Archives for February 2012

Gerber Apocalypse Kit

In end-game scenarios, everyone always has their favorite would-be zombie-killing weapon, be it a crossbow or the old-fashioned 12-gauge. The problem is, a lot of people are going to show up empty-handed and unprepared. That’s when you simply unfurl your Gerber Apocalypse Kit and let the masses fight over the contents.

Backcountry Boiler

Chimney kettles were originally made popular by Irish fisherman and WWII soldiers because they could quickly boil water with whatever fuel was lying around (twigs, leaves, brush, etc.), saving them the time and energy of having to carry around their own fuel source. The Backcountry Boiler is an ultralight update of the original chimney kettle Read more…

Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX

The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX has a name only a mother could love, but all of those seemingly extraneous letters and numbers compose an alphabet soup that represents technologies built in to the shoe. Technologies that let you tackle the most demanding trails with dry, comfortable feet.


Picture this scenario: you’re out in the wilderness, your iPhone’s on its last bar of battery, and you’ve already maxed out any backup battery you may have had with you. Most people at this point would be (as we say in the ‘hood) S-O-L. But not you. You grab a few stray pinecones and some Read more…

Gerber Venture Knife

A solid, foldable knife is the cornerstone of an outdoorsmen’s every-day carry, and the Gerber Venture Knife—a sleek and nearly indestructible choice—is about as good as they come.

Slat Grill

There are many options for outdoor cooking, including propane-based stove burners, portable gas grills, and even your good old-fashioned Weber that’s out on the back deck. But when you’re out in the wilderness, nothing quite says “the outdoors” like cooking over an open fire. The Slat Grill is an unbelievably portable—and genuinely simple—solution that lets you use Read more…

SteriPEN Freedom Water Purifier

Purifying water, when you’re out in the wilderness, can be an aggravating process. Depending on what technology you have on hand, you’re either pumping, filtering, mixing chemicals, or keeping track of test trips and complicated timetables for proper water treatment. And many treatments can create a funky aftertaste in your canteen. The SteriPEN Freedom Water Purifier Read more…