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Knives: The Ultimate Survival Tool

Knives: The Ultimate Survival Tool

You’ve all heard the question “If you were trapped on a desert island, and you only had to have item with you, what would you choose?” Well, there are many fun and throught-provoking variations to this question for the sake of casual conversation, but if you were to turn that into a serious question about survival, in almost any situation, there is one, clear, answer: a knife.  The knife is the ultimate survival tool. It serves a multitude of uses, as well as being easy to carry with you at all times, ensuring the likelihood that it would actually be on […]

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Carbon Steel Blades vs. Stainless Steel

Carbon Steel Blades vs. Stainless Steel

Knife blades are made from many different types of materials, including bone and even wrought iron. However, the most popular types of knives, and the most common, are made from steel. They will be stainless steel or high carbon steel blades. It can be confusing to know exactly which one you should choose, as there is no clear answer as to which one is better. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. More than just survivalists and hunters have their opinions on which is best. Chefs are just as particular about the blades they use. It is important to understand each […]

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Great Fire Tinder Options

Great Fire Tinder Options

When you need to make fire, one of the most important elements is some good tinder. We feel it’s important to always have some tinder material available. Put it in some airtight containers, such as an old Altoids tin and put it your bug out bag, your tackle box, your hiking pants pockets, your car and anywhere else you can think. Now, here are some simple ways to get your tinder. First, you can use the tried and true trick of cotton balls covered in Vaseline. The Vaseline is flammable. When you light it, the cotton will burn for quite […]

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Why You Should Always Have a Needle and Thread in Your Survival Kit

Why You Should Always Have a Needle and Thread in Your Survival Kit

  Generally when one thinks about items to include in a survival kit a knife, fire rod, iodine tablets, and things like that come to mind.  But not all items that are valuable for survival are the ones that first come to mind or usually make the list for camping.  One such item is a needle and thread or a pocket sewing kit.  Here are a few reasons why you should make what little room is required to add this to your survival kit.   Gear Repair It may seem like a minor thing to you now, when you have […]

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