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Knife or Gun : Which is Better for Self-Defense?

Here’s an age-old question, and it’s one that needs to be addressed.  So, is a gun better for defense or is a knife better?  The answer is, YES!  Okay, that’s a cop-out, so I’ll explain a bit better.  You see, there’s absolutely no question that you can find yourself in a position where a gun would be far better for …

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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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Don’t Tread on Me – What It Means Today

Don’t Tread on Me is a very strong statement in the United States with very deep historical roots. The phrase was written under the image of a rattle snake and emblazoned on a yellow flag. This is known as the Gadsden flag and falls within the historical flags of America. What Does It Mean? The symbolism in the flag partnered …

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How to Store Rice for Long Term Survival Prepping

Food is a necessity and a basic need for humans. During a catastrophe or time of failing economy, rice might be the most affordable and efficient food to have on hand. In times of food shortage, rice can easily be stored for long periods compared to fruits, vegetables, and meat.

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Sublian Festival Batagueño pride

By JASER A. MARASIGAN September 3, 2006 Updated January 2, 2019 Most Philippine dances were originally patterned after European dances during the Spanish regime. “Pandango sa Ilaw,” “Rigodon” and “Cariñosa” are just some of the dances that Filipinos are now known for. Aside from these western-influenced dances, we were also able to produce our own, ethnic-inspired dances like the “Tinikling,” …

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Best Gifts for Your Knife Lover!

Okay, so I’m positive you don’t even really need me to tell you about the timeless nature of giving knives and knife-related gifts to those who matter to you in life right?  Just in case I’m wrong, here’s a brief synopsis:  Knives are a useful, enduring personal item which can be used daily or displayed as a collector’s items which …

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CPM-3V Knife Steel Overview

Overview Perfect knife steels are like opinions… You were expecting a joke, right? Well, the fact is, there is no “perfect” knife steel. It all depends on what your intended use for the knife will be, where you expect to use the knife, and the conditions in which it will be used. Many throw around the term “perfect,” and CPM-3V …

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9 of the Craziest Knives You Never Knew Existed

Well, that’s a bit of a sensational title, so maybe I’ll clarify it a bit!  They’re more like weird, scary and mysterious cutting implements that you don’t hear too much about!  That’s a bit more like it.  Here at Knife Up, we’re always looking for a unique twist on knives and related tools that give us the fodder for a …

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How To Find Water in the Wilderness

Survival – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Finding Water The average person can survive for three weeks without food but only three days without water.  It will be your number one priority to ensure survival – it is absolutely essential to life. If you are in survival mode, don’t wait to look for water when you’re thirsty or when …

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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. Sleeping 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 …