Posts Tagged ‘camping knife’

COAST Products Most Popular Summer Camping Gear Information

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Primitive Camping at New River Trail State ParkBefore you head out into the great outdoors for your next camping adventure, we’ve got tons of resources to help enrich your trip. From the hottest camping gear to the latest outdoor trends to safety tips and information, our blog is full of ideas and advice for campers. To help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve compiled the following digest, which highlights our most popular posts about summer camping:

Camping Lanterns: Propane vs. LED Battery. This article compares the LED lantern to its traditional propane counterpart in regards to safety, maintenance, efficiency, lifetime costs, energy concerns, brightness and durability.

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Putting Your Camping Knives to Bed for Winter

Friday, November 4th, 2011

C244305 Damascus FolderAfter a long spring and summer filled with outdoor adventures and fun, the time has come for most of us to put our camping knives away for the winter. Most household knives are kept in loosely in a drawer, and this may be fine for your lesser quality steel; however, quality camping knives deserve better treatment.

Because a camping knife is made for rugged utility – not cutting up a tomato or buttering your toast – you’ll want to take a little more care when preparing your outdoor knives for winter storage.

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What NOT to Do With Your Camping Knife

Friday, October 14th, 2011

A Family PastimeIf you are an avid collector of knives, then you probably value the condition of your collection – even your utility camping knives. A quality camping knife, however, can quickly deteriorate if used improperly. The most important thing to remember about preserving the condition of your knives is to use them only for their intended purpose.

In order to keep your camping knives in top shape, here’s a look at what NOT to do with them: (more…)

4 Backpacking Super Foods

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Backpacking FoodEven on a relatively level trail, backpacking can be an exhausting adventure. It’s important to bring plenty of food to recharge your batteries while hiking. On an extended trip, a backpacker can burn 4,000-9,000 calories a day, which means your body will need a lot of fuel.

The best backpacking foods are compact, easy to prepare, dense in calories and can be eaten with a camping knife or multi-tool. Luckily, there are a number of lightweight, compact food items that still pack a caloric punch. The following are the top four trail foods that offer a high amount of calories per weight. Yum!

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Hunting Knife Accessories

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Damascus FolderA hunting knife is an important investment for any outdoorsman. When treated well, a quality hunting knife can last for years. But choosing the knife is only the first step – you’ll also need to sharpen it and maintain it properly to get the most life out of it.

Here’s a look at some of the most common accessories for hunting knives:

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Tips for Cleaning Small Game

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Quickly and easily cleaning small game is an important skill for any outdoor enthusiast to possess. If you get lost in the woods, knowing how to clean and cook small game may save your life. If you live in an urban area and disaster strikes, small game may be the only thing that keeps you from starving. The following are brief tips for cleaning small game effectively.

Always remember to use a sharp hunting knife or skinning knife when cleaning small game.

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Must-Have Camping Gear for Summer

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

exchange blade cutlery kitcamping lights, all-purpose tools — Coast Portland has them all! Here are our top picks for summer camping essentials:

1. Emergency Area Light
Not just for emergencies anymore, this powerful area light features a whopping 125 lumen output, 100-hour runtime and five high-quality LED lights. This lantern also features an energy-saving light setting, so you know you’re getting the most LED bang for your buck.

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Weekend Camping

Friday, June 12th, 2009

This summer, with a failing economy and high unemployment rate, many people are 1) going to be working as much as they can, and two) not going to have a lot of extra money to spend on extravagant summer vacations. The solution: weekend camping.

It’s as easy as loading up all your camping gear in the car or minivan, leaving a little early from work, and hitting the road with enough daylight left to reach your destination and set up camp safely. It’s perfect, really. Retreating to a great location where there’s peace and quiet, and you won’t lose an arm and a leg in the process, is the perfect solution to vacations on a small budget.

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