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Kit: Graduate School

So you’ve decided four years of college just wasn’t enough to quench that thirsty brain of yours. You’ve trudged through essays, taken the tests and traded countless lattes for advisor recommendation letters. The wait, worry and work were entirely worth it, though, because you just opened that letter admitting you into the graduate school you’ve been gunning for. The parents are proud, the student loans are shrieking and your name train is ready for a few extra letters. It’s time to get schooled all over again, and we’ve prepped your shopping list. You’re getting smarter — so should your gear.

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Grip-N-Go: 5 Best Multi-Tools

You’re not the guy who has a frequent buyer card at Sears, so you can’t always find the perfect tool in your less-than-organized garage. Perhaps a versatile multi-tool would be your best ally. Multi-tools have been around for twenty years, and they’re not going away anytime soon. Today’s multi-tools are better than ever, with innovative designs that are only limited by the imagination. If you’re wondering what all-around multi-tool to purchase, we have five of the best full-sized multi-tools on the market today.

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Surviving a Cold Romance

Essential Gear: Winter Emergency Survival

Should you ever be in the unfortunate situation of being stranded in the winter, most survivalists advise that you stay in your vehicle and wait for help. This, of course, is the wisest course of action. Should you find it absolutely necessary to leave your vehicle to get help (for a loved one in medical…

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Pocket Handyman

Leatherman Blast

There are times you just need one tool for the job. There are times you need sixteen. Either way, the Leatherman Blast ($37) gets the job done without asking why you need that superfluous small bit driver to simply open a bottle of your favorite brew (… you never know). There will, however, be a…

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Be Prepared. For Anything.

Bug Out Bag (aka: Ultimate Survival Kit)

Recently, when the sky turned black in the middle of the afternoon over my Orange County home, I started thinking about survival. The fires were burning in several directions within five or six miles, and I knew there might be a chance I would need to evacuate. Thankfully, the fires didn’t burn any closer, but I knew…

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Leatherman Serac LED Flashlight

From The Men That Brought You Multi-Tools Comes… Light By Guest Writer Mark Arevalo Leatherman Serac S1 looks right at home on your keychain As a man, you’ve probably had or currently own a Leatherman multi-tool of some kind. It goes with you on your camping trips, sits in the glove compartment of your car…

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Leatherman Genus Landscape Multi-Tool

At first glance you might think it’s a pruner but upon second glance you may also realize it’s a Leatherman. You’d be right. Not only are you looking at Leatherman’s take on a pruner, but in fact it’s the new for 2008, Leatherman Genus. The Genus is a landscape multi-tool with stainless steel bypass pruners,…

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Leatherman Skeletool CX

2008 National Geographic Adventure magazine’s gear of the year award winner, the Leatherman Skeletool CX shows just how far the Leatherman tools have come. Sure, the signature, shape is there to some degree but looking more like some badass industrial transformer, the Skeletool CX won’t be mistaken for your grandfather’s Leatherman. New for 2008, the…

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Leatherman TTi Charge

The TTi supplants the XTi as Leatherman’s top-of-the-line multitool. Not only is the TTi .10 ounces lighter than the XTi, but it also packs an S30V stainless steel knife that delivers an optimal combination of edge retention, flexibility, and hardness. This is an upgrade from the XTi’s 154CM steel knife, which previously was the highest…