Category: Gear

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10 Ways to use a hatchet

A good quality hatchet can be used for more than just making kindling. Inspired by a conversation with a Wisconsite, I found that incorporating the usefulness of a hatchet into everyday life just made sense. These tools are incredibly versatile and can make short work of many tasks. Here are 10 ways to use a hatchet, meant to inspire you to pick one up and see how you can make it one of your most-used tools.

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Gobi gear segsac traveler 18.5l

Gobi Gear SegSac Traveler 18.5L Stuff Sack – What fits inside?

A stuff sack is a great option for lightweight travel, from going on a cross-the-world flight or spending time camping to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. To make using them even easier, GOBI GEAR created a segmentation system that creates five compartments in each stuff sack. Let’s take a look at how to organize and fit in enough gear for a multi-day trip into an 18.5L size stuff sack.

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everyday carry secondary tier 2 edc kit

How to build a Tier 2 Secondary EDC Kit

Secondary EDC is gear that is carried in a separate bag or container but is still with you as you go about day-to-day life. Learn about this second tier of EDC and get inspiration on what types of gear you should consider as you build a kit unique to you.

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saddleback leather purse

How to clean leather – 6 easy steps

We love good quality leather. It is durable, naturally water-resistant, it smells great, and just looks cool. But with anything, you’ve got to take the time to take care of it. First in our three-part series on how to take care of your leather goods, we tackle the cleaning process of getting out dirt, grime, and stains.

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EDC gear with knife, bullet pencil, aaa flashlight, and pocket notebook.

How to Build an EDC Kit

Everyday carry refers to the items you carry on an everyday basis, like a pen, wallet, keys, or anything else that’s essential to your daily life. If you carry anything in your pockets, you are already practicing EDC. We’re frequently asked, “How do I build an EDC kit [on top of what I already carry]”? In the first part of our series, we give you the basics of where to start and some ideas of gear to get your creative juices flowing.

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cellphone flashlight, led lantern, headlamp, aaa flashlight

Don’t use your cell phone flashlight when camping

A modern-day cell phone has replaced notebooks, calendars, and calculators. But, that doesn’t mean it can replace other essential tools like a quality flashlight. This is true in day to day life, but especially true when you’re packing for your weekend camping trip. Hear us out as we try to convince you why not to use your cell phone as your primary flashlight when camping.

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compass matchcase with stormproof matches

How to keep matches dry – 3 options

Keeping your gear dry. It seems like a fairly common-sense thing … until you walk outside. All of a sudden, having the ability to make fire becomes a critical and potentially life saving skill. We look at different options to ensure your matches and tinder stay out of the elements.

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