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Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Review

If you are going camping or hiking, you need a reliable survival knife. Not only will it allow you to traverse in the wilderness easier, but it can also allow you to survive in the wild without exerting too much energy in executing your basic survival tasks. One of the best knives you can bring with you is the Ontario …

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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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Gerber LMF II Survival Knife Review

The Gerber LMF II Survival Knife is one of the most popular knives produced by Portland-based knife manufacturer Gerber. Survival knives are essential tools for outdoorsmen or anyone who spends a lot of time in the wilderness, as they enable them to be prepared to respond to a wide variety of emergency situations. The best survival knives can be used …

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How Sharp Should a Machete Be?

am an outdoors kind of girl who loves the wilderness, fresh air, and getting dirty. Machetes seem to me to be the kind of knife that someone would use in that sort of situation. When you think of a machete, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably Paul Bunyan whacking at trees and bushes to clear a …

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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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How To Start A Fire

This Is Your Complete Guide to Building and Starting a Fire in a Fire Pit (without using a blow torch and gasoline)   itting around a fire is one of my favorite things to do.  Whether it’s at home, the cottage, or a campsite, there is nothing more relaxing for me at the end of the day then to watch …

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ESEE 6P Survival Knife Review

The ESEE 6P is a person’s best friend when that person is out on a camping trip or has gone fishing. This knife would cleanly cut one’s freshly-caught fish on a fishing trip and this knife would cut through the bone (with precision) of any game the person on a hunting trip would have caught. In general, the ESEE 6P is …

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Spetsnaz Knives from Russia

A real Spetsnaz knife is not a ballistic knife. A ballistic knife is a knife whose blade is propelled from the handle by a spring, gas, explosion, or some other mechanism. Spetsnaz knives are issued to the Russian special forces for field and garrison use. Like many other Russian and Soviet-era weapons, these knives are very interesting to Western knife collectors. …

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Storing Kerosene for Emergency Purposes

Most machines and appliances today run on either electricity or gas (LPG). Automobile and several types of engines consume diesel and gas. Kerosene is a cheaper, longer-lasting substitute for these known fuels and storing them can become more than just handy in times of need.