7 Books to Read in 2017

Do you want to be better than you were last year?

This is not a New Years resolution question. This is a you as a person question. Do you ever think that there is more? More things you could learn, be, explore, challenge yourself with, or simply insert your reason in this equation. These 7 books to read in 2017 can get you started and get you thinking ahead.

Klick Belt vs HSGI Cobra

First Thoughts

I don’t know about you but I wear a belt everyday. I have moved away from leather belts due to deformation and that curl they get if you have some shape to you. Enter that reenforced tactical belt. Both the Klik Belt and HSGI Cobra belt utilize a Cobra buckle. The buckle is the only part of these belts not made in the USA. It’s made in Austria and most tactical belt manufactures have at least one belt in their lineup with it. One of the first considerations for a belt of this kind is the ease of putting it on and I will address this for each belt later. While both of these belts look similar they are different in their own way. Both are high quality and come with a lifetime warranty.

Keen Targhee II


The Keen Targhee II is my go to everyday shoe. It is available in women’s, mid height, and wide sizing. Both pair of Keens I have owned have a wide footbed so keep that in mind if you are looking at the wide fit. With KEEN.Dry as long as the water or snow do not go above your ankle they do a good job keeping your feet dry. The lace design provides good support and makes for a comfortable fit. Good for everyday wear and getting off the beaten path.

Suunto Traverse Alpha


There are millions of technology gadgets out there. Where does one even start planning for an upcoming hike, hunt, ski trip, or camping adventure? Here are the 6 Best Pieces of Outdoor Technology Gear 2017 to get you started. Gear Unchained would also like to hear your must haves so if you have Items to add to the list put them in the comments below. 

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ZT 0566

Technical Specifications for Zero Tolerance 0566

This review is for the Zero Tolerance 0566 ELMAX® version which I have carried EDC since it was released. From Zero Tolerance here are the tech specs.

  • Made in the USA
  • SpeedSafe® assisted opening system
  • Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer
  • Quad-mount (tip-up/tip-down; left/right hand), deep-carry clip
  • Steel: S35VN, stonewashed finish
  • Handle: Textured G-10 front, stainless steel back
  • Blade Length: 3.25 in. (8.25 cm)
  • Closed Length:  4.45 in. (11.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7.70 in. (19.6 cm)
  • Weight: 5.4 oz. (150.3 g)

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