Shootout

Ultralight Shelter Shootout

Recently, my Search and Rescue team required me to get some form of personal shelter. I got straight to my research and created a shootout to compare all my options. But first, let’s learn what’s important when you are in the market for a lightweight shelter system.

Backcountry Stove Shootout

If you plan on spending a night or more off the beaten path, a stove will be important for cooking, rehydrating meals, or just boiling water. But what goes into a stove? What should you be looking for? Well, as with all your gear, this comes down to what type of hiking you will be …

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Gun Safe Shootout (Entry Level)

If you own any firearms, you probably understand the importance of keeping them locked up when they are not in use. Many people store their guns in a “gun cabinet” which is a simple metal cabinet with a locking mechanism in it, which cost about $100. Gun cabinets are great for keeping out curious children …

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Portable Solar Panel Shootout

Interested in clean, free, portable power? Solar power is more than just great for backcountry comforts, but it is also an invaluable asset in a power outage or SHTF event. Even though the basic technology has been around for over 150 years, the consumer market for portable solar panels is still in its infancy. The …

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LED Torch Shootout

Deciding what torch to get can require a lot of crazy research. I know because I’ve done it. RC has spent weeks browsing forums, drinking beers, and making this spreadsheet to highlight some of the differences between RC’s favorite and recommended torches. They are organized by cell type, as it typically determines similar weight, size, …

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