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Shandman

California Station Fire Revisited

This account of devastation in a popular area of California’s Angeles National Forest was observed from the perspective of the wild lands, hiking trails, and the wildlife habitat that was destroyed; with the expectation of new growth and beauty. Right now, as the heavy rains pound Southern California and vast tracks of denuded terrain are saturated with water, a new kind of danger threatens this area. [...]

Benchmade Triage 915 Review

What really stands out about this knife is that despite being tailor-made for rescue situations, the dynamic nature of the Triage makes it useful in countless situations. From day-to-day household needs to more intense outdoor uses, this triple threat of a utility knife is a must-have for anybody that appreciates a quality cutting tool. [...]

Origo Rendezvous Peak Watch

Pass the Origo! Yep, the Rendezvous Peak compass watch is a strong choice for recreational climbers, backpacker, and folks who spend time out of doors. The Origo Rendezvous Peak is a multi-sensor mountaineering watch with perfect digital time, solid compass, altimeter, barometer, and chronograph functions to get you there… wherever it is you are going. [...]

BENCHMADE Marc A. Lee Glory Knife

“Glory is something that some men chase and others find themselves stumbling upon, not expecting to find them. Either way it is a noble gesture that one finds bestowed upon them.” Marc Alan Lee, Petty Officer Second Class. A fallen U.S. Navy SEAL who stood down Iraqi insurgents to protect his team on August 2, 2006. [...]

Wenger Swiss Army Eiger Boot

Wenger Footwear is onto something good with the Eiger hiking boot. It’s design and function are great for those long hikes with a day-pack and the need to cover ground at a rapid pace. These boots are sturdy, waterproof, and comortable enough to wear on the trail or taking that two mile lunch-break walk around the office. [...]