Posted on 26 November 2013
In field testing the pack performed as expected. I used the pack under miscellaneous circumstances covering everything from a single overnight trip (which saw the pack used as my airline carry-on) to my “grab bag” at a convention. I haven’t had opportunity to take it out on a hike but carrying/wearing a pack is the same whether you’re climbing a hillside or multiple sets of stairs.
Posted on 22 November 2013
Way back in 2000 (hard to believe that’s over a decade ago now) I was first introduced to the tactical power of light. Sure, I knew how to use a flashlight before that: turn it on, turn it off, wave it around to put light where you need it, right? That’s common use. I wrote […]
Posted on 13 November 2013
He looks at it; opens the blade; looks at it and smiles at the pure simplicity of it – and is clearly thinking of how great it would have had to been during his years on that island. Enter the SOL (Survive Outdoors Longer) CORE LITE “knife”. I put that in quotes because it’s more than just a knife.
Posted on 29 October 2013
Why would anyone want a collapsible rifle? Well, let’s think about it a moment.
Posted on 15 October 2013
Every baton-trained cop, and every Filipino stick-trained martial artist, has always lusted after an ordinary, common, everyday device that could be wielded like a baton or escrima stick, mostly for those places and situations where a firearm was not permitted.
Posted on 11 October 2013
This IS a good pocket knife that offers far more than your typical “nail cleaning” pocket knife. Take a look at that list of tools again and realize how much more you can do.
Posted on 17 September 2013
Earlier this year Blackhawk introduced a number of new bags and two of them haven’t got much press so far. I can’t figure out why—they are both excellent products that fill clear needs.
Posted on 10 September 2013
A great many of the most skilled warriors I know carry fixed blade knives with blade less than four inches long. That’s the category the Decima knife, from Ontario Knife Company, falls into.
Posted on 28 August 2013
Often the demands placed on a fixed blade for use in recreational camping, backpacking and hiking are the same as those placed on blades used by our soldiers and cops every day.
Posted on 23 August 2013
This week’s recreational equipment review is going to discuss what we might (or should) consider carrying each time we head out “into the field”.