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9 of the Craziest Knives You Never Knew Existed

ell, 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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What Foods Have the Longest Shelf Life?

For preppers, nothing is more important than having a stash of food ready and waiting if and when the unimaginable happens. You need to carefully choose the kind of food that you stow away, ideally food with long shelf life, indefinite if possible because you will never know just how long you need to survive on them.

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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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United Cutlery Bankruptcy

United Cutlery is one of the most popular producers of knives in the market, established decades ago and continued to be active in the market as far back as 2005-06. Their declaration of bankruptcy has rattled many blade collectors – especially since there is a strong following for the company’s Hibben series. With their seemingly stronghold on the blade market, …

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How To Find Water in the Wilderness

Survival – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Finding Water he 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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How to Make a Homemade Natural Fly Trap

    lies are a nuisance. They multiply fast and hover over the dirtiest places and even areas you do not want them in. While it’s convenient to buy flytraps from the local store, it’s not as cost-efficient and could become just as much of a nuisance, especially with how flies can multiply in one night. In this case, 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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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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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.