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UCO Mess Kit: Compact, reusable and worth every penny

UCO Mess Kit: Compact, reusable and worth every penny

The UCO company started off by making a candle lantern in 1971. With a company based on living life outdoors, they have now emerged into the Mess Kit category with their new line that is fairly new to the market. Now, I’ll be honest, a mess kit is a mess kit. First off, let’s get […]

The SNAP: A modular light system from Princeton Tec

A Red, Green, Blue, and White Light Princeton Tec of New Jersey has been making lighting solutions since 1975.  This year at SHOT Show 2019 they are debuting a new RGB SNAP lighting system. Talking with Katie of Princeton Tec made it obvious that she and the employees of Princeton Tec understand and use the […]

The Stanley Master Flask: A bold flask for bold adventures

The Stanley Master Flask: A bold flask for bold adventures

Ever buy yourself a fancy flask only to immediately regret your decision when it leaked all over? Well, the new Stanley Master Flask lives up to its name and doesn’t disappoint. The Master Flask is one of the most robust flasks available on the market. It is capable of being a worthy companion and accompanying you on […]

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol | The lightest most compact closed cell sleeping pad

There are few things as pleasurable in the wilderness as a fresh brewed pot of coffee and a comfortable good night’s sleep.  When it comes to comfort, a quality sleeping pad makes all the difference in the world.  With that said, today we will be doing a first impression overview of the Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol. […]

Pelican Elite Coolers: Tougher coolers designed for adventure

Pelican Elite Coolers: Tougher coolers designed for adventure

This is my first go with Pelican Coolers, so this is my first impression of the product and brand. The two coolers I received were the 30qt Elite Cooler and larger 70qt Elite Cooler. You can tell as soon as you lift them out of the box, you’ve got a quality cooler. Just the heft […]

Heavy Cover US GI style titanium canteen mess kit

Heavy Cover US GI style titanium canteen mess kit

Anyone who spent more than a day in the military has had the pleasure of dealing with the issued GI bottle and the awfully bad tasting water that comes with it. Never, ever, forget anything else than water in these bottles because your water might taste like shit for weeks to come. During winter if it freezes […]

The Pocket Pal From Smith's: Work smarter when sharpening your knives

The Pocket Pal From Smith’s: Work smarter when sharpening your knives

I hate sharpening knives. I don’t know why, but it irritates me, I just want it sharp without the work. This had led me to try out a variety of different means to sharpen knives and one of my favorites is my pull through sharpener I use for my kitchen knives. Unfortunately, it’s a bit […]

Zippo Typhoon Match Kit: Light it up

Zippo Typhoon Match Kit: Light it up

On the list or survival priorities, fire is one of the big ones. Fire helps with the other three, those being food, water, and protection from the elements. You can cook, boil water, and stay warm with a fire. When it comes to lighting a fire you need to have rock-solid means of lighting that […]

Yeti Rambler Lowball: The best campfire companion a man can ask for

Yeti Rambler Lowball: The best campfire companion a man can ask for

The quarrel between Yeti and the NRA made the news roundup several months ago and spurred quite an outcry from the pro-gun community. It began when the Yeti revoked their discounting program for the NRA. The NRA publicly denounced Yeti’s business decision and some NRA supporters proceeded to shoot or blow up their Yeti coolers in protest. Both […]

Feathered Friends Swift UL 20 sleeping bag

Feathered Friends Swift UL 20 sleeping bag

If you have never heard of the brand, Feathered Friends is a small business based out of Seattle, Washington.  While a small business indeed, it is one that receives extraordinary praise from the backpacking and mountaineering communities.  As the name suggests, their manufacturing specialties are down products. Down is the soft insulating layer underneath the feathers of ducks […]