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The Biggest Little Knife: Daily Kiri Long Term Review

The Biggest Little Knife: Daily Kiri Long Term Review

As tool users and consumers we are often subjected to advertising that is, by any standard, over the top. Nearly every piece of gear from boots to watches is either “X-treme” or offers “X-treme” performance, promising to turn the purchaser into a hardcore “Tier-1″ operator. Here at Shooting Reviews, one of our foremost goals is to separate the wheat from the chaff. We endeavor to offer gear reviews that are based on performance under real … Read entire article »

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Ontario 1-18 Machete: The Old Soldier

Ontario 1-18 Machete: The Old Soldier

Though the machete is a nearly omnipresent tool throughout most of the developing world, made by dozens of manufactures to hundreds of patterns, we in the United States only have one domestic manufacturer of quality affordable true machetes. The Ontario Knife Company has been stolidly churning out quality edged goods for over 120 years and during that time has contracted the production of many different tools for the the US Government. Among them, the M1942 machete … Read entire article »

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Machetes and You: Getting a Grip and Basic Techniques

Machetes and You: Getting a Grip and Basic Techniques

Welcome to Part Three of our Beginner’s Guide to the Machete! In this entry we are going to begin learning about some of the basic techniques applicable to the usage of a machete as general purpose cutting tool and hopefully save ourselves a few blisters in the process. Firstly, lets pick up our machete and hold it as if to swing it. Most folks will instinctively grasp the machete with a full strength, full palm, four … Read entire article »

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Field-Expedient Stove

Field-Expedient Stove

Anyone who has spent much time outside camping soon grows to appreciate fire.  Fires can be used for cooking, and in cold or inclement weather they can make the difference between being comfortable or miserable.  In some extreme cases, the ability to make a fire can be the difference between living and dying. Some time ago, I came across plans to build a small stove using a large can.  I was reminded of this during a … Read entire article »

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ZiP .22

ZiP .22

A few weeks ago, I noticed an advertisement for a new, odd-looking .22 pistol. When I followed the link, I found that the ZiP .22 took Ruger 10/22 magazines, and that the company also had a rail interface that would allow the ZiP to be mounted underneath a longarm! A stock was also shown that the ZiP could be mounted to, making the ZiP into a SBR. The ZiP didn’t appear to have much of … Read entire article »

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d.light Solar LED Lanterns

d.light Solar LED Lanterns

I like lights, as frequent Shooting Reviews readers know.  Dependable portable lights are especially important for hunters, campers, and during emergencies that lead to power outages.  I also like solar power, as the efficiency of solar cells has dramatically increased in recent year, fortunately paralleling the development of bright and energy-efficient LED lights.  I was actually searching for small solar panels to charge portable electric devices such as iPhones and Android when I discovered d.lights. d.light is … Read entire article »

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