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Fisher Space Pen deconstructed

Review: Fisher Military Space Pen

I’m going to write a review about a pen. Yes, a writing utensil with ink. In an effort to create a friendly review process while creating an efficient reading experience, I am exploring new ways of how I do reviews. Let’s see how this works out. Model: Fisher Space Pen #M4B Personal Experience: 3+ Years Amazon …

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Kestrel wine tasting menu

Touring in Prosser, WA.

On the road to Seattle, I spent a night in Prosser. The group I was with wanted to stop here for wine tastings. I didn’t really know what to expect! Wine tasting in a small town in the middle of Washington? First off, I’m no wine aficionado. I can appreciate a good wine, but my …

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Ammo: XM193 vs XM855

XM193 and XM855 are 5.56x45mm rounds that are used with the AR-15 platform. Most commonly, they are used by the US military in M4 and M16 rifles and carbines, but they are also two of the most popular 5.56 rounds among the civilian market (likely because of the military adoption). That’s about it for your history …

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Sirennet SNDL3

Picture yourself driving down a two-lane freeway. It’s dusk, headlights just came on, and you’re cruising at about 80mph, just enjoying the music and looking forward to getting home from your long road trip. You notice a shadow in the adjacent lane about 150 ft ahead. You flick on the brights and give a wide …

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Baofeng UV-5R: A $30 Beast

I just added a new radio to the stable, and because it was only $30 I bought one for the wife as well. The Baofeng UV-5R series (5R+ pictured) is a substantial bang for your buck. I do not usually take kindly to cheap imported equipment, especially electronics, but this radio has proven its value …

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H51 vs H502 Outdoors

A little comparison of the Zebralight H51 (spot + spill) and H502 (flood) headlamps outdoors at night.

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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Review: Timberland LiteTrace Mid

The Timberland LiteTrace boot is built for hikers who care about weight and performance. Each boot weighs under 12 ounces, which is incredible considering this is an over-the-ankle hiking boot. However, lightweight materials usually aren’t very durable and tend to degrade under heavy use faster than heavier weight products. So, how does the LiteTrace hold …

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