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Benchmade AFO 2 Automatic

SnoManApril 21, 20155 min read
Benchmade AFO 2 Automatic

  The Benchmade AFO 2 Automatic (“switchblade”) is designed with a number of tactical features, but it is just compact and light enough to serve as an everyday carry utility knife. Appropriately, the company describes it as an “enhanced-utility” knife. Check…

Kick Up Your First Aid Kit With These 7 Items

SnoManJanuary 20, 20155 min read
Kick Up Your First Aid Kit With These 7 Items

The most commonly used items in your basic first aid kit are antiseptic wipes and adhesive bandages; everything else you add to the kit is an improvement, but in my opinion no first aid kit is complete without those two items. If…

Easy Fire-Starters for Everyday Carry

SnoManJuly 29, 20144 min read
Easy Fire-Starters for Everyday Carry

Thanks to my friend Jon Ruch for the idea for this article and video. Jon is the founder of Ruch Builders, LLC, specializing in the construction of high efficiency custom homes. They’re built so you spend less money paying utility…

Non-Tactical EDC — The Athabasca 24

SnoManFebruary 25, 20144 min read
Non-Tactical EDC — The Athabasca 24

For the urban prepper who doesn’t want a tactical pack, the Athabasca 24from Granite Gear is an amazing find. It’s a small pack built like a large one, so it will carry a heavy load comfortably, but it also has…

Pocket EDC — The Ultimate in Everyday Carry Convenience

SnoManFebruary 11, 20147 min read
Pocket EDC — The Ultimate in Everyday Carry Convenience

Everyday Carry refers to the small survival kit you carry every day, everywhere. For some people, keeping a pack at all times is just too much of a pain. Fortunately, there is a great solution — pocket carry, or pocket…

Stretchy and Light: Stryke Pants from 5.11 Tactical

SnoManDecember 15, 20133 min read
Stretchy and Light: Stryke Pants from 5.11 Tactical

Hey, I’m all about rugged wear, but when it gets hot and humid, my go-to item around the SnoMan’s farm is my Utilikilt. The fabric is heavy, which is nice in high winds, but a kilt’s design leaves you unencumbered,…

Maxpedition Remora Review

JakeMay 2, 20121 min read

The Maxpedition Remora is a great choice for an every-day-carry bag. It’s smaller than the Sitka and Flacon II, the other EDC bags reviewed by Survival News Online. So if you find yourself needing a little less gear during your…

The 5.11 TDU Tactical Pants

SnoManDecember 11, 20114 min read
The 5.11 TDU Tactical Pants

Survivalists, preppers, scouts, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts need rugged, comfortable pants, and the ripstop 5.11 TDU (Tactical Dress Uniform) pants fit the bill. They look good and can be worn everywhere. In fact, I wear mine nearly all the time…

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