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It is vital to think about what you will be eating and how you will be eating it while you are away.
Dehydration is a scary thing...
You can’t cook without at least one knife, want to test that?
Go right on ahead, but when you realize it is pretty close to impossible, you’ll be coming back.
No matter what kind of fishing or task you are working on, you need the best materials and tools to get the job done correctly and when you are fishing, whether it is professionally or as a hobby in your spare time, you will eventually (with any luck!) catch fish and you need to fillet and clean. For this you need a tool that is versatile, robust, and something that you can have with you wherever you go.
The tool I am referring to is of course a knife, more specific a fish filleting knife. We know that a good fish filleting blade thatREAD MORE +
If you are intending to go out to a camping site, carrying the right equipment with you is one of the key determinants to predict how your life in the wilderness will be. Whether you intend to go camping for adventure, as a seasoned weekend warrior or as a first-time explorer, you must take your time to decide on which camping equipment is essential to carry with you during the journey and not what will only increase the bulkiness of your camping bag.READ MORE +
The countdown has begun. The lazy days of summer are coming to an end. School supplies have taken over the local stores. You know what this means….hunting season is coming! It is time to pull out your old gear and see what needs replacing, or buy gear for the first time. Whether you are a seasoned hunter who has been wearing the same camo jacket for the last ten years, or you are the new kid who is relying on good advice, there are some items every hunter can agree are a must have for those excursions into the woods. This list covers the top five things you need to be ready to hunt.READ MORE +
Mention the words “best fishing knife” to most anyone and their mind tends to automatically envision a fillet knife with a long, slim, flexible, stainless steel blade. However, to an avid outdoorsman, a fishing knife encompasses many different designs depending on the purpose for which it was intended. For instance, fish species such as Trout are often too small to be filleted and thus, the Trout fisherman needs a small knife that is well suited to opening the stomach cavity and removing the head. Whereas, the saltwaterREAD MORE +
It seems that every time I look a knife manufactures catalog or web site these days, I see a new blade steel that I have never heard of before. In fact, I still remember the days when 440C was the first choice among custom bladesmiths, 154CM was just starting to make inroads, and Bob Dozier had yet to popularize the use of D2.READ MORE +
When it comes to blade steels, there are four factors that affect the blade’s performance which are: edge stability, abrasion resistance, tensile strength, and corrosion resistance and each of these qualities is affected by the size of the carbides formed during melting. Therefore, the perfect blade steel is strong, hard, tough, abrasion resistant, corrosion resistant, and holds an edge well. However, several of these factors are inversely proportional to one another. For instance, by increasing hardness, you decrease toughness and by increasing toughness, you decrease hardness. So, if you make the steel too hard, it may break or shatter in use but, if you make the steel too soft, then it won’t hold an edge.READ MORE +