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The Best Long Range Outdoor TV Antennas in 2021

Many people live in very rural areas that don’t have a lot to work with when it comes to TV or the internet. However, some...
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The Best Omnidirectional (360”) TV Antenna in 2021

Many people have strayed away from having TV antennas and getting cable subscriptions instead. This is because cable subscriptions mean that you’ll have better signal...
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Best Outdoor AM/FM Antennas in 2021

You turn on the radio. It is playing your favorite song. You start to tap your feet and wiggle those hips. Your partner joins the...
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The Best Outdoor TV Antenna Preamplifiers in 2021

So you are looking to improve your TV reception? If you live in an area of low signal strength an outdoor TV antenna preamplifier might...
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6 Best Handheld GPS Devices in 2021 (Tested & Reviewed)

July 19, 2021/Riley Draper/Last Updated August 6, 2021 Table of Contents Looking for the best handheld GPS for your next hiking or backpacking trip? Then look...
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7 Best Pocket Chainsaws In 2021 – Tested & Reviewed

June 20, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Getting out on the trail and making it back home in one warm, dry piece means that you're...
Backpacker eating freeze dried food

8 Best Freeze-Dried Foods for Camping & Backpacking

April 23, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents One of the most difficult choices you have to make when you're packing your things for an extended...
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The Best 18650 Battery For Flashlights in 2021

April 13, 2021/Caleb Cole Table of Contents Tired of your flashlight burning out when you need it most? Looking for the best 18650 battery for...
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Sawyer Mini vs Lifestraw: Which is the Best Water Filter?

If you’re out in the wild for extended periods of time, then you know how useful a water filtration system can be. Hiking, backpacking, and...
People with backpacks on a hike.

Osprey Atmos vs Aether – Which Backpack is Best in 2021? 

Osprey makes some of the most innovative backpacks available on the market right now. If you’re looking for high-performance gear that’s able to keep up...
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10 Best Machetes of 2021 (Reviewed)

March 16, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Although we often see them in movies being used by explorers to blaze trails through endless miles of...
A person in black and green camoflague and a bulletproof vest.

10 Best Body Armor (Bulletproof Vests) of 2021

February 16, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents If you're preparing yourself for the worst that life has to offer, then you're probably in the market...
A black and orange handle pocket knife.

10 Best Throwing Knives of 2021 (Reviewed)

February 16, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents The only thing in the world more satisfying than a good pocket knife is a good throwing knife....
A man holding a flashlight and looking at the sky.

10 Best Tactical Flashlights of 2021 (Reviewed)

February 16, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Nobody wants to be left in the dark. Power outages seem to only happen at night when you're...
A man wearing a headlamp and standing next to a tent.

10 Best Survival Kits of 2021 (Reviewed)

February 16, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents If you're the outdoors type, you know how important it is to be prepared no matter what. The...
A gas mask in a pile of dead leaves.

10 Best Gas Masks of 2021 (Reviewed)

February 16, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents If you're interested in being prepared for every situation or maybe your hobbies just involve bleaching fabrics or...
A lighter and hay being used to start a fire.

5 Best Survival Lighters of 2021 (Reviewed)

February 16, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents A good lighter can make or break a camping trip. It's possible to build a fire with nothing...
A woman camping by a fire.

8 Best Survival Food Brands for Long Term Food Storage

Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst. Pandemics, natural disasters, wars: one never knows what the future holds. In these kinds of situations,...
A rifle with a scope on it.

5 Best Scout Scopes Reviewed in 2021 – Test Results 

January 7, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents If you are a hunter on a solitary "hit-and-run" mission, the scope for a scout rifle may be...
A semi automatic rifle.

Best Brands of Guns – Top 10 Gun Manufacturers in the World

    January 4, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Guns are some of the best methods of self-defense in the world. From in the home...
A Swiss army knife.

Swiss Army Knives vs Leatherman Multi-Tools

Victorinox Swiss Army Knives are so well-known that they have entered the territory of an idiom. You can call just about anything a, “Swiss army...
A buch of paracord.

10 Survival Uses For Paracord

It’s difficult to name a survival item more useful than paracord. You could argue that a knife or multi-tool is more important in emergency situations,...
A Holly tree.

10 Poisonous Wild Plants That Look Like Food 

Berries are some of the most varied and abundant naturally-growing foods, as trees and bushes bearing berry fruits are common across the United States. Strawberries,...
Forest with a river running through it.

8 Ways To Purify Water In A Pinch (Key Survival Skill)

When you’re out on a camping trip or exploring in the wild, it’s vital to have a reliable supply of fresh water. Outdoor activities are...
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The 7 Best Fixed-Blade Survival Knives in 2021 – Tested & Reviewed

Looking for the best survival knife to tackle the great outdoors? We've got you covered with this handy overview! Our experts have ranked the Top...
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The 5 Best Survival Hatchets in 2021 – Reviewed

One of our favorite bushcraft essentials? A high-quality survival hatchet! A hatchet is a small axe, ideal for cutting firewood, building a shelter, hammering and...
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3 Best Backpacking First Aid Kits in 2021 Reviewed

If you're planning a backpacking trip, packing a basic first-aid kit is always a great idea. Yes, you could choose to simply stuff some band-aids...
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5 Best Hydration Bladders in 2021 Reviewed

A hydration bladder, also known as a hydration reservoir and/or water bladder, is a convenient alternative to regular water bottles. Not only is a hydration...
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5 Best Rechargeable Flashlights in 2021 Reviewed

One of our favorite pieces of outdoor gear? A rechargeable flashlight with big beam power, great durability, and powerful light output. Whether you need to...
A fire.

7 Best Fire Starters in 2021 (Buying Guide)

Fire starters are an all-important piece of kit, one that everyone should carry at all times in the outdoors. Backcountry adventures are a fun and...