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Building an effective snow cave takes hard work and the right tools.

Do you need a machete in your emergency kit?

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I carry a machete in my car survival kit, and there are some tasks that a machete is ideally suited for. If you think one of those big South American knives is only good in the jungle or rain forests, think again!

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Jesse Hemphill custom Damascus, Damascus steel, best deer hunting knife

Can Damascus steel cut it in the deer hunting world?

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Damascus steel is REALLY pretty in a knife blade. But how does it work in the field? I took a Jesse Hemphill custom blade on a deer hunt, and used it hard. Check out the review.

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True Saber Shawnee, deer hunting knife, best hunting knife

Review: The True Saber Shawnee may be the hunting knife for you

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There’s nothing like a several-hour, hands-on meat cutting session to help you decide if you like a knife or not.

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Helle Tamagami, Les Stroud

Review: Is the Les Stroud Temagami survival knife worth the money?

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I am leery of celebrity-endorsed products. But the Helle Temagami knife, designed by “Survivorman” Les Stroud, has proven to be a solid performer.

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Dry Canyon, near Bend, Oregon.

Start your survival kit with the Ten Essentials

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You don’t have any wilderness experience, but you want some. So what do you take along to make sure you get back? Where in that urban wilderness maze of outdoor stores, catalogs, websites and eBay will you find the gear you need? Start your survival kit with the Ten Essentials

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cheap survival knives, knives under $20, Mora

Five survival/preparedness knives you can buy for less than $20

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Can you get a good preparedness/survival knife for under $20? Here’s five choices.

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Survival Knife Review: The Swiss Army Knife Classic?

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In many emergency situations, all you’ll have are the tools in your pockets. And a tiny knife is better than no knife at all. A Classic can be an important part of your survival kit.

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Mora knives, best beginner knife, best survival knife

What makes a good knife review?

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Before you invest in a tool that might save your life, look around for a thorough, knowledgeable review.

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Hultafors Expedition knife, utility knives, best utility knife

What’s the best utility knife? The Hultafors line may have it.

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Sometimes the best blade for the job is a simple utility knife. Here are three from the Hultafors company that can cover just about any cutting task.

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Bravo 1.25 LT Custom Modified – Could this be the ultimate hunting knife?

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Bark River had a HUGE challenge by me to improve on their most popular “Bravo LT” model. But, with a request to modify the blade, you won’t believe the results. It may just be the best hunting knife ever.

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