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September 1, 2018

The Best Travel Wallet of 2018

Ask any seasoned traveler and they’d tell you the worst possible thing to do when traveling especially out of the country is keep all your money in your high end Italian leather Burberry wallet. In countries where your wallet could be worth months of someone’s salary, this could potentially lead pick pocketing or even worse, armed robbery. To prevent this, it’s recommended to buy either one, or in higher crime areas, two wallets just for travel purposes with both wallets carrying half your cash and cards just in case the wallet is lost or worse, stolen.

Here are what we think are the best travel wallets available today.

 

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August 21, 2018

Gear Primer: Knife Steel Type Guide

When buying a new knife, there’s generally three major things to consider. The first is the size/type of the knife. Depending on whether you’re planning to use it for EDC, hunting in the woods, or whatever else, it’s important to first determine the size of the knife and whether it’ll be a foldable knife, fixed knife, or some other design. After picking out the type of the knife, then it’s important to figure out what type of blade you want for the knife. Some common blade types include drop point, clip point, tanto, and more.

Once the knife size/type along with the blade type has been figured out, then the next step is to decide on what [...]

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August 20, 2018

How to Get a Ham Radio License

Believe it or not, up until several years ago, I didn’t really know anything about ham radios or what it would take to get licensed. I knew it was an important skill to have in emergency scenarios, but I had always thought ham radios were expensive and required a ton of knowledge to operate. You can attribute that to Hollywood where they always show a crazy engineer who would spend days finding parts and testing electronic circuits to use his radio, but in reality I’ve discovered things are much different.

I stumbled onto learning about ham radios relatively recently after making an off the cuff decision to purchase a BaoFeng UV-5R. These are cheap, [...]

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August 20, 2018

Cool Gadgets for Men (Updated for 2019)

Here at Gear Primer, we geek out hard when it comes cool gadgets and gear and this year, there’s without a doubt some really cool gear that was released. If you’re a guy with a couple bucks to burn to level up your EDC setup or you’re planning to give a very lucky guy a really cool gadget, you’ve come to the right place. Without further ado, let’s check out the coolest gadgets that a man could possibly own!

 

Garmin Tactix Charlie

One of the most stylish and utilitarian accessories a man could possibly have is a watch and while a nice it’s nice to have a classic Swiss watch such as a Rolex or Omega, none of that has [...]

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