Gray Van Dyke

Associate Producer

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Behind The Brand: Taylor Stitch with Founder Mike Maher

An inside look at everything from the brand's operations to its environmental initiatives.

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Jun 15, 2022

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Black Ember’s Citadel R2 Pack Offers an Iron-Clad Defense Against Rain

A prime example demonstrating the potential of what EDC can be.

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May 11, 2022

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The Beginner’s Guide to Sharpening a Knife with a Whetstone

We teach you how to bring your blade back to its former glory.

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Review: The Brown Buffalo ConcealPack Is the Definitive Bag Fan’s Backpack

A premium pack designed by none other than industry legend Douglas Davidson.

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Review: GORUCK’s GR1 Remains the Gold Standard in Tactical Simplicity

An ultra-tough EDC backpack that's built a reputation for its rucking capabilities.

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Review: Aer’s Streamlined City Pack Makes for the Ideal EDC Companion

An ultra-minimalist, urban-ready alternative to the brand's bigger, more feature-full bags.

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The 25 Best Everyday Carry Backpacks of 2022

A crop of quality carry solutions built to tackle your daily commute.

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Review: Leica Bucks Rangefinder Tradition with Its 60MP M11 Camera

Red Dot devotees be advised; they've changed that iconic bottom plate.

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Behind The Brand: The James Brand with Founder Ryan Coulter

We pull back the curtain to show you who's behind the Portland-based blade outfit.

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Graphic Designer Aaron Draplin Shares His Everyday Carry Essentials

We sit down with the legendary graphic designer to discuss his daily carry.

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The 30 Best Minimalist Wallets for Men to Buy in 2022

A crop of quality cardholders that'll easily fit within your front pocket.

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The 12 Best EDC Key Organizers in 2022

Pocketable powerhouses designed to keep your carry all in one place.

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Review: Code Of Bell’s X-Pod Rewrites the Rules of Sling Pack Potential

A masterclass in what wearable carry solutions can be.

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The 10 Best Tech Organizers & Pouches For EDC in 2022

A choice selection of compact carry-alls for carting along your gear and gadgets.

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Review: Aer’s City Sling 2 Is the Gold Standard in EDC-Optimized Storage

Delivering subtle but impactful upgrades to the brand's best-selling sling.

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Essential Knots: How to Tie 10 Basic Knots

Because you should know that the de facto granny loop just won't do.

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Review: Chris Reeve’s Sebenza 31 Offers a Masterclass in EDC Knife Execution

We get hands-on with the holy grail of cutting tool carry.

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The 15 Best Sling Bags For Everyday Carry of 2022

Quality carry solutions that act as an extension of your pockets.

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The 12 Best EDC Pocket Knives To Buy in 2022

Blades we feel are the absolute cream of the cutting tool crop.

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The 12 Best Cheap Cars with Manual Transmissions

Affordable autos that give you complete control of your gearbox.