The Gear Journal

Ghostwing TRS Mid-Top

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Triple Aught Design released a new boot. I don’t believe they’ve ever done footwear before and I’ve yet to lay hands on these, but you can bet your ass on one thing – if TAD makes it, it’s made well.

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KA-BAR: Forged Wrench Knife

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Another day, another blade… This one comes to you from KA-BAR and it’s a fixed blade forged to look as though it started life as a wrench. I kind of love this?

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Boker Barlow Prime EDC

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A super simple slip joint for a gentleman’s pocket and put together with simple, but effective materials. If you are a non-pocketclip, slip joint kind of guy, you can’t do much better…

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Philips Norelco 7000

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I HATE shaving… as such, I live with a constant shadow of sorts. To keep it at that, I’ve always used a trimmer and have gone through a number of them in the last decade. Typically, they last a year or so before the battery refuses to hold a charge or the cutters crap out. However, about four years ago I found one that actually withstands my abuse and seemingly asks for more.

At this point, it has paid for itself… as for the past year or so, it’s doubled as my barber.

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Q Timex 38mm

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This new Timex re-issue speaks to me man… I totally dig the pink and black color-way, the case size is perfect, and the expansion band just screams of the golden era… I don’t typically dig on quartz watches, but I would make an exception for this one.

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Vans Trek Slip-On

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Need a water shoe, but wouldn’t be caught dead in those Croc things? Vans has ya covered… These aren’t terrible looking and they are priced right.

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Arcturus Heavy Duty Survival Blanket

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“Ryan, do you know of a tarp that is thicker than the Poncho shell that pairs with the Woobie you reviewed? I like the poncho, but I need something with more flexibility.”

Funny you should ask… Check out the Arcturus Survival Blanket. It’s cheap, well sized, and does double duty – heat capturing survival blanket and super durable tarp. Better yet, it’s the perfect outer layer for your Woobie.

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Zippo SureFire

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Zippo makes a multi-tool? Who knew? Appropriately, it’s designed around starting fires in an outdoor/camping environment… I dig specialized stuff like this.

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