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Category: Gear

If you are having a hard time deciding on what gear to buy, how to use it, or how it integrates with the task at hand, we here to help. With honest gear reviews from real end-users and detailed how-to’s, we will help you make the most of your gear.

mylar space blanket and accessories

19 Uses for a Mylar Space Blanket

A space blanket is one of the most common items found in a survival or emergency kit. We wanted to take some time to revisit this item and discuss 19 different uses you should be aware of. It’s more than just a way to keep warm.

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EDC Defensive Carry

EDC Essentials: Defensive Carry

Option Gray’s founder, Cody Martin, spent more than 11 years in federal law enforcement working undercover, narcotics, violent crime, surveillance, and executive protection, as well as instructing firearms and officer survival courses. Let’s take a look at his ever changing defensive EDC.

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what to carry when running

EDC: What to carry when running

We spend a lot of time discussing our EDC in terms of what we carry when we are working or out and about in town. How about when we are getting in a run? We’ll talk about the gear you should have with you, but more importantly, the Mental EDC you should also be carrying. How do you take your God-given gut feeling and instincts and gain the knowledge to know what to do next?

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everyday carry tourniquet

Should I carry a tourniquet?

It can be a pain to carry all the stuff we “need” on a daily basis, but the weight and bulk can add up. If it becomes too much, we start looking for stuff to leave at home based on nothing in particular other than, “What do I use the least?” While this has some merit to it, maybe we should rethink the things we leave at home in terms of how critically important they could be in the rare situation we find ourselves needing them. If you’re not carrying a tourniquet on a daily basis, we hope we can convince you to change your mind.

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gray man backpack

How to choose a gray man backpack – 9 features to consider

We are fortunate to live in a day and age where our options for backpacks are seemingly limitless. However, this overabundance of choices can also make it extremely difficult to make a decision on what to buy. When buying a backpack with gray man use in mind, there a few features and attributes you need to be mindful of. Let’s discuss what to look for when it comes time to make that next purchase.

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