Posts Tagged ‘hunting knife’

Tactical Knives vs. Hunting Knives

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Hunting KnifeTo the knife greenhorn, all blades look alike. Until a person becomes more experienced at using knives in various applications, it’s difficult to tell a tactical knife from a hunting knife from a fishing knife.

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Knife Hunting: Introduction to an Ancient Sport

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Today’s hunting experience is typically laden with modern technology. From multi-tools that include a camping knife, to high-powered rifle scopes, to special telescopic lenses, most hunters rely on a plethora of gizmos to take down their game. However, one ancient, gadget-free form of hunting is gaining popularity in the southern United States: knife hunting.

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Urban Survival Guide

Friday, July 1st, 2011

LED LanternDo you have plans for the apocalypse? No?

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5 Survival Skills to Learn Before the Big One Hits

Monday, June 27th, 2011

woodland shelterMaybe the “Big One” will never happen where you live. Maybe there is no looming apocalypse, despite what various pundits tell us. This is no reason to not be prepared for the worst.

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5 Survival Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

survival gearWhen you’re backpacking in the wilderness, you never know what type of situation you might run into, which is why it’s important to be prepared for anything. Your pack is your lifeline, carrying all of the gear and emergency supplies you’ll need to survive away from civilization; however, you’re limited in terms of how much you can put in it.

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Oregon Bear Hunting Tips

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

black bear at mt. ranierThe state of Oregon alone has up to 30,000 black bears. While grizzly bears were once native to the state, they have been gone for nearly a century. Despite their name, black bears can have cinnamon, brown or blond fur.

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Damascus Knife Maintenance Tips

Friday, May 27th, 2011

C244398 Damascus SkinnerMade from Damascus steel, a Damascus knife uses a particular type of metal developed for sword making in about 300 BC. A Damascus blade knife has a distinctive banding and mottling pattern that appears wavy, like flowing water or wood grain. Swords made of Damascus steel had a reputation for being shatter-resistant, strong and capable of maintaining a sharp edge for a long time.

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Folding Knife Safety Rules for Kids

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

folding knifeDetermining when a child is old enough to carry his or her own folding knife is a big decision for any parent. Parents often ask what age a child should reach before being trusted with a hunting knife. The truth is there’s no hard-and-fast-rule; it all depends on the maturity level of the child.

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5 Hunting Knife Tips for Field Dressing Game

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

deer antlersYou’ve spent hours patiently scoping the woods and waiting for just the right opportunity to aim, fire and down your prey. Flushed with adrenaline and success, you head in to claim your kill. Now it’s time to pull out your hunting knife and get down to the dirty work.

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3 Edible Northwest Plants

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

cattailsThose who spend a lot of time hiking or backpacking in the wilderness understand the importance of bringing extra food and other emergency supplies. You never know when an accident, injury or wrong turn can cause you to become lost or stranded. In such a situation, your emergency food store would ideally last you until help arrived – but what if it didn’t?

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