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The Complete Guide to Knife Blade Shapes

The Complete Guide to Knife Shapes: Blades, Edges, and Points

There are about as many different knife blade styles as there are knifemakers. I’d say that there are more, but for every innovative knifemaker, there are a dozen knifemakers who have no creativity! However, whether a blade is handmade or mass produced, it is made in a certain style. You …

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How to Stop Bleeding in the Wild

How to Stop Bleeding in the Wild

One of my favorite activities is to walk the woods. I especially like to explore off the trail. I have some rock climbing experience, so I can be more daring than some people I know. But those rocks can be sharp and all it would take is one slip to …

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best bug out bag backpacks for sale

How to Choose the Best Bug Out Bag Backpack

The Bug Out Bag Backpack Ultimate Guide Updated 7/1/19 Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get into the meat of the subject, picking the best bug out bag backpack for you. You might see me refer to it as a GOOD bag (Get Out Of Dodge), bail out …

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Axes vs Hatchets

Axes vs Hatchets

If you call a hand axe a hatchet, most people will know what you’re talking about. A few grognard-types will grumble about it though, much as if you called a gun’s magazine a clip, Interesting note: There is such a thing as a clipazine! But there is a real difference …

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Types of Axes

Types of Axes

There are all sorts of axes in the world. From pickaxes to forest axes, these tools come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But they aren’t necessarily compatible. You won’t want to cut down a tree with an ice axe or hew a log with a fireman’s axe. Interested …

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How to Catch Wild Rabbits

How to Catch Wild Rabbits

Hunting is one of man’s oldest pastimes. When you’re out in the wild, few things sate your hunger like game meat you hunted yourself. There’s also a measure of satisfaction from outwitting a wild animal. Plus, it’s a good skill to know if you’re ever in a survival situation. Rabbits …

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Best Bushcraft Axe

Best Bushcraft Axes

If you live in a woody region, such most of the United States, then your outdoor trips will greatly benefit from carrying an axe. Usable for more than cutting down trees and splitting firewood, a good and well-sharpened axe can be used to assemble shelter or procure food. However, there …

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How to Sharpen an Axe

How to Sharpen an Axe

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” We often think of axes as a brutal tool, powering through the wood to smash the tree apart. Knives are the tool of finesse, delicately …

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Survival Uses for a Bandana

63 Survival Uses for a Bandana

There are three items in my survival kit which I use more than any other: The first is a good knife. You can almost always use a good knife. The second is a good flashlight, to bring light to the darkness. The third is a bandana. More than one. I …

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Best Concealed Carry Purses for Women

Best Concealed Carry Purses

Firearms are a great equalizer. Some self-defense weapons require strength to use. Guns do not have this weakness. They remove strength from the equation and allow everyone to defend themselves equally. How you carry your weapon is up to you and your local laws. Citizens in Texas can proudly and …

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Tornado Survival Guide

Tornado Survival

Nearly everyone who lives in the American Midwest has a tornado story. Here’s one of mine: The closest I ever came to a tornado was one which skipped over my head. My family and I were hunkered under the basement stairs when the tornado came. Thanks to a large, steep …

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Best EDC Flashlights for Everyday Carry

The Best EDC Flashlights

Flashlights are just as important an EDC item as your wallet or a good pocket knife. I’m sure that if you don’t carry a flashlight with you right now, you think that you don’t need one. That’s how I used to think. But ever since I got an EDC flashlight, …

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Learn Morse Code

Learn Morse Code

Communication over long distances can be difficult, even with modern technology. Smartphones lose signal and radio batteries die, right when disaster strikes. Then what do you do to contact rescuers? Fall back on older technology, and use a flashlight, signal mirror, or another source of light to send a message …

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How to Tell Military Time

How to Tell Military Time

You’ve heard it before. Someone says that they will wake up at oh-seven-hundred, or will be finished with their task at twenty-three-hundred. It’s a way of saying the time, of course. But it’s a different method than the 12 hour clock most people use. Like many military skills, such as …

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Klarus XT11GT vs XT12S flashlight review

Klarus XT11GT vs XT12S Flashlight Review

When it comes to emergency preparedness, the only thing second to a good survival knife is a good flashlight. The world is dark half the time. In a survival situation, access to light when the sun is down can mean the difference between danger and survival. Now, I’m prone to …

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