Posts Tagged ‘Knives’

September Outdoor Activity Highlights – COAST Products

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Even though Summer is almost over, there are still many outdoor activities you can squeeze in before the nasty winter weather sets in. Here are three of the Pacific Northwest’s best activities for the avid outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy!

Sept. 11: Annual Fishing Day for Children with Disabilities
The Tillamook Anglers put on this great outdoor event for young anglers with disabilities. Fishingand other outdoor activities are great ways to encourage exercise and boost confidence in your young ones.
When: 10 AM to 3 PM
Where: Whiskey Creek Volunteer Fish Hatchery, 7660 Whiskey Creek Rd., Tillamook
Cost: Free
For more information: Call Jerry Dove at 503-842-6519, or email at jdovetillanglers@embarqmail.com

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Basic Knife Safety

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Here at Coast we believe that a good knife is an essential tool for any outdoor enthusiast to possess. But a knife is just that – a tool. And like any tool, it’s important for the owner to know exactly how to safely use it. With that in mind, here are a few tips on basic knife handling safety.

Today's Bowie knife looks a lot different than earlier incarnations.

Today’s Bowie knife looks a lot different than earlier incarnations.

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Hunting/Fishing Licenses: The Perfect Gift

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

odfw_logoI mentioned yesterday the value of shopping online this holiday season. Finding the right gift for your outdoorsman can sometimes be difficult in conventional malls and department stores, which is why the Internet poses such a valuable alternative. For instance, yesterday, I noted how Coast offers a variety of hunting and fishing equipment including reliable LED products and quality knives. Today, however, I was reminded of another perfectly suitable gift for the hunter or fisherman in your life that can be found online as well: a license. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), hunting and fishing licenses for 2010 go on sale December 1, giving you plenty of time to make your purchase without setting a foot inside those busy stores.

For $55, you can get a new Juvenile Resident Sports Pac that allows 12 to 17 year olds to fish, hunt, crab and clam all year long. Adult anglers and hunters can get the same experiences with an Adult Sports Pac for $164.75. And senior citizens can get a fishing license for $15 and a hunting license for $13.75. Additionally, raffle tickets start at $4.50 for any hunter who wants an extra chance to hunt big game during an extended season and in an expanded hunt area.

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Hunters: Do You Know How to Keep Your Knife Sharp?

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Coast Skinning KnifeAny hunter knows the importance of proper knife maintenance and care, at least, he should. ”Knife sharpening seems like an easy task, but it is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of hunting trip preparedness,” opens Coast’s article, Sharpening Hunting Knives, which thoroughly details the steps and methods hunters use for keeping their blades sharp. If you’re a new hunter, or perhaps a seasoned veteran that needs a refresher, this article provides some essential tips and tricks for keeping your knives useful.

As the article’s author points out, “You can own the most expensive, elaborate blade available, but if it is not properly sharpened, it probably won’t work the way you need it to when you need it the most.” And that goes for all your hunting equipment as well. For instance, what good is a weapon without properly loading its ammunition? Or an LED flashlight with dead batteries? Providing proper maintenance for all your hunting gear is as basic a principle as they come.

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Essential Camping Gear: The Ipod Touch?

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

It appears Apple is attempting to broaden its target market by appealing to outdoor enthusiasts. Now, don’t get me wrong, I can embrace certain technological advances within the realms of camping and hiking — like LED light technology or new knife innovations – but accepting the Ipod as a potentially useful item in the outdoors went a little too far for me.

Apparently, there are a number of applications available on the Ipod Touch that are tailored to the outdoorsmen. Some of the suggested applications or uses include: (more…)

Do-It-Yourself Knives

Friday, March 13th, 2009

In his new book, Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, Neil Strauss shares his stories about learning to be a survivalist. He gives his reader tips and tricks on how to survive not just in the great outdoors but the “surburban wilderness” we all know and love. Among his arsenal: do-it-yourself knives.

In an interview with Danger Room, part of Wired.com, Strauss demonstrates how to create a makeshift knife out of a cigarette. In addition to D.I.Y. knives, he shares about things like urban survival kits and the “philosophy of the sphincter.”

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