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Is the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M the next James Bond watch?

Is the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M the next James Bond watch?

Omega Watches recently unveiled a new photo on their website featuring Daniel Craig in his Bond-esque tuxedo showcasing their new Seamaster Diver 300M. For those unaware, Omega has exclusively taken the spotlight on James Bond’s wrist since 1995’s GoldenEye, which then featured Pierce Brosnan as the British spy. Every wristwatch worn by Bond since then has been […]

Streamlight PolyTac X Flashlight: Worth going in your go-bag

Streamlight PolyTac X Flashlight: Worth going in your go-bag

If you were to ask me what brand I recommend for tactical flashlights, I would tell you without hesitation, Streamlight. Streamlight offers a wide range of practical products at a reasonable price. They do their job, and they do it well. My trusted flashlight for my EDC bag is my Streamlight ProTac HL-X (you can […]

Pat McNamara: A gun does not mean that you are armed, Learn to fight

Like many of you do, I was mindlessly scrolling through my social media newsfeed the other day and came across a short and comical video posted by Pat McNamara. Though it was brief, it echoed an important sentiment that isn’t discussed as much as it probably should be in conversations about everyday carry (EDC), concealed carry […]

Vasque | St. Elias GTX Boots

Vasque St. Elias GTX Boots

Vasque Footwear has been a footwear manufacturer in the outdoors industry since 1964.  They are a reputable brand that generally puts forth products that are well-received by its consumers.  Some of their footwear eventually make their way onto a few “best product” compilations by various organizations.  One of these footwear is the Vasque St. Elias […]

Outdoor Edge Divide

Outdoor Edge Divide: An affordable no-frills everyday carry folding knife

Outdoor Edge is a small but growing knife manufacturer that offers a variety of knives suited for the outdoors and everyday carry (EDC). The Outdoor Edge Divide folding knife reviewed here is a fun knife that is currently available in two different sizes: a 3” blade or a 3.5” blade in either a plain or half-serrated […]

Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL: The best ferro-rod available

Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL: The best ferro-rod available

Being able to start a fire is one of the most important aspects of survival as it allows one to keep warm, purify water, and signal for help. Therefore, a fire-starter is arguably the most important tool in your survival kit. I personally carry a butane lighter, stormproof matches, and ferro-rod in mine (always have […]

Israeli SOF veteran Garret “Machine” on concealed carry and pistol fundamentals

Garret “Machine” is a SOF veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and is currently a firearms cadre for GORUCK’s firearms training events. Machine is a former Duvdevan operator and is therefore well-versed in counter-terrorism tactics. As an international SOF veteran, he offers a unique perspective on concealed carry techniques and pistol training. Though there might […]

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp | They upgraded, so should you

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp | They upgraded, so should you

I refrain from giving any gear too much praise, but I have to applaud Black Diamond for coming up with one of the best headlamps available on the market. The Black Diamond Spot Headlamp comes equipped with more features than your standard headlamp, yet its price rivals those without them. Before we get started with […]

Seiko SKX007: Every other person's favorite dive watch

Seiko SKX007: Every other person’s favorite dive watch

Seiko may have some of the most popular entry-level watches on the market, but lest you forget, the company has a storied and prestigious history. Seiko revolutionized the watch industry by introducing the world’s first quartz watch, it was the official timer for several Olympic games, and it also adorned the wrists of General Schwarzkopf […]

Exotac Matchcap XL review: An almost-perfect match case

Exotac Matchcap XL review: An almost-perfect match case

One of the most important pieces of a survival kit is your fire-starting gear. As with any essential piece of gear, it’s also important to have contingency options. For example, my fire-starting gear consists of a Bic lighter, ferro-rod, and UCO stormproof matches. If and when one of these options fail, I can rely on […]