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22 Climbing Tips I Wish I Knew Sooner!

Every experienced climber has some moments in the early days of their climbing career that they look back on and cringe. Whether it’s the time they showed up at the crag with fifteen people blasting Beyonce and got a stern talking-to from a local, or the time they got in way over their head on a route, got benighted, or …

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21 Essential Tips for Hiking With a Toddler

After my baby was born, I was very excited to take her hiking with me. It was easy. All I had to do was pop her in the carrier and off we’d go! She’d either fall asleep or sit passively, happy to be snuggled up against me and be outside at the same time. As she got older, things got …

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Benchmade 496 Vector Review

Benchmade 496 Vector – Assisted Opening EDC Knife Anyone that is a military member or veteran, outdoorsman, first responder, or knife collector will tell you that Benchmade makes some of the very best knives in the world. Known for their precision craftsmanship, attention to detail, and their use of only the best materials, Benchmade sets the bar for what a knife …

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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 Zippo.  But does it have …

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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 know about it.  This Benchmade …

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The Best Brands of Folding Knives

  Probably more than any other industry where product brands compete against each other, I believe the knife industry has the highest number of really high-end brands that offer stellar quality.  There are literally hundreds of brands and you can see just a partial list to give you an idea HERE.  You know if a company is sold by a …