August in Oregon is an exciting time for hunters with the opening of black bear, deer, gray squirrel and elk season. Cougar season runs year-round. The best hunting trips—whether you go alone or with the guys—are the ones for which you are well prepared. This means making sure your hunting knives, rifles and shotguns are cleaned and oiled, bows are tight and your equipment is in good shape.
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Dec. 21, 2012: It’s almost here. For some, this date signals nothing more than the final three days of Christmas shopping. To others, however, it’s considered the end of the world. It is the date on which the 5,125-year-long cycle in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, closely associated with the Mayan Civilization, will end.
Many people interpret that to mean the world as we know it will come to an end, often referring to Mayan and Hopi Native American prophecies about the end of the world. Many major religions insist the world will come to an end at some point, as well, including Christianity, Islam and Judaism (although none of them indicate it might happen this year). Indeed, as the Earth’s North and South poles shift magnetic positions and a growing number of natural disasters continue to plague the planet, there seems to be plenty of evidence that major change is afoot.
Serrated knives are well suited to tasks that involve tearing and sawing. Compared to a traditional knife blade, the zigzag edge of a serrated hunting knife provides more surface area for cutting. This means serrated knives often stay sharp longer than their smooth-edge counterparts. However, it is difficult to sharpen serrated knives in the wilderness; all but the most experienced knife owners must take their serrated camping knives to a professional for sharpening.
As you can see, serrated knives pose both advantages and disadvantages. These characteristics make serrated camping knives well suited to certain activities and difficult to use in others, as outlined below. (more…)
Men can be hard to shop for, particularly outdoorsmen. There are many different gift options to choose from, but it can be difficult to know what items an individual already has. Luckily, there are a handful of items that an outdoorsman will never say he has enough of, such as a hunting knife. When you need to purchase a gift for an outdoorsman and are stumped on what to get, you can always fall back on one of these endlessly useful items. (more…)
When it comes to action films, not much can beat a good knife fight. Close-quarters combat with knives creates fast-paced scenes that get the adrenaline going and maintain suspense. Throughout cinematic history, there have been a few knife-wielding stars who stood out above the rest, whether they preferred to brandish a particularly wicked hunting knife or were adept at handling multiple sporting knives.
The following is a look at five of the toughest characters wielding knives on screen: (more…)
When you’re shopping for sporting knives, the sheer number of options can be confusing if you’re not an expert. One type of knife that often baffles inexperienced hunters is the skinning knife. Many people are unsure whether skinning knives are even necessary if you already have a larger hunting knife.
A skinning knife is a type of hunting knife that’s made for a specific purpose. Unlike most general sporting knives, a skinning blade is meant to do one thing well but isn’t necessarily the best choice for other tasks.
People hunt elk for many different reasons. Some love the thrill of taking down such an enormous animal. Others enjoy providing their families with elk meat, which is often bountiful enough to last for months if one knows how to properly use a hunting knife and a deep freezer.
But elk hunting is more than just a fun way for hunters to use their guns and knives – it’s also an important way for fish and wildlife departments to balance our ecological and societal needs. As many farmers would be happy to tell you, elk hunting protects crops.
Here’s the scenario: You’re returning to town after a weekend hunting trip with your best friends. You pull into the local gas station to refuel and notice the station is being overrun by a hoard of zombies. It appears the Zombie Apocalypse has begun.
Low on gas, you have no choice but to fight your way out. Luckily, you have your hunting gear with you, including your hunting knife. Skinning a deer is one thing, but what types of knives would work best against zombies? We’ve got a few theories on that.