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Benchmade – Bugout 535 EDC

This excellent-looking Amerian made EDC is one of our recommendations since it’s a versatile tool that Benchmade recommends for hiking, backpacking, fishing and camping.  We fell in love with it (well, you know what I mean – we’re not perverts or anything but…. okay, I’ll stop “talking”) and we’d love to tell you all we know about it.  This Benchmade …

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Fenix E18R Rechargeable LED Flashlight

Whoever said big things come in small packages just might have been referencing the new E18R by Fenix. This pint-sized wonder was released in October 2018 and we’ve put it through its paces.  The Fenix E18R Rechargeable LED flashlight features wireless charging, powerful lumens, built-in intelligence and it weighs less than a Zippo.  But does it have what it takes …

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How to Claim the Jansport Backpack Lifetime Warranty

or practical preppers, the backpack is the perfect luggage solution; you can put anything in it, and you are free to move about when you sling it over your back. Unlike messenger bags and duffel bags that often put too much pressure on one side of the body, backpacks evenly distribute the load, making it easier to lug around. And, …

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What is Batoning?

Cutting wood is tiring and laborious. Usually, tools such as axes and hatchets give the user weight to split the wood but the swing requires work to propel the weight. Batoning is a method one can use to split wood with little effort. Batoning also gives the user more control and precision. This article teaches you how to baton, what …

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Helle Temagami Wilderness Knife Review

  The Helle Temagami Wilderness Knife evokes images of individuality and self-reliance while living in the outdoors. A wilderness knife, also known as an outdoorsman’s knife, is a fixed-blade knife that is intended to be used for a variety of the most critical jobs in the wild such as cutting tinder for starting a fire or butchering game. It should …

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How to Camp Anywhere with a CPAP Machine

Several members of my family sleep with a CPAP machine.  Most of the time, it is not overly burdensome as long as they are sleeping in their own bed where they have their system setup.  However, our family loves to camp, and we needed to find a better solution for camping with a CPAP machine. There are three easy solutions …

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Camping With Diabetes : A Beginner’s Guide

t was two years ago that I started feeling like something wasn’t right.  I was losing weight, tired all the time, sick with various infections, and had an all-consuming, unquenchable thirst for water.  After the initial shock wore off and I accepted a new life of living as a type 1 diabetic my thoughts turned to how this newly diagnosed …

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The Best Brands of Folding Knives

  Probably more than any other industry where product brands compete against each other, I believe the knife industry has the highest number of really high-end brands that offer stellar quality.  There are literally hundreds of brands and you can see just a partial list to give you an idea HERE.  You know if a company is sold by a …

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OKC Hunt Plus Camp Knife

s I walked through the old front door of the more-than-100-year-old building off the beaten path in the tiny town of Franklinville, NY, I was immediately struck by the sheer quantity of knives hanging on display.  The Ontario Knife Company had an incredibly diverse and nearly awe-inspiring display of knives on every wall.  I scarcely had a chance to glance …

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3 Ways to Actually Sleep When Camping in a Hammock

* Please note that all links to products in this article are links to items we have reviewed and either have purchased or would purchase after researching them thoroughly. leeping in a hammock when camping seems like a really great idea. When I heard for the first time about the new trend in camping of sleeping in hammocks, I thought …