The Hornady Rapid Safe -A Real Boombox

The Hornady Rapid Safe -A Real Boombox
I own guns for several reasons, hunting, sport, and defense of my family and myself. If you asked me the most important reason I own a gun I’d clearly pick self-defense. As a father and husband, it’s my job to keep my family safe. I own a gun, I train with it, and I store it responsibly when it's not in my control. Storing a firearm can be a difficult compromise between accessibility and safe[...]

The CamelBak Forge: Forged for Adventure

The CamelBak Forge: Forged for Adventure
Vacuum insulated drink wear is the latest and greatest fad to go hit the outdoor market. Calling it a fad is a bit much, as it's not likely to change anytime soon. The Camelbak Forge is from famed hydration pack manufacturer CamelBak. The Forge is a 16-ounce vacuum insulated travel mug designed to add a bit of convenience to your adventuring. The Forge is designed to keep the hots hot and the[...]

Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting

Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting
Learning the proper way to start a fire is a critical survival skill. The Marine Corps teaches this valuable skill to Marines attending both the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA and the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa Japan (I was lucky enough to attend both). Fire as you probably know is not very ‘tactical’ for military operations. I remember being out on a field [...]

CeleGear Survival Dog Tags

CeleGear Survival Dog Tags
A few days ago I was having a discussion with an Army buddy of mine and the title of a book came up that we had both read as children. The book we were talking about is called “The Hatchet” and the basic plot of the tale is a boy who was taking a trip on a plane that never made it to it destination and ended up crashing in the middle of a forest with the boy as the only survivor. Now, before [...]

Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool

Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool
Ever since I started venturing out into the woods as a young kid it was always suggested to me that I have some sort of multi-tool with me. After all, why carry a pocket knife when you could carry so much more? The name that immediately comes to mind when I talk about multi-tools is Gerber. So much so in fact, that almost everyone I ran into in the military referred to every multi-tool as a G[...]

Watch: Basic Compass Use for the Weekend Hiker

Watch: Basic Compass Use for the Weekend Hiker
With all the modern technology available to us for outdoor adventures we tend to forget the basics. We have become reliant on technology and have forgotten the skills of the past. This is especially true for navigation and using a compass. GPS technology has become a staple in our lives; from our smart phones to wrist mounted GPS watches for running and hiking. What happens when the batteries[...]