutting the tough tendons in a piece of meat, having the right tool for the job can make or break your outlook on life. You might be saying to yourself, “why should I care about utility knives?”. Well,

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Powerful Air Pistol Made by Crosman

14 Most Powerful Air Pistols in 2020 (Pellet and BB)

If you’re looking for the most powerful air pistol, look no further. I’ve put together a comprehensive review with a comparison chart so you can quickly compare max velocity, caliber, rate of fire, ammo capacity, and power mechanism. I’ve included spring-powered pistols, CO2 powered air pistols, and PCP air pistols.

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Marine Using a Lensatic Compass

20 Best Compasses for Hiking (All Types) in 2020

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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The Best Ham Radios on the Market

10 Best Handheld Ham Radios in 2020

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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long range rifle scopes buying guide (top of page image)

17 Best Long Range Scopes for the Money in 2020

If you’re looking to push the boundaries of those lame “effective range” stickers or for a long range scope to destroy targets at 1000 yards plus, this guide is for you! Long range shooting is one of the most exciting and coveted skills in the world of firearms, but it

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Camping Cot Being Set Up by Sailors

15 Best Camping Cots in 2020 (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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Compact Binoculars with a Carry Case

20 Best Compact Binoculars in 2020 Review and Buying Guide

When it comes to binoculars, the best pair is the one you’ll actually have on you when you need them. That’s where compact binoculars shine! Sure, it would be great to have full-size binoculars on you at all times, but when you’re hiking, birding, hunting, or traveling that’s just not

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