9 Best Expandable Batons (2024 Update) Buyer’s Guide

An expandable baton is a compact, telescoping pole that can be deployed in seconds in order to help you fight of an attacker.  When closed the expandable baton can be concealed by clipping it to your belt, or, in some cases, slipping it into your pocket or purse.

The best expandable batons are fashioned from high-quality materials including steel, aluminum and high-grade, impact-resistant plastic. They are legal in most, but not all, states and provide a non-lethal alternative to handguns. Below are the best expandable batons of 2024. (more…)

10 Best Headlamps (2023 Update) Buyer’s Guide

A good headlamp is an essential backpacking or camping item. A headlamp is great for finding small items in a crowded backpack and ensuring a safe trip out of your tent to use the restroom in the middle of the night.

Headlamps also come in handy to light up hard-to-see places when working on your car or trying to find that lonesome box of family memorabilia that you stored in the crawl space under the house 10 years ago.

10 Best Compound Bows (Update 2023) Buyer’s Guide

A compound bow is guaranteed to take your archery practice to the next level. The ease of using a compound bow means more arrows on target and a lower likelihood of coming home from your next hunting trip empty handed.

Compound bows utilize a levering system of cables and pulleys to bend the limbs. Through this system, the user only needs about 20-30 percent of the effort that would be required to draw and shoot a traditional bow, such as a recurve bow or longbow (1).

Compound bows also shoot arrows much faster than traditional bows. This means the arrow flies through a flatter arc and increases its relative accuracy. It also means arrows arrive at their target with greater force, which will improve the likelihood of a kill when an arrow hits its mark.