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The acclaimed author of ‘The Things They Carried’ tells us what he carried in Vietnam and carries with him still
An M16, letters to a girl, fear, pride, love. He's left some burdens behind in exchange for others.
Review: Caldwell E-Max Shadows are an active ear protection bargain
Quiet bang for the buck is still bang for the buck.
Review: Staying sharp with the Spyderco Slip Stone sharpener
This sharpener is durable, versatile, and portable.
The best range bags for your next trip to the firing line
Keep your gear squared away when it matters most.
Review: Walker’s Razor earmuffs are a welcome relief from bad ear protection
The military probably isn’t going to cover your hearing loss.
Review: Is the Wolf Tactical Plate Carrier Vest for fitness, tactical, or both?
Does this plate carrier perform well inside and outside the gym?
Review: Taking a stab at the Gerber Paraframe I
Does this deserve the Gerber's title of "#1 seller"?
Review: Hands-on with the Blackhawk Omnivore holster
Does the Omnivore eat everything?
Review: the Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21 backpack offers a pared-down daypack for your city pursuits
Meet your assault pack’s MOLLE-less little brother.
Harley-Davidson just built a new motorcycle and the Pentagon is missing out
The latest bike from Milwaukee is even better than the ones that made Harley-Davidson a military icon.
Review: the Crye Precision Modular Pouch aims to be the one MOLLE pouch to rule them all
Can you really use the same pouch for everything?
Review: Are Walker’s Silencer earbuds the ultimate hearing protection?
This ear pro is allegedly some of the best you can get.
Review: Make way for the Nitecore P10i tactical flashlight
Get it done in the dark.
Review: Is the Cold Steel Storm Cloud faster than lightning?
Get yours while you still can!
Review: the Osprey Stratos 34 hiking backpack is so light you might forget you’re wearing it
Meet your next hiking backpack.
Review: the Jeo-Tec No. 29 bushcraft survival knife is the real deal in a forest of wannabes
The wild is calling.
Review: the Coleman Xtreme 5 cooler is gameday-ready
Cold beer is always a winning strategy.
Review: the Black Diamond Speed 40 pack is a mountain guide favorite
This minimalist alpine pack has everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Review: Mucking around in the Merrell MOAB 2 Mid Waterproof hiking boots
Here's how these boots stood up to testing.
Review: Fighting the morass with La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX hiking boots
I trashed myself and these lightweight Italian hiking boots during some Type II ‘fun.'
Review: the Breeo X Series smokeless fire pit is (finally) a better fire pit
If clouds of smoke are preventing you from enjoying backyard cookouts, Breeo has you covered.
Review: the Argali Carbon Knife goes whole-hog — literally
If you’re sensitive to seeing animals get cut up, consider this is a warning.
Review: the Benchmade Barrage is (almost) a cut above
Press 'F' to pay respects to a flawed-but-excellent knife.
Review: the Nortiv 8 hiking boots are a value boot that won’t break the bank
The company has committed itself to producing high-quality footwear at an affordable price.