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9 la­grant Beard Tem­plar om­a­hawk

hop limbs, open crates, pop locks and o much more with the Fla­grant Tem­plar. het­her you’re a first re­spon­der need­ing to reach a bar­ri­caded en­trance or in the wild nd need to build a camp, this tom­a­hawk ill fit the bill. The full me­tal tang is balanced ward the 6.5-inch head, and the han­dle on is 12.75-inch tool pro­vides a com­fort­able nd con­fi­dent grip you won’t want to re­lease. xtrav­a­gant jimp­ing al­lows you to swing way or choke up for fine work with­out wor­ing about slip­page. The 1095HC steel is .25 ch thick and has a black fin­ish. The can­vas icarta han­dle comes in black or tan. The ma­hawk in­cludes a black Ky­dex BELT/MOLLE heath. The Fla­grant Tem­plar is a col­lab­o­ra­tion iece with Exit Edge­works.

SRP: $379.99


10 MSR Pock­etrocket Deluxe Stove

The new Pock­etrocket Deluxe sets the bar for ul­tra­light per­for­mance, ease of use and dura­bil­ity in a com­pact pack­age. This unit main­tains con­sis­tently fast boil times, even in cold weather and with low fuel. Weigh­ing just 2.9 ounces (not in­clud­ing fuel), the Pock­etrocket Deluxe lets you shed the weight of larger stoves with­out sac­ri­fic­ing an ef­fec­tive cook­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Built for long-last­ing re­li­a­bil­ity, the piezo lighter has been tested to 15,000 ig­ni­tion cy­cles, en­sur­ing years of de­pend­abil­ity. The broad burner com­bines with sim­mer con­trol for a wide ar­ray of cook­ing modes. Us­ing MSR Iso­pro fuel, you can ex­pect about 60 min­utes of burn time per can­is­ter.

MSRP: $69.95

11 World Gone Silent Deluxe High Power Starter Kit

World Gone Silent an­a­lyzed all the learn­ing sys­tems and gear on the mar­ket and com­piled the best tools to get you into the am­a­teur ra­dio hobby with­out be­ing over­whelmed by de­tails. The HIGH-POWER 8-watt trans­ceivers have been in­di­vid­u­ally tested and pro­grammed to en­sure your gear is ready to go, right out of the box. Each piece is guar­an­teed to max­i­mize your comms ca­pa­bil­i­ties in any sit­u­a­tion. This kit in­cludes WGS’S quick-start man­ual, two HIGH-POWER 8-watt BF-F8HP ra­dios, ac­cess to Ham Test On­line, two an­tenna up­grades and AAA bat­tery cases, a pro­gram­ming cable and a mil­i­tary-style back­pack to carry ev­ery­thing. Amer­i­can Sur­vival Guide read­ers get $20 off with the code, “ASG,” at check­out!

MSRP: $379


12 World Gone Silent Ba­sic High Power Starter Kit

If you know you need a ro­bust and com­pre hen­sive com­mu­ni­ca­tions so­lu­tion for whe the cell phone net­work tanks, take a look at the Ba­sic Starter Kit from WGS. Ama­teu ra­dio works in­de­pen­dent of cell phone sys­tems and is a de­pend­able way to keep in touch with fam­ily, friends and au­thor­i­tie WGS cre­ated this kit to ease you into this tech­nol­ogy with­out get­ting over­whelmed. Each HIGH-POWER 8-watt trans­ceiver ha been tested and pro­grammed so that you’ ready to go as quickly as pos­si­ble. This kit in­cludes WGS’S quick-start man­ual, one HIGH-POWER 8-watt BF-F8HP ra­dio, acce to Ham Test On­line, an up­grade an­tenna, AAA bat­tery case and a pro­gram­ming cable. Amer­i­can Sur­vival Guide read­ers get $20 o with the code, “ASG,” at check­out!

MSRP: $179


13 MSR Zoic Tent

The Zoic has a roomy floor plan that ac­com­mo­dates 25-inch mat­tresses and has ex­tra head and shoul­der room. The full mi­cromesh canopy in all the three-sea­son mod­els keeps you cool and dry on warm nights. The Zoic tent series in­cludes mod­els or one, two and three per­sons. The spa­cious floor plans and steep walls pro­vide a roomy in­te­rior, am­ple head and shoul­der space, and built-in gear lofts, de­liv­er­ing plenty of stor­age ca­pac­ity for smaller items. A free­stand­ing setup op­tion with rain­fly and Fast & Light Body are sold sep­a­rately. The Xtreme Shield sys­tem uti­lizes an ul­tra-durable wa­ter­proof coat­ing that lasts up to three times onger than stan­dard coat­ings.

MSRP: Start­ing at $299.95

14 Petzl BINDI Head­lamp

This com­pact, ul­tra-light head­lamp is suit­able for ev­ery­one from run­ners and hik­ers to sailors and ur­ban ad­ven­tur­ers. It can be worn on your head or around your neck in dry or wet en­vi­ron­ments. At just 1.23 ounces, the BINDI fits in the palm of your hand and emits a sur­pris­ing 200 lu­mens of light. The head­lamp’s cas­ing is wa­ter­proof to -1 me­ter for 30 min­utes. White LED modes of 5, 100 and 200 lu­mens ad­dress most needs, while the 1-lu­men red LED pre­serves night vi­sion and also has a strobe op­tion. A switch lock pro­tects bat­tery life by keep­ing the head­lamp se­curely off while in stor­age. The nar­row, quickly ad­justable head­band makes it easy to switch from head to neck wear. The bat­tery recharges via mi­cro USB port.

MSRP: $59.95

15 MSR Aut­oflow XL 10L Grav­ity Fil­ter

This new fil­ter pro­vides a clean water sup­ply quickly and ef­fi­ciently for larger groups. Ul­tra­light and pack­able, it of­fers the con­ve­nience of pump-free group fil­tra­tion. The new, three-di­men­sional 10 liter reser­voir lets you store and fil­ter water as needed us­ing grav­ity to fil­ter 1.75 liters per minute so you can ad­dress other tasks while the water is be­ing fil­tered. The hol­low-fiber fil­ter rolls up tightly when you’re on the move, sav­ing space in your pack; it also meets NSF pro­to­col P231 for re­moval of bac­te­ria and pro­to­zoa through­out Its life. A pre-fil­ter, sed­i­ment trap and uni­ver­sal wide-mouth bot­tle adapter are in­cluded. The fil­ter fiber has a pore size of 0.2 mi­cron, is ef­fec­tive against pro­to­zoa, bac­te­ria and par­tic­u­late im­pu­ri­ties, and has a use­ful life of about 1,500 liters. MSRP: $99.95

16 Petzl E+LITE Head­lamp

Ul­tra-light and very com­pact, the E+LITE emer­gency head­lamp should al­ways be with you. Thanks to its carry case, it is al­ways ready to use and can be stored wi its bat­ter­ies for 10 years in a back­pack, vest or emer­gency kit. It can also be used as a backup head­lamp. Its white or red con­tin­u­ous-50-lu­men light­ing or strobe light­ing helps you see and be seen. A whi in­te­grated into the elas­tic head­band pro­vides an­other sig­nal op­tion in emer­gen­cie Weigh­ing un­der an ounce, the E+LITE is a ideal emer­gency head­lamp. The lock­ing o off switch helps pre­vent ac­ci­den­tal operati Wa­ter­proof to -1 me­ter for 30 min­utes, this head­lamp also func­tions in tem­per­a­tures from -22 to 140 de­grees (F).

MSRP: $29.95

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