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5 Essentials for Skiing and Snow Boarding This Winter So you want to be Shawn White or Lindsey Vonn and get your pow fix this winter. Good on ya. Besides the obvious necessities of skis or a board, boots, winter waterproof clothes, and goggles, there are a couple of essentials that you will want to both enhance and capture your rad cab off that big drop. Below are 5 Essentials that all beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders should have on them for safety and enjoyment on the groomers. If you want to get your backcountry on, then you will...

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Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid TF I know, not necessarily Emergency or Survival gear. But whenever people find out I am an avid hiker, mountaineer, or in the military, inevitably it comes up, what is the best pair of boots. First, I will throw out a caveat. Most footwear is simply personal preference.  Now that we cleared the air, let me tell you about the best versatile boot out there. I have used the Zephyrs in the desert, snow, water, ice, sand, air (yes free fall skydiving), and about anywhere you can imagine including backyard lawn work. These boots are adaptive,...

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Surefire G2X PRO I realize this may cause some souls blood to boil. People are passionate about their flashlights. I can respect that as I own over 30 different types of high-quality flashlights, and no two are the same. But the regrettable truth is you just can't beat the Surefire G2X PRO. First, I will throw this out to my Streamlight loving brothers and sisters. Streamlight makes excellent products. They are durable, powerful, and rarely disappoint. However, the Surefire G2x wins the prize due to its power, price, and presence. Power: 600 Lumens of High-efficiency virtually indestructible LED emitters  Price:...

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NOCO Genius Boost Series The market has been flooded recently with all sorts of portable jump starters. The days of needing your neighbor to pull onto your front lawn and dig in fat tread tire marks in order to give you a jump are gone. No longer get the call from your teenager that the battery “mysteriously” died while they were at a friend’s house. At relatively affordable pricing you can charge your iPhone, watch cat videos, inflate your tires, and jump your car all at the same time. NOCO was one of the first to the portable jump starter...

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