OKC Hunt Plus Camp Knife

camping knife, Ontario Knife Company

As 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 … Read more

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 reputable retailer like BladeHQ, it’s at the top of its game and offers folding knives that are on par with the world’s best.

Having said that, some folding knives just don’t cut the mustard.  Either a company hasn’t developed its manufacturing processes or it’s cutting corners to offer a lower-priced option.  There are several kinds of folding knives that are above the rest in quality. They are chosen by handlers and knife enthusiasts alike. There are quality knives available in many different types, however, a few made the cut for being the best folding knives on the market.

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Helle Temagami Wilderness Knife Review

Helle Temagami Knife

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 be noted that wilderness knives, unlike survival knives, are not intended to perform all the tasks that are needed to survive in the woods—just the most critical ones since the outdoorsman generally carries an assortment of other tools to complement the knife, such as an ax that is used for chopping wood.

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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 … Read more

Fenix E18R Rechargeable LED Flashlight

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

Camping With Diabetes : A Beginner’s Guide

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]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 … Read more

Benchmade 496 Vector Review

Benchmade 496 Vector – Assisted Opening EDC Knife Anyone that is a military member or veteran, outdoorsman, first responder, or knife collector will tell you that Benchmade makes some of the very best knives in the world. Known for their precision craftsmanship, attention to detail, and their use of only the best materials, Benchmade sets the … Read more

Alternative Camping Shelters : Floating, Rooftop, Inflatables!

hanging tent

There are an overwhelming number of camping tents on the market nowadays. They vary in weight, size, and shape to accommodate a variety of camping needs and something can fit nearly everyone’s wish list.  Typically, the lighter the tent, the more expensive it is.  Also, the more extreme the camping conditions, the more cash you’ll … Read more