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Magnum Boots Intrepid HPi Running Shoes

The team at Magnum Boots has just released a new model of running shoes; the Intrepid HPi. I know our readers would agree that keeping your feet happy will make a difference in your day. Since Magnum has met the demands of uniformed professionals all over the country, they know what it takes to keep people moving. They have created a 3D counter-balance heel which assists the user in stability while running or jogging. But hold the phone. They also have come up with something called ion-mask. The name sounds cool, but the description is cooler....

Pelican Products 1910 LED Flashlight

The folks at Pelican Products just came out with a new flashlight; the model 1910 LED. This AAA battery powered, LED light, has a steel pocket clip and a push button tail switch.  At 3.6 inches long, and weighing 1.4 ounces with batteries, this may be another ideal choice for a pocket flashlight. Pelican claims you can get an hour of run-time at 39 lumens off of the single AAA battery. This sounds impressive, but we have not put this claim to the test. They do not have an MSRP listing on their web site for this light yet.

BioLite CampStove

Now here is the scenario; you go camping for the weekend and need to still be connected to the world for various reasons. So you don’t have spare batteries for your cell phone. What do you do? Connect it to the stove while you cook that evening. It appears BioLite has created a CampStove that burns wood and generates electricity you can use to charge your cell phone or LED flashlight. This stove also collapses so you can transport it easily. This is a great idea. According to BioLite’s website the CampStove will be available in March...

Survival Straps Paracord Accessories

We have seen many uses for paracord, the possibilities are limitless. But in recent years there has been an increase in purveyors of paracord bracelets. Not only are they stylish, but very practical in the sense of saving your rear in a tough situation. I like being prepared, but being fashionably prepared is not bad either. The team at Survival Straps have taken paracord to a new level. They offer many styles of military spec 550 paracord bracelets for men, women, and children. They offer watch straps, luggage tags, lanyards, and heck, even belts...

Mechanix Wear: The Original Glove Light

Mechanix Wear has produced many gloves for many applications.  From auto repair to tactical; they seem to have your hands covered. No pun intended.  If you keep a pair of gloves in your vehicle or bug out bag, then these may be what you have been looking for.  The Original Glove Light provides the protection of their original glove and the use of an LED light at the same time.  It takes AAAA size batteries which will provide you with light for approximately 14 hours. We have all been in that situation when you have to have someone hold the...

The Worlds Smallest Survival Kit by EOS

Our readers diligently try to remain prepared for whatever comes their way, and we try to keep them informed of anything which may help them achieve this goal. Whether you are going to work or hitting the trails; we are always looking for ways to lighten the load. In light of the recent natural events, we have begun to collect information on items which we feel deserves a second look. The staff at Elements of Survival have designed The World’s Smallest Survival Kit. The kit is very small and weighs 1.5 ounces. It is comprised of 22 items which...

Will Your Gear Work When Needed?

So here it is. You have been gathering gear to use for the day when you truly need it. Now, that day has come and what happens? It doesn’t work! The LED flashlights you packed in your bug-out bag, the GPS you had which stored all your “locations” doesn’t work because the batteries are dead. So, what happens now? Being prepared is not just about having a bag or cache full of gear, but it is about being able to overcome the obstacles you may face with gear that works. I know I was a little drastic in the beginning, but when...