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Surviving Mother Nature While Hunting

Posted on Feb 7, 2017

Ever been in a survival situation? Most archers have not. Believe it or not, most archers do not know how to survive in the wilderness or in a crisis. The arrival of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) has lulled archers into having a false sense of security, thinking that they can escape any predicament by following their handy little electronic devices to safety…

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10 Survival Skills You Should to Know & Why

Posted on Dec 17, 2016

Living in uncertain times requires everyone to consider what life would be like if civilization were to crash. How long would it take for anarchy to begin? How long would it last? Do you have what it takes to survive? To prepare for an unknown future, it’s important to learn 10 survival skills along with explanations about why you need them.

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Battling the Elements

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

Exploring the backcountry comes with its own set of risks: emergency care is often far away, cell phone coverage is rare, and the natural elements can be unpredictable. This risk is often what draws people to wild places, but some natural disasters are so risky that you should make every effort to avoid being caught out in them. Here are tips for avoiding four natural disasters and advice for how to get through to the other side if you are swept up in an unexpected event…

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Boker Plus Tech-Tool Carbon 7 Reviewed

Posted on Sep 20, 2016

Multi-purpose pocket knives have been common amongst those that carry knives every day for hundreds of years. With the utilitarian in mind, these multi-tool pocket knives come in a wide-variety of options. Boker, the German knifemaker has recently released a modernized version of their widely successful Camp Knife design called the Boker Plus Tech Tool series. Boker USA has kindly provided us with one of their Boker Plus Tech-Tool Carbon 7 knives to share with you…

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Steel Will Druid 240 Reviewed

Posted on Jul 17, 2016

This time around, I will be reviewing Steel Will’s Druid 240. While it was part of their 2015 lineup, this was the blade pattern that really caught my eye. Billed as a skinning knife, it has all of the characteristics of a rugged and versatile outdoor survival blade. So let’s take this thing for a spin…

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Schrade SCHF55 Frontier Fixed Blade Knife Reviewed

Posted on Apr 21, 2016

I’ve been a fan of Schrade and Brian Griffin-designed blades ever since the SCHF9 that I reviewed a couple years ago. Then again with the SCHF42 that I reviewed just last year. This time around, I’ll be putting Schrade’s latest Griffen-designed blade, the SCHF55 to the test…

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ALTAI MFH100-S Hiking Boot Reviewed

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

I received a pair of ALTAI’s waterproof MFH100-S 6″ Hiking Boots along with a pair of MFM100-S 6″ Military Boots quite some time ago, and I have had the opportunity to wear them for some time now. While these boots are very similar, I felt they deserved more than a notable mention. As a result, much of the article will be nearly identical…

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Steel Will Druid 265 Reviewed

Posted on Dec 19, 2015

In this article I will be reviewing Steel Will’s Druid 265. It is part of their 2015 lineup, and definitely one of the knives that I was most excited to review before the new 2016 blades were released into the wild. It is a rugged fixed-blade, compact, lightweight and extremely comfortable to wield. So let’s get to some of that bushcraft stuff…

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Estwing Black Eagle Tomahawk Reviewed

Posted on Dec 5, 2015

When it comes to tactical and extraction-style tomahawks built for delivering punishment, there are many to choose from, some more devastating than others. A few months ago Estwing sent me a Black Eagle Tomahawk so I could give it a spin and put it through its paces. Let’s see what this thing can do…

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Schrade SCHF52 and SCHF52M Knives Reviewed

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

New for 2016, Schrade’s much anticipated SCHF52 and SCHF52M Frontier fixed-blade knives have been released just in time for Christmas. They are an updated take on last years SCHF37 and SCHF37M with a few improvements that I think we can all appreciate. Today, I’ll be putting both of these new blades through a series of functional challenges to test blade control and strength, so let’s get on with it and see how well they fare…

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Schrade SCHF51 and SCHF51M Knives Reviewed

Posted on Nov 8, 2015

New for 2016, Schrade has just released their much anticipated SCHF51 and SCHF51M Frontier fixed-blade knives with a design profile based on their highly regarded SCHF36 that won Blade Magazine’s People’s Choice of the Year in 2015. Today I’ll be putting both of these new blades through a series of basic bushcraft tests, so let’s get on with it and see how well they fare…

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Schrade SCAXE10 Hatchet Reviewed

Posted on Oct 10, 2015

I’ve been pretty happy with the quality and performance of Schrade’s SCAXE2 Survival Hatchet and SCAXE2L Survival Axe, each perfect for budget-strapped campers, preppers and survivalists who need a small hatchet or hand axe for processing wood. Then Schrade let me take their upcoming full-tang hatchet, the SCAXE10 for a spin…

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LOWA Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boot Reviewed

Posted on Sep 3, 2015

Whether you are thru-hiking the AT or simply running errands around the urban jungle, you cannot compromise on quality when it comes to your feet. Recently, I received a pair of LOWA’s Zephyr GTX Mid hiking boots to put through its paces. Now that I’ve put about 35 miles on them since I first put them on, I am ready to share how well they fared…

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Renovo Oasis Modular Water Filter Reviewed

Posted on Aug 29, 2015

Whether you are a backpacker, prepper or a survivalist, personal water filtration has probably crossed your mind at one time or another. The environmental issue that we are currently facing only compound the problems that we deal with every day and signifies the importance of discussing the impact that a high-quality personal water filter can have on our lives. Today, we’ll be looking at Renovo Water’s new kickstarter project for the Oasis Modular Water Filter. So let’s get down to it…

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Steel Will Druid 230 Reviewed

Posted on Aug 25, 2015

I love big blades, and I love small blades… And just about every blade in between. Especially bushcraft blades. But when you come across a blade built for processing wood, well those are the most fun and I just have to try it out. Enter the Druid 230 from Steel Will. Today we’ll be playing around with one just to see how much fun we can have with it. So Let’s get started…

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Bushcraft Essentials Fire Piston and Char Cord Rev...

Posted on Aug 20, 2015

The ability to create fire is one of the most important skills to master when it comes to survival, and man has been creating tools to make building a fire easier and more reliable since the beginning. Today, we’ll be giving the Bushcraft Essentials Fire Piston and Char Cord t try, so let’s get started…

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