9 Best Hazmat Suits (Update 2023) Buyer’s Guide

Whether it’s a news story of the ongoing cleanup at the Fukushima nuclear power plant or one of healthcare workers attempting to get a handle on the latest virus outbreak, the one constant is the presence of the hazmat suit. Hazmat suits are a commonplace today. But it wasn’t always so.

It was only in the aftermath of WWII, when the threat of nuclear, biological and chemical attack became all-too real, that the modern hazmat suit emerged. Today, there are 4 levels of hazmat protection ranging from fully encapsulated suits that create an independent internal environment, to the turnout gear worn by firefighters on a daily basis. Below, we’ve brought together a cross section of the best hazmat suits on the market. (more…)

10 Best Hatchets (2023 Update) Buyer’s Guide

A hatchet or axe is a strong, thick bladed, wood chopping tool. In a survival situation if you don’t have a chainsaw handy, your hatchet is going to be your best friend.

A vital part of any survival situation is fire, and you will not have fire if you don’t have something to burn. Even if you are gathering fallen branches instead of chopping down your tinder, you are still going to want to have a tool that can chop your wood down to size and clear up stray branches in order to control your flame.

Axes, hatchets, and tomahawks are excellent blades to have for any hiking, camping, or outdoor adventures. Be sure to check out our Buyer’s Guide if you want help deciding what tool would be best for you and for more information about the difference between an axe and hatchet.