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  1. RaggedViking

    RIP: Stock Exhaust

    Over the weekend my 4Runner hit 196K miles. I've owned her since she only had 140K miles on her - but before me it was owned by a woman who lived down by the shore and kept it clean, and up-to-date. As if by clockwork, my exhaust fell off right around the turn over from 195,999-196,005. I'm not...
  2. RaggedViking

    Winter Boots - Vibram Arctic Grip

    I just wanted to throw a little technology and science everyone's way via boot outsoles.. Because, as a group of people who spend a ton of time outside in the elements, it's nice to be prepared. Now, before I get into it - yeah, you can buy Yaktrax and Microspikes to improve your traction on...
  3. RaggedViking

    TembkoTusk Skottle Review (From Gear Institute)

    Tribe, I know a few of us have used, abused, and fallen in love with our TemboTusk Skottles and some have done reviews. I figured I would throw my opinion into the pile as well. Bon Apetite...
  4. RaggedViking

    Ontario Knife Company - Carter Prime Flipper

    I know there have a few different knife discussions here on the forum that have covered who's carrying what, but I wanted to share with everyone this latest knife I am testing out for Gear Institute: OKC Carter Prime. I look at and test a lot of knives throughout the year and this one has to be...
  5. RaggedViking

    4Runner Freaks: New Trail or New Pro?

    Tribe, My mind is starting to stir and I am thinking about buying a new 4Runner for next year. (Major changes at work may put me back on the road, and afford such luxuries.) Because of all the shifting around of features and functions, the only two models I am looking at are the Trail and the...
  6. RaggedViking

    EDC Pocket Organizer

    Tribe, I'm always looking out to see if there's a way I can improve my experience out on the trail, in my day to day life - whatever. Organization is big for me - I like for there to be a place for everything - and that ethos is especially true for my pockets and pack. So, anyway, I was...
  7. RaggedViking

    The Skottle Has Landed!

    My Tembo Tusk Skottle arrived last night. Solid design and construction - I am super impressed to say the least. SO, what should my first meal on it be? Having never cooked on one, I wanted to see what people had success with. We eat pretty much everything except fish, so bring on the...
  8. RaggedViking

    2015 Jeep JK Rubicon Rig Feature

    I really wanted to post this comment on the great JK article on the front splash page: https://www.overlandbound.com/2015-jeep-jk-rubicon-rig-feature/ ... but the system wouldn't let me. I just wanted to say that I never knew what that cable coming down from the roof to the front of the hood...
  9. RaggedViking

    Matchless Campfire

    If some of you don't know yet - I test outdoor gear for The Gear Institute, and though I won't inundate you all with my reviews - I will share some of them from time to time if I think there's a piece of gear I tested that can benefit the group. So, here we go.. Matchless Campfire approached me...
  10. RaggedViking

    Article: Vehicular Exploration 101

    Tribe - In my spare time I write for The Gear Institute. We're a team of outdoor enthusiasts who come from all walks of life but generally enjoy good gear and good clothing in the outdoor world. We test this stuff by using it in real life situations, as well as some lab-style testing - and give...