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Gear Review: The Coin Sap By Foster Impact Devices

The sap; also called a slapper, slap jack, or beavertail sap is a highly effective impact device. According to Wikipedia; “A sap has a flat profile as opposed to a cylindrical profile of a blackjack, and spreads its impact out over a broader area, making it less likely to break bone. It was primarily used for head strikes, intended to stun an opponent or render him or her unconscious”. While these weapons have a rich history with law enforcement if the past, it still can be used as an effective tool for the law abiding citizen today....

Gear Review: Ranger Up T-Shirts

If you are a Veteran or know one, you know that they are some of the most dedicated and patriotic Americans you will ever meet. Though they might not be active duty or even reserves any longer, they still display never ending pride and love for their country and fellow patriot. I cannot tell you enough how much of an honor it is to shake the hand of a Veteran who has served in wars past and present. They have so much to contribute to our communities and our nation as a whole. So when we have the opportunity to work with a Veteran owned and operated...

Gear Review: Mantis Knives MK-4 Vuja De

Mantis Knives MK-4 Vuja De
Like myself, our readers are always on the hunt for something new and innovative. With companies consistantly introducing new products to stimulate the economy, it is hard to keep up with what is out there in gear land. But when is the last time you saw something that made you do a double-take? It has been a while for me, but our friends at iSurvival Gear introduced us to a knife they carry that definitely made me do a double-take when I saw it.

Gear Review: The Watson Evac Sling By Hazard 4

Bags, bags, and more bags. Bug out bags, EDC (everyday carry) bags, G.O.O.D. (Get Out Of Dodge) bags, the list can go on, but we don’t need an army of bags to do what we need to do. As with any essential piece of gear, quality and dependability are the key to success. With so many bags on the market, the task of finding the right bag for the right application can be daunting. We have been on the search for a bag that can serve multiple purposes. One that can be a bug out or get home bag, and also have the ability to tackle weekend fun. One...

Gear Review: The Reactor from Sea to Summit

What is more exciting than getting ready for a great backpacking or camping trip? If you are like me, you enjoy planning all the details of the trip from packing, to choosing the route you will follow. Some find the packing to be stressful as they are concerned they will either not have enough gear or have too much gear. The amount of gear you carry in your pack is determined by the location, weather, and individual needs of the trip. So this brings us to the Reactor from Sea to Summit.

Gear Review: The Pocket Socket

You are out in the woods and you need to call home to let your family know that you are well. You grab your cell phone and the battery level indicator says you have 30 percent battery left. You forgot you used it to take pictures of the captivating views you saw during your hike. So what do you do? There are a few options as having a spare battery (if your phone has a removable one), or a case which contains an external battery. The other option would be a solar powered charger, which could be very costly in some cases and not as dependable as the...

Gear Review Preview: K-TOR Pocket Socket Hand Crank Charger

We are kicking off our 2013 Backpacking and Camping Review Series with a thorough field test of K-TOR’s Pocket Socket Hand Crank Generator. Whether you are out in the woods having fun or in a bad spot; we are going to review products we feel may be worthy of your hard earned money.