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Boker Magnum Lil’ Friend Micro Neck Knife

SnoManJuly 16, 20152 min read
Boker Magnum Lil’ Friend Micro Neck Knife

I finally got a neck knife. I had never seen the need for it, but my wife and boys got it for me, and it’s so convenient and practical that I’m now ready to recommend it. It’s the Boker Magnum…

Hilleberg Mesh Inner Tent

SnoManJuly 7, 20152 min read
Hilleberg Mesh Inner Tent

Hilleberg is a great tentmaker. For my birthday, my boys bought me a mesh inner tent to go with my Nallo 3, and so I demonstrate its cool features and setup. The inner mesh tent is a modular addition to…

ESEE Knife Comparison

SnoManJune 9, 20154 min read
ESEE Knife Comparison

If you are looking for a new fixed blade knife, I don’t think you can be disappointed with an ESEE, and with a wide range of available sizes and features, there is probably one suited to any purpose a knife…

Solar “Air” Lantern

SnoManMarch 3, 20152 min read
Solar “Air” Lantern

Here’s a useful gadget: The Solar Air Lantern from SurvivalFrog.com. I’m not selling it; I only mention it because I think it’s pretty useful, and I’m going to give away a couple in a few days. A simple pressure switch…

Wool Vest and Jacket Prototypes

SnoManFebruary 10, 20155 min read
Wool Vest and Jacket Prototypes

When it comes to overall performance, I think wool and other natural fabrics are simply better than synthetics. It’s not because I’m an eco nut; it’s just that they work better for me for my climate and lifestyle. I still…

The ESEE 5 Survival Knife

SnoManJanuary 6, 20155 min read
The ESEE 5 Survival Knife

The ESEE 5 is not a knife for the faint of heart. It’s a quarter-inch thick, tough as a Russian wrestler on steroids (is there any other kind?), and weighs a full pound. If the swiss army knife is a…

ESEE 3 Long Term Review

SnoManJune 10, 20148 min read
ESEE 3 Long Term Review

Ethics Statement: I have not received any products or compensation from ESEE Knives. I purchased this knife and its accessories. I do occasionally receive free products from manufacturers for review, with the understanding that anything I say about them will…

How to Choose an Urban Bugout Bag

SnoManMarch 11, 20149 min read
How to Choose an Urban Bugout Bag

Metro-dwellers need to prepare for a special set of emergency situations to deal with traffic congestion and population density. While rural residents are more likely to hunker down and stay put in a major emergency, urban and suburban residents who…

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