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Recycled Firefighter 24 Hour Everyday Pack Review

Recycled Firefighter 24 Hour Everyday Pack Review

A little less than a year ago, I swapped my 5.11 Messenger bag for something less tactical looking and more normal looking. What I ultimately went with was a Recycled Firefighter 24 Hour Everyday Carry pack. If you aren't familiar with Recycled Firefighter, they make packs, wallets, and other soft goods out of old water hoses from fire stations. Hence the name, Recycle Firefighter. Jake Starr, the owner of Recycled Firefighter, was himself a firefighter before switching over to making soft goods. His story is an interesting one, and the ...
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Pedal Commander Overview

Pedal Commander Overview

We ended up with a 2016 SR5 4Runner to replace our Chevy Suburban this past September. Not only as my daily driver but also as our primary adventure rig. One thing I read about and was noticeable right away was the delay in the pedal. It wasn't terrible, but there was some room for improvement. This was the reason for purchasing a Pedal Commander. My usage of the Pedal Commander was done with the vehicle being driven entirely on the pavement. I have not had a chance to see how ...
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Harding Expedition Company Profile

Harding Expedition Company Profile

Harding Expedition Company (HEXCO) is a jack of all trades company in the overland space. Their business is a bunch of puzzle pieces that come together to form a single unique entity. HEXCO is run by two adventure-seeking people who wanted to build a network of like-minded people across the country. The intent with HEXCO was to combine loves of travel, engineering, and aviation into a viable business. Elijah Aikens, one of the founders, states, "We didn't want to be just another overland brand. From the beginning, I've tried to ...
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The Gear Box: Roof Racks and Accessories

The Gear Box: Roof Racks and Accessories

A roof rack or safari rack or cargo rack or whatever you choose to call it can be a useful addition to your rig. While it’s not entirely recommended to overload the roof with a bunch of stuff, roof racks still can serve a purpose. There are plenty of companies that make roof racks and accessories to go with them. From basic tool mounts up to being able to carry more elaborate things like a table. If you’re in the market for a rack system and accessories, keep in mind ...
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Altama Maritime OTB Assault Shoe

Altama Maritime OTB Assault Shoe

While I managed to snag a pair of Red Wing Irish Setter branded boots through work for no cost, I did not have the same luck with the Altama Maritime OTB Assault shoes. I’ve had my eye on these for a while now mostly because Altama has them branded as an outdoor capable shoe. I purchased two pairs of Maritime boots, the khaki-colored ones, and the elusive, special release greys, which I had to wait almost two months to get. I’ve had the khaki-colored pair for about a month now, ...
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Red Wing Branded Irish Setter Boots

Red Wing Branded Irish Setter Boots

Every few years where I work, we have the option to get safety boots. The first time this happened, I made the mistake of getting some brand I wasn’t sure of. I never ended up wearing them because they were uncomfortable and rubbed against my feet in places. I also apparently didn’t get them seized correctly as I later found out. This led me to the Red Wing Irish Setters. Fast forward a few years and the opportunity comes up again. This time though, my work decided to go exclusively ...
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