Coming hot on the heels of the Nite Ize Doohickey key tool review, here is another mini multi-tool widget-thingy created by Nite Ize for us to play around with. In this review are both the QuicKey and SkullKey, but besides the stylistic differences and an ever so slight … [Read more...]
Reviews on survival & everyday carry gear. Only interested in specific reviews? Check out our knife reviews, multi-tool reviews, apparel reviews, & other gear reviews. Rather take a look at our gear articles rather than our reviews? Check out this page here.
In case you're ever curious about which reviews make the cut to be featured on this blog, check out this article for the answer.
Opinel has been producing knives much longer than the majority of present-day knife manufacturers: they started in 1890 with a distinctive sense of style and function and haven't stopped since. The Opinel No. 8 is by far their most popular knife design & size, and while … [Read more...]
The Benchmade Griptilian has been a mainstay in the Benchmade catalog for many years, and its reputation as an excellent EDC knife has always been touted. It's an extremely utilitarian knife, both practical and neutral from top to bottom, making it as functional of an … [Read more...]
After reviewing the Gerber Shard I found myself getting really into small multi tools and widgets as a viable concept for everyday carry. The Nite Ize Doohickey is the latest addition to my widget roster, but there are definitely more to come. I primarily was fascinated by … [Read more...]
There's something about the aesthetics about the CRKT Hissatsu Folder that just drew me in initially. In my humble opinion, it's one of the most badass tactical knives still in production. Whether or not it's a viable tool is a different story, but in terms of aesthetics … [Read more...]
The Buck 110 is a classic slice of Americana. I love this knife, though to be frank, I love it maybe a little more than I should. When I finally bit the bullet and ordered my Buck 110, I was ecstatic. I grinned ear to ear when it arrived, and when I at last took it out of … [Read more...]
For all intents and purposes, when you imagine the Spyderco Resilience, you should simply imagine an upscaled Tenacious, much like the Spyderco Endura is an upscaled version of the Spyderco Delica. I've personally modified the blade on my Spyderco Resilience (just as I had … [Read more...]
I've been asked a few times already why I never seem to carry slip joints. Although I do have a few, they don't make up a large part of my collection, not because I have anything against slip joints, but because the knives I happen to like coincidentally happen to have … [Read more...]
When Kershaw first announced the Emerson collaboration, I was gobsmacked: I couldn't believe that in a few short months I could purchase a bonafide Emerson design for under $50. Naturally, I was really curious, skeptical even, about what the end result would be. That being … [Read more...]
If you're a veteran reader on the survival blog scene, chances are you've already seen your fair share of LifeStraw reviews already. These small, portable little water filters have been making the rounds from blog to blog for quite some time now, and for good reason. The … [Read more...]