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

Best Night Vision Googles (NVG) for 2020

Let’s look at the best night vision goggles available in 2020. 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
Magazines & 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 2020

What’s the Best Plate Carrier in 2020? 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 [READ MORE…]

Best Chest Rig 2019
Chest Rigs & Belts

Best Chest Rig 2020

Let’s review the best chest rigs available in 2020. 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 a [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.
Rucking

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
Rucking

Best Boots For Rucking in 2020

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…]

IFAK - Individual First Aid Kit
Chest Rigs & Belts

IFAK – Individual First Aid Kit

An IFAK is an Individual First Aid Kit. An Individual First Aid Kit is intended to be used by an individual for self-aid or to render aid to a buddy (such as for TCCC – Tactical Combat Casualty Care), as opposed to a more full featured medical kit that might be carried by a combat medic. A typical IFAK might [READ MORE…]

Best Battle Belt 2019
Chest Rigs & Belts

Best Battle Belt

A battle belt, also known as war belt or combat belt is load bearing equipment intended to keep important equipment within easy reach. Shown here is the . This is the Viking Tactics Battle Belt as sold by 5.11. A battle belt consists of a padded sleeve with rows of MOLLE PALS webbing for attaching pouches and accessories. A battle [READ MORE…]

Suunto Baseplate Compass - our pick for premium magnetic compass for outdoorsman, orienteering, and survival
Rucking

Best Baseplate Compass for Land Navigation

An essential part of any serious Bug Out Bag (BOB), Get Home Bag (GHB), survival pack, or outdoorsman’s rucksack is a magnetic compass. Not a smartphone compass app, but a real, no battery needed compass. A magnetic compass will always work because of Earth’s magnetic field. There are two main types of magnetic compass: a lensatic compass and the baseplate [READ MORE…]

Best Budget Backpack for Rucking
Rucking

Best Budget Rucksacks for Rucking

Rucking (hiking or marching with a loaded backpack) is simple, cheap exercise. Throw some weight (20 lbs for beginners, 30 lbs for advanced) into a backpack and walk. There are many options for rucksacks, but the and the other bags in the Rush line are particularly budget friendly. These make perfectly acceptable alternatives to the expensive GORUCK bags – and [READ MORE…]

Titan Fitness Ruck Plates
Rucking

Budget Ruck Plates for the Ruck March

We’re going to look at the best budget ruck plates available via Amazon: the and the . What is a Ruck Plate? Ruck Plates (also called Ruck Weights) let you add compact, heavy weight to your rucksack. They provide a significant weight in a compact form factor. Ruck plates fit conveniently in the laptop compartment, hydration pocket, or ruck plate [READ MORE…]

Best MOLLE Clips and Connectors
Rucking

Best MOLLE Clips and Connectors

Let’s review the best MOLLE clips. If you’ve got tactical gear with the MOLLE system, you know it helps make your gear customizable and versatile. MOLLE is an acronym for MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. PALS, for Pouch Attachment Ladder System, is the official name of MOLLE webbing used for attaching pouches and other items. But most people say “MOLLE” when [READ MORE…]