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Blackhawk Cyane Pack - Minimalist Assault Pack [VIDEO REVIEW]

Blackhawk Cyane Pack – Minimalist Assault Pack [VIDEO REVIEW]

What BLACKHAWK! Says About Their Pack: The BLACKHAWK! Cyane Dynamic Pack is ideal for any and all military and law enforcement applications. It offers 1,300
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Bark River Knives - FOBOS MKB-9 Review

Bark River Knives – FOBOS MKB-9 Review

The MKB-9 is a collaboration between Bark River and F.O.B.O.S. Knives. This model is the heavy hitter of the F.O.B.O.S. line up. The MKB-9 blade
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Condor Solveig Assault Pack - [VIDEO REVIEW]

Condor Solveig Assault Pack – [VIDEO REVIEW]

  Condor Solveig Assault Pack The best just got better. The redesigned Condor Solveig pack is a highly functional pack for both urban and outdoor
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Condor Outdoor 155 Commuter Backpack

Condor Outdoor 155 Commuter Backpack

The Condor Commuter Backpack was designed as an EDC bag. Its features allow for anyone to carry it in any situation from going to school
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Condor Outdoor - 166 Bison Backpack [Video Review]

Condor Outdoor – 166 Bison Backpack [Video Review]

The Condor Bison Backpack is an upgrade from our old Assault and Shoulder bag, integrating the sling as a pouch that can be attached or
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Condor Convoy Outdoor Pack Review

Condor Convoy Outdoor Pack Review

We have used the Condor Convoy Outdoor Pack since 2008 for building our bug out bags and have ZERO returns and complaints. It's not the
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Coghlans Emergency Stove: Survival Gear Review

Coghlans Emergency Stove: Survival Gear Review

Why You Need an Emergency Stove In Your BOB Everyone has their own opinion of the “ideal” survival gear, I know I certainly do. The
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EberlestockV90 Battleship Stress Test [VIDEO REVIEW]

Eberlestock V90 – Stress Test [VIDEO REVIEW]

So, some Youtuber, who will remain unnamed, posted a video that showed an Eberlestock pack in less than a favorable light. If you have been
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Esee Laser Strike Fixed Blade Knife - 2018 Top Knife!

Esee Laser Strike Fixed Blade Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytxFGF3BkO4 The Laser Strike is an improved ESEE fixed blade knife with a spear point blade shape and a more ergonomic handle. This model does
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Esee-6 Plain Black Blade w/ Grey Removable Micarta Handles - 2018 Top Knife!

Esee-6 Plain Black Blade w/ Grey Removable Micarta Handles – 2018 Top Knife!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPQjZiTLK2Q Since 1997 Randall's Adventure & Training has designed no-nonsense, affordable field knives specifically targeted to military, law enforcement, and the special operations community. Many
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Fenix CL20R Rechargeable Lantern Review - [Video Review]

Fenix CL20R Rechargeable Lantern Review – [Video Review]

What Fenix Says About this Grill The Fenix CL20R rechargeable camping lantern emits a maximum 300 lumens from its built-in 1600mAh battery and neutral white
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Freeze Dried Raw Eggs Using the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer.

We just purchased a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer! I have been watching these things for years, listening to some of my customers who have them
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French Army Tents F1 and Desert Commando – NOT RECOMMENDED!

It's Military Surplus Wednesday and you need to watch this video if you own or have been thinking about getting a French Military Tent! You've
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Gerber LMF II Infantry – 2018 Top Knife!

Down behind enemy lines? Left to fend for yourself? These are the scenarios that inspired the LMF II. Former military man, Jeff Freeman led the
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Gerber Strong Arm Military Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

Gerber has been making survival knives for the US Military since 1968. The StrongArm Fixed Blade carries on their legacy of tough-as-hell fixed blade knives
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Harvest Right Freeze Drying - Unboxing, Operation and Overview

Harvest Right Freeze Drying – Unboxing, Operation and Overview

I just purchased a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer! I have been watching these things for years, listening to some of my customers who have them
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Hilleberg Nammatj 2 – Real World Review – Worth the Cost?

THE NAMMATJ 2 is the master of both high and low country, equally suited for a high altitude expedition or a weekend walk in the local
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How to Setup the Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Tent

Being able to see how easy a tent can be pitched is very important to the purchasing process. With that in mind, here is how
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Introducing the Open Fire Chef and His "Preppers Bean Challenge"

Introducing the Open Fire Chef and His “Preppers Bean Challenge”

Preppers - Is Your Food Storage Boring? It seems that every prepper, regardless of their reason for prepping, sooner or later focuses on food. I
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Ka-bar Becker BK7 Combat/utility Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

In an effort to bring an affordable, high performance, combat/utility knife to our troops, Ethan Becker consulted with fellow tactical trainers, and also, veteran and
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Ka-bar U.S. Marine Corp Fighting Utility Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

The most famous fixed blade knife in the World - "the KA-BAR" - was designed to serve our troops during World War II and is
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Ka-bar Becker BK2 “Campanion” Fixed Blade Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

If you hunt, camp or spend time afield, we know you will love the Becker Campanion. I have needed this knife for at least 20
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Kelly Kettle

Kelly Kettle Trekker [Video Review]

The Kelly Kettle Overview The Kelly Kettle is a unique water boiler that is essentially a water jacketed double walled aluminum chimney with a removable
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Marlin Papoose - Best Bug Out Rifles [Video]

Marlin Papoose – Best Bug Out Rifles [Video]

Self-loading take-down carbine. Stainless steel barrel. Cross bolt safety and manual bolt hold-open. Adjustable open rear sight. Ramp front sight. Grooved for scope mount. Black,
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Mountain House Chili Mac vs Backpacker’s Pantry Chili Macaroni

Today for this episode of the Camper's Cafe, Luke and Susie have two products to put up against each other; Mountain House Chili Mac vs
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NiteCore Concept 2 – 6500 Lumens – [VIDEO REVIEW]

NITECORE CONCEPT 2 At-A-Glance Futuristic ultra-bright, palm-sized flashlight Utilizes 4 CREE XHP35 HD LEDs with a max output of up to 6500 lumens Beam intensity
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Ozark 1 Person Backpacking Tent Review – Not Recommended

Is a $25 Tent from Walmart Waterproof? Is Ozark a brand which you should consider purchasing? Are they worthy of your hard earned money? Found
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Outdoor Vitals Dominion 2.5 Person Tent

Outdoor Vitals was founded 3 years ago by Tayson who was finishing college and trying to afford premium gear. Once he found out he was
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Product Review: SureFire G2X [VIDEO REVIEW]

Product Review: SureFire G2X [VIDEO REVIEW]

What Surefire Says About this Flashlight SureFire’s new dual-output G2X with MaxVision™ flashlight features a proprietary reflector that shapes the high-output LED’s light into a wide,
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Propper Series Combat Boots – [Video Gear Review]

Propper footwear was designed for long lasting comfort and durability. All of our boots are based on true U.S. sizing to provide the perfect fit.
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Paracord - Cordage - The Most Important Gear in Your Bug Out Bag

Paracord – Cordage – The Most Important Gear in Your Bug Out Bag

Today we're talking about the importance of cord and why you should always make sure to carry some in your pack. Day hike, overnight, multi-day;
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Picking the Best Bug Out Bag Pack

Picking the Best Bug Out Bag Pack

Considerations for a Bug Out Bag Pack When it comes to a bug out bag pack, there’s a spectrum of options. At one end, there’s literally a
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Review – Fenix Flashlights HL15 Headlamp

The Fenix HL15 is a lightweight running headlamp. It is equipped with a reflective headband, one neutral white LED for better color rendering, and two
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Review: COLD STEEL- IRON PROOF 2018- RECON 1 SERIES

Warning: The tests and cutting feats performed in this presentation constitute the abuse of the product and are potentially very dangerous. Any knife can be
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Review: Eberlestock G2 and GS05 Gunslinger Packs

Review: Eberlestock G2 and GS05 Gunslinger Packs

This the original GS05M Gunslinger, a 2700 cubic inch pack with extraordinary features that set it apart from any other mid-size pack. The Back-scabbard is
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Survival Box Subscription

Survival Box Subscription? 5 Things You Need to Know First!

Before we get to the 5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a "Survival Box" Subscription, we need to give a little setup about how
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Schrade SCHF9 12.1in Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDBKPkPPd3I   SCHF9: Extreme Survival Schrade This Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival fixed blade knife features a thick 6.4" 1095 high carbon steel full-tang blade with easy-to-grip
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Survival Saw Review : Agawa Canyon Saw [VIDEO REVIEW]

  Product: Agawa Canyon Saw Features The BOREAL21™ is a revolutionary 21 in / 53.3 cm folding bow saw that effortlessly unfolds in seconds for
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Schrade SCHF37 - Quite Possibly the Best Survival Knife For the Money! [VIDEO REVIEW]

Schrade SCHF37 – Quite Possibly the Best Survival Knife For the Money! [VIDEO REVIEW]

For those of you who have been around since the days when we built and sold bug out bags, you'll know what we thought about
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Sierra Designs Cloud 35 Sleeping Bag Review – No Zippers!

It’s our credo, but what does it mean? It means planning your days around the pull of exploration. It means filling your soul with a
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Snugpak Basecamp OPS Sleeper Expedition Sleeping Bag - [VIDEO REVIEW]

Snugpak Basecamp OPS Sleeper Expedition Sleeping Bag – [VIDEO REVIEW]

The Sleeper Expedition is Snugpak's most extreme temperature sleeping bag in the Sleeper Series range, taking good care of you in conditions right down to
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Sabra Gear Solo Pack Review

Today Luke is reviewing the Sabra Gear Solo pack; a strong and practical pack for your daily carry needs. It looks like the Sting pack
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Snugpak Ionosphere Review – Still a Good Tent After 4 Years?

I've been using the Snugpak Ionosphere tent for over 4 years now and the question is; is it worth the money? How has it held
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Speed Test – Versus – Primus Classic Trail Stove

Today we continue to search for the fastest backpacking stove on the market! This is VERSUS and we're testing the Primus Classic Trail Stove. Also,
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The Hidden Woodsmen Day Ruck Scout: [Video Review]

The Hidden Woodsmen Day Ruck Scout: [Video Review]

Webbing Shoulder Straps, Molle on both sides, 500D construction with 400D liners, Brightly colored inside Rot proof thread, Ax Sleeve on Back, Spot to Lash
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ThruNite Catapult V6 Flashlight - [Video Review]

ThruNite Catapult V6 Flashlight – [Video Review]

Constructed from aerospace grade aluminum body with military grade Type III hard-anodized finish, Catapult V6 is built to last. The rugged construction allows this flashlight
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The US Army’s Next Ruck – MOLLE 4000 Rucksack First Look

Want to see the latest US Army rucksack before anyone else? This pack, MOLLE 4000,  is still in the testing phase but we've been able to
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The Outdoor Gear Review - [VIDEO CHANNEL]

The Outdoor Gear Review – [VIDEO CHANNEL]

Honest Reviews for common Outdoor Gear including tents, backpacks, tools and firearms. Solo camping and hiking adventures as well.   The Outdoor Gear Review has
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The Most Expensive Military Tent in the World Nemo The ALCS 1P SE

The ALCS­™ 1P SE with GORE-TEX® shell fabric is the most advanced individual combat shelter on the market. These shelters can be carried and used
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USMC Military Field Tarp VIDEO Preview & Review

USMC Military Field Tarp VIDEO Preview & Review

USMC Military Field Tarp VIDEO Preview & Review Waterproof, flame and abrasion resistant, non-reflective wet weather tarp reverses from MARPAT Woodland Camo to Coyote Brown.
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UCO Stormproof Sweetfire Review

Today Luke is reviewing the UCO Stormproof Sweetfire Review Strikeable Fire Starter. It's good but not exactly what the company claims them to be. This
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Vanquest Mobius 2.0 Vpacker EDC/Sling bag [VIDEO REVIEW]

Vanquest Mobius 2.0 Vpacker EDC/Sling bag [VIDEO REVIEW]

The MOBIUS 2.0 in Multicam is on Final Production and will not be available in this colorway until further generations are complete. MOBIUS 2.0 improvements:
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Volcano Grill Review: Portable Camping Stove - [Video Review]

Volcano Grill Review: Portable Camping Stove – [Video Review]

What Volcano Says About this Grill The Volcano 3 Collapsible Propane Grill is the most versatile and efficient grill on the market today. From the
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Vanquest IBEX 35 Review - [VIDEO REVIEW]

Vanquest IBEX 35 Review – [VIDEO REVIEW]

Here's What the Manufacturer's Say About the Vanquest IBEX 35 Cordura Nylon Imported 35 Liter Capacity w/ two 2-Liter Hydration-ready side compartments Fully padded interior, MOLLE
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Video Review: Fenix UC35 - 1000 Lumens - One of Our Favorite Bug Out Bag Flashlights

Video Review: Fenix UC35 – 1000 Lumens – One of Our Favorite Bug Out Bag Flashlights

Fenix is quickly becoming a favorite brand of lights for us. We've had the opportunity to take an early look at the new Fenix UC35
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1944 Bug Out Bag Completely In Tact! - USN M-592 Pilot Survival Kit [VIDEO]

1944 Bug Out Bag Completely In Tact! – USN M-592 Pilot Survival Kit [VIDEO]

Check out this never before filmed WW2 Navy Survival Kit. The Naval Aerospace Specification M-592 was a pilot's survival kit worn under the life vest
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4 BEST Survival Slingshots for Bug Out Bags

4 BEST Survival Slingshots for Bug Out Bags

Discover the BEST SlingShot for Hunting, Survival and Bug Out Bags. In Episode #1 of this 5 Part Series Dave Canterbury's Pathfinder Pocket Hunter SlingShot
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5.11 Rush 72 Tactical Pack Review - [Video Review]

5.11 Rush 72 Tactical Pack Review – [Video Review]

What 5.11 Says About Their Product https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOL8g03yzWU&t=143s Keep your gear and accessories handy with the 5.11 Tactical™ Rush 72 Backpack, which is made of highly
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