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The Exotac titanLight – Review

The Exotac titanLight – Review

I grew up with the thought that Zippo had the best lighter in the world. This thing was used in movies and by military forces around the globe. But they ALL had one problem, lighter fluid evaporation. That alone was the main reason my investment into the product was minimal. Enter the Exotac titanLight ūüôā…

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Field Hygiene – Combat Wipes Review

Field Hygiene – Combat Wipes Review

  Hygiene is one of the most overlooked necessities in the field. Whether you are camping, hiking, fighting, hunting, or just taking a stroll, your body requires certain levels of cleanliness in order to not be a petri dish for bacteria and disease. This is where Combat Wipes come into play. According to the packaging…

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Off Grid Tools Survival Axe – Review

Off Grid Tools Survival Axe – Review

Secretly everyone wishes they could have the best tools on the market. Additionally, they wish they could have an all-in-one tool. Your wish has been granted with the Off Grid Tools Survival Axe! This thing is rugged! The contoured, glass-filled nylon handle that I was using, meant my hand was not easily going to slip,…

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Review – IP68 Waterproof iPhone Case

Review – IP68 Waterproof iPhone Case

Review – IP68 Waterproof iPhone 7 Case As an owner of both Lifeproof and Otterbox cases, I have a little bit of real world experience when it comes to waterproof cases for the iPhone. The IP68 had some bold claims to live up to not to mention comparisons to other products that are leaders in…

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Review – Roadside Emergency Kit

Review – Roadside Emergency Kit

Survivalhax.com has done it again. They have released a 92 piece, affordable, fairly complete, Roadside Emergency Kit. Now you make ask, based on that last sentence, “What do you mean by fairly complete?”. Before I place this bag in the car and call it complete, I will add a full size set of pliers and…

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Pike Trail Pocket Blanket Review

Pike Trail Pocket Blanket Review

Pike Trail Pocket Blanket Review In each of my kits, I house a type of shelter. In one it is a tarp and in another, I keep a drum liner. While there is nothing wrong with using a drum liner for shelter, the Pike Trail Pocket Blanket is now replacing this for a shelter item.…

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Review: Loftek LED Portable Floodlight

Review: Loftek LED Portable Floodlight

I continually look for new gear and while I work towards knowledge as opposed to my dependence on the “new shiny toys”, there are some things I just have to have. Enter the Loftek LED Portable Floodlight. Yes, Floodlight. This little 1.6 pound brick is loaded with a 15w LED bulb that is bright enough…

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ROM Pack – Review

ROM Pack – Review

Recently I have been learning more and more about multi-use items. Food Network’s Alton Brown decidedly is against any “unitasker” and I have to agree. This is what differentiates¬†the ROM Pack from other normal backpacks on the market. Dave Canterbury from The Pathfinder School has been teaching multi-use mentality to all of his students. No…

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Tactical LED Pen Review

Tactical LED Pen Review

After the review of the SurvivalHax.com air mattress, the folks asked me to review one of their other popular products, the Tactical LED Pen. Seeing as I have been looking for a good one, I gladly accepted. The unboxing was nice and maybe I need to start showing videos of unboxing a little more often.…

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Colter Functional Bandana

Colter Functional Bandana

It was a pleasure to receive two new versatile¬†pieces of everyday carry from Colter USA. Their bandana is¬†100% cotton and the two that I have are Know Your Knots and Stargazer. Regardless if you know all the facts in the world a little backup never hurt anyone, not to mention they are functional as a…

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Review – Fuel 100 Electro-Bites

Review – Fuel 100 Electro-Bites

For the latest review, I wanted to continue the thought of both endurance athleticism and nutrition. As a former powerlifter, I realize that endurance athletes need nutrition at a different time than sprint based or performance exercises. Electro Bites fills the gap for long term endurance and replaces the gooey gel based supplements as well…

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Sunjack 14w + 8000mAh Battery Portable Solar Charger

Sunjack 14w + 8000mAh Battery Portable Solar Charger

SunJack 14w + 8000mAh Battery Portable Solar Charger Product Review Some of the latest trends we are seeing today is solar powered gadgets. While this is an old technology, harvesting the sun as a renewable resource is on a steep¬†incline when it comes to personal use. By using today’s science and technology, this is where…

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X-Shot Sport Review

X-Shot Sport Review

In the world of modern technology, we are always trying to get a leg up. X-Shot Sport actually helps expand our capabilities allowing us to do just that. While I have seen “selfie sticks” with their trigger or push button mechanisms, I have not seen one that allows me to do exactly what I need…

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Paleo Meals To Go Review

Paleo Meals To Go Review

  With both work and pleasure, I am on the go almost constantly. Between running to catch a flight, hiking a trail, camping in the mountains, or coaching softball the one thing that suffers the most is my diet. Paleo Meals To Go has answered my prayers. I started following the Primal Blueprint in 2013…

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TacLace Review

TacLace Review

In today’s environment, it is wise to find things that make your life easier and sometimes even faster. TacLace enables me to do just that. Even though the Minutemen started sometime around 1645 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony as Training Bands for rapid deployment, they were better known to be¬†around the time of the American…

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SkyTech Laser Pointer Review

SkyTech Laser Pointer Review

Recently, I was approached by SKYTech to review one of their personal lasers. While I did not know where to begin or what to do with a SKYTech laser pointer, outside of giving presentations, I accepted. For full disclosure, it did not come with batteries or an instruction manual other than the letter stating, watch…

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Solar Puff Review

Solar Puff Review

One of the greatest things about what I do is to review effective “gadgets”. The Solar Puff LED Light from Solight Design is no exception. This is a very effective tool for your kit. You may be asking, what makes it so effective and I am glad to tell you. Part of it is because…

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That is a Hot Ash Stove – Gear Review

That is a Hot Ash Stove – Gear Review

I was able to spend some productive time with the folks from Hot Ash Stove. They are currently on Kickstarter which ends December 1, 2015. What I was able to see and discuss at the meeting was very informative. For starters, this is not an ultralight wood stove. This is a portable Rocket Stove. This…

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Gear Review – Uberfire – Fire

Gear Review – Uberfire – Fire

In the world of survival, the biggest challenges are to focus on the four main categories: Fire, shelter, water, and food. Each category¬†can be a challenge¬†in itself and the order in which each is obtained can be crucial to life and limb. After doing some research, I wanted to ensure I could reduce the risk…

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