Buying Guides

Our small team has spent countless hours researching gear and actually using quite a bit of it.  For those items we don’t actually buy, we’ve spent a crazy amount of time researching the products on Amazon, customer comments, forums, manufacturer websites and more!  We truly hope to bring you useful, actionable and easy to read product reviews.

  • Ontario RTAK II Review

    Ontario RTAK II Review

    The by the Ontario Knife Company is a superior fixed blade survival knife that is designed to be durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of constant use. Survival knives are generally longer than other types of knives since they are designed for heavier jobs such as cutting and shaping poles for makeshift shelters … Read more


  • Gerber LMF II Survival Knife Review

    Gerber LMF II Survival Knife Review

    The is one of the most popular knives produced by Portland-based knife manufacturer Gerber. Survival knives are essential tools for outdoorsmen or anyone who spends a lot of time in the wilderness, as they enable them to be prepared to respond to a wide variety of emergency situations. The best survival knives can be used … Read more


  • Helle Temagami Wilderness Knife Review

    Helle Temagami Wilderness Knife Review

    The evokes images of individuality and self-reliance while living in the outdoors. A wilderness knife, also known as an outdoorsman’s knife, is a fixed-blade knife that is intended to be used for a variety of the most critical jobs in the wild such as cutting tinder for starting a fire or butchering game. It should … Read more


  • Fox USA Forza Lockback Knife Review

    First Thoughts The roots of the modern Fox Cutlery Company started to form in 1977 after its founder Oreste Frati started the company after years of experience in the commercial cutlery industry. The city of Maniago in Italy is (and has been for a very long time) known for its steel blade manufacturing, and by most … Read more


  • Tom Brown Tracker 2 Review

    Tom Brown Tracker 2 Review

    Lots of Tom Brown Tracker 2 review articles are currently out on the internet, providing users with a good way to evaluate this particular blade. The model comes from TOPS Knives, a known manufacturer of different cutlery. This article will discuss TOPS Knives, features of the Brown Tracker 2, and user ratings.


  • Buck Hood Punk Review

    Buck Hood Punk Review

    The Buck Hood Punk is meant to be a survival knife. It can be used for almost any outdoor activity or adventure as it is designed for ruggedness and tough weather conditions. Exactly how tough and rugged it can go, we can assess one portion at a time. This Buck Hood Punk review will discuss … Read more


  • Best American-Made Knives

    Best American-Made Knives

    In this day and age, there are not too many knife brands manufactured in America. Good thing there is Cold Steel, a company that prides itself in the manufacture of high-quality knife products for decades now. Cold Steel Knives are American Knives Cold Steel knives are generally considered to be the best knives made in … Read more


  • Bear Grylls Ultimate Fixed Blade Survival Knife Review

    Bear Grylls Ultimate Fixed Blade Survival Knife Review

    The  is a great survival knife designed by the popular adventurer and TV personality in collaboration with famed knife maker Gerber. Grylls used his extensive experience in having adventures in some of the most extreme environments in the world to design a knife that would be useful to outdoorsmen and campers. Survival knives are great … Read more


  • Benchmade – Bugout 535 EDC

    Benchmade – Bugout 535 EDC

    This excellent-looking Amerian made EDC is one of our recommendations since it’s a versatile tool that Benchmade recommends for hiking, backpacking, fishing and camping.  We fell in love with it (well, you know what I mean – we’re not perverts or anything but…. okay, I’ll stop “talking”) and we’d love to tell you all we … Read more


  • Fenix E18R Rechargeable LED Flashlight

    Fenix E18R Rechargeable LED Flashlight

    Whoever said big things come in small packages just might have been referencing the new E18R by best Fenix edc flashlight. This pint-sized wonder was released in October 2018 and we’ve put it through its paces.  The E18R Rechargeable fenix LED flashlight features wireless charging, powerful lumens, built-in intelligence and it weighs less than a … Read more


  • ESEE Junglas Survival Fixed Blade Knife

    ESEE Junglas Survival Fixed Blade Knife

    This is one creatively-named implement!  The Junglas is actually pronounced “HOON-GLASS” (but with a Latin American accent).  Its name is derived from the Colombian Police called “JUNGLA” or Compañía Jungla Antinarcóticos special operations forces.  The original intent was to create a knife that was kind of a machete and kind of a fixed blade knife … Read more


  • Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Review

    If you are going camping or hiking, you need a reliable survival knife. Not only will it allow you to traverse in the wilderness easier, but it can also allow you to survive in the wild without exerting too much energy in executing your basic survival tasks. One of the best knives you can bring … Read more


  • Boker Magnum Elk Hunter Review

    Boker Magnum Elk Hunter Review

    Survivalists yearn for a new knife once in a while, and in case you want to give a good knife to a guy like that, you might want to give him a Magnum Elk. It is plausible that many survivalists do not have the Magnum Elk in their survival stash. It is mainly because it … Read more


  • Throwing Tomahawk Ultimate Buying Guide [Top 3 Picks]

    Are you looking for a good throwing tomahawk? Throwing a tomahawk is very fun, even more fun than throwing a knife. It gives you the same rush of throwing a knife, but with more power. When you hear the “thud” the tomahawk makes as it hits its target, it feels stronger and louder than the “thud” … Read more


  • Buck 285 Bantam BLW Mossy Oak Pink Camo Pocket Knife

    Buck 285 Bantam BLW Mossy Oak Pink Camo Pocket Knife

    WHY PINK? [dropcap]S[/dropcap]o glad you asked!  I’ve asked myself that question a number of times as I noticed more and more excellent PINK knives from America’s top companies like Spyderco, Ontario Knife Co., Buck, Kershaw, etc.  What’s the deal?  I asked that question to Ontario Knife’s marketing director Matt recently, and the answer was something … Read more