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Best Self Defense Knives

Best Self Defense Knives of 2018

As news of violence in our nation and around the world reaches our ears, many of us are filled with a desire for protection. For us, our families, and our communities. Guns are the first self-defense method many of us think of at first. But they’re not always the best …

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Benjamin Marauder Air Rifle Review

Benjamin Marauder Air Rifle Review

  Years ago, Crosman was a big name in the air gun market. So was Benjamin, to a lesser extent. Crosman eventually bought out Benjamin but they kept on the name. Now, Crosman is still a big name in air guns, but they produce the Benjamin line of air guns …

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How to Tie a Bowline Knot

Bowline Knots: Uses, Variations, and How to Tie One

There are a lot of different knots out there in the world. You could spend years learning them all and still come across new variations. However, only a few have withstood the test of time to become one of the four basic maritime knots. One of those is known as …

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How to Start a Fire with Wet Wood

How to Start a Fire with Wet Wood

I have spent a lot of time in the woods of Southeast Alaska. If you don’t know, Southeast Alaska is part of the Tongass National Forest, which is actually a temperate rain forest. If you wanted to start a campfire there you couldn’t just wait for a sunny day. That …

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Best Leather and Kydex OWB Holsters for Concealed Carry

Best Leather and Kydex OWB Holsters for Concealed Carry

If you’re going to carry a gun with you, you want a holster. Just sticking it in your pocket won’t cut it, and people might think you’re just a little too happy to see them. Some people prefer their holster to be inside their waistband. Other people prefer it outside. There …

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How to Start a Fire with Sticks

How to Make a Fire in the Wild with Sticks

Primal man survived the dangers of the wild and built civilization using fire. Today we have access to many things you can use to build a fire. Matches and lighters are nice and easy. If you don’t have those, there are still many methods you can use, from flint and steel …

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How Start a Fire Without Matches (or a Lighter)

How to Start a Fire without Matches

You’re out in the woods but you just discovered that your waterproof matches may be resistant to rain, but that flash flood still carried them away. Welp. Or perhaps your little sister used the last of your lighter fluid without telling you. You prepared as you should, but circumstances beyond …

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Benjamin Trail NP2 Air Rifle Review

Benjamin Trail NP2 Air Rifle Review

  Crosman has long been in the air gun game. They are so influential in the field of air guns that other companies use one of their inventions to power some air guns, the CO2 powerlet. But for a lot of people air guns are nothing but toys. Most Crosman …

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How to Preserve Meat in the Wild

How to Preserve Meat in the Wild

So, you’re out in the woods, and you’re hungry. But you came prepared. Whether it’s with a rifle or a spear, you’ve taken down a deer. You’ve made a fire, cooked some ribs, and had your fill, but there’s an awful lot of deer meat left over. What do you …

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Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Knife Review

Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Knife Review

  An Onion That Won’t Make You Cry The Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek folding knife has a funny (and long) name. Leeks and onions are both similar vegetables, but in this case they mean very different things. Ken Onion is a knife designer from Hawaii. He came up with …

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