Ranger Panties - the best running shorts ever?
Rucking

Ranger Panty Roundup

Ranger Panties – what are they? These are minimalist running shorts, with roots in the military. They are short (after all these aren’t “longs”). They are comfortable. They can be very revealing. But, it’s all about the comfort. By the way, these products contain some of the most entertaining questions and comments on all of Amazon. You are doing yourself [READ MORE…]

Best Ear Protection for Shooting
Tactical Helmets

Best Ear Protection For Shooting

Let’s talk about the best ear protection for shooting. We’re going to look at all the technical features you would want in a pair of passive earmuffs or active noise reduction headsets. Passive ear muffs require no batteries and protect your ears against most loud and intense sounds. But, Active Noise Reduction headsets are available that are more pleasant to [READ MORE…]

Best Shooting Targets 2019
Prepper Life

Best Shooting Targets 2019

Let’s look at the best shooting targets for 2019. These durable targets make shooting practice fun. How so? Because these tough steel targets make a sound when you hit them. They add some challenge and variety to any outdoor shooting range. They also sound good. Just remember: Never shoot steel core, steel jacket, solid copper ammo, or magnum rounds at [READ MORE…]

Plate Carrier Placards - Modular Front Panels
Plate Carriers

Plate Carrier Placards and Front Panels

Let’s look at Plate Carrier Placards also sometimes called Front Panels. First of all, what is a PC Placard? It’s a modular front panel meant to be quick attached (or detached) to the front of a plate carrier (or “PC”). Why modular? This let’s you quickly and easily swap load-outs. For example, you can have a placard for the range, [READ MORE…]

Best Tactical Notebook 2019
Radio Comms & GPS

Best Tactical Notebook 2019

Let’s look at tactical notebooks. What’s a tactical notebook? It’s a tough notebook made for field use – like in the mud, rain, or desert heat. And to use a tactical or field notebook – you’d better have a tough pen too. Here’s the products we are going to cover today. Features of the Best Tactical Notebook First of all, [READ MORE…]

Team Wendy Ballistic Helmet - ballistic and blunt impact protection - shown here in Ranger Green
Tactical Helmets

Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic Helmet

Team Wendy makes tough milspec gear – and their ballistic helmets are some of the best. The Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic Helmet is a popular choice for a protective helmet. First off, let’s be clear – this is a ballistic helmet, not a bump helmet. What’s the difference? About $700. In all seriousness ballistic helmets are meant to protect you [READ MORE…]

Best Bump Helmet 2019 - Team Wendy
Tactical Helmets

Best Bump Helmet 2019

Let’s look at the best bump helmet that you can pick up in 2019. What is a bump helmet? A bump helmet is protective gear worn to protect your head and skull. A bump helmet in particular protects you against bumps, falls, and similar impacts. Basically, bump helmets stop your head from hitting the sharp corner of things. A bump [READ MORE…]

Casio G-Shock - Best Military Watch?
Radio Comms & GPS

Casio G-Shock – Best Military Watch?

The Casio G-Shock line of watches enjoy great popularity among people in military service. We believe that it’s important to understand exactly why military-style gear and accessories are better choices for durability, performance and expanded uses. We also believe that the Casio G-Shock is the best military watch available for the price. Shown here is the . Looks simple doesn’t [READ MORE…]

Best Hook and Loop Pouch
Mag Pouches

Best Hook and Loop Pouches

Need hook and loop (velcro) pouches or accessories? We’re not covering mag pouches here – but just about everything else. Check out these items. Chemlight Holders The lets you keep chemlights within easy reach. It has velcro on both sides, so you can place it on your shoulder hook and loop, and then place any necessary patch over top of [READ MORE…]

Best MOLLE Pouch 2019
Mag Pouches

Best MOLLE Pouch 2019

Let’s talk about the best MOLLE pouch. What is the best pouch? That’s a trick question. It depends on what you need it for. We’ll go through a variety of cool gear that fills a variety of roles. Consider this a “best of the best” list. Here’s some of the gear we’ll be reviewing in this article. Let’s get right [READ MORE…]

Best Hydration Bladder for Rucking
Rucking

Best Hydration Bladder for Rucking

Have you ever had a water bottle leak into your hiking rucksack, making the entire contents of the bag wet? Have you ever wished that you could have a water source available while running without having to tote around a heavy, sloshing water bottle? Wouldn’t it be simple to sip out of a straw while exploring rather than having to [READ MORE…]

Best Tactical Pen 2019
Radio Comms & GPS

Best Tactical Pen 2019

Let’s look at the best tactical pen for 2019. What’s a tactical pen? It’s a pen for writing – but so much more. A tactical pen is an ink pen that has other uses too – such as self defense and survival. Every man should include a good writing instrument in his bug out bag, get home bag, or similar. [READ MORE…]

Best Tactical Multi Tool 2019
Mag Pouches

Best Tactical Multi Tool 2019

Let’s look at the best tactical multi tools for 2019. What is a tactical multi tool? It’s a multi tool for tactical situations – those involving firearms and other military equipment. And you don’t have to be an operator or a SWAT team member to make use of these. Throw one in your range bag the next time you go [READ MORE…]

Best Tactical Flashlight 2019
Night Vision Goggles

Best Tactical Flashlight 2019

Every man needs a good flashlight – it’s a basic piece of gear with immense practicality. Let’s look at the best tactical flashlights you can buy in 2019. Do you need an ultra-bright and dependable flashlight for self defense, home defense, or patrol duty? Or maybe you just want a practical Every Day Carry (EDC) flashlight that can also be [READ MORE…]

Rucking

Beginner Rucking Gear

Here we are going to explain a cheap, but complete basic rucking gear setup for a beginner. This would be a great setup for a GORUCK Light event, but would work for a Heavy or a Tough as well. This is a no-frills load out – no unnecessary bells and whistles, and using the most cost efficient gear possible. At [READ MORE…]

Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggles (GPNVG) from EOTech
Night Vision Goggles

Best Night Vision Googles (NVG) for 2019

Let’s look at the best night vision goggles available in 2019. There are mainly three types – monocular (one tube), binocular (two tubes), and panoramic (four tubes). There’s also “biocular” which is one tube with two eyepieces. These are often referred to as NODs (Night Optics/Observation Devices) or NVGs (Night Vision Goggles.) We’ll review all these options. Shown here is [READ MORE…]

AOR-2 camouflage pattern as used in the Navy Working Uniform (NWU)
Plate Carriers

What is Camouflage?

Camouflage is a French word meaning disguise. Historically, camouflage has been used by both military forces and hunters, for pretty much the same purpose. And that purpose is to remain hidden – to be able to take action first from a position of surprise. OK – that makes sense. Here in this article we’ll focus on common camouflage in use [READ MORE…]

Rucking

Cold Weather Rucking Tips

Rucking this winter? Be sure to stay warm. But, do it in a smart way. Here’s our tips for cold weather rucking. These top tips were gleaned from the experience of many ruckers. Here’s the gear we’re going to look at: Best materials for cold weather rucking First of all, let’s review the best materials to use in the cold [READ MORE…]

Best Should Straps for Hunting Tree Stands
Chest Rigs & Belts

Best Tree Stand Carry Straps

Upgrade your tree stand carry straps. These are US Government Issue. Brand new, and made in the USA, this is meant for the use with a MOLLE back pack system frame – so they have six attachment points and straps. Thanks to those attachment points, they can be used with just about any frame or pack you’d like. But, these [READ MORE…]

Best Dump Pouch 2019
Mag Pouches

Best Dump Pouch

Let’s talk about the best dump pouch, also commonly called a mag dump pouch. First of all, what is a dump pouch? It is a pouch – with an open top – so you can “dump” items in there quickly, but securely. Primarily these are used in combination with a plate carrier, tactical vest, chest rig, duty belt, or battle [READ MORE…]

Best Plate Carrier 2019 - JPC Plate Carrier
Plate Carriers

Best Plate Carrier 2019

Best Plate Carrier in 2019? For comfort and mobility it seems to be the . It’s been described as the “most balanced minimalist plate carrier family on the market.” A minimalist plate carrier would be a good option for a home defense plate carrier. But, this is a versatile PC that could be used for: training classes and courses, a [READ MORE…]

Best Chest Rig 2019
Chest Rigs & Belts

Best Chest Rig 2019

Let’s talk about the best chest rigs available in 2019. First – what’s a chest rig? It’s a piece of tactical gear used to carry necessary items within easy reach for your mission. They are an efficient way to carry necessary and important gear and to make it accessible quickly at all times. Just as important – what is NOT [READ MORE…]

The GORUCK GR2 is a great backpack, but it's a premium backpack. Find out all the great features that make this an expensive, but outstanding rucksack for rucking.
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The Most Expensive Backpacks for Rucking

How’s this for a change of pace? Let’s skip the budget-friendly, low-cost backpacks for rucking. Instead, we’re going to look at the most expensive backpacks for rucking. Why? Well, because these very expensive tactical backpacks also happen to be outrageously good. What We Need in a Rucksack For Rucking Honestly the requirements for a rucking backpack are not too intense. [READ MORE…]

Multicam camouflage
Plate Carriers

What is MultiCam?

What is MultiCam? MultiCam is a camouflage pattern created by Crye Precision. The name MultiCam is a registered trademark of Crye Precision. It is meant to be versatile and applicable to a wide variety of conditions. It is currently a popular option for the military combat uniforms of the armed forces of several nations. From the creator: “MultiCam® is a [READ MORE…]

Best Boot for Rucking 2019
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Best Boots For Rucking in 2019

If you use rucking for personal physical fitness or for military training, you need good boots. Footwear is hands down the most important piece of equipment for rucking (after that your rucksack is second most important). Let’s talk about what makes the best boots for rucking in 2019. First of all, if you are in the US military your footwear [READ MORE…]